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Uffizi director calls out Germany for stolen painting

Director of the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, Eike Schmidt, has boldly called out Germany concerning the return of a painting stolen by Nazi troops in 1944 during World War II. […]

Art forgery is becoming more commonplace

Art authentication needs to become more rigorous to confront the challenge For much of artistic history, forgery has been thought of with a tinge of romanticism. It has also been […]

Mother and son forgery duo to repay nearly $500,000

Former Franklin Pierce University art professor Lorettann Gascard and her son Nikolas Gascard have recently been charged with faking 17 artworks by lesser-known American painter Leon Golub (1922-2004). After two […]

Just how unauthorized is ‘Banksy Unauthorized’?

When an artwork by the famous street artist Banksy shredded itself just after it sold in October, it was a Phantom-of-the-Opera style reminder that the artist always seems to be […]

Recent talks of repatriation may signal a new era for restitution

The repatriation of artworks is an on-going hot topic in the art world that spans multiple countries and museums. The topic could not be more complicated as nations and institutions […]

Picasso thought to be destroyed recently found. Or was it?

In July 2012, the Kunsthal Rotterdam was at the centre of one of the largest art heists to date. The works stolen were Picasso’s Tête d’Arlequin, Matisse’s La Liseuse en […]

Two paintings from collection of Robert Indiana to sale at Christie’s

On the 16th of November Post-War and Contemporary Art Morning Session sale at New York’s Christie’s, two artworks from the estate of Robert Indiana (1928-2018), the late Pop artist, are […]