12 August 2017


Stolen Willem de Kooning Painting Returns To Museum After 32 Years

Stolen Willem de Kooning Painting Returns To Museum After 32 Years

2 December 2014


Man Pleads Guilty To Faking Jackson Pollock And Willem De Kooning Art Works

A New York man accused of selling dozens of fake paintings and sketches purported to be by famous artists including Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to one count of wire fraud. Prosecutors said the man, John Re, 54, had caused about $2.5 million (£1.5 million) in losses […]

22 April 2014


Glafira Rosales Spanish Partner Arrested Over Fake Abstract Expressionist Scam

Jose Carlos Bergantinos Diaz, a Spanish art dealer has been arrested as part of the widening search for suspects involved in the Knoedler & Company art swindle. According to officials  Bergantiños has been sought for many months. He was arrested by the Spanish police on Friday at a luxury hotel in downtown Seville, according to […]

4 September 2013


Willem de Kooning The Last Decade An Exhibition At Gagosian New York

Ten paintings by Willem de Kooning, created between 1983 and 1985 are to be exhibited for the first time together at Gagosian’s New York gallery. The exhibition highlights the critical three-year period in the last decade of de Kooning’s long career, during which he radically transformed his style. Organised in close collaboration with The Willem […]

27 November 2012


Willem de Kooning’s Daughter Collapses And Dies In St Thomas

Lisa de Kooning an artist and philanthropist and the only child of the Abstract Expressionist painter Willem de Kooning has died at the age of 56. The Curator of the Johanna Liesbeth de Kooning Trust, Amy Schichtel, stated “Johanna Liesbeth (“Lisa”) de Kooning died on Friday at her home on St. John in the U.S. […]

9 July 2012


Knoedler Willem de Kooning Owner Sues Over Authenticity

A New York millionaire has filed a law suit against the now defunct Knoedler & Company, once New Yorks oldest commercial art gallery. The litigation sights its former president, Ann Freedman with conspiracy to defraud by hard selling a fake Willem de Kooning painting for $4 million. The suit is the third filed by an […]

13 May 2012


Record Price For Basquiat At Phillips De Pury Contemporary Art Auction

Thursday’s Contemporary Art Auction at Phillips de Pury NYC totalled at $88.9 million, sitting squarely in the middle of its pre-sale estimates of $75.9 million to $110.7 million. Of the 44 works on offer, 35 found buyers, with the star lot of the night being a 1981 painting by Basquiat being sold by US collector […]

9 May 2012


£54m Mark Rothko Breaks Contemporary Art Auction Record

Before last night the price of $86.3 million, paid for Francis Bacon’s ‘Triptych’, 1976, in 2008 was the most expensive post-war artwork ever sold at auction. But now Mark Rothko’s Orange, red, yellow has been sold for $86.9 million (£53.8m). Wow. The painting was executed in 1961, and was sold at Christie’s in New York. […]

10 February 2012


Artist And Friend of Picasso William Theophilus Brown Dies

William ‘Theophilus’ Brown, a painter closely associated with the San Francisco Bay area’s ‘figurative’ movement, has died aged 92 Brown was key artist of the figurative movement during the mid-20th century when artists moved away from extreme abstractionism to incorporate elements of realism in their portraits, landscapes and still-lifes. His work is exhibited internationally, including […]

3 February 2012


Munich Exhibition To Reveal Truth About Picasso’s Women

Munich’s Pinakothek der Moderne to host major new exhibition placing the work of Picasso, Max Beckmann, Willem de Kooning alongside one another to explore their depiction of women This March, Munich’s Pinakothek der Moderne will stage a major exhibition investigating the role of the female figure in the works of three of the most influential […]