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Dentist Arrested After Trying to Pass off Fake Picassos

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Jamie Botín Sentenced to 18 Months Jail Time Over Picasso Smuggling

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Man Arrested for Ripping £20 Million Picasso at Tate Modern

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Olivier Widmaier Picasso Gives NYT a Tour of His Collection

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

French Court Upholds Sentence for Picasso’s Electrician

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Businessman Accused of Smuggling Picasso Looking at $111 M. Fine

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

NYT Profiles Picasso Show in Beijing

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Swiss Farmer Wins Contest to Show Picasso on His Barn

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Stolen Picasso Recovered by Art Detective Arthur Brand

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Romanian Theater Group Tricks Writer into Believe He Found Stolen Picasso

Monday, November 19th, 2018

Four Picasso Women from Collection of Sam Rose Head to Christie’s this Fall

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Ten Picasso Works Rediscovered in Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Nahmad Family Buys Picasso, Sends to Paris for Show at Musée d’Orsay

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Steve Wynn’s Picasso Withdrawn from Christie’s Sale Following Damage

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Pablo Picasso Works Test Developing Market in Asia

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

U.S. Charges 10 in Laundering Scheme Involving Picasso Work

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Pablo Picasso’s ‘Le Repos’ Heads to Sotheby’s New York This May

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Picasso Painting Reveals New Layers After X-Ray Analysis

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Picasso’s Stepdaughter, Catherine Hutin-Blay to Open Museum to Artist

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Pablo Picasso Painting Stays in Met Collection

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Sotheby’s Leads Spring Sales in London with £14 Million Picasso

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Art Newspaper Reflects on Opening of Pablo Picasso Sculpture in Downtown Chicago

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

London – Pablo Picasso: “Minotaurs and Matadors” at Gagosian Grosvenor Hill through August 25th, 2017

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Picasso’s “Guernica” Subject of Profile in Art Newspaper

Thursday, April 6th, 2017
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CNN Looks at Business and Legality of Removing and Selling Street Art Pieces

January 21st, 2020

CNN has a piece this week on the business behind removing and selling street art murals, and the legality that drives who can remove and sell a piece. “Generally, when you purchase a building, you own the fixtures within the building, whether they’re ceiling fans or [a] fine art mural painting on a wall,” says Paul Cossu, a partner at legal firm Pryor Cashman and part of the firm’s art law group. “Of course, what an owner can do with a fine art mural after acquiring the building will depend, in part, on whether the mural is protected by the Visual Artists Rights Act.”
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Art Thieves Confess to Stealing Gustav Klimt Work and Returning It

January 21st, 2020

Two men have confessed to stealing the Gustav Klimt recently discovered in the wall of a Piacenza gallery, as well as to returning the work. “They said they returned the painting four years ago,” says Guido Gulieri, the pair’s lawyer. “But we don’t yet know the details of how it came to be [in the recess] and what exactly happened to the painting in the intervening years. They had confessed before but were not believed.”
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Desert X AlUla Annnounces Artist List

January 21st, 2020

The inaugural edition of Desert X AlUla in Saudi Arabia has announced its artist list, including work by Lita Albuquerque, Wael Shawky, Superflex, and more. This edition of the event has earned strong condemnation for its part in the country’s push to rebrand itself as open and free after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.  “Unless artists are willing to make their host’s state control of expression an explicit subject of their work, those who participate cannot escape compromise from the polluted context,” says critic Christopher Knight.
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