Uffizi director calls out Germany for stolen painting

Director of the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, Eike Schmidt, has boldly called out Germany concerning the return of a painting stolen by Nazi troops in 1944 during World War II. […]

French supreme court rules in favour of Christie’s France

In November, the French supreme court ruled that the droit de suite – resale royalties benefiting artists or their heirs – could lawfully be charged to the buyers of artworks […]

It’s Sinatra’s world…and Sotheby’s sold it

Start spreading the news… Over the course of 11 days and three auctions, Sotheby’s saw a total of $9.2 million during their Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank […]

Rarely seen view of Venice by Monet expected to sale for £30 million

In Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern art sale on February 26th, Le Palais Ducal by Claude Monet is expected to sale for as much as £30 million ($35 million). The 1908 […]

Lobster telephone by Salvador Dalí to remain in the UK

Lobster Telephone (White Aphrodisiac), one of Salvador Dalí’s renowned lobster phones, will remain in the UK after the National Gallery of Scotland (NGS) acquired it for £853,000. The Surrealist, white […]

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 […]

Howard Read says Cheim & Read will leave the ‘Castelli Model’ of business behind

In an Art Basel Miami Beach art market talk called ‘The Future of the Artist and Gallerist Relationship,’ a panel discussed the evolving art fair scene and its implications on […]