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New York Court Rejects Family Claim to Matisse Work

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Matisse Family Wins Court Battle

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Lawsuit Over Matisse Cut-Outs Filed in Paris

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

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
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NYT Notes Generation Gap in Online Art Sales

June 9th, 2020

As art sales go online, the NYT notes an increasing generation gap, with older buyers tapering off their purchases and younger buyers continuing to collect. “The resistance from older collectors is still there,” says Anders Petterson, founder of analytics firm ArtTactic.  “When there is no physical art world, how do you substitute that experience?” he added. “Younger people are a lot quicker to adapt.”
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Unrest Over Killing of George Floyd Forces Museums to Address Institutionalized Racism

June 9th, 2020

A piece in the New York Times charts pressure on institutions to address problems of systemic racism and injustice in their organizations, collections and programs, following the social unrest caused by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police.  “I do not think art museums have done enough,” says Chris Anagnos, executive director of the Association of Art Museum Directors. “We have dabbled around the edges of the work, but in our place of privilege we will never live up to the statement that ‘museums are for everyone’ unless we begin to confront, examine and dismantle the various structures that brought us to this point.”
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Art Basel Cancelled

June 9th, 2020

Art Basel has completely cancelled the 2020 edition of its fair in the Swiss town, after an attempt to move the fair’s dates to September.  “While there are signs of hope as individual countries are coming out of lockdown, the global situation remains precarious, and, unfortunately, too many uncertainties remain to go ahead with the fair,” the organization said in a statement. “These include the health risks posed by large gatherings, the limitations on intercontinental travel, and the unclear Swiss regulatory environment for shows of Art Basel’s size. Given these uncertainties, we believe that the best option concerning the Basel show is to focus on next year’s edition and delivering a fair of the exceptional international quality that the artworld expects.”
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