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Constable sketch found behind another painting at V&A

Constable sketch found behind another painting at V&A

Posted November 27th, 2013

England, Featured Posts, News, Paintings, Romanticism, Talks

A new John Constable oil sketch will go on display tomorrow in the V&A’s Edwin and Susan Davies Galleries after it was discovered at the V&A Museum hidden on the back of Branch Hill Pond: Hampstead, another work by the English Romantic painter. V&A experts… Read More

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Dutch art heist “mastermind” sentenced to 7 years in Romania, paintings still missing

Dutch art heist “mastermind” sentenced to 7 years in Romania, paintings still missing

Posted November 27th, 2013

Art Theft, Law, News

A Romanian man who masterminded the theft of seven masterpieces from a Dutch museum was sentenced to nearly seven years in jail on Tuesday, but the fate of the paintings remains a mystery. Radu Dogaru, 29, had admitted planning the three-minute heist of works by… Read More

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“Schwabing Art Trove” – 39 Toulouse-Lautrec Works and more

“Schwabing Art Trove” – 39 Toulouse-Lautrec Works and more

Posted November 27th, 2013

Drawing, France, Germany, Lost Art, News

It’s hard to believe that this press release about the “Schwabing art trove” from 11 November is the only reaction from the “the Bavarian State Ministry of Justice, the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts, the Federal Ministry of Finance and the… Read More

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Louvre Abu Dhabi opens on 2 December 2015

Louvre Abu Dhabi opens on 2 December 2015

Posted November 21st, 2013

Arab World, Museums, News

” It’s official: the Louvre Abu Dhabi will be opening on UAE’s National Day, 2 December 2015,” reports The Art Newpaper. “Aurélie Filippetti, the French minister of culture, made the announcement at the opening of Abu Dhabi Art on 19 November. She was there with… Read More

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Munich Art Hoarder breaks silence

Munich Art Hoarder breaks silence

Posted November 18th, 2013

Art History, Art Theft, Germany, News

Cornelius Gurlitt, a German recluse who hid hundreds of paintings believed looted by the Nazis in his Munich flat, says he will not give up the works without a fight, quashing hopes for a quick settlement. Describing the priceless works as the love of his… Read More

Paintings

Francis Bacon’s “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” sells for $142.405.000 at Christie

Francis Bacon’s “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” sells for $142.405.000 at Christie

Posted November 13th, 2013

Auctions, Contemporary Art, News, Paintings

A work by British painter Francis Bacon was sold for $142.4 million in New York on Tuesday, smashing the world record for the most expensive piece of art ever auctioned. “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” by the 20th century figurative artist, who lived from 1909… Read More

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Director of Leopold Museum Vienna resigns

Director of Leopold Museum Vienna resigns

Posted November 1st, 2013

Austria, Museums, News

Tobias Natter has stepped down over the institution’s connection with Nazi-linked Klimt-Ucicky foundation. The Art Newpaper reports that: “the director of the Leopold Museum in Vienna, Tobias Natter, resigned in protest from his position on Monday. His decision came after Peter Weinhäupl, the museum’s managing… Read More

USA

Pioneering Detroit Institute of Arts could be victim of city’s bankruptcy

Pioneering Detroit Institute of Arts could be victim of city’s bankruptcy

Posted October 23rd, 2013

Business, Collections, Contemporary Art, News, USA

(AFP) There are few places where the former majesty of the US auto industry is more keenly captured than among the Diego Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Those stunning, sun-drenched walls could be lost to public view if the museum’s collection is… Read More

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Robbery made too easy – Art thief Dogaru to sue Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam?

Robbery made too easy – Art thief Dogaru to sue Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam?

Posted October 23rd, 2013

Art Theft, Museums, News

Romanian Mihai Alexandru Bitu (L) and Eugen Darie (R) two of the six suspects, who are on trial for the spectacular three-minute heist from the Kunthal museum in Rotterdam in October 2012, enter a local Court in Bucharest, Romania on October 22, 2013. A Romanian… Read More