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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

London: Tom Wesselmann “Collages 1959-1964″ at David Zwirner Through March 24th, 2016

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

Sergei Shchukin of Modernist Masterpieces to be Reunited in Paris

Monday, February 8th, 2016

AO Auction Recap – London: Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist Sales, February 3rd, 2016

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

AO Auction Preview – London: Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist Sales, February 2nd-3rd, 2016

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

WSJ Breaks Down Market’s “Cooling Off”

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

Trailer Carrying $250,000 in Art Stolen from LA Industrial Park

Thursday, January 21st, 2016
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Vik Muniz’s Rio Art School Profiled in WSJ

May 30th, 2016

Vik Muniz, via WSJThe WSJ takes an inside look at the experimental art school founded by Vik Muniz in one of Rio’s favelas, which has been chosen for inclusion in this year’s Architecture Biennale.  “To design and build in a favela is a huge challenge because of the topography and because it’s so dense,” says curator Washington Fajardo. “What’s interesting about Escola Vidigal is that it creates a dialogue with the pre-existing built environment while improving the quality of the space.”
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Taco Dibbits to Take Helm at Rijksmuseum

May 30th, 2016

Taco Dibbits, via NYTThe Rijksmuseum has named Taco Dibbits, the museum’s current director of collections, as its new director, following the departure of Wim Pijbes.  “It’s one of the most beautiful museums in the world, and it’s a dream come true for me,” Dibbits told the New York Times. “I’ve already got a fantastic team of people, and we hope that we can make as many people as possible enjoy and be inspired, and be touched by, the great works of art that the museum houses.”
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Arrests Made in Spain OVer Francis Bacon Theft

May 30th, 2016

The stolen Francis Bacon paintings, via The GuardianSeven people have been arrested in Spain, in connection with the theft of five Francis Bacon paintings valued at €25m.  Police found the works after receiving photographs from British investigators, and tracing the camera equipment used to photograph the works.  “It is not at all easy to sell a Francis Bacon, large or small, without that getting to the ears of those who pore over such a rarified sector,” one expert said of the theft.
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