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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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Leonardo da Vinci Painting Inspires Mystery Over Depiction of Transparent Orb

October 19th, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, via The GuardianThe Guardian has a piece this week on the mysterious orb held by Christ in the Leonardo da Vinci painting currently on view at Christie’s. “Solid glass or crystal, whether shaped like an orb or a lens, produces magnified, inverted, and reversed images,” historian Walter Isaacson says of the image. “Instead, Leonardo painted the orb as if it were a hollow glass bubble that does not refract or distort the light passing through it.”
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In Rare Move, Several Florine Stettheimer Works Change Hands this Fall

October 19th, 2017

Florine Stettheimer, New York Liberty, 1918, via Art NewsIn an extremely rare occurrence, two works by Florine Stettheimer have changed hands this year, with one going into the collection of the Whitney Museum, and one going onto the open market.  Stettheimer rarely sold or gave her works away, making one’s appearance, let alone two in the same year, a momentous event. 
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Kader Attia Wins 2017 Joan Miró Prize

October 19th, 2017

Kader Attia, via Art DailyFrench-Algerian artist Kader Attia has been named  winner of the 2017 Joan Miró Prize.  “Attia’s passionate engagement with current affairs and with the shared fate of humanity [which] has close links to Joan Miró’s involvement in the critical episodes that marked his generation, while Attia’s unique take on complex, often traumatic, human relationships across cultures resonates with Miró’s universal aspirations,” the award’s jury said in a statement.
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