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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

€25 Million Picasso Painting Seized Off Coast of Corsica

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Catherine Hutin-Blay Investigation Over Allegedly Stolen Picasso’s Uncovers More Missing Works

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Marina Picasso Speaks to The Guardian on Selling her Grandfather’s Works

Friday, May 29th, 2015

CNBC Claiming Buyer of $179 Million Picasso Still at Large

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
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Paddle8 Sees Significant Lay-offs, Departures After Auctionata Merger

May 25th, 2016

Paddle 8, via Art NewsFollowing its merger with Auctionata, Paddle8 has seen a series of high-profile departures and lay-offs, Art News reports.  Editorial Director Sarah Hanson in particular was one of the lay-offs, which sources indicate means that the company will do away with or drastically scale back its editorial arm.  “A merger is an inevitable inflection point, and in the past month Paddle8 has seen the departure of some of our colleagues in the lead up to and following our merger with Auctionata,” co-founder Osman Khan said.  “Some left to pursue other passions and opportunities, and others as a result of corporate restructuring. In all cases, we are grateful for their contributions to Paddle8.”
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Alex Katz Interviewed in The Telegraph

May 25th, 2016

Alex Katz, via TelegraphAlex Katz is profiled in the Telegraph this week, as the artist completes a new series of paintings for a show at London’s Serpentine Galleries, and reflects on his inspirations, among them Cézanne’s landscapes.  “I was looking at his stuff and saying: ‘See, the guy couldn’t paint, it’s terrible, this is overworked’ – stuff like that,” he says. “Then, when I got on a train, all I could see were Cézanne landscapes. His vision is so strong that it dominates your mind. And that, for me, is the highest thing an artist can do.”
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BBC Reports on Massive Restoration for Acid Damaged Old Master Painting

May 25th, 2016

Repairing the work, via BBCThe BBC reports on the 10-year restoration process for Sebastiano del Piombo’s The Adoration of the Shepherds, an ambitious undertaking that sought to repair the damage caused by the removal of the work from its original surface using acid.  Conservators have been repairing acid damage and removing added layers of paint to the work before attempting to return the work to its original form. “We were delving down to discover if we could uncover the original and, knowing there was damage, whether we could reconstruct those so we could hang the painting as a painting, rather than as an archaeological fragment,” says Rupert Featherstone of The Hamilton Kerr Institute, which worked to repair the piece at the Fitzwilliam Museum.
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