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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

Seized Picasso Painting Has Major Implications for Ownership of Prominent Works

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Sotheby’s Selling Bill Koch-Owned Works by Picasso, Monet in New York this November

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Picasso’s Double-Sided “La Gommeuse” to Go On Sale This November at Sotheby’s

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Dmitriy Rybolovlev to Return Picassos Claimed Stolen in New Chapter of Dispute with Yves Bouvier

Friday, September 25th, 2015

$15 Million Picasso Stolen from France Returned by US

Friday, August 14th, 2015
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Guy Wildenstein Accusations Summarized in Bloomberg

September 30th, 2016

Guy Wildenstein, via Art News

Bloomberg has a lengthy summary on the charges leveled against dealer Guy Wildenstein and his family this week, exploring Wildenstein’s various offshore holdings.  The article notes that about $875 million in work is held around the globe, and were used to maintain a flow of cash to the family.  “There were sales in order to generate the money for making distributions to support their lifestyles,” says Brian Taylor of the Royal Bank of Canada, which administered the funds.


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Sotheby’s Selling Large David Hockney in November New York Sale

September 30th, 2016

woldgate-woods-24-25-and-26-2006-via-art-market-monitorThe Art Market Monitor notes Sotheby’s choice to sell a recent David Hockney Woldgate landscape in its upcoming November sales in New York, and notes a series of interesting choices made by the auction in its selection.  “It has an eye-opening estimate of $9-12m for a body of work that has not seen action on the public market; and, Sotheby’s seems to be banking on the success of February’s big Tate retrospective which isn’t always a slam-dunk,” Marion Maneker writes.
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Pair of Van Gogh Works Stolen in 2002 Recovered in Italy

September 30th, 2016

seascape-at-scheveningen-via-nytA pair of Van Gogh works stolen from the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam in 2002 have been recovered in Italy, the New York Times reports, found during an investigation into Mafia clans in the country.  “In this case, they were most likely used in what we call ‘art-napping’ — the Mafia often steals work of art and uses them as a kind of payment within their own families,” says art crimes expert Arthur Brand. “Or if a boss is caught, he can sometimes make a deal for a lesser sentence in exchange for offering to help find stolen works of art.”
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