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Research wraps on Gurlitt trove leaving “very large gray area”

Eight years ago, Bavarian authorities searched the Munich flat of Cornelius Gurlitt looking for evidence of tax evasion. Instead, officers discovered a vast collection of works by artists like Édouard […]

Days after Banksy gifted NHS with painting, someone tried to steal it

Owning a Banksy can be a difficult feat. Purchasing a work by the illusive artist is one thing, but when a Banksy falls into your hands overnight, the path forward […]

INTERPOL sting operation recovers 19,000 illicitly traded artefacts

A sting operation spanning more than 100 countries was carried out by INTERPOL, Europol, and the World Customs Organization (WCO) last year and resulted in the arrest of more than […]

A print by Dalí becomes a major thrift store find in North Carolina

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. It’s the motto that second hand, consignment, antique, and thrift shops thrive off. Most often, one finds trinkets, items with sentimental attachments, or […]

Van Gogh painting stolen, on the artist’s birthday, from museum closed due to coronavirus

Around the world, museums have been shuttered as more than 3 billion people have gone into lockdown amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The Singer Laren museum, some 20 miles southwest of […]

Two men arrested for stealing stones from Notre Dame

For those following the restoration of Notre Dame, March looked to be a promising month. This was when the forecourt and crypt of the Parisian cathedral, devastated by a fire […]

California man pleads guilty to art and tax fraud, faces up to 25 years in prison

After pleading guilty to selling millions in fake artworks, Philip Righter (43), a man living in California, could face up to 25 years in prison. Righter was charged with wire […]