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House Painter Accused of Stealing Art From NY Estate
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House Painter Accused of Stealing Art From NY Estate

Joselito Vega is facing up to 26 years in jail after being arrested for charges stemming from the theft of a number of artworks which were taken from the estate of Michael Schulhof in Kings Point, NY. Vega, a 42 … More…

Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) Ben Bauer’s “Snow in Mondovi, WI”
Winter landscape

Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) Ben Bauer’s “Snow in Mondovi, WI”

Just in!! Another beautiful Ben Bauer winter scene, Snow in Mondovi, WI.    

Tax Investigators Raid Home Of German Artist Georg Baselitz
Photograph of George Baselitz

Tax Investigators Raid Home Of German Artist Georg Baselitz

Famous German artist, Georg Baselitz’s home was raided after his name came up on a CD bought last summer by North Rhine-Westphalia, containing a list of secret bank account data.  It is believed that he was given prior warning about … More…

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Edouard Cortes’s “Porte St. Denis”
A Paris street scene near Porte St. Denis

Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Edouard Cortes’s “Porte St. Denis”

Here is one that never made it to our web site. A beautiful example of Edouard Leon Cortes’s work from the 1950s. It sold at the Chicago show. Edouard Leon Cortes’s – Porte St. Denis.

Heirs Outraged As Dutch Panel Rejects Nazi-Era Art Claim
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Heirs Outraged As Dutch Panel Rejects Nazi-Era Art Claim

Heirs Outraged as Dutch Panel Rejects Nazi-Era Art Claim – here is an very interesting decision by the Dutch Restitutions Committee.  They rejected the heir’s claim for 3 of the four paintings because the museum’s interest carried more ‘weight’.

Cezanne ‘Les Pommes’ Leads Sotheby’s $230 Million Tally
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Cezanne ‘Les Pommes’ Leads Sotheby’s $230 Million Tally

Here is more information on last night’s sale of Impressionist and Modern paintings. Top lot of the sale was Paul Cezanne’s Les Pommes. Source: Cezanne ‘Les Pommes’ Leads Sotheby’s $230 Million Tally

Final For The Sotheby’s Evening Sale
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Final For The Sotheby’s Evening Sale

During the Sotheby’s evening sale, 71 works were offered, 11 unsold (84.5% sell-through rate) and a total take was $230M (the lower end of the estimate range was $162.45M) … nice sale!  

More On The Sotheby’s Evening Sale
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More On The Sotheby’s Evening Sale

Tiny Van Gogh – Eglogue en Provence – un couple d’amoureux – (13 x 9 inches) makes $7.1M (est. $5-$7M)         Picasso’s Buste d’Homme makes $9.7M ($5-$7M est.)         This Gauguin – La maison du pan-du – … More…

The Sotheby’s Impressionist Evening Sale
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The Sotheby’s Impressionist Evening Sale

The sale is underway and prices are pretty strong.  Cezanne brought over $41M ($25-$35M est.); Modigliani made $25.9M ($20-$30M est.); Braque $15.8M ($10-$15M est.); Picasso sculpture $13.6M ($12-$18M); Madonna’s Leger brought $7.2M (est. $5-$7M); Rodin sculpture over $15M ($8-$12M est.) … More…