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WSJ Looks at Dispute Over Greek Collector’s Treasure Trove of Works

July 1st, 2016

Basil and Elise Goulandris, via WSJThe WSJ looks at the collection of Greek magnate Basil Goulandris, which currently sits at the center of a major legal dispute surrounding the ownership of a series of works sold to an offshore corporation shortly before Goulandris passed away.  The works were intended for a museum in Athens, but many in Goulandris’s family are fighting for what they consider their inheritance.  “I’m keeping my walls empty until my paintings come home to me,” says Goulandris’s niece Aspasia Zaimis, who is suing for the works.
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Sotheby’s Helena Newman Allays Brexit Fears Following Auction Week

July 1st, 2016

Helena Newman, via NYTSotheby’s Helena Newman spoke with the New York Times this week, registering her disregard for the Brexit’s influence on the European auction market.  “Whatever is going on, if you have something really great or really rare, that will ride out any concerns,” she says. “There continue to be global collectors who are looking for museum-quality work.”
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Rijksmuseum Makes 250,000 Works from Collection Available Online

July 1st, 2016

Rijksmuseum, via ArchdailyThe Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has made 250,000 works from its huge collection available for free online viewing or free download.  The museum’s impressive collection of Dutch Masters and 17th Century European works will now be available for all to view online and download for use.
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Liu Ye

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