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London’s National Gallery Contesting Claims Over Matisse Work as Nazi-Loot

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Greta Moll’s Descendants Sue Over Matisse Portrait

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Arrest Made in Matisse Trailer Theft

Friday, July 1st, 2016

National Gallery Threatened Over Ownership of Matisse Painting

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

MoMA To Keep Matisse ‘Swimming Pool’ on Permanent View

Monday, February 16th, 2015

MoMA to Stay Open All Weekend for Last Run of Matisse Cut-Outs Show

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

New York – Henri Matisse: “The Cut-Outs” at MoMA Through February 10th, 2015

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Tate Modern Announces Matisse Cut-Outs Show as Most Attended in Museum History

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

London – Henri Matisse: “The Cut-Outs” at The Tate Modern Through September 7th, 2014

Monday, August 18th, 2014

A Matisse Returns to Venezuela Ten Years After Theft

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Gurlitt’s Henri Matisse Determined to be Nazi Loot

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Tate Modern Announces Show of Matisse’s Final Works

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Jewish Family Seeks Return of Matisse Seized by Nazis

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

New York – “Matisse: In Search of True Painting” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, through March 17th, 2013

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Stolen Matisse Painting Recovered in Essex, England

Monday, January 7th, 2013

AO Onsite Auction Results: Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale in New York Brings in $231.4M; Sets Records for Matisse & Gris (UPDATED WITH VIDEO)

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

GO SEE – New York: ‘Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913-1917′ at the Museum of Modern Art through October 11, 2010

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

$27 million worth of Miro, Rembrandt, Matisse and Pollock stolen in Monterey, California

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Go See – Madrid: Henri Matisse at Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza Through September 20, 2009

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Spectacular Yves Saint Laurent auction raises record breaking $264 million, sets records for Mondrian, Matisse

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Henri Matisse

Friday, March 7th, 2008

“Spider-Man” Art Burglar Gets Eight Years in Prison for Paris Theft

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Paul Gauguin’s “Te Fare” Leads Christie’s March Sale in London

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Thief in Paris Theft Case Claims He Threw Away €100 Million in Art

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
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Paul Schimmel Leaves Hauser & Wirth in Los Angeles

February 25th, 2017

Paul Schimmel, via LA TimesCurator Paul Schimmel has parted ways with Hauser & Wirth’s Los Angeles location after a sudden announcement late this week, the LA Times reports.  Schimmel, former chief curator at MoCA was a founding partner in the gallery’s Los Angeles location, which opened last year.  “Going forward, Hauser & Wirth will continue building upon its longstanding, passionate commitment to Los Angeles with expanded programs, including an increasingly robust campaign of public events and community outreach activities, and an ever more dynamic schedule of exhibitions that celebrate our artists, and connections between California and the international scene,” Iwan Wirth said in a statement.
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Boyle Heights Art Space Closes After Repeated Protests from Anti-Gentrification Activists

February 24th, 2017

The view from Mariachi PlazaThe LA Times reports on the closure of PSSST, a non-profit arts space in Boyle Heights that shuttered after repeated protests from local anti-gentrification activists.  While our closure might be applauded by some, it is not a victory for civil discourse and coalition building,” the gallery said in a statement.
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Francis Bacon’s George Dyer Triptych Goes to Christie’s New York for its Auction Debut

February 24th, 2017

Francis Bacon triptych of George Dyer, via GuardianFrancis Bacon’s triptych portrait of his lover George Dyer is set to go to auction for the first time at Christie’s in New York this May, carrying an estimate of $50m.  “George Dyer is to Bacon what Dora Maar was to Picasso,” Loic Gouzer says of the artist’s longtime muse.  “He is arguably the most important model of the second half of the 20th century, because Dyer’s persona as well and physical traits acted as a catalyst for Bacon’s pictorial breakthroughs.”

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