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Flea Market Renoir Stolen From Baltimore Museum of Art in 1951

Flea Market Renoir Stolen From Baltimore Museum of Art in 1951

Bullet Shih October 1, 2012 0

Several weeks ago we reportedthat a Virginia woman had purchased a small painting at a West Virginia flea market that was believed to be an authentic Renoir valued at closed to $100,000. Although the

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UPDATE 2: Over $10 Million in Stolen Artwork Recovered After Offer of $1.7 Million Reward

UPDATE 2: Over $10 Million in Stolen Artwork Recovered After Offer of $1.7 Million Reward

Bullet Shih September 28, 2012 0

Money talks!  Several days ago we wrote that financier Jeffrey Gundlach had upped the ante for the safe recovery of his art collection to $1.7 million which included the highest ever reward offered for

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UPDATE: Banker Gundlach Ups The Reward For His Stolen Artwork To $1.7 Million!

UPDATE: Banker Gundlach Ups The Reward For His Stolen Artwork To $1.7 Million!

Bullet Shih September 26, 2012 0

In the world of finance, timing is everything when it comes to reaping riches.  Well Reuters has just reported that the reward for information leading to the safe recovery of the items stolen from

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Over $10 Million in 20th Century Art Stolen from Santa Monica Residence

Over $10 Million in 20th Century Art Stolen from Santa Monica Residence

Bullet Shih September 20, 2012 0

In a brazen robbery in Santa Monica, California, the Santa Monica Lookout has reported that thieves have made off with enough work by big name artists to start a small museum of modern art. 

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$10 Billion Art Vault

$10 Billion Art Vault

Bullet Shih September 4, 2012 0

With individual works of art now routinely selling for over $50 millon as well as a rash of high profile art thefts, the issues of security and insurance are now more important than ever. 

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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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$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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Christie’s to Refund £1.7 Million for Fake Russian Painting

Christie’s to Refund £1.7 Million for Fake Russian Painting

Bullet Shih July 30, 2012 0

Several months ago we reported about Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg and his lawsuit against Christie’s over the purchase of a painting by Boris Kustodiev titled Odalisque purportedly painted in 1919. The Telegraph has reported

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Stolen Pre-Raphaelite Work Found in Alaska Amid Walrus Tusks and Polar Bear Pelts

Stolen Pre-Raphaelite Work Found in Alaska Amid Walrus Tusks and Polar Bear Pelts

Bullet Shih May 9, 2012 0

  In the case of stolen paintings, the common myth is that they end up in the castle of some reclusive European aristocrat, locked in a vault in Japan, or in the remote villa

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Russian Oligarch Suing Christie’s Over Alleged Forgery

Russian Oligarch Suing Christie’s Over Alleged Forgery

Bullet Shih April 30, 2012 0

Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg listed by Forbes as the 64th wealthiest person in the world is suing Christie’s over the purchase of a painting by Boris Kustodiev titled Odalisque purportedly painted in 1919. The

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Arman Widow Suing Art & Auction Over Broken African Sculpture

Arman Widow Suing Art & Auction Over Broken African Sculpture

Bullet Shih April 26, 2012 0

The New York Post is reporting that the widow of artist and collector Armand Arman is suing Art and Auction for $300K after photographers broke a Nigerian terra cotta Nok sculpture while doing a

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Heirs of Legendary Picasso Dealer Ambroise Vollard Suing Serbia

Heirs of Legendary Picasso Dealer Ambroise Vollard Suing Serbia

Bullet Shih April 23, 2012 1

  Reuters is reporting that three French heirs of famous early 20th century art dealer Ambroise Vollard are suing Serbia over a cache of works that they believe were unlawfully appropriated by the Yugoslav

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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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What’s the Difference Between a Worthless Rauschenberg and One Worth $65 million? A Bald Eagle

What’s the Difference Between a Worthless Rauschenberg and One Worth $65 million? A Bald Eagle

Bullet Shih February 24, 2012 0

While people are now accustomed to astronomical estimates for contemporary art coming out of Christie’s and Sotheby’s, Forbes has a behind the scenes look at the high art appraisal game where the two parties

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Eeek! Fear Said to Increase Appreciation of Abstract Art

Eeek! Fear Said to Increase Appreciation of Abstract Art

Bullet Shih February 16, 2012 0

Miller-mccune.com is reporting a recent study by Kendall Eskine, a research psychologist at Loyola University New Orleans that proposes that fear heightens one’s appreciation of abstract art.  This seems to also have been proven

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Trustee Removed from Art Dealer Allan Stone’s $300 million Estate

Trustee Removed from Art Dealer Allan Stone’s $300 million Estate

Bullet Shih February 13, 2012 0

Artnet has reported that a spat which came to a head last summer over the stewardship of legendary art dealer Allan Stone’s $300 million estate has been resolved by  judge Anthony Scarpino, Jr. as

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I’ll See Your 50 and Raise You $250 Million: Qatar Gets Serious With Cezanne’s Card Players

I’ll See Your 50 and Raise You $250 Million: Qatar Gets Serious With Cezanne’s Card Players

Bullet Shih February 3, 2012 0

In the high stakes poker game that is the current art market, Qatar has just trumped all players with a record breaking $250 million private purchase of Cezanne’s Card Players.  Vanity Fair has reported

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Green Art

Green Art

Bullet Shih January 24, 2012 0

Bloomberg is reporting that the Luxembourg Art Collection Fund plans to raise $80 million, buy a variety of art over a 4 year period and then simply sell the entire hoard for $160 million

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Holbein’s Darmstadt Madonna Sold to German Screw Maker for over $70 Million

Holbein’s Darmstadt Madonna Sold to German Screw Maker for over $70 Million

Bullet Shih January 19, 2012 0

Bloomberg has reported that Holbein’s Darmstadt Madonna which was previously on loan to the Städelschen Kunstinstitut in Frankfurt since 2004 has been sold to the German billionaire screw industrialist Reinhold Würth for over $70

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Hedge Funder Pierre Lagrange Claims to Have Purchased $17 Million Fake Pollock

Hedge Funder Pierre Lagrange Claims to Have Purchased $17 Million Fake Pollock

Bullet Shih January 11, 2012 0

According to The Art Newspaper, Pierre Lagrange who was listed as one of Wall Street’s most powerful art collectors has recently filed a complaint that Ann Freedman, the embattled former director of the recently

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Business Insider’s list of Wall Street’s 27 Most Powerful Art Collectors

Business Insider’s list of Wall Street’s 27 Most Powerful Art Collectors

Bullet Shih January 2, 2012 1

Business Insider has recently released its list of  Wall Street’s 27 Most Powerful Art Collectors.  However, it should probably be re-titled Wall Street’s 27 Most Powerful Men* (*who also happen to buy art among

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