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David Nahmad Raffles Picasso Off for Charity

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Steve Wynn Buys Two Picassos from Marron Estate

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Jamie Botin’s Fine Increased to $101.2 million Over Picasso Work

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Dentist Arrested After Trying to Pass off Fake Picassos

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Jamie Botín Sentenced to 18 Months Jail Time Over Picasso Smuggling

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Man Arrested for Ripping £20 Million Picasso at Tate Modern

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Olivier Widmaier Picasso Gives NYT a Tour of His Collection

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

French Court Upholds Sentence for Picasso’s Electrician

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Businessman Accused of Smuggling Picasso Looking at $111 M. Fine

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

NYT Profiles Picasso Show in Beijing

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Swiss Farmer Wins Contest to Show Picasso on His Barn

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Stolen Picasso Recovered by Art Detective Arthur Brand

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Romanian Theater Group Tricks Writer into Believe He Found Stolen Picasso

Monday, November 19th, 2018

Four Picasso Women from Collection of Sam Rose Head to Christie’s this Fall

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Ten Picasso Works Rediscovered in Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

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Steve Wynn’s Picasso Withdrawn from Christie’s Sale Following Damage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
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NYT Notes Generation Gap in Online Art Sales

June 9th, 2020

As art sales go online, the NYT notes an increasing generation gap, with older buyers tapering off their purchases and younger buyers continuing to collect. “The resistance from older collectors is still there,” says Anders Petterson, founder of analytics firm ArtTactic.  “When there is no physical art world, how do you substitute that experience?” he added. “Younger people are a lot quicker to adapt.”
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Unrest Over Killing of George Floyd Forces Museums to Address Institutionalized Racism

June 9th, 2020

A piece in the New York Times charts pressure on institutions to address problems of systemic racism and injustice in their organizations, collections and programs, following the social unrest caused by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police.  “I do not think art museums have done enough,” says Chris Anagnos, executive director of the Association of Art Museum Directors. “We have dabbled around the edges of the work, but in our place of privilege we will never live up to the statement that ‘museums are for everyone’ unless we begin to confront, examine and dismantle the various structures that brought us to this point.”
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Art Basel Cancelled

June 9th, 2020

Art Basel has completely cancelled the 2020 edition of its fair in the Swiss town, after an attempt to move the fair’s dates to September.  “While there are signs of hope as individual countries are coming out of lockdown, the global situation remains precarious, and, unfortunately, too many uncertainties remain to go ahead with the fair,” the organization said in a statement. “These include the health risks posed by large gatherings, the limitations on intercontinental travel, and the unclear Swiss regulatory environment for shows of Art Basel’s size. Given these uncertainties, we believe that the best option concerning the Basel show is to focus on next year’s edition and delivering a fair of the exceptional international quality that the artworld expects.”
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