Art Whored »

ART=$$$



$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

Read More »
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

Read More »
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

Read More »
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

Read More »
$30 Million in Stolen Indian Art Recovered From New York City Gallerist

$30 Million in Stolen Indian Art Recovered From New York City Gallerist

Bullet Shih July 27, 2012 0

The NY Post has reported that the Feds have uncovered a cache of stolen Indian artifacts in the possession of art dealer Subhash Chandra Kapoor who has been operating a gallery, Art of the

Read More »
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

Read More »
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

Read More »
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

Read More »
Mail Art?

Mail Art?

Bullet Shih July 2, 2012 0

Last week we reported about the brazen robbery of a $150K Salvador Dali work from Adam Lindemann’s Upper East Side Gallery Venus Over Manhattan. Well, all’s well that ends well.  It appears that the thief

Read More »
$1.25 Million Stolen Sculpture of Rodin by his Lover Recovered After 13 Years

$1.25 Million Stolen Sculpture of Rodin by his Lover Recovered After 13 Years

Bullet Shih June 25, 2012 0

The Telegraph is reporting that a bronze sculpture of Auguste Rodin by sculptor Camille Claudel has been recovered in Southern France.  The bust was stolen from the Guéret Art and Archeology Museum 13 years

Read More »
$150,000 Dali Painting Stolen from New York Gallery in Broad Daylight

$150,000 Dali Painting Stolen from New York Gallery in Broad Daylight

Bullet Shih June 22, 2012 0

NBC has reported that a 1949 Salvador Dali Painting titled Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio was stolen from the Venus Over Manhattan Art Gallery located at 980 Madison at about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday.  The

Read More »
Churchill Painting to Be Sold for Over $1 Million

Churchill Painting to Be Sold for Over $1 Million

Bullet Shih June 15, 2012 0

The Telegraph has reported that a previously unknown painting by former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill will be sold this coming month.  The painting is a still life with orchids painted by Churchill in

Read More »
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

Read More »
Tintin in America Goes to the Moon!

Tintin in America Goes to the Moon!

Bullet Shih June 5, 2012 0

On Saturday, an original cover from the 1932 Tintin in America sold for 1.3 million euros at the Artcurial auction house in Paris making it the highest priced piece of comic art ever sold. 

Read More »
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

Read More »
Postwar Male Artist $$$$$$$$ > Female Artist $

Postwar Male Artist $$$$$$$$ > Female Artist $

Bullet Shih May 24, 2012 0

The Economist has an interesting piece comparing the recent record breaking prices paid for Post War artists. Comparing the prices paid for the top 10 male artists versus the top 10 female artists, it

Read More »
19 Works Including Warhol Flowers Silkscreen Stolen in Detroit

19 Works Including Warhol Flowers Silkscreen Stolen in Detroit

Bullet Shih May 23, 2012 0

19 Works have been stolen from the back of a warehouse in Corktown, Detroit.  The stolen collection includes a “Flowers” silkscreen by Warhol, and works by Larry Rivers, Francesco Clemente, Philip Taaffe, Joseph Beuys,

Read More »
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

Read More »
Rocker Pete Doherty Sells Amy Winehouse Blood Painting for £35,000

Rocker Pete Doherty Sells Amy Winehouse Blood Painting for £35,000

Bullet Shih May 16, 2012 0

  The Guardian has reported that the painting titled Ladylike that was a joint piece by badboy rocker Pete Doherty and the recently deceased trouble rocker Amy Winehouse sold at auction for £35,000. The

Read More »
John Myatt the Forger Known for Screwing Collectors with KY Jelly To Be Subject of New Film

John Myatt the Forger Known for Screwing Collectors with KY Jelly To Be Subject of New Film

Bullet Shih May 10, 2012 0

  The BBC has reported that John Myatt the mild mannered former school teacher who was the artistic talent behind what Scotlansd Yard called the “biggest art fraud of the 20th Century” is to

Read More »
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

Read More »
Many More Munchs to Market?

Many More Munchs to Market?

Bullet Shih May 8, 2012 0

After the hype of Edvard Munch’s $119.9 million sale of the Scream has started to die down, the BBC has reported that Kraft Foods is exploring the sale of 12 Edvard Munch wall murals

Read More »
Midas Untouched:  Stolen Poussin Recovered in Corsica

Midas Untouched: Stolen Poussin Recovered in Corsica

Bullet Shih May 7, 2012 0

  In one of the more bizarre stories of art theft and recovery, Reuters has reported that EUR 10 million worth of four stolen paintings including a valuable Poussin Midas at the Source of

Read More »
Munch’s Scream Sells for $119.9 Million

Munch’s Scream Sells for $119.9 Million

Bullet Shih May 3, 2012 0

  The much anticipated Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern auction netted a whopping $330.6 million last night with the highlight of the evening undoubtedly being the sale of one of four versions of Edvard Munch’s

Read More »
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

Read More »
Stanley Spencer Painting Stolen from Gallery in Cookham.

Stanley Spencer Painting Stolen from Gallery in Cookham.

Bullet Shih May 1, 2012 0

  Buck’s Free Press is reporting that early Sunday morning a painting by British artist Stanleey Spencer titled Cookham from Englefield, was taken from the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham High Street.  The painting

Read More »
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

Read More »
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

Read More »
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

Read More »
Grinch Steals Lorax Statue from 90 Year Old Widow of Dr. Seuss

Grinch Steals Lorax Statue from 90 Year Old Widow of Dr. Seuss

Bullet Shih April 24, 2012 0

  The Wall Street Journal has reported that a 2 foot tall bronze sculpture of Theodore Geisel’s or Dr. Seuss’s character the Lorax was stolen from the San Diego backyard of the author’s widow,

Read More »
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

Read More »
Family Business: Russian Father and Daughter Nabbed for Selling 140 Forged Paintings

Family Business: Russian Father and Daughter Nabbed for Selling 140 Forged Paintings

Bullet Shih April 19, 2012 0

The problem with minimalist art or Suprematist art to be more specific, is that it is easy to copy.  Russian authorities have recently nabbed a father and daughter team attempting to sell 140 forged

Read More »
Nic Forrest Talks with artnet CEO Hans Neuendorf

Nic Forrest Talks with artnet CEO Hans Neuendorf

Bullet Shih April 17, 2012 0

Art Market blogger Nic Forrest sits down for an interview with artnet CEO Hans Neuendorf to talk about the state of the online art auction sphere and how he sees it developing.  Neuendorf presents

Read More »