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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

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Steve Wynn’s Picasso Withdrawn from Christie’s Sale Following Damage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

U.S. Charges 10 in Laundering Scheme Involving Picasso Work

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

Sotheby’s Leads Spring Sales in London with £14 Million Picasso

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Picasso’s “Guernica” Subject of Profile in Art Newspaper

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Fondation Louis Vuitton Looking to Loan Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon for MoMA Show

Friday, December 30th, 2016

French Appeals Court Upholds Sentence for Electrician Convicted of Stealing Picasso Trove

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Pierre Le Guennec Claims He Was Hiding Picasso Works for Artist’s Wife

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Met’s Picasso Masterpiece Subject of Repatriation Lawsuit

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

The Guardian Looks at Picasso’s Relationship to Portraiture and His Sitters

Friday, September 30th, 2016
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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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