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Delacroix’s “Liberty Leading the People” Defaced in France

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Eugene Delacroix

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Louvre opens its first outpost in Lens, France

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Deceased Artists

Thursday, July 7th, 2011
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Knoedler Gallery Fraud Featured on 60 Minutes

May 23rd, 2016

The former Knoedler Gallery via Art in AmericaThe Knoedler Gallery forgery scandal made it to 60 Minutes this week, exploring the case and its cast of characters through the perspective of historian Jack Flam.  Flam was asked to identify a Motherwell Elegy, and found that the artist’s signature appeared as if it had been copied meticulously from other works, and later discovered evidence of orbital sander use on the canvas, which was often used to age canvases.  
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Simon de Pury on Charlie Rose

May 23rd, 2016

Simon de Pury, via Charlie RoseSimon de Pury is interviewed on Charlie Rose this week, as he releases his memoirs, reflects on the course of his career, and his views on buying work.  “I’ve seen people who are brilliant business people, but when they buy art, they only want to buy bargains,” he says.  “But no great collection was built on bargains.”
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JR Installs Massive Wheatpaste on Louvre Pyramid

May 23rd, 2016

JR at Louvre, via Mid DayThe Louvre has invited artist JR to install one of his signature works on the surface of its iconic glass pyramid, obscuring its surface to mirror the palatial architecture behind it.  The installation is part of the artist’s recently opened retrospective at the museum, Contemporary art – JR at the Louvre.
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