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Van Gogh and Monet paintings seized in 1MDB corruption investigation

July 25, 2016

It always seems to come down to greed … and this one has a lot of it! According to  Agence France-Presse, Switzerland has seized a painting by Vincent Van Gogh and two others by Claude Monet as part of the global investigation … More…

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Comments on the Art Market, Volume 187: After all the major sales in May, you might have thought the art market would take a break – but the art world is 24/7 now, so the fun never ends….really! I usually do not cover paintings, but one fabulous work sold privately, although the sale was faci
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