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    Art thefts on the rise across North America
    Date: 27 Aug 2011 | Views: 2483
    Experts and police say high profile of valuable works leads to crime increase More...
    MF Husain masterpieces highlight Christie's sale of South Asian modern + contemporary art
    Date: 26 Aug 2011 | Views: 2126
    NEW YORK, N.Y.- Christie's is pleased to announce the Fall sale of South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art, taking place on September 13. More...
    Russian court bans Mickey Mouse as Christ painting
    Date: 25 Aug 2011 | Views: 2115
    A court in central Russia has ruled that a painting of the Sermon on the Mount that features Mickey Mouse instead of Jesus Christ is extremist, the regional prosecutor's office said on Friday. More...
    Travel, circus, magic & wild west posters to be offered at Poster Auctions International
    Date: 25 Aug 2011 | Views: 1985
    NEW YORK, N.Y.- On Thursday, September 8, Poster Auctions International will offer over 400 lots of rare, vintage posters in its first ever specialty sale dedicated to Circus, Magic, Wild West, Egyptian Film, & Travel Posters. More...
    And you think you knew the 'Mona Lisa'
    Date: 18 Aug 2011 | Views: 1967
    This much is well established: On Aug. 21, 1911, an Italian house painter named Vincenzo Peruggia, who had briefly worked on a project at the Louvre, walked out of the Paris museum with the celebrated masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci. More...
    Museums’ fine art of protecting masterpieces
    Date: 18 Aug 2011 | Views: 2976
    Four-and-a-half months after she was charged with trying to tear a Gauguin painting from a wall in the National Gallery of Art — and just three weeks after she was released from St. Elizabeths Hospital — a Northern Virginia woman was arrested in a similar assault on a work by Matisse at the museum. More...
    Too Hot to Handle: 350-Year-Old Stolen Rembrandt Found at California Church
    Date: 17 Aug 2011 | Views: 2013
    A stolen Rembrandt sketch was too hot to handle for thieves, and even the detective who held the 17th century artwork in white-gloved hands Tuesday admitted he was nervous. More...
    Art thieves nab $250,000 Rembrandt from California hotel
    Date: 16 Aug 2011 | Views: 2126
    Investigators were examining hotel surveillance video on Sunday for clues to the disappearance of a drawing by Rembrandt from a private exhibit near Los Angeles, officials said. More...
    National Gallery Gauguin attacker strikes again
    Date: 15 Aug 2011 | Views: 2798
    The woman who attacked a Gauguin painting at the National Gallery of Art in April attacked another painting at the museum last Friday, according to court records posted on The Smoking Gun. More...
    Christie's Joins with Takashi Murakami to Benefit Victims of Japan's Earthquake
    Date: 6 Aug 2011 | Views: 15291
    NEW YORK, N.Y.- Christie's announced it will join with Takashi Murakami and Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. to provide support for the victims of the March 11, 2011 Tohoku-Pacific earthquake in Japan by dedicating a special section of a forthcoming New York auction to the continuing relief effort. More...
    Sotheby's Announces Sales Reached a Record $3.4 Billion in the First Half of 2011
    Date: 6 Aug 2011 | Views: 2203
    NEW YORK, N.Y.- Sotheby’s (NYSE: BID) announced the results for the second quarter and first half ended June 30, 2011. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, Sotheby’s net income increased by 48% and 54% to $127.2 million and $129.7 million, respectively, when compared to the prior year. More...
    Long Missing Hitler Family Portraits to Go Up for Auction at Craig Gottlieb Military Antiques
    Date: 5 Aug 2011 | Views: 2062
    SOLANA BEACH, CA.- Two long missing portraits of Alois and Klara Hitler will soon be put up for auction in Solana Beach, Calif. These original portraits of German Dictator Adolf Hilter’s parents had hung in a former Hitler-owned residence in Bavaria, Germany and have been lost since the end of the Second World War. More...
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