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The Art of Carl Gustav Jung Is Brought Together in a Slightly Mind-Blowing Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / February 5th, 2019

The Illuminated Imagination: The Art of C. G. Jung, an exhibition now on view at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Art, Design, and Architecture Museum, through April 28, 2019, shows that the famed Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Carl Gustav Jung had a whole other side ...

Painting On Loan In Europe From MFA Houston Is Nazi Loot, Claim Heirs

Houston Chronicle / February 2nd, 2019

A legal claim has been filed for an artwork currently on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, to a museum in Germany. Heirs of French real estate developer Gaston Levy, who lost his massive collection of French Impressionist artworks to the Nazis in World War II, say ...

Museum Readies to Display Newly Restored Multi-million Dollar Painting Found in Closet

Des Moines Register / January 23rd, 2019

In 2016, an Iowa museum director was looking in a closet for a Civil War-era flag when he found a long-lost painting worth millions. Now with a full restoration completed and a security system in place, "Apollo and Venus," the rediscovered ca. 1600 work by renowned Dutch artist Otto van Veen, ...

Virtually Browse (and Support) the 20 Museums Closed by the Government Shutdown

ArtfixDaily / January 15th, 2019

With the 19 federally-funded Smithsonian museums and the National Gallery of Art in DC closed due to the continuing federal government shutdown, people can still view collections and support these vital American institutions--online. The Smithsonian website has an array of thematic exhibitions ...

Art Expert Says Cat Destroyed His Rare 17th-Century Painting

Telegraph / January 10th, 2019

A cat wrecked a rare 17th-century portrait painting, according to the pet's owner, UK-based art historian and writer Dr. Bendor Grosvenor. Grosvenor says the £5,000 ($6,371) artwork by Scottish artist John Michael Wright was scratched up by his cat, named Padme, after he had applied a warm ...

U.S. Judge to Hear Ongoing Case of Heir's Nazi-Looted Pissarro Held by Museum in Spain

Los Angeles Times / December 3rd, 2018

Nearly 80 years after a woman was forced to sell a painting to Nazi officials in order to escape Germany in 1939, a judge in Los Angeles on Tuesday will determine a case brought by her heirs against a museum in Spain that now has the artwork. Madrid’s Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza has ...

Thieves Take Renoir Painting Off Wall Just Prior to Auction in Vienna

CBS / November 28th, 2018

Three middle-aged men entered an auction house in Vienna and removed a painting by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir from a wall on Monday, according to a police statement. The artwork was displayed on the second floor for an upcoming sale at the Dorotheum auction house. Each thief ...

Paul Allen, Microsoft Cofounder and Art Collector, Remembered

ARTnews / October 15th, 2018

Paul Allen, the multibillionaire technology entrepreneur and art collector, died on Monday at age 65. The cause was complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to his family. With his vast fortune built from cofounding Microsoft and investments, Allen was known for his ...

Russian Billionaire Rybolovlev Hits Sotheby's With $380 Million Lawsuit

Bloomberg / October 3rd, 2018

Bloomberg's Katya Kazakina reports: The epic international legal drama that has pitted a Russian billionaire against a Swiss art entrepreneur [Yves Bouvier] took a new turn on Tuesday with Dmitry Rybolovlev slapping Sotheby’s auction house with a $380 million lawsuit in New York. Rybolovlev ...

Italy Attempts to Foil The Frick's 'Most Important Painting Purchase' in Decades

ArtfixDaily / August 26th, 2018

In December, New York's Frick Collection revealed that it had made its most important painting purchase since 1991. Now, the Italian government says it didn't realize that the painting's subject was a prince, and officials want to keep the painting in the country. The Frick had announced its ...

Artworks Rediscovered in Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art's Vault in 2019 Exhibition

The Art Newspaper / August 15th, 2018

A trove of artworks hidden away in Iran's Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art will finally be on display next year. A planned exhibition of the long unseen works was scrapped for Berlin last year, and selections are now scheduled to show in Tehran. Modern American and European masterworks, and ...

Sotheby's Earnings Takes a Hit from 'Pricing Error' on Artwork

CNBC / August 7th, 2018

Sotheby’s sold $3.45 billion of art during the first half of 2018, with $57.3 million net income in the second quarter of 2018—a decrease of $19.6 million, or about 26 percent, in comparison to the same period in 2017. Two artworks that were sold with guaranteed prices for the consignors ...

Delacroix Blockbuster Breaks Attendance Record at Louvre, Heads to the Met

ArtfixDaily / July 31st, 2018

A record half a million people visited the Eugène Delacroix retrospective at the Louvre, which has closed before its reopening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the fall. In Paris, 180 works gave a full view of the French painter’s ouevre, while slightly fewer works will be shown in New York. ...

Van Gogh Museum Teams Up with Vans on Wearables

ArtfixDaily / July 26th, 2018

Vans goes van Gogh... Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum has collaborated with classic sneaker maker Vans on a line of shoes and attire emblazoned with the seminal artist's work. Vincent van Gogh's most iconic images such as Sunflowers and a Self-Portrait will debut next week on sneakers and ...

Art Dealer Says He Discovered Six De Koonings in New Jersey Storage Unit

The Guardian / July 23rd, 2018

A storage locker filled with artworks that an auction house passed up is said to include lost abstract expressionist paintings that could be worth millions of dollars. From the Guardian: A New York art dealer who bought the contents of a New Jersey storage locker for $15,000 says he ...

Museum of Fine Arts Boston Brings Degas Pastel to Life

ArtfixDaily / July 19th, 2018

A pastel of ballerinas by Edgar Degas has been enacted by two members of the Boston Ballet to highlight the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston's summer exhibtion of pastels. It was also the artist's birthday on Thursday. The brief clip shows the ballerinas reflect the composition of the Degas work, ...

Houston Man Sells Picasso Artwork on Nextdoor

Austin360 / July 18th, 2018

A Houston man recently offered up a portrait that he listed as by Pablo Picasso on Nextdoor. Known as an online forum for neighbors to share local information, sell items, and (oftentimes) complain to eachother, Nextdoor seems an unlikely platform to have success with art-selling, yet the ...

Salvador Dali Foundation Sues Museum in California

Mercury News / July 15th, 2018

The Salvador Dali Foundation has sued the Dali17 Museum in Monterey, Calif., for copyright infringement. The suit claims the two-year-old museum is illegally profiting from the surrealist artist's name, likeness, and the reproduction of his copyrighted artworks. “Defendants have been informed ...

Italy Reopens Investigation Into Missing Caravaggio Masterpiece

Telegraph / June 20th, 2018

Nearly 50 years have passed since a Caravaggio masterpiece was stolen, in a case considered by the FBI as in the top 10 art crimes worldwide. Investigators in Italy are now reopening the case of Caravaggio's missing Nativity with San Lorenzo and San Francesco, which was cut from its ...

20 Pieces for Chippendale’s Tercentenary Plus New Work by Marina Abramović Among Highlights of Masterpiece London 2018

ArtfixDaily / June 6th, 2018

The Masterpiece London 2018 edition, which runs from June 28 - July 4 at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, will present an array of art from the 18th-century carved creations of Thomas Chippendale to the debut of new forms of work by famed performance artist Marina Abramović. With Thomas ...