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Czech Republic Racing to Reclaim Valuable Artworks It Loaned for Fear...

PRAGUE (AP).- The Czech Republic is racing to reclaim valuable artworks it loaned to museums across Europe before they can be seized in a battle over a $500 million judgment to a businessman who says the government slandered him. The government has re...

Rumanian Master Demetre Chiparus Stars in Impressive Design Sale at Bonhams

LONDON.- One of the largest and most impressive groups of bronze and ivory figures to appear at auction in recent years comes under the hammer at the Bonhams ‘Design from 1860’ sale in London on 22 June. Among the 50 plus works from a private...

The Jewish Museum Presents Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone...

NEW YORK, NY.- Henri Matisse called them “my two Baltimore ladies.” Their friend Gertrude Stein wrote a poem about them entitled “Two Women.” The sisters Dr. Claribel Cone (1864-1929) and Miss Etta Cone (1870-1949) began buying art ...

Rijksmuseum Discovers Unknown Masterpiece at Sotheby’s "Juliana Auction"

AMSTERDAM.- The Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands' national museum, discovered a previously unknown masterpiece at the auction Property from the estate of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands at Sotheby’s in Amsterdam. Upon closer study, the terracotta scu...

Walker Art Gallery Acquires Important Watercolour: "Goodbye on the Mersey" by...

LIVERPOOL.- The Walker Art Gallery has acquired a striking watercolour study of 19th century emigration by the French artist, James Tissot with help from the Art Fund, the UK’s national fundraising charity for works of art. Goodbye on the Mersey i...

Walker Art Gallery Acquires Important Watercolour: "Goodbye on the Mersey" by...

LIVERPOOL.- The Walker Art Gallery has acquired a striking watercolour study of 19th century emigration by the French artist, James Tissot with help from the Art Fund, the UK’s national fundraising charity for works of art. Goodbye on the Mersey i...

The Jewish Museum Presents ‘The Line and the Circle’ Video Installation...

NEW YORK, NY.- The Jewish Museum presents The Line and the Circle by Sharone Lifschitz, a video installation, from February 11 to August 21, 2011 in the Museum’s Barbara and E. Robert Goodkind Media Center. In this video (19 min. 26 sec.), Sharone...

U.S. Returns Stolen Impressionist Painting to France

WASHINGTON (AP).- A stolen painting by French Impressionist Edgar Degas was formally returned to France at the residence of the French ambassador to the United States on Friday after it surfaced at an auction in New York. The small painting "Blanchisse...

Selected Group of Victorian and Edwardian Masterpieces To Lead Sotheby’s London...

LONDON.- Sotheby's Sale of Victorian and Edwardian Art, on Thursday, December 16, 2010, will open with Masterpieces, fourteen lots comprising a carefully selected group of paintings and watercolours from private collections, estimated to bring in the r...

Man Survives Passing Out with Head in Museum Noose

DODGE CITY, KAN (AP).- Officials say an Arkansas man got a frightening look at frontier justice when he passed out with a display noose around his head during a trip to a Wild West-themed Kansas museum. Police in Dodge City, Kan., have declined to rel...

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