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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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Documenta Work Faces Challenges by Far-Right Over Pro-Refugee Sculpture

August 22nd, 2017

Olu Oguibe, via DWDocumenta 14 is at the center of more political conflict this week, after a far-right German politician attacked a pro-refugee sculpture by Nigerian-born, US-based artist Olu Oguibe. Kassel city council member Thomas Materner, a member of Germany’s far-right AfD party, called the work “ideologically polarizing, disfigured art,” over its message. Curator Adam Szymczyk was reportedly “appalled” by the comments.
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Maxxi Museum Partners with Bulgari for New Arts Prize

August 22nd, 2017

Maxxi, via ArchdailyBulgari is aligning itself with Rome’s Maxxi museum to present a new prize for Italian contemporary arts, WWD reports. “The Premio Maxxi sees Italy at the center of the work of the artists involved,” says Jean Christophe Babin, Bulgari’s chief executive officer. “Supporting a prize that valorizes Italy but with significant international scope is in perfect harmony with the identity and values of a company such as Bulgari,” said Babin. “I am sure that this partnership will give new impetus to the prize.”
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London’s National Gallery Buys Bellotto Landscape for £11 Million

August 22nd, 2017

Bellotto, The Fortress of Königstein from the North (1756-58), via Art NewspaperLondon’s National Gallery has bought Bernardo Bellotto’s The Fortress of Königstein from the North (1756-58) for £11,670,000 following the deferment of an export bar on the work, the Art Newspaper reports. The piece “shows Bellotto as one of the greatest view painters of his time,” according to director Gabriele Finaldi.
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