22 November 2017

Modigliani: Inhabiting The Floating World – Tate Modern – Edward Lucie-Smith

The new Modigliani show that just opened at Tate Modern is a very splendid affair, which doesn’t seem to offer a single weak link.

21 February 2017

Paris Art Thieves Receive 21 Years Collectively For Hundred Million Heist

The trial of the 2010 ‘Spider-Man’ burglary at the Musee d’Art Moderne in Paris has concluded securing an eight year sentence for 49-year-old Serbian mastermind Vjeran Tomic.

30 January 2017

Stolen Modigliani – Spider Man Thief Vjeran Tomic Goes On Trial

The trial of the art thief known as ‘Spider-Man’ has begun in Paris. The 2010 burglary at the Musee d’Art Moderne included masterpieces by Modigliani, Picasso, Braque and Matisse.

15 April 2016

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MultiBillion Dollar Art Swag Stashed Away By Sock Puppets In Switzerland

The controversial Panama Papers, in which a cache of leaked documents revealed the true extent of various individuals’ wealth held in offshore safe havens, have raised an extremely ugly part of 20th Century Art History. It is depressing that the David Nahmad family is once again at the centre of proceedings as it is alleged that […]

11 April 2016

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Contentious Nahmad Modigliani Masterpiece: Geneva storage Facility Raided By Authorities

Back in 2014 Artlyst reported that Amedeo Modigliani’s Seated Man with a Cane, a 1918 painting that was allegedly stolen by the Nazis from Oscar Stettiner, a prominent Paris gallerist was in dispute by the heir to Mr Stettiner’s estate one Phillippe Maestracci. In 1939. Stettiner escaped Paris leaving the painting behind. The work was confiscated by Marcel Philippon, […]

13 October 2014

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Giacometti And Rothko On View At £500 Million Sotheby’s Show

Alberto Giacometti’s painted bronze ‘Chariot’, which was one of six that the Swiss artist created in the 1950s, is expected to sell for more than £60 million when it goes under the hammer at a Sotheby’s auction in New York next month. The work of art is a sculpture of a goddess riding a chariot, […]

27 August 2014

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Nahmad Modigliani Masterpiece vs Mondex The Nazi Restitution Repo Squad

Let’s face it everyone hates the Nazis! Even after 76 years the Third Reich still evokes a nauseating feeling amongst most civilised people, especially the cultured. Now just when you thought the healing process had set in, more and more cases of masterpieces looted by the Nazis seem to be emerging, igniting enormous amounts of […]

6 August 2014

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Helly Nahmad Under Scrutiny For Modigliani Stolen By The Nazis

Back in February 2011 we reported that the disgraced international art dealer Helly Nahmad was in possession of a $20m painting by Amedeo Modigliani, Seated Man with a Cane (1918) that had allegedly been stolen by the Nazis from Oscar Stettiner, a prominent Paris gallerist. In 1939. Stettiner escaped Paris leaving the painting behind. The […]

14 November 2011

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Moscow’s Modigliani Counterfeit Controversy

Accusations that Pushkin Museum is exhibiting forged Modigliani portrait in major Paris School show Moscow’s State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts has been accused of displaying a fake Modigliani in their exhibition ‘Paris School: 1905-32’. The painting in question is titled Portrait of Marevna, and is described by the gallery as a 1919 portrait by […]