Cottingley Fairies photographs – a 20th century hoax – to be sold

The ‘Cottingley Fairies’ photography series were one of the 20th century’s biggest photographic hoaxes. The black and white photos appear to show fairies floating around a little girl and in natural settings. Tomorrow, a set of photos, six of which are directly from the daughter of one of the women who created the photos, is […]

KAWS painting sets artist record at $14.8 million

On April 1st, an artwork by the notorious street artist cum fine arts craze Brain Donnelly, better known as KAWS, set an artist record when his work THE KAWS ALBUM (2005) sold for HK$115.9 million ($14.8 million) and it was no April Fool’s joke. The artwork was one of 33 lots sold at Sotheby’s Hong […]

A dino named ‘Skinny’ takes over Heathrow Terminal 5

Arrivals at Heathrow Airport is arguably most travellers’ favourite place in the airport. It’s a signal that you’re home, your vacation has begun, or you’re collecting friends and family that you haven’t seen for a while. Love Actually latched onto this in 2003 opening with Hugh Grant monologuing against a slow-motion montage of people embracing […]

Lawsuit concerning ownership of a Matisse rejected by Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court declined to hear a case that worked its way up through the US justice system concerning the legal ownership of a painting by Henri Matisse. Portrait of Greta Moll, made in 1908, resides in the stores at London’s National Gallery (NG). However, three of Greta Moll’s grandchildren were demanding $30 million […]

Hirshhorn acquires an edition of Kusama’s ‘Infinity Mirror Room – Phalli’s Field’

Over the past two years, the ‘Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors’ exhibition, which just wrapped up February 17th at the High Museum in Atlanta, has wowed visitors at each of its six stops through North America. The exhibition made waves, too, as it broke attendance records during its run. While on show at the Hirshhorn Museum […]

Stolen Picasso found by the ‘Indiana Jones of art’

Arthur Brand has done it again. Just a couple of weeks ago, the Dutch art detective turned Picasso’s 1938 painting Buste de Femme (Dora Maar) over to an insurance company, which has remained anonymous. The painting, which was stolen two decades ago, eluded Brand for four years but earlier this March, he got his break. […]

CIMAM states their deep concern over Ralf Beil’s December termination from the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Back in December, Ralf Beil, director of the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, was unexpectedly terminated a year before his contract was up in January of 2020. There has been much speculation as to why he was let go so abruptly and seemingly without any decent reason. Nevertheless, Beil was informed by museum lawyers on December 13th that […]