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Paris Art Thief Claims Museum of Modern Art Theft “Easiest of my Career”

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Paris – Lucio Fontana: Retrospective at Museum D’Art Moderne Through August 24th, 2014

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

AO News RoundUp: Five Modern Masterpieces, valued at up to $613 million, stolen from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris

Friday, May 21st, 2010

AO On Site – Picasso’s Paris in Philadelphia and New York: “Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art through April 25, 2010, and at the Guggenheim “Paris and the avant-garde: Modern Masters from the Guggenheim Collection” through May 12, 2010

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

VENICE – “SURREALISM AND MAGIC: ENCHANTED MODERNITY” AT PEGGY GUGGENHEIM COLLECTION THROUGH SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2022

Monday, May 9th, 2022

AO INTERVIEW: MASA, A NOMADIC ART AND DESIGN COLLECTIVE in Mexico City

Friday, March 11th, 2022

Paris – Isa Genzken: “Paris New York” at David Zwirner Through October 10th, 2020

Monday, September 28th, 2020

AO On-Site – London: Frieze Art Fair at Regent’s Park, October 4th – 7th, 2018

Friday, October 5th, 2018

AO Preview – New York: The Armory Show Art Week, March 8th – 11th, 2018

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

AO Preview – Paris: FIAC Art Fair at the Grand Palais, October 19th – 22nd, 2017

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Fondation Luis Vuitton to Present Work from MoMA Collection in Paris

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Water Mill, NY — John Graham: “Maverick Modernist” at The Parrish Art Museum Through July 30, 2017

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

AO Preview – Basel, Switzerland: Art Basel Art Fair, June 15th – 18th, 2017

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

AO Preview – Mexico City: Visual Art Week; Zona Maco and others, February 8th – 12th, 2017

Monday, February 6th, 2017

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

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

“Spider-Man” Art Thief’s Trial Begins in Paris

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Musee Picasso and Tate Modern to Host “Once-in-a-Lifetime” Exhibition on Artist’s Work

Monday, January 30th, 2017

New York – “Take Me I’m Yours” at The Jewish Museum Through February 5th, 2017

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Schukin Collection Set for Paris Exhibition

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Paris – Ai Weiwei at Max Hetzler Through October 8th, 2016

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Los Angeles – Agnes Martin at LACMA Through September 11th, 2016

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

New York – Vigée Le Brun: “Vigée Le Brun: Woman Artist in Revolutionary France” at The Met Through May 15th, 2016

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Francois Pinault Signs Lease for Museum in Bourse de Commerce

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Paris – “Picasso.Mania” at Grand Palais Through February 29th, 2016

Sunday, February 21st, 2016
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Paintings By Queen Victoria Head to Auction in London

January 20th, 2023

A rare pair of floral paintings by Queen Victoria will go to auction next week, expecting prices of £8,000 and £10,000, Art News reports. 
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Michael Rakowitz Proposes Gift of Fourth Plinth Statue to British Museum in Exchange for Return of Assyrian Arifacts to Iraq

January 20th, 2023

Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz is proposing that the British Museum return one of its ancient Assyrian treasures to Iraq in exchange for the donation of his fourth plinth sculpture to the UK. “As I pondered my gift to the nation of Great Britain, I began to fantasise that it could be attached to a second gift: the return of one of the British Museum’s lamassu to the country of Iraq, to replace what was destroyed by Daesh [or Islamic State],” he writes in an open letter.
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Art News Traces Continued Challenges of Repatriation at The Met

January 20th, 2023

Art News has a piece this week discussing ongoing issues with repatriation at The Met, reviewing some disputed works still on view. “Once you know that someone is acquiring artifacts without looking too closely as a source, the first thing you should do is look deeper,” says Erin Thompson, an associate professor of art crime at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
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