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New York — Bjarne Melgaard: “The Casual Pleasure of Disappointment” at Red Bull Arts New York Through April 9th, 2017

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Rare Rembrandt Drawing Discovered in Braunschweig Museum

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Brueghel Painting Discovered in Holborne Museum Storeroom Authenticated

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Art Market Monitor Analyzes Richard Prince’s Disavowal of Ivanka Trump Work

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Richard Prince Disavows Ivanka Trump Portrait

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Dedalus Foundation Wins Case Over Alleged Sex Discrimination Charges

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Manhattan Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Disowned Cady Noland Work

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

NYT Reports on Ongoing Financial Crisis in Dallas, Caused in Part by Dispute with Nasher Sculpture Center

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

CAFA Beijing Moving Forward with Disputed Anselm Kiefer Exhibition

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Elaine Wynn Discusses Purchasing Francis Bacon’s ‘Three Studies for Lucian Freud’

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Forbes Discusses Ongoing Growth in Art Field as Asset Class in Recent Article

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Guardian Plots Out Details of Agnes Martin Authentication Dispute

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

LA Lawyer Suing Over Disputed Jackson Pollock Painting

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Sotheby’s Reimburses Buyer for $10 Million After Discovery of Forged Old Master Painting

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Work Believed to be by Raphael Discovered by National Trust for Scotland

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

David Hockney Discusses What Makes a Great Artwork

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Work by Jacob Jordaens Discovered by BBC1 in Swansea Museum Storeroom

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Pedro Reyes Announced as MIT’s First “Dasha Zhukova Distinguished Visiting Artist”

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Former Conservation Chair at Museum of Fine Arts Boston Claims Disputed Degas Plaster May Be Authentic

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Alec Baldwin Sues Mary Boone Over Disputed Ross Bleckner Painting

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

NYT Recaps Dispute Over Bleckner Painting Between Alec Baldwin and Mary Boone

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Researchers Discover Hidden Face Beneath Degas Painting

Friday, August 5th, 2016

U.S. Government Files Lawsuit, Seizes van Gogh and Monet Works in Connection with Malaysian State Funds Disappearance

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Iranian Artist Barred From Leaving Country Arrested for “Disturbing the Peace”

Monday, July 11th, 2016
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Former Guggenheim Member Speaks Out Against Expanding Guggenheim Project in Abu Dhabi

March 30th, 2017

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, via Art NewspaperThomas Krens, the former director of the Guggenheim Foundation in New York and original leader in the museum’s expansion project, says that the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi project should be downsized or postponed.  “The world financial crisis and the Arab Spring has changed the equation radically,” he says. “It may not be such a good idea these days to have an American museum…with a Jewish name in a country [that doesn’t recognize Israel] in such a prominent location, at such a big scale.” 
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Michael Govan Joins Smithsonian Board

March 30th, 2017

Smithsonian Institution, via Washington PostLACMA Director Michael Govan has been invited to join the Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents, the Washington Post reports.  The institution’s 17-member Board of Regents includes the chief justice of the United States, the vice president, three members of the House, three members of the Senate and nine citizens.
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Kerry James Marshall Interviewed on NPR

March 30th, 2017

Kerry James Marshall, via NPRKerry James Marshall is interviewed in NPR this week, as he opens his retrospective in Los Angeles, and reflects on the energy and spirit of his works.  “What you’re trying to create is a certain kind of an indispensable presence,” he says. “Where your position in the narrative is not contingent on whether somebody likes you, or somebody knows you, or somebody’s a friend, or somebody’s being generous to you. But you want a presence in the narrative that’s not negotiable, that’s undeniable.”  
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