17 February 2017
Public to get first view of controversial Gurlitt art collection: Switzerland and Germany will jointly exhibit a former Nazi art collection for the first time since it was controversially bequeathed to a Bern museum. The exhibitions will tell the story of how the works were labelled ‘degenerate’ and stolen by the Nazis.
15.02.2017, Swissinfo.ch: Public to get first view of controversial Gurlitt art collection
16.02.2017, The Art Newspaper: Bern and Bonn schedule first exhibitions of Cornelius Gurlitt’s art for November
16.02.2017, Artnet: Here’s Your Chance to See Cornelius Gurlitt’s Infamous Art Trove
16.02.2017, New York Times: Works Stashed by Nazi-Era Art Dealer to Go on View in Switzerland and Germany
Italy Recovers 14 More Paintings, Including a Salvador Dalí, From Collection of Mafia Boss: Italian police have recovered 14 paintings from apartments in Southern Italy, believed to be part of the collection of a convicted criminal with ties to the Italian mafia.
13.02.2017, ARCA blog: Recovered: More paintings with ties to ‘Ndràngheta
Cologne Foundation Challenges Hauser & Wirth Over August Sander Estate: A foundation in Cologne has reacted with shock to the announcement by Hauser & Wirth gallery regarding the representation of the estate of August Sander. “The estate of August Sander is and has been in Cologne,” the foundation has asserted in a public statement.
17.02.2017, Artnet: Cologne Foundation Challenges Hauser & Wirth Over August Sander Estate
UK export license denied for Pontormo portrait: The National Gallery confirmed that it raised £30,618,987 to buy a portrait by Pontormo. A spokeswoman says that “unfortunately, the owner has decided not to accept the offer”, after a UK export licence was deferred to allow a matching offer.
16.02.2017, The Art Newspaper: UK export license denied for Pontormo portrait
16.02.2017, The Guardian: Call to reform UK art export rules after £30m Pontormo bid rejected
Historians defend antiques trade ahead of government consultation on UK ivory market: A group of historians, museums and TV presenters including Alan Titchmarsh and David Starkey have condemned the slaughter of elephants but have argued the case for the defence of the antiques trade.
15.02.2017, Antiques Trade Gazette: Historians defend antiques trade ahead of government consultation on UK ivory market
German Museum Authenticates Rembrandt Drawing Hidden in its Collection for 250 Years: A museum in Northern Germany has announced the discovery of a drawing by Dutch Master Rembrandt van Rijn which had lain, misattributed to Johann Melchior Roos, in its collection for almost 250 years.
Court ruling forces German convent to exhibit Nazi artist: The heirs of Erich Klahn, a Nazi artist whose work for churches contained racist and Germanic symbols including swastikas and runes, have won a court battle that will ensure his art continues to be displayed in a convent in northern Germany.
13.02.2017, The Art Newspaper: Court ruling forces German convent to exhibit Nazi artist
German contemporary art a big draw as artists come to terms with past: For years, contemporary art sales at the world’s leading auction houses were dominated by the works of American and British artists. When it came to eye-watering amounts of money, paintings by anglophone figures including Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and Francis Bacon were typically the headline-makers. But in what has been described as a “sensational development”, Sotheby’s – the highest value auction house for contemporary art sales in London– has said German postwar masters are now defining the scene.
13.02.2017, Artnet: German contemporary art a big draw as artists come to terms with past
Obscure Gustav Klimt Masterpiece Will Lead Sotheby’s London Auction: Sotheby’s London will lead its Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on March 1 with a 1907 landscape painting by the Viennese modernist Gustav Klimt. Bauerngarten, which has an estimate in excess of $45 million, hasn’t hit the auction block in over two decades.
13.02.2017, Artnet: Obscure Gustav Klimt Masterpiece Will Lead Sotheby’s London Auction
Why auctioneers are buying into forensics: Forensic scientists usually stay behind the scenes, shining a strong light on fine art. Sotheby’s appointment of James Martin as its director of scientific research—and its acquisition of the firm he founded, Orion Analytical—has turned the spotlight on the experts.
13.02.2017, The Art Newspaper: Why auctioneers are buying into forensics
Heir Takes Step Toward Recovery of Nazi-Looted Art: An art holding company has been frustrated in its bid to block an heir from recovering a painting allegedly looted by the Nazis from his grandfather by a Manhattan appeals court. The estate of Oscar Stettiner, a Jewish art collector living in France before the rise of the Third Reich, says that in 1930, Stettiner purchased Amedeo Modigliani’s “Seated Man With a Cane.” The painting was taken by the Nazis, the estate claimed, after Stettiner fled his home in Paris in 1939.
14.02.2017, New York Law Journal: Heir Takes Step Toward Recovery of Nazi-Looted Art
UK and Getty Museum in Tug of War Over $30 Million Parmigianino: Once again, the UK is pushing to keep a painting of historic importance from being sold to a foreign buyer, this time to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The country has issued a temporary export bar on a work by Italian Renaissance painter Parmigianino in the hopes that a UK buyer will come forward to match the £24.5 million ($30.5 million) price being paid by the museum.
10.02.2017, Artnet: UK and Getty Museum in Tug of War Over $30 Million Parmigianino
Michigan art dealer gets 3-plus years in prison for forgeries: A Michigan art dealer was sentenced on Thursday to more than three years in prison for engaging in what prosecutors said was an extensive scheme to sell fake works by renowned artists, including Pablo Picasso and Willem de Kooning.
16.02.2017, Reuters: Michigan art dealer gets 3-plus years in prison for forgeries
Hundreds Sue Impeached South Korean President Over Artist Blacklist: A group of more than 450 South Korean artists have filed a lawsuit against impeached President Park Geun-hye, Park’s former chief of staff Kim Ki-choon, and former culture minister Cho Yoon-sun. It’s the latest in the artist blacklist scandal, which saw the three former government officials charged with abuse of power and coercion last week, for the creation and enforcement of a blacklist.
14.02.2017, Artnet: Hundreds Sue Impeached South Korean President Over Artist Blacklist
The Ancient Syrian City ISIS Is Destroying, Preserved Online: The Syrian civil war has left nearly a half-million people dead, displaced millions more, and turned one of its largest cities, Aleppo, into an open-air slaughterhouse. To understand what’s being lost, spend some time looking at “The Legacy of Ancient Palmyra,” a new digital exhibition of prints and photographs of this pre-Islamic metropolis at getty.edu.
14.02.2017, The New York Times: The Ancient Syrian City ISIS Is Destroying, Preserved Online
On 19 January 2017, ArtTactic launched the inaugural South Asian Art Market Report 2017 in Mumbai. The Report addresses key trends in the South Asian art market at what is a truly exciting time in its growth and development. Constantine Cannon LLP are delighted to partner with ArtTactic for this project, and have contributed to the Report an analysis of the ways in which South Asian artists can go about protecting their legacy, an issue that is of great importance to artists worldwide.
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