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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

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

New York – Carroll Dunham at Gladstone Gallery Through December 4th, 2015

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

AO Auction Recap – New York: Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, November 12th, 2015

Friday, November 13th, 2015
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Michigan Dealer Arrested on Forgery Charges

February 4th, 2016

Eric Spoutz and his wife, via NBCMichigan-based dealer Eric Spoutz has been arrested on federal charges for the sale of forged masterworks claimed to be by de Kooning, Joan Mitchell, and more.  Authorities allege he wove a web of lies and deceit over his collection of works and high connections in the art world.  “The only real thing in this situation seems to be the financial losses the victims have incurred for purchasing what they thought were true works of art, whether for investment purposes or personal enjoyment,” says FBI New York assistant director Diego Rodriguez.
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Christie’s Not Obligated to Pay $11.5 million in Damages Caused by Superstorm Sandy

February 4th, 2016

Storm Damage, via Art NewspaperChristie’s Brooklyn will not have to pay $11.5 million in damages caused by flooding after Superstorm Sandy in 2012, following a New York state court decision this past month.  The lawsuits were filed by several insurance companies to recoup the costs paid out to their clients.
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Tefaf Coming to New York

February 4th, 2016

Tefaf, via NYTTefaf, the massive Dutch fair of fine art, antiques and design, is expanding to New York this October, taking up most of the Park Avenue Armory for the first edition of Tefaf New York.  “On numerous occasions, our exhibitors in Maastricht have expressed the need and desire for a Tefaf platform in the U.S., as have many private and institutional collectors,” says Patrick van Maris, chief executive of Tefaf. “Among the different possibilities Tefaf has explored over the past couple of years, this partnership with Artvest in the Park Avenue Armory New York really stood out. As the world’s most buoyant art market, New York is a perfect match.”
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