Brexit: dismay and concern after historic decision to leave EU: British arts organisations and artists are dismayed by the results of the European referendum, in which 52% of voters opted to leave. The decision by David Cameron to resign as prime minister in the early autumn has only added to the political and economic uncertainty, which will increase difficulties in the art world.
24.06.2016, The Art Newspaper: Brexit: dismay and concern after historic decision to leave EU
26.06.2016, The New York Times: “Brexit” Worries British Cultural Institutions Facing Loss of Aid
24.06.2016, Artnet News: The Art World Responds to Brexit
27.06.2016, The Art Newspaper: Brexit: “We have chosen the way of Hogarth over Turner”
28.06.2016, Artnet News: After Brexit, Art Must Break Out of Its Bubble
Christie’s Postwar and Contemporary Sale Exceeds Estimate in Post-“Brexit” London: Following Tuesday’s successful Sotheby’s evening auction, Christie’s postwar and contemporary art sale raised $52.8 million, surpassing its high estimate and easing post-Brexit aftershocks.
29.06.2016, Art Forum: Christie’s Postwar and Contemporary Sale Exceeds Estimate in Post-“Brexit” London
29.06.2016, The New York Times: Basquiat Portrait Sells for $6.8 Million in London
‘British exports still desirable’: UK artist Jenny Saville smashes record at Sotheby’s: For those sitting in the saleroom of Sotheby’s last night, the turmoil on the financial markets following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) seemed a distant memory.
29.06.2016, The Art Newspaper: ‘British exports still desirable’: UK artist Jenny Saville smashes record at Sotheby’s
29.06.2016, The New York Times: Amid ‘Brexit’ Concerns, Sotheby’s Contemporary Sale Brings Shot of Oxygen
29.06.2016, Bloomberg: Art Buyers Brush off Brexit as Pound’s Decline Fuels Bidding
29.06.2016, Antiques Trade Gazette: Market rides Brexit fears at Sotheby’s Contemporary art sale as major record set for Jenny Saville
29.06.2016, Artnet News: Sotheby’s London’s $69 Million Contemporary Sale Passes Brexit Test With Flying Colors
Phillips weathers the storm in first London auction since Brexit: Strong bidding from US and Asia helps shore up 20th-century and contemporary sale.
28.06.2016, The Art Newspaper: Phillips weathers the storm in first London auction since Brexit
28.06.2016, The New York Times: With Phillips Auction, Art Market Feels Effects of “Brexit”
27.06.2016, Blouin Artinfo: Phillips Posts Heartening Post-Brexit Results
Nazi-Looted Art returned by Germany to the high-ranking Nazis who looted it rather than returning it to rightful owners: Germany returned Nazi-looted art to the high-ranking Nazi families who stole it rather than to the families from whom it was taken. The London-based Commission for Looted Art in Europe (CLAE) has discovered this remarkable scandal which has been covered up by Germany for decades.
27.06.2016, Commission for Looted Art in Europe: Nazi-Looted Art returned by Germany to the high-ranking Nazis who looted it rather than returning it to rightful owners
26.06.2016, Art Law Report: Another Bombshell in Munich—Bavarian Government Sold Looted Art to Nazi Families
27.06.2016, The Art Newspaper: Munich museums sold art looted from Jewish families to Nazis after war
29.06.2016, Artnet News: Art Experts Blast Bavarian Museums’ Attempt to Rebut Nazi Loot Claims
What Germany’s tough new law could mean for the antiquities market: Antiquities dealers in Germany are fighting to head off a new law they fear could deal a death blow to a trade already in terminal decline.
27.06.2016, The Art Newspaper: What Germany’s tough new law could mean for the antiquities market
27.06.2016, Art Forum: Dealers Oppose German Law that Will Enforce Strict Trade Regulations on Cultural Objects
23.06.2016, Artnet News: Germany Passes Massively Controversial Cultural Heritage Legislation
In the Aftermath of $1.9 Million Versailles Scandal, Kraemer Gallery Pulls Out of Biennale Des Antiquaires: The antiques dealer Kraemer Gallery, currently involved in a $1.9 million forgery scandal, has pulled out from participating in the prestigious Paris art and antiques fair Biennale des Antiquaires, slated to take place next September.
23.06.2016, Antiques Trade Gazette: Leading Paris furniture dealers face exclusion from Biennale fair
Spanish Police Release List of Works Confiscated from Collector Benito Amor: Spain’s Guardia Civil has released the inventory of works seized from collector Benito Amor, totaling over 10,000 pieces of art and antiques, including an alleged fragment of Jesus’s cross. The collector had been arrested over several counts of theft, and questions remain as to the provenance of many of these works
24.06.2016, Art Observed: Spanish Police Release List of Works Confiscated from Collector Benito Amor
20.06.2016, Murcia Today: Over Ten Thousand Stolen Items Confiscated from Bullas antique collector
Italian Consumer Group Files Complaint Against Christo’s ‘Floating Piers’: They consider the installation a waste of public money.
27.06.2016, Artnet News: Italian Consumer Group Files Complaint Against Christo’s ‘Floating Piers’
US ivory ‘final rule’: what you need to know: The ‘final rule’ of the US law on African elephant ivory is due to come into force on July 6.
24.06.2016, Antiques Trade Gazette: US ivory ‘final rule’: what you need to know
Canadian artist sues Damien Hirst, alleging copyright infringement: A Halifax-based artist is suing Damien Hirst for copyright infringement, claiming several pieces for sale in Hirst’s online shop are direct copies of her own. In a suit filed in New York District Court June 10, Colleen Wolstenholme, a sculptor and jewelry designer, alleges that a series of bracelets and necklaces for sale in Hirst’s shop, Other Criteria, are unauthorized copies of works she first began making in 1996.
27.06.2016, The Star: Canadian artist sues Damien Hirst, alleging copyright infringement
George Lucas abandons plans to build a museum in Chicago after two-year legal battle: Star Wars creator is now looking to California for a space to house his art collection and memorabilia.
27.06.2016, The Art Newspaper: George Lucas abandons plans to build a museum in Chicago after two-year legal battle
Isil rampage continues with destruction of the Temple of Nabu in northern Iraq: The destruction of the Temple of Nabu in the Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq by the Islamic State (Isil) has been condemned by Unesco and a leading UK archaeologist. As part of its propaganda campaign, the jihadist group issued video footage earlier this month that appeared to show part of the ancient archaeological site being blown up.
28.06.2016, The Art Newspaper: Isil rampage continues with destruction of the Temple of Nabu in northern Iraq
Art and instability in Istanbul: Anyone who witnessed Istanbul’s rise as a cosmopolitan hub over the past decade will notice the stark change that has come over it this year.
24.06.2016, Apollo Magazine: Art and instability in Istanbul
Shanghai’s alternative Bank gallery evicted from state-owned building: The boundary-pushing, trend-setting Shanghai gallery Bank is being forced to shut on Sunday, 19 June, after only six days’ notice, due to a recent policy that bans private entities from renting state-owned properties.
19.06.2016, The Art Newspaper: Shanghai’s alternative Bank gallery evicted from state-owned building
Zendai owner turns his back on property, and looks instead to art: The founder and chairman of Shanghai-based Zendai Group, has had wonderful success in sniffing trends in the mainland’s property sector, reaping the rewards.
24.06.2016, South China Morning Post: Zendai owner turns his back on property, and looks instead to art
Are the Art World’s ‘Peripheries’ Becoming the New Centers?: Western museums are expanding their acquisition strategies.
29.06.2016, Artnet: Are the Art World’s ‘Peripheries’ Becoming the New Centers?
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