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Paintings By Queen Victoria Head to Auction in London

January 20th, 2023

A rare pair of floral paintings by Queen Victoria will go to auction next week, expecting prices of £8,000 and £10,000, Art News reports. 
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Michael Rakowitz Proposes Gift of Fourth Plinth Statue to British Museum in Exchange for Return of Assyrian Arifacts to Iraq

January 20th, 2023

Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz is proposing that the British Museum return one of its ancient Assyrian treasures to Iraq in exchange for the donation of his fourth plinth sculpture to the UK. “As I pondered my gift to the nation of Great Britain, I began to fantasise that it could be attached to a second gift: the return of one of the British Museum’s lamassu to the country of Iraq, to replace what was destroyed by Daesh [or Islamic State],” he writes in an open letter.
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Art News Traces Continued Challenges of Repatriation at The Met

January 20th, 2023

Art News has a piece this week discussing ongoing issues with repatriation at The Met, reviewing some disputed works still on view. “Once you know that someone is acquiring artifacts without looking too closely as a source, the first thing you should do is look deeper,” says Erin Thompson, an associate professor of art crime at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
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Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth Zürich
Limmatstrasse 270
CH-8005 Zürich
Tel: +41 44 446 80 50
Fax: +41 44 446 80 55
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Hauser & Wirth London
196a Piccadilly
London W1J 9DY
Tel: +44 207 287 23 00
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15 Old Bond Street
London W1S 4AX
Tel: +44 207 399 97 70
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Hauser & Wirth was founded in 1992 in Zurich by its principals Ursula Hauser, Manuela Wirth and Iwan Wirth.The first London gallery (Piccadilly) was opened in 2003 and is located in a historic building across the road from the Royal Academy of Art, showing contemporary art in a beautifully old fashioned edifice. They later expanded their representation in the UK, adding two other gallery spaces in London, the Coppermill and the Colnaghi. The former industrial building that is now the East End Coppermill boasts 25,000 square ft of floor space, providing a grand stage to house enormous and architectural installations. The Colnaghi space hosts established masters of contemporary art during its two shows each year.

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