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Italy hands Nazi-looted Renaissance sculpture from the Uffizi to Germany: Italy has handed over to Germany a Renaissance statue that was sold under Nazi duress and acquired by Hermann Göring, the commander of the German Luftwaffe, before winding up in the Uffizi after the Second World War.
21.02.2020, The Art Newspaper: Italy hands Nazi-looted Renaissance sculpture from the Uffizi to Germany
A Van Gogh and a Monet: you win one and lose another: The Dutchman’s newly attributed Oslo self-portrait is unveiled in an Amsterdam exhibition, while the Frenchman’s bohemian portrait suffers a downgrading
21.02.2020, The Art Newspaper: A Van Gogh and a Monet: you win one and lose another
India asks Oxford museum to return ‘stolen’ bronze statue: The Indian government has asked the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford to return a 15th-century bronze idol that was apparently stolen from a temple in the 1960s.
17.02.2020, The Art Newspaper: India asks Ashmolean Museum to return 15th-century bronze idol believed stolen from temple
Leaked draft of EU paper stirs Parthenon Marbles dispute: The British media was quick to link a leaked clause in the latest draft of the European Union’s negotiating mandate over its future relationship with the UK to Greece’s claim to the Parthenon Marbles.
19.02.2020, The Art Newspaper: Leaked draft of EU paper stirs Parthenon Marbles dispute
21.02.2020, The Guardian: My solution to the Parthenon marbles row: a museum for the 21st century
21.02.2020, The Art Newspaper: Who owns the Parthenon Marbles?
An appeals court ordered the developer who whitewashed 5Pointz to pay artists $6.75 million.: The Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a judgement of $6.75 million against a luxury real estate developer on Thursday, confirming that his whitewashing of graffiti murals at the 5Pointz art complex in 2013 violated the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA).
New York Collector Sues Princeton University After $1 M. Sale Falls Through: Collector Vincent Fay filed a suit against Princeton University in U.S. District Court on February 20 after the New Jersey institution allegedly pulled out of a $1 million art sale. According to the initial complaint, Fay claims that Princeton agreed to purchase 17 artworks from him for a total of $945,000, alleging that the institution has failed to pay the second of two $472,500 payments, which was due in July 2018.
21.02.2020, Art News: New York Collector Sues Princeton University After $1 M. Sale Falls Through
20.02.2020, Bloomberg: Princeton Sued for Reneging on $1 Million in Artwork Purchases
The Artist Beneath the Art Forger: Mr. Forgy owns the largest collection of work by Elmyr de Hory, one of the most notorious art forgers of the 20th century. In the 1950s and ’60s, de Hory is believed to have forged over a thousand works by major artists. Many have been removed from museums. Others, some experts say, have not.
21.02.2020, The New York Times: The Artist Beneath the Art Forger
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York State Department of Financial Services Announce the Return of a 16th-Century Silver Stem Cup to the Heirs of the Eugen Gutmann Estate: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the New York State Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) Holocaust Claims Processing Office (HCPO) jointly announced that The Met is restituting a 16th-century silver stem cup to the heirs of Eugen Gutmann.
19.02.2020, The New York State Department of Financial Services: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York State Department of Financial Services Announce the Return of a 16th-Century Silver Stem Cup to the Heirs of the Eugen Gutmann Estate
Donald B. Marron’s $450m collection to be sold by Acquavella, Gagosian and Pace galleries in New York: Donald B. Marron’s art collection will be sold through Acquavella Galleries, Gagosian and Pace Gallery, marking an exceptional collaboration between the three blue chip dealers—while also shutting out the auction houses on one of the most coveted estates of the upcoming season. The financier and esteemed collector, who died last December aged 85, amassed a collection of around 300 Modern and contemporary masterworks valued at more than $450m.
19.02.2020, The Art Newspaper: Donald B. Marron’s $450m collection to be sold by Acquavella, Gagosian and Pace galleries in New York
19.02.2020, The New York Times: Donald Marron’s Art Collection to Be Sold Privately
Can the art world clean up its act?: “There has long been concern over the ease with which suspect funds can be laundered through the buying and selling of art. Now, at last, we are seeing a concerted attempt to get to grips with the issue, which — even if welcomed by most — has sparked resentment and wariness.”
21.02.2020, The Financial Times: Can the art world clean up its act?
Art Basel fairs go online: Art Basel is to offer online viewing rooms that coincide with its fairs in Basel, Miami and Hong Kong. The initiative was fast-tracked to March, as an alternative to its Hong Kong fair, which was cancelled earlier this month because of the coronavirus outbreak.
20.02.2020, The Financial Times: Art Basel fairs go online
‘You have the right to culture with a capital C’: Africa’s growing collecting class shifts focus to home: From Marrakech to Cape Town, the continent’s growing fairs and auctions scene is catering to a burgeoning domestic buying base.
19.02.2020, The Art Newspaper: ‘You have the right to culture with a capital C’: Africa’s growing collecting class shifts focus to home
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