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Michigan Dealer Arrested on Forgery Charges

February 4th, 2016

Eric Spoutz and his wife, via NBCMichigan-based dealer Eric Spoutz has been arrested on federal charges for the sale of forged masterworks claimed to be by de Kooning, Joan Mitchell, and more.  Authorities allege he wove a web of lies and deceit over his collection of works and high connections in the art world.  “The only real thing in this situation seems to be the financial losses the victims have incurred for purchasing what they thought were true works of art, whether for investment purposes or personal enjoyment,” says FBI New York assistant director Diego Rodriguez.
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Christie’s Not Obligated to Pay $11.5 million in Damages Caused by Superstorm Sandy

February 4th, 2016

Storm Damage, via Art NewspaperChristie’s Brooklyn will not have to pay $11.5 million in damages caused by flooding after Superstorm Sandy in 2012, following a New York state court decision this past month.  The lawsuits were filed by several insurance companies to recoup the costs paid out to their clients.
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Tefaf Coming to New York

February 4th, 2016

Tefaf, via NYTTefaf, the massive Dutch fair of fine art, antiques and design, is expanding to New York this October, taking up most of the Park Avenue Armory for the first edition of Tefaf New York.  “On numerous occasions, our exhibitors in Maastricht have expressed the need and desire for a Tefaf platform in the U.S., as have many private and institutional collectors,” says Patrick van Maris, chief executive of Tefaf. “Among the different possibilities Tefaf has explored over the past couple of years, this partnership with Artvest in the Park Avenue Armory New York really stood out. As the world’s most buoyant art market, New York is a perfect match.”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Kiss V via World Gallery

b. October 27, 1923 in New York City

d. September 29, 1997 in New York City

Schools
Arts Students League of New York
Ohio State University

Roy Fox Lichetenstein is a influential and prominent American Pop artist.  He is best known for his comic book style.  His first Pop paintings were influenced by cartoon images and techniques from commercial printing.  His large scale work Look Mickey (1961) was his first work with Benday Dots and resulted from a challenge from his one of sons.

Look Mickey (1961) via Roy Lichtenstein Foundation

His most famous work is Whaam! (1963) which was adopted from a comic book panel from an issue of DC Comic’s All American Men of War.

Whaam! (1963) via Tate

Lichetenstein was also a sculptor using metal and plastic.  He has a public sculpture named Lamp in St. Mary’s in Georgia.

He died of pneumonia in 1997. 

Roy Lichtenstein, Drowning Girl via World Gallery