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Update: Dark Side’s Top 3 Of 2020 – 2. Another Art Theft? This Time A Van Gogh
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Update: Dark Side’s Top 3 Of 2020 – 2. Another Art Theft? This Time A Van Gogh

Original Post Another Art Theft? This Time A Van Gogh News just broke that early Monday morning, thieves smashed the front door of the Singer Laren Museum, Laren, The Netherlands, and stole Vincent van Gogh’s The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen … More…

Update: Dark Side’s Top 3 Of 2020 -1. More Looted Artifacts At Hobby Lobby 
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Update: Dark Side’s Top 3 Of 2020 -1. More Looted Artifacts At Hobby Lobby 

Original Post More Looted Artifacts at Hobby Lobby Back in 2017, Hobby Lobby agreed to return thousands of smuggled clay artifacts they bought in 2010 and paid a fine of $3 million.  Well, now it has come to light that … More…

Update: Dark Side’s Top 3 Of 2020 – 3. Kenny Schachter Duped By Inigo Philbrick
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Update: Dark Side’s Top 3 Of 2020 – 3. Kenny Schachter Duped By Inigo Philbrick

Original Post Inigo Philbrick (an art world scammer) hit a lot of people, including his art dealer friend Kenny Schachter who was duped out of $1.67M!  The work of art they purchased seems to have vanished … along with Mr. … More…

Highlights From A Holiday Auction
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Highlights From A Holiday Auction

A record-setting Holiday auction was just held and demonstrated the strength in demand for cards and memorabilia.   There were over 2100 items up for sale and many of the items had remarkable results; only 78 items failed to sell, so … More…

When Will The Madness Stop?
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When Will The Madness Stop?

Over the past few months, we have talked about the ridiculous amount of material the auction rooms are throwing into the market.  They are even having sales that, to me, do not seem to make financial sense … here is … More…

Adidas and Meissen Pair Up
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Adidas and Meissen Pair Up

Are you in the market for a new pair of running shoes?  Then these are probably not for you, but they are the coolest sneakers I have ever seen!  Sotheby’s held an online auction with just one lot; a collaborative … More…

A Story About Altering Provenance
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A Story About Altering Provenance

As we have always said, every work has a provenance, but the full provenance of every work is not always known.  Now, you should expect that when one of the major auction rooms offers a work, they will do their … More…

Christie’s, London – British and European Art
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Christie’s, London – British and European Art

On December 10th, Christie’s 15-day online sale featuring 105 lots of British and European art ended … I know, not another sale!  Sorry, but the hits, or better yet, failures, just keep on coming. Hopefully, once this medical mess is … More…

American Art – Sotheby’s
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American Art – Sotheby’s

The best way I can describe Sotheby’s New York American Art sale is – better luck next time. (unless otherwise noted, all dollar amounts are the hammer price) Prior to the sale opening on December 11th, two lots were withdrawn, … More…

Sotheby’s, London – European & British Art
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Sotheby’s, London – European & British Art

On December 9th, Sotheby’s offered up a selection of European & British works of art … the results will speak for themselves. (w/p = with the buyer’s premium) The top lot of the sale was a large oil painting by … More…