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Cousin of Cornelius Gurlitt Seeks Appeal in Case Over Right to Works

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Cousin of Late Cornelius Gurlitt Challenges Will

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Kunstmuseum Bern Set to Announce Decision on Cornelius Gurlitt Trove of Artworks Donated Earlier This Year

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Monet Landscape Found Hidden in Cornelius Gurlitt’s Suitcase

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

WSJ Looks Inside the Dealings Surrounding Cornelius Gurlitt’s Donation of Nazi-Looted Works to Bern’s Kunstmuseum

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Cornelius Gurlitt, Controversial Heir of Nazi-era Art Collection, Dies at 81

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Cornelius Gurlitt to Return Collection of Looted Artworks

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Cornelius Gurlitt Launches Website to Clarify Points of Nazi-Looted Artwork Case

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Additional Works Seized from Salzburg Home of Cornelius Gurlitt

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

New York Times Reports on Munich Art Hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Bundeskunsthalle Places First Works on View from Gurlitt Trove

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Kunstmuseum Bern Takes Control of First Works From Gurlitt Horde

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Works from Gurlitt Art Trove to Go on View in Bonn, Germanny

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Gurlitt Art Trove Set to Go on view in Bonn, Germany and Bern, Switzerland

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Bern’s Kunstmuseum Inherits Gurlitt Art Trove

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

German and Swiss Museums Announced Joint Exhibition of Gurlitt Trove

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Germany Renews Funding for Gurlitt Trove Research

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

Progress Report Notes 5 Works from Gurlitt Trove as Nazi Loot

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

New Foundation Taking Over Investigation for Gurlitt Art Trove

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Two Works From Gurlitt Collection Set to Return to Heirs

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Documenta Director Wants to Show Full Gurlitt Collection

Friday, April 17th, 2015

As German Court Upholds Gurlitt Will, More Questions Arise

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Kunstmuseum Bern Still Waiting on Gurlitt Art Trove Due to Legal Dispute

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Art Newspaper Looks at the Life and Collection of Wolfgang Gurlitt

Friday, January 16th, 2015
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New York — “Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go” at Almine Rech Gallery Through December 16th, 2017

December 14th, 2017

Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Installation View)
Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Installation View)

Almine Rech Gallery, one of Paris’s foremost galleries, opened its first New York location more than a year ago on the Upper East Side, bringing with it a unique program that mixes a strong artist roster with a consistently adventurous curatorial project.  For its most recent venture, the gallery has brought together key figures from the canon of 20th century Western art for Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go. Adapting its title from a line in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the exhibition investigates ways artists use text as an allegorical element. Serving as a chronological and thematic starting point to the exhibition is Être ou ne pas être, Picasso’s 1912 painting considered as one of the foremost examples of appropriation of text in modern painting. Declaring “to be or not be” in French with gouache on paper, Picasso not only pays homage to one of the most emblematic texts ever written, but he also questions the mimetic essence of a painting. Can a painting of words serve to depict an image?
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Clearing Gallery Opens Shop Uptown

December 14th, 2017

Clearing Gallery's uptown space, via Art NewsClearing Gallery has opened a new space in New York City, setting up a second location at 43 East 78th Street. “We have private dealers, galleries, and museums around, so it’s a super location,” says gallery owner Olivier Babin. “As much as Bushwick is off the beaten path, this is in the center of everything. I mean, we’re across the street from the Carlyle!”
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American Collectors Rarely Sell Prized Works Once Purchased

December 13th, 2017

Christie's, via NY postA new study finds that few American art collectors sell their works once they have purchased them, the New York Post reports. “Collectors don’t apply the same principles to buying art that they would to a typical investment portfolio of stocks and bonds,” says John Mathews, head of private wealth management and ultra-high net worth at UBS Americas. “It is important, however, to institute management structures to ensure their legacy remains protected, correctly valued and insured.”
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