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$1.56 Million Stolen Chagall Recovered in Italy

$1.56 Million Stolen Chagall Recovered in Italy

Bullet Shih April 8, 2013 0

In a case that seems to have all the elements of a tabloid thriller, involving the yacht of an American millionaire, a stolen Chagall, the old switcheroo, and a famous Italian football player has

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Keun Young Park at Accola Griefen

Keun Young Park at Accola Griefen

Bullet Shih February 15, 2013 0

Korean artist Keun Young Park’s exhibition In Between at Accola Griefen features a series of reconstituted photos of herself.  Park painstakingly rips apart her photographic self portraits and glues them onto a blank piece

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Mona Lisa Madness!

Mona Lisa Madness!

Bullet Shih February 15, 2013 0

Henry F. Pulitzer must be rolling in his grave.  The American collector who spent his lifetime attempting to authenticate his painting as an authentic version of Leonardo’s Mona Lisa seems to have received a

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Three Romanian Suspects Nabbed in Connection with $100 Million Triton Collection Art Heist

Three Romanian Suspects Nabbed in Connection with $100 Million Triton Collection Art Heist

Bullet Shih January 23, 2013 0

The Washington Post has reported that Romanian police have three Romanian suspects in custody accused of involvement in the $100 million art heist in Rotterdam last October.  Two individuals were caught on the security

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Texas Man Discovers $1 Million Early Diego Rivera in His Home Office

Texas Man Discovers $1 Million Early Diego Rivera in His Home Office

Bullet Shih January 15, 2013 0

During the recently aired PBS’s Antiques Roadshow filmed in Corpus Christi, Texas in August 2012, a local man was amazed to find that a painting purchased by his great-grandparents was actually a lost painting

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Matisse Stolen from Swedish Museum in 1987 Recovered

Matisse Stolen from Swedish Museum in 1987 Recovered

Bullet Shih January 8, 2013 0

The Art Loss Register has reported some good news regarding a small Matisse oil stolen from the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm during a brazen theft where, In the early hours of 11

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Simon de Pury Leaves Phillips de Pury

Simon de Pury Leaves Phillips de Pury

Bullet Shih January 3, 2013 0

Making the transition from eponymous to anonymous, Carol Vogel at the New York Times has reported that Simon de Pury and his wife Michaela have stepped down from the auction house that has spent

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Splitsville! Hirst and Gagosian Part Ways

Splitsville! Hirst and Gagosian Part Ways

Bullet Shih December 14, 2012 0

The marriage of the art world’s most hyped artist, Damien Hirst, and the art world’s most powerful art dealer appears to be over.  The Financial Times has reported that Larry Gagosian and Damien Hirst

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Art Basel Miami 2012: The Writing Is on the Wall

Art Basel Miami 2012: The Writing Is on the Wall

Bullet Shih December 13, 2012 0

Another major theme at Art Basel Miami 2012 was the prevalence of text based works. Barbara Kruger carried the day by commanding space in multiple booths with single words or simple sentences blurring the

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Art Basel Miami 2012: Thinking Inside the Box

Art Basel Miami 2012: Thinking Inside the Box

Bullet Shih December 12, 2012 1

As I wrote in the earlier review of Art Basel Miami Beach 2012, one of the major themes of the fair was that works based on squares or rectangles were exceedingly plentiful. It didn’t

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Art Basel Miami: Aqua Part 1

Art Basel Miami: Aqua Part 1

Bullet Shih December 10, 2012 0

After being overwhelmed on Thursday at the opening of Art Basel Miami 2012 at the convention center, I opted for a more manageable chunk of art on Friday, visiting the Aqua Fair. Celebrating its

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Art Basel Miami 2012: The Deluge

Art Basel Miami 2012: The Deluge

Bullet Shih December 6, 2012 0

Yesterday Art Basel Miami 2012 opened its doors to VIPs and the Press.  Despite the sheer numbers of moneyed visitors who are expecting to be relieved of close to $1 billion of lucre in

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Art Basel Miami 2012: The Calm Before the Storm

Art Basel Miami 2012: The Calm Before the Storm

Bullet Shih December 5, 2012 1

I have woken up in Miami prepared for the onslaught of art and “other stuff” this week.  I must admit my emotions range from excitement to trepidation as the daunting schedules already have me

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Lost Leonardo Painting Battle of Anghiari Recovered After Missing For 73 years

Lost Leonardo Painting Battle of Anghiari Recovered After Missing For 73 years

Bullet Shih December 4, 2012 0

2012 has been a huge year for Leonardo afficionados, starting with a large conference in London, a second Mona Lisa has been discovered, a third has been debated, and Leonardo’s lost mural of the

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The $800K Missing Limbs

The $800K Missing Limbs

Bullet Shih December 3, 2012 1

The Greek myth of Tantalus tells the story of Tantalus who is invited to dine with the gods on Olympus and in a moment of arrogance or cheekiness decides to dice up his son

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Glenn Beck Channels His Inner Serrano and Submerges Obama in Urine

Glenn Beck Channels His Inner Serrano and Submerges Obama in Urine

Bullet Shih November 30, 2012 1

American right wing political pundit Glenn Beck demonstrates that he is not just full of gas, but also possesses ample quantities of his own “Country Time”.  After watching this clip, I have found myself

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Michal Rovner at Pace

Michal Rovner at Pace

Bullet Shih November 29, 2012 0

Israeli artist Michal Rovner presents her mesmerizing video works in her exhibition Topography at Pace.  Often projecting streams of what appear to be wandering nomads onto rocks, Rovner plays with both organic and inorganic

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The Eagle Has Landed: Sonnebend Estate Tax Snafu Settled

The Eagle Has Landed: Sonnebend Estate Tax Snafu Settled

Bullet Shih November 29, 2012 0

This year we posted about a conundrum involving the estate of legendary dealer Ileana Sonnabend and the IRS.  The controversy involved the 1959 work Canyon by Robert Rauschenberg.  The IRS was claiming that the

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Fake Japer Johns Flag Nets Court Appearance Rather Than $11 Million

Fake Japer Johns Flag Nets Court Appearance Rather Than $11 Million

Bullet Shih November 28, 2012 0

Sounding a bit like an alchemist’s spell gone awry, a New York foundry owner attempted to mix wax, bronze, and an American flag in his crucible hoping to produce $11 million dollars.  Instead he

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Of the People at Contemporary Wing Pop-up

Of the People at Contemporary Wing Pop-up

Bullet Shih November 27, 2012 0

The exhibition Of the People at the Contemporary Wing Pop-up gallery in Washington, DC offers a group show of artists who have been influential in their political views over the past decade.  Expanding beyond

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Rubbish Art From the Top of the World

Rubbish Art From the Top of the World

Bullet Shih November 26, 2012 0

Imagine scaling Mount Everest only to find a garbage heap at its acme, empty oxygen tanks, tin cans, plastic wrappers, and even the remains of a helicopter crash.  Then imagine having to clean up

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William Turnbull 1/11/1922 – 11/16/2012

William Turnbull 1/11/1922 – 11/16/2012

Bullet Shih November 23, 2012 0

Scottish sculptor William Turnbull has passed away at age 90.  Turnbull was born the son of a shipyard engineer in Dundee, Scotland and started his career as an illustrator for publisher DC Thompson.  However,

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Dali Print Found in Thrift Store Nets $21K…For the Thrift Store

Dali Print Found in Thrift Store Nets $21K…For the Thrift Store

Bullet Shih November 21, 2012 0

The Huffington Post has reported that a sharp eyed worker at the Tacoma Goodwill Store spied a donation that might be worth a little more that yor average tea set or old Dunlap tennis

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Update: $2 Million in Paintings Stolen From South African Museum

Update: $2 Million in Paintings Stolen From South African Museum

Bullet Shih November 19, 2012 0

Last week we reported news of a brazen art theft from the Pretoria Art Museum in South Africa where five paintings were stolen at gunpoint. The Huffington Post has reported that due to a

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Knucklehead Art Thieves Attempt to Turn Gold into Lead

Knucklehead Art Thieves Attempt to Turn Gold into Lead

Bullet Shih November 15, 2012 0

The Daily Mail has reported that police have finally nabbed the men responsible for the theft of Henry Moore’s Sundial sculpture this July.  The sculpture was stolen from the 72-acre grounds of The Henry

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Sale of Warhol Works from Foundation Realizes $17 Million at Christie’s

Sale of Warhol Works from Foundation Realizes $17 Million at Christie’s

Bullet Shih November 14, 2012 0

As part of the Warhol Foundation’s shift in focus from preserving and presenting Warhol’s estate to that of being a well endowed foundation focusing on grants and licensing Warhol’s images, the Warhol Foundation auctioned

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$2 Million in Paintings Stolen From South African Museum

$2 Million in Paintings Stolen From South African Museum

Bullet Shih November 13, 2012 1

  Iol news has reported that three armed robbers have taken five paintings worth close to $2 million from the Pretoria Art Museum in South Africa.  While not as brazen as the axe wielding

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Van Gogh’s Starry Night in Dominoes

Van Gogh’s Starry Night in Dominoes

Bullet Shih November 9, 2012 0

Domino maven Flippycat does Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Quite cool! Thanks to Jeff Weiss

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Jaye Moon at Newman Popiashvili

Jaye Moon at Newman Popiashvili

Bullet Shih November 8, 2012 0

While many of the galleries in Chelsea are still in recovery mode, as part of our series of presenting exhibitions in Chelsea galleries before they were ravaged by Hurricaine Sandy here is Jaye Moon’s

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Chelsea Attempts to Emerge From Hurricaine Sandy

Chelsea Attempts to Emerge From Hurricaine Sandy

Bullet Shih November 7, 2012 0

As Chelsea recovers from the aftermath of Hurricaine Sandy, many galleries are still struggling with water damaged interiors along with soggy inventory.  Art critic Jerry Salz writes a sobering piece in the Vulture stating,

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If At First You Don’t Succeed…

If At First You Don’t Succeed…

Bullet Shih November 6, 2012 0

The New York Times has an interesting piece regarding the nine lives of art forgeries stating that most art forgeries even after being outed as such, are often quietly resold to another unsuspecting buyer

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Lebbeus Woods 5/30/1940 – 10/30/2012

Lebbeus Woods 5/30/1940 – 10/30/2012

Bullet Shih November 5, 2012 0

Lebbeus Woods the artist and architect known for his unique post apocalyptic architectural renderings recently passed away at age 72.  Woods whose recent exhibition at Friedman Benda we reviewed in March 2012 was a

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Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Bullet Shih November 2, 2012 0

Title: Cave of Forgotten Dreams Artist: Cave Painters of Chauvet Date: 2010 Genre: Documentary Subcategory: Late Stone Age Art Language : English Director: Werner Herzog Time: 90 min Directed and narrated by German filmmaker

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