Author Archives: Alyssa Rehs

For years, the French tax authorities have been after the Wildenstein family for tax fraud. In January of 2017, the court found evidence that Wildenstein tried to hide hundreds of millions of euros worth of art, real estate, racehorses, etc.  … More…

We just released Volume 211 of our Comments on the Art Market.  In this issue, we cover our four upcoming shows (Aspen, Newport, Nantucket, and Baltimore), The Dark Side, Stocks, some Really good stories, and The Art Market – the recent … More…

This week, Sotheby’s London presented their Contemporary works of art and it began with an evening sale that went pretty well.  Taking top honors was Lucian Freud’s’ Portrait on a White Cover which carried a £17-20M estimate and hammered for £19.7M or £22.5M ($29.8M) … More…

The Berkshire Museum just announced that it will be selling 9 more works (seven paintings, one sculpture, one Chinese vase, and one Chinese screen)  … hoping that it will reach its goal of $55M.  That will bring their total to … More…

In case you missed this one, a 5-year-old boy damaged a glass sculpture that was on display at an Overland Park community center.  A surveillance video shows the young ‘art lover’ hugging the work of art before it fell to … More…

Just when we thought this book was closed, another chapter emerges. Last month, Hubert Neumann tried to stop the sale of a Basquiat that his daughter, Belinda Neumann-Donnelly, was trying to sell at Sotheby’s. (You Cannot Sell The Basquiat … … More…

The Berkshire Museum is trying to gain the public trust and put the whole deaccessioning matter behind them.  Recently they stated that as they move forward it will be done “transparently, cooperatively, and thoughtfully.”  While that is all well and good, … More…