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Cranach the Elder Painting in British Royal Collection Authenticated

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

LA Times Reports on Nazi-Loot Ruling for Pasadena Museum

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

AO Auction Results: Old Masters Sales at Christie’s and Sotheby’s January 25-26, 2012

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Go See – New York: “The Women in Our Life: A Fifteen Year Anniversary Exhibition” at Cheim and Read through September 17th, 2011

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

AO Auction Preview – Old Master’s Week, New York City

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

AO Auction Preview: Sotheby’s London, Old Master Paintings, Wednesday July 9

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008
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French Culture Minister Replaced

October 18th, 2018

Françoise Nyssen and Franck Riester, via French MinistryThe former Actes Sud CEO Françoise Nyssen has been replaced today as France’s minister of culture following allegations of conflicts of interest.  She will be replaced by Franck Riester.
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Collector Should Have Expected Lengthy Wait, Gagosian Court Filing Claims in Koons Case

October 18th, 2018

Jeff Koons, via The GuardianThe most recent filing in a case between collector Steven Tananbaum and Jeff Koons/Larry Gagosian claims that the collector should have expected to wait several years for the work he paid $13 million for. “Tananbaum is a prominent hedge fund manager, a trustee of the Museum of Modern Art, and a sophisticated art collector who regularly invests in exclusive works of fine art,” Gagosian’s attorney Matthew Dontzin notes in court papers. “Mr. Tananbaum was being advised by one of the world’s leading art advisors and fully understood that (i) Mr. Koons is a perfectionist who often takes years to make each sculpture; (ii) Mr. Koons provides only estimated completion dates for the sculptures; and (iii) those estimated dates are often extended by multiple years,” Dontzin adds in the motion to dismiss the suit.
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Three Deaccessioned Georgia O’Keefe Works Head to Sothby’s

October 16th, 2018

Georgia O'Keefe, via Art NewspaperThree Georgia O’Keeffe paintings deaccessioned by her namesake Museum in Santa Fe will head to Sotheby’s in New York this November, Art Newspaper reports. “Removing an artwork from the collection is never an easy thing for any museum to do, but it is an integral part of good collections management to continually build and refine our holdings,” Museum Director Robert A. Krets says.
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