17 March 2009

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Test Case Challenge Over Fake Jean-Michel Basquiat To limit Auction Houses Liability

New Ruling may challenge limits of auction houses’ liability Background: Tony Shafrazi, who was Basquiat’s primary dealer, says he bought the 1982 untitled piece from Christie’s in 1990 for $242,000, and resold it a year later to collector Guido Orsi. In his suit filed this month in Manhattan Supreme Court, the Iranian-born dealer, who has […]

15 March 2009

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NOT THE ROYAL ACADEMY Summer Exhibition

“NOT THE ROYAL ACADEMY” is an established part of the Summer Season and is featured by the National Press, Radio and TV. The Exhibition will show over 800 of the best paintings by artists who have submitted but have been rejected by the RA Summer Exhibition. “NOT THE ROYAL ACADEMY” is open to the public […]

15 March 2009

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How To Enter the Summer Exhibition At The Royal Academy 2010

Deadlines Please be advised that the deadline for artists resident in the United Kingdom to buy Entry Forms online has been extended to Wednesday 10 March 2010; the final day for artists in the rest of Europe is Friday 5 March but the RA are no longer sending forms to artists in the rest of […]

14 March 2009

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2010 Whitney Biennial

Whitney Chooses Biennial Curators Carol Vogel from The New York Times’s announced that the next Whitney Biennial curators have just been chosen, Francesco Bonami and Gary Carrion-Murayari. “It seemed like a good idea on a lot of levels,” said Donna De Salvo, the Whitney’s chief curator. “Francesco is well known to the Whitney” — he […]

11 March 2009

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Artistic Director Appointed for Documenta 13

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev has been elected the Artistic Director of the documenta 13, which is scheduled to take place from June 9th, 2012 to September 16th, 2012 in Kassel. Bernd Leifeld, CEO of documenta und Museum Fridericianum Veranstaltungs-GmbH announced today (03.12.2008) that in an unanimous decision the Supervisory Board of documenta followed the proposal of the […]

22 February 2009

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Peter Howson paintings stolen

Howson paintings stolen in house raid FOUR paintings by the renowned Scots artist Peter Howson have been stolen from a house, police revealed last night. Each of the 12in by 10in paintings is worth a four-figure sum, and all concern the subject “The Hardman’s Face”. The paintings were not in frames and police yesterday appealed […]

10 February 2009

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Beware of artist identity theft

We thought this would be an interesting article to reprint as it addresses important issues. The original appeared on Helium and was written by by Jennifer Brinkle. With more people surfing the internet on a daily basis, art identity theft has become more frequent. Stealing someone’s artwork is as easy as “right click save as.” […]