5 February 2017

Bilbao Gongs And Bongs Paul Carey Kent The Guggenheim And More

BILBAO GONGS AND BONGS Paul Carey-Kent has just spent 30 hours in Bilbao, mostly focused on the opening of Abstract Expressionism at the Guggenheim Museum on the evening of 2 Feb, but the city has plenty else of interest, some good, some not so good… Most Loved Cloaked in titanium to appropriately fish-scale effect, the […]

12 December 2014

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Paul Durand-Ruel The Man Who Invented Impressionism Explored In New Exhibition

The National Gallery London presents the UK’s first major exhibition devoted to ‘the man who invented Impressionism’, Paul Durand-Ruel (1831-1922). An entrepreneurial art dealer, Durand-Ruel discovered and unwaveringly supported the Impressionist painters and is now considered a founding father of the international art market as we know it today. Inventing Impressionism includes around 85 works, […]

8 April 2014

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Art Collector Cornelius Gurlitt To Return Claimed Stolen Degenerate Masterpieces

Cornelius Gurlitt, the elderly son of a Nazi era art dealer has come to a co-operative agreement with German authorities to resolve which masterpieces held in his collection were stolen during the Second World War. This will be the first step in securing the return of the art to the heirs of the mainly Jewish […]

4 January 2014

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Renoir Painting At Centre Of Legal Battle With Baltimore Museum

An original oil painting by the Impressionist artist Renoir that caused a press sensation, in September 2012, when it was put up for auction, after allegedly being discovered at a flea market for $7, is in the news again. The mini masterpiece is now at the centre of a legal battle between a woman and […]

28 September 2012

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Boot Fair Renoir Was Stolen From American Museum

A Renoir painting that sparked a worldwide press frenzy last week, when it was put up for auction, after being discovered at a flea market for $7, may have been stolen decades ago, from a museum in Baltimore.  The auction house selling the work has now pulled the lot from their current sale and enquiries […]

24 April 2012

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Fisk University To Sell Major Art Collection To Survive

Fisk University has finally got permission to sell its Stieglitz collection which trustees believe is a necessary action for the school’s survival. It’s taken seven years in court, but now the last hurdle has been jumped, and the Fisk can sell its artworks worth $30 million. The artworks in question were donated to the school […]