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

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Fondation Louis Vuitton Looking to Loan Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon for MoMA Show

Friday, December 30th, 2016

French Appeals Court Upholds Sentence for Electrician Convicted of Stealing Picasso Trove

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Pierre Le Guennec Claims He Was Hiding Picasso Works for Artist’s Wife

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Met’s Picasso Masterpiece Subject of Repatriation Lawsuit

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

The Guardian Looks at Picasso’s Relationship to Portraiture and His Sitters

Friday, September 30th, 2016

British Museum Acquires Important Series of Picasso Prints

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Dealer Olivier Thomas Indicted in Picasso Theft Case

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Françoise Gilot, Painter and Former Lover of Picasso, Interviewed in The Guardian

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Qatari Royal Family Settles Case for Picasso Bust, Ownership Unclear

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Pablo Picasso Work Embroiled in Court Case After Claims of Theft

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Museu Picasso and National Portrait Gallery Announced Joint Show of Picasso Portraits

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Picasso Bust Case Sees Decision Allowing Qatari Agent to Interview Picasso’s Daughter

Friday, April 8th, 2016

New Information Pokes Holes in Claims by Picasso Heir Against Yves Bouvier

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

Picasso Bust Lawsuit Sees New Filings

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Vanity Fair Charts Difficulties of Managing Picasso Estate

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Maya Widmaier-Picasso Pleas Rejected in French Court Over Contested Bust

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

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

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

Maya Widmaier Picasso Speaks Out on Disputed Sale of Her Father’s Sculpture

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Temporary Agreement Reached in Battle Over Picasso Bust

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Turkish Police Net Stolen Picasso in Undercover Sting

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Lawsuit Filed Over Ownership of Major Picasso Bust

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

MoMA Moving to Timed Tickets for Picasso Sculpture Show

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Picasso Museum Reopens After Ambitious Rehang

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
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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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