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Rubens Crucifixions 70s Revivals

Rubens Crucifixions 70s Revivals

Bullet Shih March 19, 2012 0

The recent discovery of a second Mona Lisa in the Prado has the art world abuzz, however there has recently been similar activity in the Ruben’s Crucifixion arena that has somewhat flow under the

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Leonardo’s Lost Mural The Battle of Anghiari Found?

Leonardo’s Lost Mural The Battle of Anghiari Found?

Bullet Shih March 13, 2012 0

The Guardian has reported that a group of researchers working in Florence believe that they have found the lost Leonardo da Vinci mural The Battle of Anghiari hidden behind a mural by the artist

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Picasso’s Child with Dove Up For Sale

Picasso’s Child with Dove Up For Sale

Bullet Shih March 8, 2012 0

Walesonline.co.uk has reported that the owners of the early Picasso, Child with a Dove have asked Christie’s to sell the work.  The painting is owned by the Welsh Aberconway family and has been exhibited

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Vermeer’s Woman in Blue Gets a Facelift Courtesy of the Japanese

Vermeer’s Woman in Blue Gets a Facelift Courtesy of the Japanese

Bullet Shih March 6, 2012 0

  The Art Newspaper has an extensive article on the recent restoration and travels of Vermeer’s painting The Woman in Blue Reading. The painting is currently in Japan for a traveling exhibition Communication: Visualising

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Behind Every Great Woman…Hidden Figure Found in Iconic Picasso Painting

Behind Every Great Woman…Hidden Figure Found in Iconic Picasso Painting

Bullet Shih March 2, 2012 0

The New York Times has reported that Picasso’s iconic Blue Period painting of a woman ironing in the Guggenheim collection has a mysterious male figure lurking beneath the surface.  X-rays have revealed a man

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Price of Admission to See La Guernica at the Whitechapel Gallery: a Pair of Boots

Price of Admission to See La Guernica at the Whitechapel Gallery: a Pair of Boots

Bullet Shih February 23, 2012 0

With the opening of the blockbuster exhibition Picasso and Modern British Art at the Tate, all kind of interesting anecdotes have been provided.  Lucy Davies at the Telegraph has written an interesting piece on the

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Antonio Banderas to Play Picasso in Film about La Guernica

Antonio Banderas to Play Picasso in Film about La Guernica

Bullet Shih February 22, 2012 0

Variety is reporting that Antonio Banderas has signed on to play the legendary Spanish painter in the film 33 dias (33 days) which is the number of days that it took Picasso to paint

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Picasso and Modern British Art at the Tate

Picasso and Modern British Art at the Tate

Bullet Shih February 13, 2012 0

On February 15th in London, the Tate will opening the exhibition Picasso and Modern British Art. The show will focus on the great Spanish master and his influence on modern British art seen through

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Seeing Double! Copy of Mona Lisa said to be from Leonardo’s studio found in basement of Prado

Seeing Double! Copy of Mona Lisa said to be from Leonardo’s studio found in basement of Prado

Bullet Shih February 3, 2012 0

The Art Newspaper has reported an event that shakes the foundations of the art world. The Mona Lisa has an identical twin! Thought to be merely one of the many copies of the venerated

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Picasso Reigns as King of Stolen Works

Picasso Reigns as King of Stolen Works

Bullet Shih February 1, 2012 0

After the recent heist of Picasso’s Woman’s Head in Athens, The Daily Mail has presented the statistics compiled by the Art Loss Registry and found that Picasso reigns supreme as the King of stolen

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A Picasso for the boot of your Rover? Indian Online Auction House Expands into Western Art

A Picasso for the boot of your Rover? Indian Online Auction House Expands into Western Art

Bullet Shih January 30, 2012 0

After Indian car maker Tata Motors made a push into the west by purchasing venerable British carmakers Jaguar and Rover in 2008, it seems one of their auction houses may have similar ambitions.  Artdaily.org

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Stealing Rembrandt

Stealing Rembrandt

Bullet Shih January 30, 2012 0

Title: Stealing Rembrandt (orig. Danish title Rembrandt) Artist: Rembrandt Date: 2003 Genre: Drama/Comedy Subcategory: Art Theft Language : Danish Director: Jannick Johansen Time: 103 min A family of small time career criminals accept a

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Rembrandt and Daniel Boone?

Rembrandt and Daniel Boone?

Bullet Shih January 26, 2012 0

Hyperallergic has a nice piece on the largest Rembrandt exhibition ever to hit the States in Boone!, North Carolina, named after famous American Pioneer Daniel Boone who was said to have a camp within

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Yuan to Buy Some Art: Zhang and Qi Top Picasso in 2011

Yuan to Buy Some Art: Zhang and Qi Top Picasso in 2011

Bullet Shih January 13, 2012 0

According to Bloomberg via international art sales monitor artprice, Picasso is no longer the the most sought after artist in terms of  total auction sales, thus ending an amazing run where annual sales of

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Picasso’s Woman’s Head and Mondrian Landscape Stolen from the National Gallery in Athens

Picasso’s Woman’s Head and Mondrian Landscape Stolen from the National Gallery in Athens

Bullet Shih January 9, 2012 0

This morning at 4:52 two paintings were stolen from the National Gallery in Athens.  One of the paintings, Woman’s Head was painted by Picasso in 1934 and is listed as being a gift to

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Leonardo Painting a Little Too Clean for Some French Experts

Leonardo Painting a Little Too Clean for Some French Experts

Bullet Shih January 2, 2012 0

Two of the Louvre’s top two conservation experts, Ségolène Bergeon Langle and Jean-Pierre Cuzin have resigned from the Louvre’s international advisory committee overseeing  the restoration of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece The Virgin and Child

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Van Gone?: 9 Year Anniversary of Theft from Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam

Van Gone?: 9 Year Anniversary of Theft from Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam

Bullet Shih December 7, 2011 0

On December 7, 2002,  Dutch-born Octave “The Monkey ” Durham and his accomplice Henk B. put on fake mustaches and used a ladder left against the building by workers to climb to the first

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Leonardo painting purchased for $72 in 1958 now worth an estimated $200,000,000

Leonardo painting purchased for $72 in 1958 now worth an estimated $200,000,000

Bullet Shih July 17, 2011 0

Lost Leonardo purportedly worth $200 million found by a group of Art investors to go on display at London’s National Gallery in November. Due to Gallery policy, the painting will not be for sale.

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