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Latin American art collection enlivens Florida museum

Sun Sentinel / May 10th, 2010

The walls of the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale are quietly, elegantly pulsating with passion, politics, controversy, violence, magic, humor, grief, longing and hard work. A vivid Diego Rivera painting of a stone cutter is part of the museum's new exhibit, "Latin American Art From the Collection ...

Museum show is big on Botero

New York Times / April 3rd, 2010

The Colombian artist Fernando Botero is showcased at Long Island's Nassau County Museum of Art, where a small but significant collection of figure paintings, drawings and monumental sculptures is gathered, including a huge, plump female nude at the entrance. In painting or sculpture, Botero, ...

Mid-market art stolen from Europe often lands in U.S.

Naples News / February 18th, 2010

Robert Wittman, the de facto head of the FBI’s art theft program from 1988 until 2008, has tracked down stolen Goyas, a Rembrandt, and five Norman Rockwells, among many other multi-million dollar artworks.  Art and antiques originating in theft hotspots like Europe, South America, and ...

Forgeries or Finds? Art world is fighting over Frida Kahlo

LA Times Arts / September 6th, 2009

The emergence of previously unknown artwork said to be made by the popular Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-54) has led to a very public debate about its authenticity. In Mexico, Kahlo is officially ranked an artist of the national patrimony, a formal endorsement foreign to American culture. ...