Archive for November 2020

London court upholds ruling concerning forged Frans Hals painting

In London, a court of appeals has upheld a 2019 ruling stating that Fairlight Art Ventures would replay millions to Sotheby’s. This week’s ruling is the latest, and possibly the final straw, for a years-long court battle between the auction house and the investment company concerning an allegedly forged painting by Frans Hals. Owned by […]

Art historian attributes recently resurfaced drawing to Leonardo da Vinci

It could perhaps be said that every art historian who has embarked on the path of research hopes, if only even slightly, to make a discovery unlike any other. For some, the discoveries they make change the course of art history. One scholar may have discovered a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci that could alter […]

Anonymous Was a Woman announces 2020 recipients of grants totaling $250,000

More than 600 women artists have been awarded the Anonymous Was a Woman grants. The $25,000 (£18,800) unrestricted grants are given in recognition of accomplishments, artistic growth, originality, and potential to women over 40 who are “at a significant juncture in their lives and careers.” Now, the 2020 cohort of artists have been named. The […]

Art World Roundup: Google honours Fanny Eaton with new Doodle, the V&A seeks out Harry Styles’ cardigan, and more

This week’s Art World Roundup includes: a Google Doodle honouring Pre-Raphaelite muse Fanny Eaton, a forthcoming London exhibition of works by Jade van der Mark, and the V&A interest in Harry Styles’ patchwork cardigan. Also, six San Francisco artists cite VARA in a lawsuit after their artworks were painted over, the Gropius Bau Museum announces […]

Mwazulu Diyabanza, three others, acquitted for Marseilles demonstration

Four activists, including Mwazulu Diyabanza, have been acquitted by a French court for theft charges they accrued in relation to a July 30th demonstration at the Museum of African, Oceanic, and Native American Arts (Musée d’Arts Africains, Océaniens et Amérindiens) in Marseilles. The activists are part of the Multicultural Anti-Spoliation Front, a newly founded organization, […]

Andy Warhol Foundation names 2020 Arts Writers Grants

The Andy Warhol Foundation has named its 2020 cohort of Arts Writers Grants recognising 22 writers across three categories, articles, books, and short-form writing. The recipients receive one-on-one time with leading critics as well a collective total of $675,000 (£507,500) in grants aimed at supporting the continuation of critical writing. The Arts Writers Grants are […]

1,638 police carried out raids in Berlin arresting three in relation to Dresden Green Vault heist

A major police raid has led to arrests and the seizure of items related to the Dresden Grünes Gewölbe (Green Vault) heist that occurred almost exactly a year ago. While the treasures taken in the robbery have yet to be recovered, three have been arrested in relation to the heist and it is hoped that […]