Brexit: what it could mean for the arts: Leading figures speak out about concerns for the future after UK votes to leave European Union.
06.07.2016, The Art Newspaper: Brexit: what it could mean for the arts
06.07.2016, Antiques Trade Gazette: Dear (future) Prime Minister: a wish list from the art and antiques trade
05.07.2016, The New York Times: ‘Britain Is No Home to Me’: Five Artists Respond to ‘Brexit’
03.07.2016, Artnet News: Kenny Schachter on the London Auctions, Brexit, and the New Nihilists
London Art Market Rides Out Brexit, Sets Records as Pound Drops: London’s art market was whipsawed like the financial world during the two weeks of auctions surrounding Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union.
01.07.2016, Bloomberg: London Art Market Rides Out Brexit, Sets Records as Pound Drops
01.07.2016, The New York Times: London Auctions Feel Little ‘Brexit’ Chill as Some Works Prove Hot
01.07.2016, The Financial Times: The Art Market: now what?
06.07.2016, Antiques Trade Gazette: Keverne: trade should seize Brexit moment
01.07.2016, The Financial Times: Overseas art and wine buyers tempted by weak pound
30.07.2016, The New York Times: Auctioneer at Sotheby’s Confident in London as Art Hub
Nahmads Fire Back at ‘Art-World Ambulance Chaser’ Over Looted Art Claim: In a recent New York Post story, the Nahmad family of art dealers took the opportunity to fire back at persistent claims they are holding on to a piece of Nazi-looted art.
06.07.2016, Artnet News: Nahmads Fire Back at ‘Art-World Ambulance Chaser’ Over Looted Art Claim
02.07.2016, New York Post: This ‘Holocaust hustler’ makes a living off of Nazi-stolen art
Methinks Thou Doth Protest Too Much—Bavaria Scrambles Defensively After Revelation of Looted Art Sales to Nazi Families: The revelation that Bavaria re-sold looted artworks to Nazi families while giving victims and their heirs the run-around for years has clearly touched a nerve at the Bavarian State Paintings Collection (the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, or BSGS).
29.06.2016, Artnet News: Art Experts Blast Bavarian Museums’ Attempt to Rebut Nazi Loot Claims
30.06.2016, World Jewish Congress: WJC President Lauder: Bavaria must show full transparency on allegations it gave looted art to Nazis
Trove of Rare Giacometti Drawings and Photographs Seized in Swiss Museum: Swiss prosecutors have seized a trove of Alberto Giacometti drawings which have been kept in storage in the Grisons Museum of Fine Arts in Chur, Switzerland, for over two years as a result of a bitter ownership dispute.
05.07.2016, Artnet News: Trove of Rare Giacometti Drawings and Photographs Seized in Swiss Museum
04.07.2016, Reuters: Giacometti art trove at center of Franco-Swiss legal tussle
Retired Museum Directors Launch 11th Hour Bid to Stop German Art Law: Germany’s art scene is making a last-ditch effort to stop the controversial and hugely unpopular cultural heritage legislation. The law was passed by the lower house of the German parliament two weeks ago and is awaiting ratification by the upper house this week.
06.07.2016, Artnet News: Retired Museum Directors Launch 11th Hour Bid to Stop German Art Law
Those Italian Artifacts Actually Were Looted, Danish Museum Now Says: It took years of often tense negotiations, but on Tuesday the Italian Ministry of Culture and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek art museum in Copenhagen signed an agreement that includes the return of archaeological artifacts that Italy said had been looted from Italian soil.
05.07.2016, The New York Times: Those Italian Artifacts Actually Were Looted, Danish Museum Now Says
07.07.2016, Artnet News: Copenhagen’s Glyptotek Agrees to Return Looted Items to Italy
Dalí foundation has no legal standing to protect artist’s image, Spain’s Supreme Court rules: The court dismissed an appeal from the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation in its lawsuit against a Barcelona exhibition production company.
30.06.2016, The Art Newspaper: Dalí foundation has no legal standing to protect artist’s image, Spain’s Supreme Court rules
How 2 Rembrandts in a Paris Bedroom Ended Up at the Rijksmuseum: Until now, Mr. de Rothschild has never spoken publicly about the sale of the paintings last year to the Rijksmuseum and the Louvre for 160 million euros, or almost $180 million at current exchange rates, in an unusual joint purchase that was arranged between the Dutch and French governments.
05.07.2016, The New York Times: How 2 Rembrandts in a Paris Bedroom Ended Up at the Rijksmuseum
BADA join FSB to research rate relief: BADA have joined with the Federation of Small Business (FSB) to research how much art and antique dealers are helped by the government’s proposed rate relief on properties – if at all.
30.06.2016, Antiques Trade Gazette: BADA join FSB to research rate relief
Optical Illusions: Panama Papers Shed Light on the Dark Side of the Art Business: Leaked documents from Mossack Fonseca, a Panama-based fiduciary firm, have shed light on the dark side of the art world—a market that negotiates pricing, shell company transactions, and storage in secrecy.
30.06.2016, World Policy: Optical Illusions: Panama Papers Shed Light on the Dark Side of the Art Business
Peter Doig Says He Didn’t Paint This. Now He Has to Prove It.: O.K., Peter Doig may have tried LSD a few times when he was growing up in Canada during the 1970s. But he still knows, he said, when a painting is or isn’t his.
07.06.2016, The New York Times: Peter Doig Says He Didn’t Paint This. Now He Has to Prove It
07.06.2016, Art Market Monitor: If It Looks Like a Doig, It Cannot Be a Doige: US Courts Take Unusual Step in Authenticity Case
Manhattan Gallery Faces Lawsuit Over Fake Warhol Prints: Scandal has rocked the prominent Lower East Side Woodward Gallery as the art dealers now face a lawsuit from an irate former investor.
04.06.2016, Artnet News: Manhattan Gallery Faces Lawsuit Over Fake Warhol Prints
04.06.2016, Courthouse News Service: Investor Fears Her Warhols May Be Rip-Offs
Avedon Foundation Fights Richard Avedon’s Master Printer Over Sale of Unsigned Prints: The Foundation refuses to authenticate a set of prints from Avedon’s “In the American West” series.
05.06.2016, Artnet News: Avedon Foundation Fights Richard Avedon’s Master Printer Over Sale of Unsigned Prints
More Detail About Goulandris Collection and Questionable Offshore Dealings Revealed: The Wall Street Journal‘s Kelly Crow has revisited the ongoing, convoluted international legal battle over one of the most valuable private art collections ever assembled, that of the Greek shipping mogul Basil Goulandris and his wife, Elise.
05.06.2016, Artnet News: More Detail About Goulandris Collection and Questionable Offshore Dealings Revealed
30.05.2016, Wall Street Journal: The $3 Billion Family Art Feud
Legal Fight Heats Up Over Peter Beard Photo Show in Hamptons: A photo collection allegedly worth $1 million is at the center of the dispute.
01.06.2016, Artnet News: Legal Fight Heats Up Over Peter Beard Photo Show in Hamptons
Louvre Abu Dhabi to host summit on culture versus terrorism: The United Arab Emirates will host a high-level, international conference on terrorism versus culture, led by the French president François Hollande and the president of the UAE, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
05.07.2016, The Art Newspaper: Louvre Abu Dhabi to host summit on culture versus terrorism
The Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, Islam’s second holiest site, attacked: A bomb was detonated on 4 July near the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina in western Saudi Arabia, Islam’s second holiest site. The mosque, which was founded in the seventh century, houses Muhammad’s tomb as well as those of the first two caliphs, Abu Bakr and Omar.
05.07.2016, The Art Newspaper: The Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, Islam’s second holiest site, attacked
Lee Ufan Refuses Police Request to Confirm 13 Forgeries of His Work: Earlier this year, Seoul police launched a full investigation into 13 suspected forgeries of South Korean art star Lee Ufan‘s paintings. Now, having examined the works for himself, the artist maintains that the alleged fakes are real, despite a confession from South Korean art dealer named Hyeon.
05.07.2016, Artnet News: Lee Ufan Refuses Police Request to Confirm 13 Forgeries of His Work
01.07.2016, Korea JoonAng Daily: Lee Ufan declares all 13 works authentic
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