French court sentences art dealers with prison time for creating ‘fake-genuine’ works by Rodin

Recently, Gary Snell, an American businessman and art dealer, received a one year suspended prison sentence after being found guilty by a Parisian court of appeals for selling unauthorized sculptures using Auguste Rodin’s casts. In addition to Snell’s sentencing, his business associate, Robert Crouzet, a French art dealer, was sentence to four months of a […]

Market for VR is tested at Frieze New York

The trend toward experiencing art as opposed to simply viewing it has proven to be a great way to attract more people into museums and galleries. This is especially seen with record-setting installations like Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Room for instance, but the question remains whether these crowd-pleasing installations have an effect on the market for […]

The 2019 Frieze New York lineup

In just a few short days Frieze New York will get into full swing at Randall’s Island Park with more than 190 exhibitors. Between May 2nd and May 5th, thousands of visitors will descend upon the fair, which this year will feature curated sections called Frame, Spotlight, Diálogos, and Just Above Midtown (JAM). Diálogos, curated […]

David Zwirner will represent Paul Klee’s Estate, who has never before worked with a gallery

David Zwirner Gallery will now represent the family of visionary Swiss-German artist Paul Klee (1879-1940), who up until now have never officially joined forces with any commercial gallery. A solo show of works taken directly from the family’s collection was subsequently scheduled to open in the gallery’s Chelsea space in September. The gallery also announced […]

Stacks on (hay)stacks: Monet’s ‘Meules’ priced at $55 million

On May 14th, one of Claude Monet’s inimitable ‘Haystack’ paintings will come to auction at Sotheby’s New York. Meules (1890), from the ‘Haystack’ series, is one of only eight works from the series that remains in private hands. In total, there are 25 canvases in the series and the other 17 reside in the collections […]

New French task force to hone in on Nazi-looted art

In the coming weeks, a new French task force will be researching and returning artworks looted during the Nazi occupation of France to their rightful owners or their heirs. The task force, which was announced last year, is a new office within France’s ministry of culture. The five-person staff, headed by culture ministry official David […]

600 stolen books returned to University and Regional Library of Bonn

More than 70 years after they went missing, over 600 books were returned to the University and Regional Library of Bonn (ULB) on April 11th. The books, which include various historical works, 11 medieval manuscripts, and rare prints from the 16th century, have been missing from the university since World War II. The ULB held […]