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From Attic to Auction: The Journey of the Lost Caravaggio

The story of the lost Caravaggio discovered in a dusty attic in France has recently taken an exciting turn, with its highly-anticipated auctioning planned for this summer. The discovery of the masterpiece brought up the total number of paintings attributed to Caravaggio to 68. As it was unveiled last week at Colnaghi gallery, we reflect […]

SFMoMA to Sell 1960 Rothko to Help Diversify its Collection

At a time when museums and institutions around the world are actively seeking to diversify their collections, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has announced plans to sell a major work by Mark Rothko to “address art historical gaps” like works by female artists and artists of color. Rothko’s “Untitled” (1960), has been in […]

Elisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun portrait triples the auction record for any female Old Master

Once overlooked, female old masters are now taking center stage with numerous high-profile and record-breaking sales paving the way. The latest of which is a 1788 work by Elisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun which sold for $7.18 million at Sotheby’s Old Masters sale last week and became the most expensive painting by a pre-modern era female […]

Fine Art Group buys Falcon Fine Art with Warhol, Picasso

The Fine Art Group, a leading independent global advisory firm, has acquired the art-lending division of the specialist financier Falcon Group. No figures have been released for the acquisition. Falcon Fine Art was launched by Kamel Alzarka in 2014, as a division of his Falcon Group, which offers alternative financing options for businesses. The group […]

248 Supreme skate decks set to sale for as much as $1.2 million

Come January 25th, Sotheby’s will be close an online auction on a slightly unusual collection at their New York auction house. An entire set of Supreme brand skate decks collected by skateboard enthusiast Ryan Fuller over the past 13 years is estimated to garner between $800,000 and $1.2 million (which will not include a buyer’s […]

Artist Lina Iris Viktor settles with Kendrick Lamar over Black Panther legal dispute

British-Liberian artist, Lina Iris Viktor, has accepted a settlement to conclude the lawsuit she filed against Kendrick Lamar and singer SZA, claiming that their music video for ‘All the Stars’, part of the ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack released in January 2018, used her work without permission. The creators of the film reportedly approached Viktor about using […]

Tate acquires paintings by artist and suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst

As the centenary for women’s suffrage comes to a close, Tate announced the acquisition of four watercolours by Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960), a well-known artist and women’s rights campaigner. The 1907 paintings show images of apron-clad women working in Glasgow cotton mills and Staffordshire potteries. These are the first paintings by Pankhurst to be added to […]