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Art Market Monitor Notes Growing Investigation into Dmitriy Rybolovlev’s Close Connections to Monaco’s Legal System

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Dmitriy Rybolovlev Takes 74% Loss on Gauguin Painting

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Bloomberg Reports on Sales Losses in Collection of Dmitriy Rybolovlev

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Dmitriy Rybolovlev Accuses Yves Bouvier of Repeated Deception

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Panama Data Leak Prominently Features Dmitriy Rybolovlev’s Use of Shell Companies in Art Collecting

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Case Dmitriy Rybolovlev and Yves Bouvier Profiled in Town and Country

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

HSBC Bank Pulled into Dispute Between Yves Bouvier and Dmitriy Rybolovlev

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Dmitriy Rybolovlev to Return Picassos Claimed Stolen in New Chapter of Dispute with Yves Bouvier

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Sotheby’s Facing Criticism for Allowing Rybolovlev Access to its Books

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Paintings Allegedly Stolen from Picasso Heir Purchased by Dmitriy Rybolovlv

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Yves Bouvier Interviewed in Bloomberg

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Yves Bouvier Subject of Lengthy New Yorker Profile

Monday, February 1st, 2016

NY Post Details Sales Leading to Arrest of Yves Bouvier

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Dealers Sue Sotheby’s Over Da Vinci Work Resold for Over $120 Million

Monday, December 5th, 2016
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Critics Sign Letter Opposing Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

December 12th, 2017

Donald Trump, via Art NewspaperA group of over 100 artists, writers and critics have signed an open letter condemning Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “We reject Trump’s collusion with such racist manipulation and his disregard for international law,” the letter reads. “We deplore his readiness to crown the Israeli military conquest of East Jerusalem and his indifference to Palestinian rights.”
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Spanish Law Enforcement Seizes Works in Catalonian Museum

December 12th, 2017

Spanish demonstrators protest outside of the Lleida Museum, via Art NewspaperSpanish law enforcement has seized a selection of paintings and artifacts  from the Lleida Museum in Catalonia this week, continuing fierce tensions in the region over Catalonia’s attempted independence from Spain. “Aragonese authorities have a great interest in recovering pieces in Catalan museums, but have no desire to recover other objects from Sijena that are, for instance, in the Prado in Madrid,” says Santi Vila, Catalonia’s former cultural minister. “Why? For political reasons.”
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WSJ Reports Buyer of da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ as Saudi Crown Prince

December 8th, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi (circa 1500) final price $450,312,500, via Christie'sA conflicting report in the Wall Street Journal notes that the buyer of the da Vinci piece last month at Christie’s is actually Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, noting that another prince served as a proxy buyer for the work.  The news comes as the Louvre Abu Dhabi has claimed that it will be showing the piece in its museum.
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