Two more galleries close in Berlin

Berlin’s reputation as an indisputable Mecca for contemporary artists in the 21st century has been mostly deserved due to the reputation it gained as a Bohemian capital during the Cold War, […]

Turner Prize nominee criticized for profiting from minority suffering

2018 Turner Prize nominee, Luke Willis Thompson, has found himself in the middle of some controversy this year as a result of his most recent work’s pointed commentary on race. His […]

Swiss art sales draw interest, a Mosset sells for twice its expected value

Christie’s annual Swiss art auction in Zurich in September featured the likes of Felix Vallotton, Ferdinand Hodler, Giovanni Giacometti, and Albert Anker. The auction ultimately drew approximately CHF 5.4 million. The evening appeared […]

Are museums filled with forgeries?

Do visitors to the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg realize that “at least half the paintings hanging there are copies” and that the origianls have been discreetly sold to foreign […]

Parisian art expert’s ruse undone by former student

Alone in the Aaron gallery showroom in 2012, Charles Hooreman noticed something suspicious about two folding chairs marked as the former property of King Louis XV’s daughter, Princess Louise Elisabeth. Hooreman, a young art dealer […]

Berlin Museum of Islamic Art receives €9 million EUR donation from Saudi Arabian foundation

The Saudi Arabian foundation, Alwaleed Philanthropies, has donated €9 million EUR to the Berlin Museum of Islamic Art, which is housed in the Pergamon Museum. The donation will go towards supporting museum […]