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Hanover Museum Must Return Nazi-Looted Watercolor, German Commission Rules

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Theaster Gates Wins Germany’s Kurt Schwitters Prize

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Pierre Huyghe Wins 2015 Kurt Schwitters Award

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Two Picasso Paintings stolen from the Seedamm-Kulturzentrum in Switzerland

Friday, February 8th, 2008
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German Art Database Aims to Support and Record Looted Artifacts

September 25th, 2017

Iraq, via Art NewspaperWorking to shore up defense of its Cultural Property Protection Law, Germany has created an internet database offering resources and information on recording, securing and reporting cultural artifacts. The site is part of an ongoing effort by Culture Minister Monika Grütters to ensure greater protection for artifacts moving from destabilized countries, and those circulating in Germany and the rest of Europe. 
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Hauser & Wirth to Open Space in Hong Kong

September 22nd, 2017

Site of Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong, via Art NewsHauser & Wirth is opening a new exhibition space in Hong Kong, alongside offices in Shanghai and Beijing. “Our expansion into China marks the beginning of a new chapter for Hauser & Wirth,” gallery co-founder, Iwan Wirth says. “We have spent the past two years carefully researching the most appropriate ways to expand in these places, to become a fully present part of the art scene in China and engage meaningfully.”
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New York Times Looks at Basquiat’s Musical Tastes in Profile Piece

September 22nd, 2017

Jean-Michel Basquiat, via NYTAs the Barbican opens its Basquiat retrospective this month, the New York Times looks back on the artist’s enduring love for music, and the inspiration his paintings took from records by Curtis Mayfield, David Bowie, and more. “The main thing for us was having big speakers and a blasting stereo. That was the only furniture I purchased myself,” says his former girlfriend, Alexis Adler of their time living together. “Music was playing all the time.”
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