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Pennsylvania’s AGO Reviewing La Salle’s Planned Sale Of Art

We previously reported on La Salle University’s decision to sell off most of their important works of art (46 in all) for ‘financial reasons’ … these stories are becoming all too familiar. According to Stephan Salisbury’s article in The Inquirer … More…

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German Based Russian Avant-Garde Dealer Exonorated

In 2013, Itzhak Zarug (an Israeli born art dealer living in Germany who specializes in Russian avant-garde paintings) was arrested by German police on suspicions of running an international fraud ring.  By 2016, authorities began to realize that the case … More…

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The Berkshire Saga Continues – April 6th Deadline Is Looming

The end is almost here … or is it?  Both sides in the Berkshire Museum case were heard today by Justice David Lowy.  The museum and AGO are claiming that without an infusion of $55M, the museum will not survive … More…

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Your Door-Way to Someone Famous

Just when you thought things couldn’t get more ridiculous in the auction arena … soon, they will be offering doors from rooms in the Chelsea Hotel.  Now, these aren’t just any doors … they are doors to rooms where someone … More…

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Still Trying To Save The Art

Donald A. MacGillis, a member of the Berkshire Museum and a coplaintiff in one of the local groups opposed to the sale, gives his thoughts on the Berkshire Museum’s proposed sale of 40 important works of art.  Well said Mr. … More…

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Picasso, Matisse & Bradford: Phillips 20th Century & Contemporary (London)

There was one last sale in the Contemporary series in London… the Evening sale at Phillips, and while we do not always cover Phillips Auction this one was deserving… In fact, their 20th Century and Contemporary Art Evening sale set … More…

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Saving The Art – They Did It Once … Why Not Again?

Rory Tingle assembled a nice group of photographs in the Daily Mail showing how some of the works of art in the Louvre were packed up and carried off to safe places during WWII — almost 3700 in all. Once … More…

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Doig, Richter & Wool: Sotheby’s Contemporary (London)

This week also saw Sotheby’s London take a crack at the Post-War and Contemporary arena… with 61 works up on the block and a presale estimate of £85.9-118.7M, we knew they were not going to rival the prior night’s showing … More…

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Precious Stones Turn Out To Be Nothing More Than A Bunch Of Rocks

During an inspection of the Czech National Museum’s gem collection a number of fakes were found.  So far, only 400 of the 5000 stones have been checked and a 5-carat diamond acquired by the museum in 1968 has been revealed … More…

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Warhol, Basquiat & Doig: Christie’s Contemporary (London)

Earlier this week, Christie’s London offered up their evening selection of Post-War and Contemporary art… As you may expect, the results were pretty impressive, as evening sale results often are. The sale as a whole was expected to bring between … More…