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Nahmad Family Buys Picasso, Sends to Paris for Show at Musée d’Orsay

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Steve Wynn’s Picasso Withdrawn from Christie’s Sale Following Damage

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Pablo Picasso Works Test Developing Market in Asia

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

U.S. Charges 10 in Laundering Scheme Involving Picasso Work

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Pablo Picasso’s ‘Le Repos’ Heads to Sotheby’s New York This May

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Picasso Painting Reveals New Layers After X-Ray Analysis

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Picasso’s Stepdaughter, Catherine Hutin-Blay to Open Museum to Artist

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Pablo Picasso Painting Stays in Met Collection

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Sotheby’s Leads Spring Sales in London with £14 Million Picasso

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Art Newspaper Reflects on Opening of Pablo Picasso Sculpture in Downtown Chicago

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

London – Pablo Picasso: “Minotaurs and Matadors” at Gagosian Grosvenor Hill through August 25th, 2017

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Picasso’s “Guernica” Subject of Profile in Art Newspaper

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Musee Picasso and Tate Modern to Host “Once-in-a-Lifetime” Exhibition on Artist’s Work

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Fondation Louis Vuitton Looking to Loan Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon for MoMA Show

Friday, December 30th, 2016

French Appeals Court Upholds Sentence for Electrician Convicted of Stealing Picasso Trove

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Pierre Le Guennec Claims He Was Hiding Picasso Works for Artist’s Wife

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Met’s Picasso Masterpiece Subject of Repatriation Lawsuit

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

The Guardian Looks at Picasso’s Relationship to Portraiture and His Sitters

Friday, September 30th, 2016

British Museum Acquires Important Series of Picasso Prints

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Dealer Olivier Thomas Indicted in Picasso Theft Case

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Françoise Gilot, Painter and Former Lover of Picasso, Interviewed in The Guardian

Monday, June 13th, 2016

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
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New Yorker Profiles MoMA’s Recent Acquisition of Chris Ofili’s “Holy Virgin Mary”

May 23rd, 2018

Chris Ofili, Holy Virgin Mary, via BloombergThe New Yorker has a piece on the infamous battle between Rudy Giuliani and Chris Ofili over the artist’s The Holy Virgin Mary, which the then-mayor sought to have removed from a show at the New Museum, and which has now been acquired by MoMA. “When we acquired the work and put it in front of our committee, it looked like it had descended from Heaven,” MoMA curator Laura Hoptman says.
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Germany Looks to Increase Arts Funding by $353 million

May 23rd, 2018

Grutters, via ArtforumGerman minister of culture Monika Grütters has announced plans to increase the nation’s arts funding by approximately $353 million. Grütters feels the budget sends “a strong signal that culture is the foundation for our open and democratic society.” 
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LA Times Profiles Strong Growth for Nigerian Art Market

May 23rd, 2018

Art X Lagos, via LA TimesA piece in the LA Times this week notes the surging popularity of Nigerian art on the international market, and the institutions springing up to cater to a thriving market. “There’s a generation of young, vibrant artists of Nigerian or African origin who have felt that the gallery infrastructure in West Africa is not sufficiently developed for them to connect with the international art market from their home base,” says Tokini Peterside, founder of the Art X Lagos art fair. “For generations, when it comes to exporting its cultural capital and so many other things, Africa has had to go overseas.”
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