TEFAF Maastricht 2013 closed on Sunday March 24th. During the course of the event, which ran from 15th-24th, March, more than 70.000 visitors from all over the world came to the Fair including some of the most active international private and institutional collectors from around the globe.
The FBI, along with Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts, released new information about one of the largest property crimes in U.S. history - the art theft from the museum more than two decades ago. The FBI is appealing to the public for help in what is one of the FBI’s Top Ten Art Crimes.
‘Chinese Girl’, the most iconic work of the Siberian-born artist Vladimir Tretchikoff , known as the 'king of kitsch', was sold for nearly £1 million - nearly double its expected price - at auction in London on Wednesday.
The seemingly unstoppable growth of the Chinese art and antiques market came to a halt as it shrank by 24 per cent during 2012 enabling the United States to resume its traditional place as the world’s biggest market.
On Monday afternoon, the investigative team investigating the Kunsthal robbery arrested a 19-year old Romanian women in Rotterdam; she is suspected of being involved in hiding the seven stolen paintings.
A Greek man has pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to stealing a Salvador Dali painting from a gallery in New York last year. "Cartel de Don Juan Tenorio” the watercolor-and-gouache drawing, created in 1949 is valued at $150,000.
EXHIBITION: GREAT ART ON SCREEN is a new series of cinema events, bringing the world’s greatest art exhibitions to cinema screens worldwide. EXHIBITION will feature the world’s foremost upcoming art exhibitions, creatively captured live especially for the big screen.
Bozar presents, in cooperation with the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, a major interdisciplinary project consisting of an ambitious exhibition, various concerts and debates, devoted to a great French master of the early 18th century, Antoine Watteau, with a particular focus on the musical scenes frequently depicted in the painter's work.
Two California museums will offer visitors a rare view of exquisite masterworks by the 17th-century Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer (1632 – 1675), on loan from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in The Hague.
Vladimir Tretchikoff's original painting of the Chinese Girl, believed to be the world's most reproduced print, is to go on sale in London. The painting is being auctioned on 20 March and is expected to fetch as much as £500,000.
A Florida man and a Mexican woman were sentenced to prison terms on January 22 for trying to sell "Odalisque in Red Pants", a $3 million Henri Matisse painting that vanished from a Venezuelan museum more than 10 years ago.