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David Rubenstein Tapped to Head Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Rubens Work Held in Storage for Over 80 Years Goes Back on View at State Hermitage

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Dealer Perry Rubenstein Arrested on Criminal Fraud Charges

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Recently Authenticated Rubens to Go on View in Antwerp

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Early Rubens Discovered in Salem, OR

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

New York – “Reinventing Abstraction,” Curated by Raphael Rubenstein at Cheim & Read Through August 30th, 2013

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Rubens Drawing Discovered in University of Reading Cupboard

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

New Rubens painting discovered in Russia

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Sir. Peter Paul Rubens

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

AO Auction Recap – Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, February 28th, 2017

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

National Portrait Gallery to Show Rare Set of Old Masters Drawings

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Stolen Paintings Returned to Verona Museum

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

Old Masters Works Struggling in Current Market Landscape

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Thirteen Arrested in Connection with Theft at Museum of Castelvecchio

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Verona Museum Victim of $16 Million Art Theft

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Duke University Receives $25 Million Gift for New Arts Building

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Outcry Over Sale Classic Works in Ireland Halts Christie’s Old Masters Sale

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms Seeing Major Popularity Among Collectors

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Fire Damaged Works to Go on View at Bode Museum in Berlin

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Blackstone VP James Tomilson Hill Emerges As Billionaire on Strength of Art Collection

Friday, June 13th, 2014

The Challenges of Moving Mike Kelley’s Career Retrospective

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

AO Auction Recap: Old Masters Week in New York, January 29-31st, 2014

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

New York – Mike Kelley at MoMA PS1 Through February 2nd, 2014

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Berlin – George Condo: “Paintings and Sculpture” Sprüth Magers through June 22nd, 2013

Monday, June 10th, 2013
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Maurizio Cattelan Profiled in NYT

April 24th, 2017

Maurizio Cattelan, via NYTMaurizio Cattelan is profiled in the New York Times this week, as a documentary on the artist hits theaters.  “Underneath it all, Maurizio’s a good person,” says director Maura Axelrod of the artist’s mischievous personality. “He’s not careening through life trying to upset people. His overall approach is playful. Although maybe not the Stephanie Seymour piece. That might be the exception.”
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Magdalena Abakanowicz Passes Away at the age of 86

April 24th, 2017

Embryology 1978-80 by Magdalena Abakanowicz born 1930Polish sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz has passed away at the age of 86.  The artist’s long career frequently challenged the authoritarian regime of Cold War Poland, and the impact of war on the psyche of its people.  “We are finally still questioning our own existence, the problem of our existence,” she once said, “because this is the greatest question and the greatest mystery—existence and sense or non-sense, the extraordinary power of man and his extraordinary weakness.”
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Case Over Pieter Bruegel the Younger Painting Hints at Problems with Painting Valuations

April 24th, 2017

Pieter Bruegel the Younger, via NYTThe New York Times reports on a recent court decision over the valuation and sale of a Pieter Bruegel the Younger the painting, where evidence showed a trend towards auction houses underpricing works so as to win favor from sellers when the works sold at strong prices.  The ruling echoes assertions by the I.R.S. that prices given for artworks are a likely “high abuse area.”
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