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Arthur Brand Claims He is “100% Positive” Paintings from Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Theft Are in Ireland

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Investigator Arthur Brand Claims Some Isabella Stewart Gardner Heist Works May Be in Hands of Former IRA Members

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Offers $10 Million Reward for Return of Stolen Paintings

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Peggy Fogelman Named Director at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Gardner Museum Launches 3-D Tour Documenting History of Theft and Stolen Works

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Mob Associate Speaks to Hartford Courant on Gardner Museum Heist

Monday, January 4th, 2016

FBI Says it Knows Who Was Behind Gardner Museum Heist

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Isabella Stewart Gardener Case Reportedly Solved by FBI

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Inside the Difficult Recovery of Stolen Art

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Bloomberg Reveals How Stolen Art Can Sell on the Black Market

Monday, June 15th, 2015

The Atlantic Investigates Public Fascination with Art Heists

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Paris – Sophie Calle: “Dérobés” at Galerie Perrotin Through January 11th, 2014

Friday, January 10th, 2014

FBI Knows $500 Million Museum Thieves, Still Searching for Missing Art

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

After 20 years and $225 million in art recovered, top FBI art crimes agent Robert Wittman to retire

Saturday, December 20th, 2008
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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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