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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

Trial Begins for Picasso Electrician Accused of Stealing Artist’s Works

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Marina Picasso’s Private Sale of Her Collection has Some Fearing “Flooded” Market

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Marina Picasso to Sell $290 Million in Works from Private Collection

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Picasso Plate Worth $90,000 Stolen from Art Miami

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Former Electrician to Appear in Court Over Hoarded Picassos

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Paris’s Picasso Museum Reopens

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Never Before Seen Picasso Self-Portrait to Go On View in London

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Picasso Painting to Depart from Four Seasons After 55 Years

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Picasso Museum To Reopen in October

Friday, August 15th, 2014
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MoMA PS1 Announces Artist List for Greater New York 2015

October 6th, 2015

MoMA Ps1, via MoMAMoMA PS1 has announced the artist list for its recurring Greater New York exhibition, documenting a range of artists working in and around the New York City area.  Highlights of the list include rising star Jamian Juliano-Villani, conceptual retail project Kiosk and designer Mary Ping.  The show opens Sunday Read More »

Christie’s Reformating April New York Sales

October 6th, 2015

Jussi Pylkkanen at Christie's, via Art NewspaperChristie’s has announced plans for a new division of sales this coming April in New York, centering its calendar around the Revolution sale, focusing on 18th to 20th century art.  “Most of our collectors are buying in five or six different fields,” says President Jussi Pylkkanen. “Ten years ago, they may have been buying in one or two fields.” Read More »

Ann Freedman Lawyers Pen Open Letter Over Court Case

October 6th, 2015

Ann Freedman, President of Knoedler Gallery, via New York TimesThe lawyers representing Ann Freedman in her court case over the selling of forged works at Knoedler Gallery have sent an open letter to Art Market Monitor, taking the offensive on maintaining her innocence.  “The criminals who committed these crimes have been charged.  Ann Freedman is not one of them,” the letter reads.  “The discovery in these cases has yielded tens of thousands of pages of documents.  Not one proves that Ann Freedman knew these works were forgeries.  It is the plaintiffs’ self-serving fairy tale that has allowed the case to continue for this long, but a trial will finally show the truth:  plaintiffs just want to print money (their lawsuits request three times more than what they paid for the art), and Ann Freedman just wants justice.” Read More »

CNN Looks at Sifang Art Collective

October 6th, 2015

Sifang Art Collective, via CNNCNN profiles Sifang Art Collective, a massive architectural and art project funded by businessman, Lu Jun, and his art collector son Lu Xun, which features an impressive private museum and buildings by a number of prominent architects and artists, including Ai Weiwei, Chinese Pritzker prize winner Wang Shu and David Adjaye.

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FT Profiles Several Generations of Brazilian Collectors

October 6th, 2015

Heitor and Fernanda Martins, via Art NewspaperThe Financial Times has a profile on the generations of Brazilian collectors that rose to global influence during the 1990’s, and those in market today as Brazil deals with its economic struggles.  “We live in a country of highs and lows, a country that went through a period of euphoria in which many people made money, giving a boost to the art market. But I don’t think that’s what Brazil truly is. Today we’re going through one more crisis, that for those of us who are a bit older has already become a habit from time to time,” says collector Bernardo Paz. Read More »

Jim Shaw Profiled in NYT

October 6th, 2015

Jim Shaw, via NYTJim Shaw is profiled in the New York Times this week, in advance of his retrospective opening at the New Museum this month.  “Jim has always been very important and influential to me because of the way he blurs the distinction between insider art and outsider art, which is something I’ve been involved with for a long time,” says Massimiliano Gioni. Read More »

Chantal Akerman Passes Away at Age 65

October 6th, 2015

Chantal Akerman, via The GuardianChantal Akerman, the Belgian filmmaker whose relentless experimentation and prolific output as both a director and writer defined her as a major influence on late 20th century film, has passed away at the age of 65.  Akerman’s work had achieved wide acclaim for her embrace of experimental and groundbreaking techniques, particularly in her landmark work Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, which was shot in real-time.  French newspaper of record Le Monde is reporting the death as suicide. Read More »

Sotheby’s to Sell Rare Warhol Mao Work This November in New York Auctions

October 5th, 2015

Sothebys Warhol Mao, via ArtnetSotheby’s has announced a major commission for its fall sale in New York, one of Andy Warhol’s iconic Mao works, estimated to sell for $40 million or more.  The work is the artist’s first in the series of Mao paintings, and came from an idea by dealer Bruno Bischofberger, who suggested Warhol paint the most famous person in the world.  “‘I was just reading in Life magazine that the most famous person in the world today is Chairman Mao. Shouldn’t it be the most famous person, Bruno?'” Interview editor Bob Colacello recalls the artist saying. Read More »

Antony Gormley Writes for Financial Times on Sculpture’s Future

October 5th, 2015
Antony Gormley, EXPANDED FAMILY X3: REACH, 2014

Antony Gormley, EXPANDED FAMILY X3: REACH, 2014

Antony Gormley has contributed a special piece to the Financial Times this week, describing his vision for the future of sculpture.  “Our need is to leave a trace: a trace of our living and dying on the face of an indifferent universe,” he writes.  “Sculpture’s central purpose in confronting the body with another materiality is to engage the imagination, to make links with all that lies beyond the palpable and the observable, deep in space or deep in the unconscious mind.” Read More »

Luc Tuymans Settles Out of Court in Plagiarism Case

October 5th, 2015

Luc Tuymans, A Belgian Politician, via Art NewspaperPainter Luc Tuymans has reached an out-of-court settlement with the photographer Katrijn Van Giel, following the artist’s conviction of plagiarism and subsequent lawsuit over a work that had allegedly borrowed from one of Van Giel’s works.  The work, A Belgian Politician, was originally claimed as “a parody” by Tuymans. Read More »

Collector Olga Hirshhorn, Widow of Hirshhorn Museum Founder, Passes Away at 95

October 5th, 2015

Olga Hirshhorn (right), with Georgia O'Keefe, Joseph Hirshhorn and Dorothy Brett, via Washington PostOlga Hirshhorn, the collector and widow of Hirshhorn Museum founder Joseph Hirshhorn, has passed away at the age of 95.  “I had to choose whether to learn about art or finance or mining,” Mrs. Hirshhorn said of her early years married to her husband, “and I chose art.” Read More »

Bulgarian Artist Delivers “Standby Art” to European Central Bank

October 5th, 2015

A Site Specific Piece on Standby by Nedko Solakov, via ReutersA Bulgarian artist has delivered a coy sculptural work to the European Central Bank, a giant chunk of aluminum that will be replaced with a finished sculpture when the institution achieves all of its stated goals and its staff is fully “satisfied.”  “This will of course never happen because a serious institution is never satisfied,” artist Nedko Solakov says. “I just let the people imagine what the sculpture would look like.” Read More »

Ai Weiwei Reportedly Found Listening Devices in his Studio

October 5th, 2015

Ai Weiwei, via NYTAi Weiwei has reportedly found what he thinks are “listening devices” in the walls of his studio.  The artist posted photos and video of the devices, which were found during a renovation of his studio.  “There will always be surprises,” he noted. Read More »

Centre Pompidou Looking Internationally for Events and Exhibitions, Including Pop-ups in China and Korea

October 5th, 2015

Serge Lasvignes, via Art NewspaperSerge Lasvignes, the President of Centre Pompidou, has announced a string of new plans for the institution, including a series of pop-up exhibitions in Korea and China, and exhibitions focusing on Arte Povera and Beirut. “My aim is to start a dialogue with foreign [art] centers which will enable us to build our collections for the future,” he says. Read More »

Beijing Biennale Sees Controversy and Conflict at Armenian Pavilion

October 4th, 2015

The intruders photographed, via ArtforumThree men in suits posing as authorities at the Beijing Biennale reportedly attempted to destroy works at the Armenian pavilion, Artforum reports.  The men entered the pavilion and sought to remove works by artist Karen Mirzoyan depicting lands contested by Azerbaijan.  “For now I can say that our team and artworks are safe,” said pavilion curator Anna Garrigan.  Read More »

Former Art Thief Found Dead in London Canal

October 3rd, 2015

Sebastiano Magnanini, via The GuardianThe body of Sebastiano Magnanini, a former Italian art thief, was found in London’s Regent’s canal near Kings Cross this week, the Guardian reports.  “His life in Italy, before coming to London, will inevitably form part of the investigation, but at this early stage we are not looking at organized crime as a motive,” says Investigator Rebecca Reeves. Read More »

Artists Evicted from Trio of Gowanus Buildings

October 3rd, 2015

94 Ninth St, via DNAA group of artists are being evicted from studio spaces across three Ninth Street buildings in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn.  “For the overall arts and creativity in Gowanus, this is a huge loss,” says Abby Subak, executive director of Arts Gowanus.  “The implications for this go beyond Gowanus and are being felt by the entire artist community of New York City.” Read More »

NYT Profiles Curator Koyo Kouoh

October 3rd, 2015

Koyo Kouoh, via NYTThe New York Times profiles the work of curator Koyo Kouoh, who has built a reputation for bringing contemporary African Artists to the wider art world.  “She has always been somebody who was interested in much more than just contemporary art, and these are the strong people of today,” says Chris Dercon, director at the Tate Modern. “She is very interested in possible links, not only in other disciplines, especially literature, but also to have a much wider view of what visual art means, especially in Africa.” Read More »

Dia Foundation Abandons Building Plans in Favor of Existing Real Estate

September 30th, 2015

Dia Chelsea, via Art NewspaperThe Dia Foundation is no longer planning on a new building project in Chelsea, the Art Newspaper reports, as new Director Jessica Morgan is pushing for a more active use of the Foundation’s existing space in the city.  “I want to be programming constantly in Chelsea again because it makes no sense to have this incredible real estate and to be renting it out,” Morgan says. “It’s essential that we have a presence in the city.” Read More »

Royal College of Art Suspends First Year of Course Due to Lack of Teachers

September 30th, 2015

Royal Academy of Art, via Art NewspaperLondon’s Royal College of Art has suspended admissions for the incoming year’s design interactions course due to a shortage of teaching staff for the program.  “Several tutors left this summer instead of working their notices until December,” says an anonymous alumnus. Read More »

New Yorker Profiles Korean Tansaekhwa Group in Run-Up to Christie’s Exhibition

September 30th, 2015

Ha Chong-Hyun's, Conjunction 86-11 (1986), via New YorkThe New Yorker profiles the Korean art group Tansaekhwa this week, as the group of post-war conceptualists prepare a selling exhibition of work split between Christie’s locations in New York and Hong Kong.  “I am unbelievably happy,” says included artist Ha Chong-Hyun. “I’m eighty-one years old. Back in the day, Koreans didn’t live this long. I shouldn’t be here. But to have this happen in my lifetime, I can’t be more thankful.” Read More »

Zachary Kaplan Appointed Executive Director at Rhizome

September 30th, 2015

Zachary Kaplan, via Art NewsRhizome has appointed Zachary Kaplan as the organization’s new executive director.  “Zach is a proven leader and a passionate advocate for Rhizome’s mission. He brings a wealth of experience and a strong vision to this evolving organization, and we’re excited for him to shape the future of Rhizome,” says Greg Pass, the chairman of Rhizome’s board. Read More »

Banksy Donating Materials from Dismaland to Refugee Camp in Calais, France

September 29th, 2015

The jungle camp near Calais, France, via NYTBanksy has announced that the materials from his Dismaland installation in Weston-super-Mare will be sent to migrants and refugee camps in Calais, France.  “All the timber and fixtures from Dismaland are being sent to the ‘jungle’ refugee camp near Calais to build shelters,” a statement on the artist’s site read. “No online tickets will be available.” Read More »

Chinese Slump Will Likely Affect Secondary Art Market

September 29th, 2015

An Auction house in China, via SCMPChina’s economic slump and campaign against graft has many forecasting slow sales in the country’s once thriving art market, the SCMP reports, although those outside the secondary market remain optimistic.  “Now in fact is a better time because the speculators go away and we can focus on working with seasoned collectors and find new clients,”says Andy Hei, co-chairman and director of Fine Art Asia. “Prices will be more rational.” Read More »