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. […]

Gagosian sets a new record for Albert Oehlen, and it all happened online

Gagosian set a new record recently for a sale of a work by the German painter Albert Oehlen. The untitled abstract painting from 1988 sold after three hours of its unveiling in Gagosian’s online viewing room ahead of Art Basel Hong Kong. While Gagosian did not disclose the price it sold for, the price tag […]

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 […]

Christie’s secures 100% sale through rate in George Michael auction

Christie’s March 14th evening auction of pop artist George Michael’s collection resulted in just over £9.2 million ($12.3 million). The white glove sale boasted 60 artworks owned by the late great singer, songwriter, and icon who was known for supporting the Young British Artists. The auction followed a world tour of selected artworks from the […]