When is a fake not a fake? Forgery fiasco involving Prince Charles highlights grey areas of the art world

In the wake of Prince Andrew’s controversial and ill-advised BBC interview, the British royal family has struggled to fend off unwanted media attention over his past and present conduct. The beleaguered prince braved a television appearance in an attempt to stamp out the flames of suspicion surrounding his relationship with disgraced financier and convicted sex […]

Hauser & Wirth to represent Avery Singer

After parting ways with New York art dealer Gavin Brown earlier this year, Avery Singer, a New York-based artist, will now represented by Hauser & Wirth. Among the top artists that the art world is watching, Singer is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after artists today. Prior to today’s announcement, it was rumoured that […]

Danish court sides with Tal R blocking watchmakers from cutting up his work

Yesterday, a Danish court sided with Tal R, a Denmark-based artist, ruling that a duo, who wanted to cut up a painting they owned by the artist to use in the manufacturing of their watches, would infringe copyright laws. The injunction was brought on by Tal R after Dann Thorleifsson and Arne Leivsgard released plans […]

The search for priceless treasures stolen in Dresden continues

Just over a day into the hunt for a trove of treasures stolen from the Grünes Gewölbe (Green Vault) in Dresden and it seems that police have still not found the individuals responsible for one of the biggest heists in history. More than 100 items were taken by the thieves after they broke into display […]

The Bouvier Affair: The Art of Deception?

The art world most commonly makes front-page news when there’s a daring heist, such as the stunning theft this week of up to a billion euros of treasures from Dresden’s Grüne Gewölbe, or the spiriting away of the Mona Lisa in 1911 which made it the most famous painting in the world. These Ocean’s Eleven-style […]

Fertitta brothers pull plug on Vegas nightclub boasting works by Damien Hirst

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…but that won’t be the case for the nightclub boasting millions worth of works by English artist Damien Hirst. Having only opened about eight months ago, KAOS, the Palms hotel and casino’s nightclub, abruptly closed last week sacrificing around $28 million in closing costs and cancelled events. It seems, […]

Artworks by Monet and Basquiat included in $700 million settlement between US Justice Department and Jho Low

As of last week, Low Taek Jho, the now disgraced Malaysian financier and art collector better known as Jho Low, will be required to hand over $700 million worth of assets to the US Department of Justice. Low’s forfeit of assets is part of a settlement agreement reached by the US Department of Justice in […]