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Art World Roundup: looking at Air Jordans, ahead to next year’s Venice Biennale, and incredibly close at The Night Watch

In this week’s edition of Art World Roundup, we cover a major sale from Gagosian Galleries at New York’s online Frieze art fair, a pair of Air Jordan’s up for grabs through Sotheby’s, an Athens hotel faulted for blocking the Acropolis, Germany’s curator for their pavilion in the 59th Venice Biennale, a homegrown drive-though art […]

If you missed it: the Louvre and Picasso, strikes, smuggling, and forgery

Here’s what’s happening with strikes at the Louvre, which led to museum closures last week, and works by Picasso, both real and fake. Louvre reopens after worker’s strike forces closure For the second time in a year, the Louvre was forced to unexpectedly close due to staff strikes. Friday, hundreds of museums guests, eager to […]

Fred Herzog- Chasing Vancouver’s fading colours

There’s a tired and tiring cliche when it comes to the arts and the public eye that if you haven’t made your mark by your early to mid-20s, you aren’t going to. It is a silly, regressive, and boring idea, but can often wear on artists coming into their own at whatever pace they are […]

Germany returns two paintings to heirs of Jewish art collector and businessman

In the latest in restitution news, Germany has returned another two paintings taken during World War II. This time, the works have gone back to the heirs of a well-known Jewish art collector and the former owner of the paintings. The pair of medieval panel paintings were once part of Harry Fuld Senior’s extensive collection […]

Nine Nazi-looted artworks returned by Munich institutions

Over eight decades have passed since Julius and Semaya Franziska Davidsohn, Jewish art collectors, were arrested by the Gestapo. On that day in 1938, the entirety of their possessions were seized by the Nazis in Munich and the Davidsohns, who had no children, were taken to a concentration camp. Now, nine works that were owned […]

Nazi-looted artwork once part of the Gurlitt trove returned

On July 3rd, Germany returned Quai de Clichy. Temps gris by Paul Signac to the family of Gaston Prosper Lévy, the late French art collector and real estate broker. The painting was part of a massive trove of Nazi-looted artworks that were in collection of Cornelius Gurlitt, whose father was an art dealer notorious in […]

City of Krefeld rejects claims to Mondrian paintings

Four paintings by Piet Mondrian, the Dutch abstract pioneer, have been at the centre of a dispute over ownership and on July 2nd, the German city of Krefeld rejected the claims of Mondrian’s heirs that the paintings have unlawfully remained in a city-owned Kaiser Wilhelm Museum for nearly a century. The heirs of Mondrian believe […]