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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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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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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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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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An Inside Job? $200 Million in Stolen Pica$$os

An Inside Job? $200 Million in Stolen Pica$$os

Bullet Shih March 26, 2012 0

Le Monde is reporting an interesting case in which involves two separate troves of over 250 unknown works by Picasso which were in possession of his chauffeur and electrician who worked for the Spanish

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Italy to Seize $38.8 million From Cy Twombly’s Estate

Italy to Seize $38.8 million From Cy Twombly’s Estate

Bullet Shih February 29, 2012 0

With mounting public deficits, it appears that the latest rage is for countries to try to replenish their coffers from the estates of dead dealers and artists.  While the US is going after money

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