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Trial Begins for Picasso Electrician Accused of Stealing Artist’s Works

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Marina Picasso’s Private Sale of Her Collection has Some Fearing “Flooded” Market

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Marina Picasso to Sell $290 Million in Works from Private Collection

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Picasso Plate Worth $90,000 Stolen from Art Miami

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Former Electrician to Appear in Court Over Hoarded Picassos

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Paris’s Picasso Museum Reopens

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Never Before Seen Picasso Self-Portrait to Go On View in London

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Picasso Painting to Depart from Four Seasons After 55 Years

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Apple Looks to Picasso for Inspiration

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Researchers Discover Hidden Picasso Underneath “The Blue Room”

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Picasso Curtain Painting Moved to New York Historical Society

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Columbus, OH Billionaire Leslie Wexner Shifts Focus to Collecting Picassos In-Depth

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Picasso Tapestry at Center of Lawsuit Between Landmarks Conservancy and Four Seasons

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Antonio Banderas to Play Picasso in Upcoming Biopic

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Judge Blocks Removal of Picasso Tapestry

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Picasso Tapestry Faces Threat Over Necessary Removal

Friday, February 7th, 2014

$1.26 Million Picasso Raffle Won by Pennsylvania Resident for $137 Ticket

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Rural Picasso Estate Goes on the Market for 8 Times its Purchase Price

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

The Challenges Facing Oslo’s Picasso Murals

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Former Picasso Studio at Center of Real Estate Spat

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Picasso’s Granddaughter Launches Ambitious Cataloguing of the Artist’s Sculptures

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Romanian Woman May Have Burned Picasso, Monet in her Stove

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

U.S. Blocks Sale of Picasso Work

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Houston Picasso Vandal Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

Wednesday, May 29th, 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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