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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

Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani Reportedly Buyer of $179 Million Picasso

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Paintings Allegedly Stolen from Picasso Heir Purchased by Dmitriy Rybolovlv

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Marina Picasso Selling her Grandfather’s Cannes Villa

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Picasso Step-Daughter Brings Charges Accusing Paris Dealer of Stealing Works

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

AO Auction Recap – Christie’s ‘Looking Forward to the Past’ Sale, Setting a New World Auction Record of $179 Million for Pablo Picasso’s ‘Les Femmes D’Alger,’ May 11th, 2015

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Chinese Movie Executive the Buyer of Goldwyn Picasso

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

French Electrician Given Two Year Suspended Sentence for Possession of Picasso Paintings, Must Return the Works

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Stolen Picasso Lost for Over a Decade Discovered in Newark

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Trial Ends for Former Picasso Electrician, Sentence Due Next Month

Monday, February 16th, 2015
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Grand Palais Planning a Two Year Renovation

February 11th, 2016

Grand Palais, via Art NewspaperThe Grand Palais will close for an ambitious two-year renovation project, the Art Newspaper reports, which will cost upwards of €393 million, and which will also enable the institution to more effectively manage multiple exhibitions and projects at the same time.  “Today, to use a gallery, you must choose a time when the nave is not taken up with an event. Most of the increase in turnover will come from the management of separate spaces, optimizing the occupancy rate,” says former Grand Palais head Jean-Paul Cluzel.
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Despite “Reassuring” Sale, Sotheby’s Stock Drops 13%

February 11th, 2016

Sotheby's via Art Market MonitorDespite what many are calling a “reassuring” sale last evening, the Art Market Monitor notes a 13% drop in stock price for Sotheby’s this morning, a point that notes increased pessimism from investors.  “It showed the contemporary market is in rude health in spite of the economy,” the article quotes from advisor Rory Howard.
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Cindy Sherman Featured in Profile for Harper’s Bazaar

February 11th, 2016

Cindy Sherman, via Harper'sCindy Sherman is featured in an expansive profile in Harper’s Bazaar this month, featuring a selection of new works by the artist in which she takes on the persona of a street style fashionista, and reflects on her career and focus on the future.  “I want to continue to be happy with what I’m working on because that’s the biggest challenge. I’m hard on myself, but everyone is always waiting for someone to fall. That’s a common problem for artists,” she says.  “They fall into a mold of their greatest hits and just repeat it. When I feel that I’m repeating myself, or about to, it’s time to move.”
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