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Fondation Louis Vuitton Readies Landmark Modernist Exhibition

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

AO Auction Recap – London: Sotheby’s Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist Evening Sales, February 3rd, 2015

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

AO Auction Preview – London: Impressionist and Modern Evening Sales, February 3rd and 4th, 2015

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

New York – David Hockney: “Some New Painting (and Photography)” at Pace Gallery Through January 10th, 2015

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Louvre Abu Dhabi to Receive 300 Works in Loan from France

Monday, October 13th, 2014

The Guardian Studies the Late Work of Great Artists

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Monaco – Mickalene Thomas: “Femme au divan II” at École Supérieure d’Arts Plastiques Pavillon Bosio Through August 31st, 2014

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Artwork From the Detroit Institute of Art Worth Up $8.5 Billion

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Death of Recluse Collector Reveals More Modern Masters in Collection

Friday, July 25th, 2014

AO Auction Preview – London: Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sales, June 22nd-23rd, 2014

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

AO Auction Recap: Impressionist and Modern Evening Sales, May 6th-7th, 2014

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

AO Auction Preview – New York: Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sales, May 6th-7th, 2014

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Paris – Alex Katz: “45 Years of Portraits: 1969-2014” at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Through July 12th, 2014

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

German Government Announces Deal Over Gurlitt Art Collection

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Christie’s To Auction Works From Collection of Edgar Bronfman

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Cornelius Gurlitt to Return Collection of Looted Artworks

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Asher Edelman Files Lawsuit Over Fraudulent Art Deal

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

AO Auction Preview: Modernist and Impressionist Evening Sales at Sotheby’s and Christie’s London, February 4-5th, 2014

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Basel: Thomas Schütte at Fondation Beyeler, through February 2nd 2014

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

6 Years in Prison for Romanian Art Thieves in Rotterdam Heist

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Paris – Georges Braque at Grand Palais, Galeries nationales, through January 6th 2014

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Julian Schnabel Interviewed in Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Collection of 1500 Modern Works Seized by German Police, Estimated at Over $1.3 Billion

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Rijksmuseum Identifies 139 Looted Artworks in Collection

Friday, November 1st, 2013
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Leonardo da Vinci Painting Inspires Mystery Over Depiction of Transparent Orb

October 19th, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, via The GuardianThe Guardian has a piece this week on the mysterious orb held by Christ in the Leonardo da Vinci painting currently on view at Christie’s. “Solid glass or crystal, whether shaped like an orb or a lens, produces magnified, inverted, and reversed images,” historian Walter Isaacson says of the image. “Instead, Leonardo painted the orb as if it were a hollow glass bubble that does not refract or distort the light passing through it.”
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In Rare Move, Several Florine Stettheimer Works Change Hands this Fall

October 19th, 2017

Florine Stettheimer, New York Liberty, 1918, via Art NewsIn an extremely rare occurrence, two works by Florine Stettheimer have changed hands this year, with one going into the collection of the Whitney Museum, and one going onto the open market.  Stettheimer rarely sold or gave her works away, making one’s appearance, let alone two in the same year, a momentous event. 
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Kader Attia Wins 2017 Joan Miró Prize

October 19th, 2017

Kader Attia, via Art DailyFrench-Algerian artist Kader Attia has been named  winner of the 2017 Joan Miró Prize.  “Attia’s passionate engagement with current affairs and with the shared fate of humanity [which] has close links to Joan Miró’s involvement in the critical episodes that marked his generation, while Attia’s unique take on complex, often traumatic, human relationships across cultures resonates with Miró’s universal aspirations,” the award’s jury said in a statement.
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