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Rodin and the Parthenon Marbles

tom-flynn.blogspot.nl/2018/05/rodin-and-parthenon-marbles_15.html The news wires have been buzzing over the past eighteen months as pressure mounts on the world’s so-called ‘universal museums’ to return objects acquired during the colonial era. Even French president Emanuel Macron has stepped into the fray, vowing to return French museum collections of ethnographic material to their African countries of origin. Barely a…

tomflynn: The Parthenon Marbles: A European Concern

The Parthenon Marbles: A European Concern tom-flynn.blogspot.nl/2013/10/the-parthenon-marbles-european-concern_16.html Tom Flynn Paper delivered by Tom Flynn at the Round Table at the European Parliament  in Brussels on 15 October 2013 Ladies and gentlemen, colleagues, distinguished members of the European Parliament. Let me begin by thanking Professor Sidjanski for the kind invitation to contribute to today’s Round Table.…

tomflynn: Mum’s the word: Should we alert art thieves to the value of their haul?

Mum’s the word: Should we alert art thieves to the value of their haul? http://tom-flynn.blogspot.nl/2013/04/mums-word-should-we-alert-art-thieves.html April 5, 2013 Tom Flynn Another day, another theft from a museum…and another tranche of media articles alerting the thieves to the market value of what they’ve just stolen. Clearly we cannot stop journalists researching the likely open market value of…

tomflynn: Art Loss Register and Jack Solomon facing lawsuit over their part in Norman Rockwell title dispute

Art Loss Register and Jack Solomon facing lawsuit over their part in Norman Rockwell title dispute http://tom-flynn.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/art-loss-register-and-jack-solomon.html?spref=fb June 6, 2012 Norman Rockwell, Russian Schoolroom It took years, and cost her a fortune in legal fees, but in 2010, US art dealer Judy Goffman Cutler finally won title to the Norman Rockwell painting which she legitimately bought…

tomflynn: Fancy a game of cards? The stake is 250 million

Fancy a game of cards? The stake is $250 million http://tom-flynn.blogspot.com/2012/02/fancy-game-of-cards-stake-is-250.html Februray 11, 2012 Cézanne’s Card Players — an acknowledged masterpiece of post-Impressionist painting (left) — has demolished all previous art market records by selling to the Qatari royal family for a reported $250 million in a private treaty sale. The price reveals the extent…