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French court sentences art dealers with prison time for creating ‘fake-genuine’ works by Rodin

Recently, Gary Snell, an American businessman and art dealer, received a one year suspended prison sentence after being found guilty by a Parisian court of appeals for selling unauthorized sculptures […]

New French task force to hone in on Nazi-looted art

In the coming weeks, a new French task force will be researching and returning artworks looted during the Nazi occupation of France to their rightful owners or their heirs. The […]

600 stolen books returned to University and Regional Library of Bonn

More than 70 years after they went missing, over 600 books were returned to the University and Regional Library of Bonn (ULB) on April 11th. The books, which include various […]

Recently restitued by the Guggenheim, a painting by Ernst Kirchner to be loaned to the National Museum of Norway thanks to a bank

In October of last year, Das Soldatenbad (Artillerymen), a 1915 artwork by German artist Ernst Kirchner, was returned to the family of German Jewish art dealer Alfred Flechtheim. The Guggenheim, […]

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, […]

Police trick theives with a fake work by Brueghel

On March 13th, thieves successfully stole a painting by Pieter Brueghel the Younger from a Santa Maria Maddalena church in the town of Castelnuovo Magra in northern Italy. The thieves […]

Sotheby’s will offer two Rothkos in May sale

Sotheby’s recently announced that they will be selling a set of paintings by Mark Rothko from the collection of Blema and H. Arnold Steinberg in May. The set of Rothkos […]