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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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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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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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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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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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Connoisseur Bees Able to Differentiate Between Picasso and Monet

Connoisseur Bees Able to Differentiate Between Picasso and Monet

Bullet Shih October 29, 2012 0

While artist elephants and orangutans have made headlines over the past century, it is now honey bees who are making headlines for having the critical eyes to differentiate between works done by Picasso and

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Over $100 Million in Art Stolen From Rotterdam Museum

Over $100 Million in Art Stolen From Rotterdam Museum

Bullet Shih October 17, 2012 1

In a brazen early morning theft, seven prominent paintings easily worth over $100 million have been stolen from the exhibition Avante-Gardes at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, Holland.  The list of stolen paintings reads like

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Andy Warhol Eating a Hamburger

Andy Warhol Eating a Hamburger

Bullet Shih October 5, 2012 0

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Scholars to Unveil a Third Mona Lisa in Geneva!

Scholars to Unveil a Third Mona Lisa in Geneva!

Bullet Shih September 24, 2012 1

Roughly five hundred years after the creation of the Mona Lisa or La Gioconda by Leonardo da Vinci, 2012 has turned out to be quite a big year for earth shattering news for a

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Warhol Foundation to Unload Its Entire $100 Million of Andy’s work

Warhol Foundation to Unload Its Entire $100 Million of Andy’s work

Bullet Shih September 6, 2012 0

The New York Times has reported that The Andy Warhol Foundation has just agreed to divest itself of all artworks by Andy Warhol through a special agreement with Christie’s.  According to president Joel Wachs,

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Picasso

Picasso

Bullet Shih August 27, 2012 0

Title: Picasso Artist: Pablo Picasso Date: 1986 Genre: Documentary Subcategory: Biography Language : English Director: Didier Baussy Time: 80 min Written by British Art critic Waldemar Januszczak and narrated by Bob Peck, this narrative

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Øre Wise, Krone Foolish: Valuable Rembrandt Lost in the Mail

Øre Wise, Krone Foolish: Valuable Rembrandt Lost in the Mail

Bullet Shih August 24, 2012 0

The Guardian has reported that the a Norwegian gallery, the Soli Brug Gallery in Greaaker located south of Oslo has lost a  350 year old Rembrandt etching worth $8600 in the mail.  The work

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$10 Million Picasso Found in Indiana Museum Basement After Being Lost for 50 Years

$10 Million Picasso Found in Indiana Museum Basement After Being Lost for 50 Years

Bullet Shih August 21, 2012 0

While there have been plenty of stories regarding priceless Picassos being stolen from museums, the Guardian offers the recent story of a museum finding a Picasso that they forgot that they had.  The Evansville

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Art Dealer Charged with Creating $1.3 Million Collection Out of Book Illustrations

Art Dealer Charged with Creating $1.3 Million Collection Out of Book Illustrations

Bullet Shih August 16, 2012 0

A federal grand jury has indicted Madison, Connecticut art dealer David J. Crespo, owner of the Brandon Art Gallery for defrauding clients by selling them fake Chagall lithographs and fake Picasso works from a

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$61 Million Van Gogh Attribution Hangs By a Single Hair

$61 Million Van Gogh Attribution Hangs By a Single Hair

Bullet Shih August 10, 2012 0

The Telegraph has reported that German collector Markus Roubrocks is hoping that a lone strand of hair embedded in the painting Still Life with Peonies will provide the conclusive evidence that the work is

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Scottish Picasso Porn Unveiled

Scottish Picasso Porn Unveiled

Bullet Shih August 9, 2012 0

The BBC has reported that the Edinburgh Airport has done a bit of  a striptease with its posters advertising the Picasso and Modern British Art exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

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$100 Million Plundered Polish Raphael Found…Sort Of

$100 Million Plundered Polish Raphael Found…Sort Of

Bullet Shih August 6, 2012 0

The Art Newspaper has reported rather cryptically that one of the most famous missing works of art may have been found.  The work titled Portrait of a Young Man that many believe to be

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Stolen $4 Million Lichtenstein Painting Found in NY Storage Warehouse

Stolen $4 Million Lichtenstein Painting Found in NY Storage Warehouse

Bullet Shih August 2, 2012 0

The NY Post has reported that a Roy Lichtenstein painting that once belonged to legendary art dealer Leo Castelli has resurfaced in a New York City warehouse.  The painting has not been seen for

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New Goya Painting Found!

New Goya Painting Found!

Bullet Shih August 1, 2012 0

A painting by Francisco de Goya of Lot and his daughters has recently been attributed to him after hanging in a Spanish collection for 80 years without the owner knowing that it had been

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Mona Lisa’s Bones Found?

Mona Lisa’s Bones Found?

Bullet Shih July 23, 2012 0

The Daily Mail has reported that archeologists believed that they have unearthed the bones of Leonardo’s muse from under the floor of a convent in Florence.  Lisa Gheradini was the wife of Francesco del

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Hot! Hot! Hot! $3 Million Matisse Recovered in Miami

Hot! Hot! Hot! $3 Million Matisse Recovered in Miami

Bullet Shih July 20, 2012 0

The Miami Herald has reported that FBI agents have nabbed two individuals in a sting at the Loews Hotel in Miami as they were trying to sell a Matisse painting that was stolen from

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Spanish Police Bust Brokers Attempting to Sell $1.55 Million Fake Picasso

Spanish Police Bust Brokers Attempting to Sell $1.55 Million Fake Picasso

Bullet Shih July 9, 2012 0

The Guardian has reported that Spanish police have busted four people who were attempting to sell a forged Picasso 1964 painting Buste de Jeune Garçon for $1.55 million.  They write, The canvas, a counterfeit

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Man Punches Hole in $15 Million Monet in Dublin Museum

Man Punches Hole in $15 Million Monet in Dublin Museum

Bullet Shih July 3, 2012 0

The Irish Times has reported that on Friday between 11:30 and noon a man punched a large hole it the National Gallery of Ireland’s only Monet, Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sailboat painted in

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Stencil Artist Defaces Picasso Painting in Houston Museum

Stencil Artist Defaces Picasso Painting in Houston Museum

Bullet Shih June 19, 2012 1

Courtesy of Art Info, we have been alerted about another act of art vandalism directed at a Picasso painting at the de Menil Collection in Houston, Texas. The brazen act did not appear to

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Inexperienced Art Thieves Improperly “Fence” Stolen Picasso

Inexperienced Art Thieves Improperly “Fence” Stolen Picasso

Bullet Shih June 14, 2012 0

In a bizarre recent story, it seems that a mob of young revelers broke into the mansion of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko in Novato, California and threw an impromptu party that was

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Warhol Purchased for $5 … Worth $5

Warhol Purchased for $5 … Worth $5

Bullet Shih May 30, 2012 0

About two months ago, we had a report about the Englishman Andy Fields who purchased a drawing at a garage sale in Las Vegas that was believed to be done by Andy Warhol when

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Van Gogh Museum Acquires Pollard Willow Watercolor

Van Gogh Museum Acquires Pollard Willow Watercolor

Bullet Shih May 21, 2012 0

The Washington Post has reported that the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has acquire the watercolor Pollard Willow earlier this year at an auction in London for €1.5 million ($1.9 million). This is the

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Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Sale Makes a Statement Without Screaming

Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Sale Makes a Statement Without Screaming

Bullet Shih May 2, 2012 0

  While many in the world of art and money are awaiting Sotheby’s auction this evening where a version of Munch’s Scream is expected to go anywhere from $80 to $200 millon, Christie’s put

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James Cameron Paying the Price for Sinking Picasso’s Famous Painting Damoiselles d’Avignon with the Titanic

James Cameron Paying the Price for Sinking Picasso’s Famous Painting Damoiselles d’Avignon with the Titanic

Bullet Shih April 27, 2012 0

  The New York Times has reported that director James Cameron and the estate of Picasso are at odds over the use of the 1907 painting Damoiselles d’Avignon in the blockbuster film Titanic and

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Don’t Forget to pick up Milk, Eggs, and a Skull: Leonardo’s “To do” list

Don’t Forget to pick up Milk, Eggs, and a Skull: Leonardo’s “To do” list

Bullet Shih April 5, 2012 0

  The Telegraph is reporting that 80 pages from Leonardo’s notebooks will be exhibited at The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace next month.  The notebooks are believed to have been acquired by King Charles

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Man Buys $2,000,000 Warhol Drawing at Las Vegas Garage Sale for $5

Man Buys $2,000,000 Warhol Drawing at Las Vegas Garage Sale for $5

Bullet Shih April 4, 2012 0

The UK Sun is reporting that English businessman Andy Fields was rummaging through a garage sale in Las Vegas in 2010 when he stumbled upon an early Andy Warhol drawing of 1930s singer and

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Andy Warhol Paints Debbie Harry on an Amiga

Andy Warhol Paints Debbie Harry on an Amiga

Bullet Shih March 22, 2012 0

With David Hockney actively exhibiting his new works done on an iPad and the recent opening of the blockbuster exhibition at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC that pays homage three and a half decades

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Van Gogh Masterpiece Resurfaces

Van Gogh Masterpiece Resurfaces

Bullet Shih March 21, 2012 0

Artlyst.com has reported that the catalogue raisonné of Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings just expanded by two works with a single entry.  It appears that an uncharacteristic still life dubiously attributed to Van Gogh due

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