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Wim Pijbes vertrekt als directeur van Rijksmuseum – een raadselachtige verandering van baan

Ik geef toe dat ik heb moeten wennen aan Wim Pijbes en zijn soms amechtige presentaties in praatprogramma’s. Zie: http://www.meditatione-ignis.org/bill-pijbes-in-emsterdem-en-de-engelse-ziekte/ Toch werd hij na enige tijd een door mij zeer gerespecteerde museumdirecteur (voor wat mijn waardering waard is). Echt een verlies voor het Rijks. Het zal niet simpel zijn een gelijkwaardige opvolger te vinden. Jammer. Museum…

Rathkeale Rovers gang leaders convicted of £57m plot to steal rhino horn and Chinese artefacts

independent.co.ukhttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/gang-convicted-of-57m-plot-to-steal-rhino-horn-and-chinese-artefacts-a6903726.html Rathkeale Rovers gang leaders convicted of £57m plot to steal rhino horn and Chinese artefacts Paul Peachey Crime Correspondent Senior leaders of a prolific international gang of rhino-horn thieves known as the Rathkeale Rovers have been convicted of museum raids that netted £57m. The convictions represent a major police success against a brutal criminal…

Colpo grosso al museo: trafugate 15 tele preziose di Bellini e Rubens

Colpo grosso al museo: trafugate 15 tele preziose di Bellini e Rubens www.ilgazzettino.it/NORDEST/VERONA/colpo_grosso_museo_trafugate_tele_bellini_pisanello/notizie/1691125.shtml   VERONA – Clamoroso colpo dei banditi al Museo di Castelvecchio a Verona, dove ieri sera sono stati rubati 15 preziosi quadriesposti nella galleria d’arte. Ad agire una banda di professionisti: tre malviventi armati con il volto coperto hanno minacciato e immobilizzato…

Verona, colpo grosso al museo di Castelvecchio: trafugate 15 tele di Tintoretto, Mantegna e Bellini

Verona, colpo grosso al museo di Castelvecchio: trafugate 15 tele di Tintoretto, Mantegna e Bellini www.ilmessaggero.it/PRIMOPIANO/CRONACA/colpo_grosso_museo_trafugate_tele_bellini_pisanello/notizie/1691118.shtml Verona, opere trafugate al museo di Castelvecchio Latina, fallisce l’ennesimo colpo al bancomat: i carabinieri recuperano cassaforte e… Furto in una villa di Madrid, i ladri fuggono con due opere di Goya Ammirato da Tintoretto ed El Greco, lo…

Assalto al museo, trafugate 17 opere d’arte Spariti Tintoretto, Mantegna e Bellini

Assalto al museo, trafugate 17 opere d’arte Spariti Tintoretto, Mantegna e Bellini corrieredelveneto.corriere.it/veneto/notizie/cronaca/2015/20-novembre-2015/razzia-opere-d-arte-castelvecchio-2302216070027.shtml A VERONA Assalto al museo, trafugate 17 opere d’arte Spariti Tintoretto, Mantegna e Bellini Si ipotizza un colpo su mandato di un collezionista, tra i dipinti rubati al «Castelvecchio» anche la «Madonna della quaglia» di Pisanello VERONA Assaltato il Museo di Castelvecchio…

Experts question the authenticity of a group of works by Jackson Pollock

Experts question the authenticity of a group of works by Jackson Pollock theartnewspaper.com/market/art-market-news/160746/   Jackson Pollock’s paint-splattered studio in East Hampton, New York, including paint cans used by the artist. Photo by Susan Wood/Getty Images Questions have been raised about the authenticity of a group of works attributed to Jackson Pollock, six of which were…

Have Multi-Million-Dollar Forgery Scandals Changed the Art Market for Good?

Five years ago, the handshake deal in art transactions seemed doomed when two massive forgery scandals sent shivers through the art world. Everyone the market counted on had been fooled. Christie’s and Sotheby’s had sold the forgeries, experts had authenticated them, the Met and other museums had exhibited them, major dealers had circulated them. In…

Turnbull Library admits it bought a fake Lindauer | Nine To Noon, 9:05 am on 19 October 2015 | Radio New Zealand

Turnbull Library admits it bought a fake Lindauer Updated at 9:36 am on 19 October 2015 The country’s national heritage collector, the Alexander Turnbull Library bought a fake Lindauer painting, despite being warned by an expert that is was likely to be a forgery. Portrait of a Maori man named as as Hoani or Hamiora…

Turnbull Library admits it bought a fake Lindauer | Nine To Noon, 9:05 am on 19 October 2015 | Radio New Zealand

Turnbull Library admits it bought a fake Lindauer Updated at 9:36 am on 19 October 2015 The country’s national heritage collector, the Alexander Turnbull Library bought a fake Lindauer painting, despite being warned by an expert that is was likely to be a forgery. Portrait of a Maori man named as as Hoani or Hamiora…

Allegedly Fake Joan Mirós Trigger Trials in Turkey

hyperallergic.comhttp://hyperallergic.com/244545/turkish-dealer-on-trial-over-exhibition-of-allegedly-fake-joan-miro-works/ Allegedly Fake Joan Mirós Trigger Trials in Turkey Cihan Kucuk On November 20, 2013, an exhibition titled Miró in Istanbul opened at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University’s Tophane-i Amire Culture and Arts Center, but its two-month run was cut short when the objects on view were denounced as fake and it closedon December 20. Art dealer…

Lawsuits in Knoedler Forgery Case Are Set for Trial – The New York Times

Two lawsuits in the Knoedler & Company gallery forgery case, one of the art market’s more stunning scandals, are set to go to trial in January because there is “ample circumstantial evidence” for a jury to decide whether the gallery’s former president knew that some paintings she was selling were fake, a federal judge said…

Biblioteca Girolamini, porte aperte tra gli scaffali semivuoti – Repubblica.it

napoli.repubblica.ithttp://napoli.repubblica.it/cronaca/2015/10/11/news/girolamini_porte_aperte_tra_gli_scaffali_semivuoti-124801739/?ref=HREC1-16 Biblioteca Girolamini, porte aperte tra gli scaffali semivuoti di OTTAVIO LUCARELLI Gli scaffali lignei semivuoti della sala “Giambattista Vico” consegnano l’immagine più forte. Via per quarantott’ore i sigilli, riappare così la Biblioteca dei Girolamini che la Procura ha posto tre anni fa sotto sequestro dopo il saccheggio di migliaia di libri antichi ad opera…

A new look at Bührle art collection’s shadowy past – SWI swissinfo.ch

A new look at Bührle art collection’s shadowy past www.swissinfo.ch/eng/looted-art_a-new-look-at-buehrle-art-collection-s-shadowy-past/41708436   Emile George Bührle in his Zurich gallery in 1954, between paintings by Van Gogh, Cézanne, Picasso, Derain and Degas Is the Bührle art collection in Zurich, one of Europe’s most highly regarded private repositories, doing enough to locate the owners of works of art…

It’s The Art Newspaper’s first quarter century this month

theartnewspaper.comhttp://theartnewspaper.com/news/news/159817/ It’s The Art Newspaper’s first quarter century this month Anna Somers Cocks, Inna Bazhenova and Jane Morris. Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie Twenty-five years ago the first issue of The Art Newspaper rolled off the press. The idea of a real newspaper for the art world was conceived by the Turin publisher, Umberto Allemandi,…

Real or Forgery? Telling the Difference is a Fine Art | PropertyCasualty360

One of the most intriguing and confusing categories in property insurance involves appraising fine art. With the highest price paid for a work of art now at $250 million, a forgery is comparatively worthless; the potential cost of making an error is enormous.The official definition of fine art is “a visual art created primarily for…

Real or Forgery? Telling the Difference is a Fine Art | PropertyCasualty360

One of the most intriguing and confusing categories in property insurance involves appraising fine art. With the highest price paid for a work of art now at $250 million, a forgery is comparatively worthless; the potential cost of making an error is enormous.The official definition of fine art is “a visual art created primarily for…

Knoedler fakes case will go to trial, judge orders

theartnewspaper.comhttp://theartnewspaper.com/news/news/159740/ Knoedler fakes case will go to trial, judge orders In a forgery scandal that shook the art world, the now-shuttered Knoedler Gallery and its former director Ann Freedman will have to go to trial in two cases involving the sale of fake Abstract Expressionist paintings, Manhattan’s federal court ruled on Wednesday, 30 September.  …

Is looting-to-order “just a myth”? Open-source analysis of theft-to-order of cultural property – Cogent Social Sciences – Volume 1, Issue 1 | Cogent OA

cogentoa.tandfonline.comhttp://cogentoa.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23311886.2015.1087110 Is looting-to-order “just a myth”? Open-source analysis of theft-to-order of cultural property Looting-to-order or theft-to-order of cultural assets has been widely dismissed as a myth. To test that, an open-source analysis of cases and testimony from law enforcement agents, perpetrators of cultural property crime and cultural heritage professionals was conducted. Web searches were conducted…

Is looting-to-order “just a myth”? Open-source analysis of theft-to-order of cultural property – Cogent Social Sciences – Volume 1, Issue 1 | Cogent OA

cogentoa.tandfonline.comhttp://cogentoa.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23311886.2015.1087110 Is looting-to-order “just a myth”? Open-source analysis of theft-to-order of cultural property Looting-to-order or theft-to-order of cultural assets has been widely dismissed as a myth. To test that, an open-source analysis of cases and testimony from law enforcement agents, perpetrators of cultural property crime and cultural heritage professionals was conducted. Web searches were conducted…

Why is Lord Elgin an abomination to the Greeks? | Effrosyni’s Blog

Why is Lord Elgin an abomination to the Greeks? effrosinimoss.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/why-is-lord-elgin-an-abomination-to-the-greeks/ by Effrosyni Moschoudi To the Greeks, the name Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, is an abomination, the likes perhaps, of only Lucifer himself. Lord Elgin, as he is more famously known, is notorious in my country for his enormous blundering appetite that was coupled…

Why is Lord Elgin an abomination to the Greeks? | Effrosyni's Blog

Why is Lord Elgin an abomination to the Greeks? effrosinimoss.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/why-is-lord-elgin-an-abomination-to-the-greeks/ by Effrosyni Moschoudi To the Greeks, the name Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, is an abomination, the likes perhaps, of only Lucifer himself. Lord Elgin, as he is more famously known, is notorious in my country for his enormous blundering appetite that was coupled…

Turkey major conduit for Syrian ‘blood antiquities’ – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Turkey major conduit for Syrian ‘blood antiquities’ An image distributed by Islamic State militants on social media on August 25, 2015 purports to show the destruction of a Roman-era temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. (photo by REUTERS) As I sat down to have a drink in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, a tall man in…

Turkey major conduit for Syrian 'blood antiquities' – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Turkey major conduit for Syrian ‘blood antiquities’ An image distributed by Islamic State militants on social media on August 25, 2015 purports to show the destruction of a Roman-era temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. (photo by REUTERS) As I sat down to have a drink in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, a tall man in…

Movie review – Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery sheds light on hypocrisy of art world | Montreal Gazette

There are many amazing things about the story of Wolfgang Beltracchi, the convicted art forger who was released from prison early this year after serving two-thirds of a six-year sentence. First is his undeniable skill and ingenuity, which are quietly celebrated in Arne Birkenstock’s fascinating documentary Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery. The second is just how…

Movie review – Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery sheds light on hypocrisy of art world | Montreal Gazette

There are many amazing things about the story of Wolfgang Beltracchi, the convicted art forger who was released from prison early this year after serving two-thirds of a six-year sentence. First is his undeniable skill and ingenuity, which are quietly celebrated in Arne Birkenstock’s fascinating documentary Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery. The second is just how…

Stolen Picasso painting found in New Jersey makes its way back to Paris museum | Entertainment & Showbiz from CTV News

A $15 million Pablo Picasso painting is back on display in a Paris museum after a long and unusual journey. ‘La Coiffeuse’ disappeared from a French storage room more than a decade ago, then turned up in a package from Belgium to New York last year — with a customs label calling it a $37…

Stolen Picasso painting found in New Jersey makes its way back to Paris museum | Entertainment & Showbiz from CTV News

A $15 million Pablo Picasso painting is back on display in a Paris museum after a long and unusual journey. ‘La Coiffeuse’ disappeared from a French storage room more than a decade ago, then turned up in a package from Belgium to New York last year — with a customs label calling it a $37…

Ancient carving stolen decades ago in Mexico found in France

Ancient carving stolen decades ago in Mexico found in France A 2-meter-high, several thousand-year-old sculpture is pictured at the Mexican Cultural institute of Paris, France, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. The sculpture was handed to Mexican authorities 45 years after it disappeared from Mexico. The …more A nearly 3,000-year-old carving stolen more than four decades ago…

The Billionaire, the Picassos and a $30 Million Gift to Shame a Middleman – The New York Times

MONACO — In what appears at first glance to be a simple, magnanimous act, a Russian billionaire is poised this week to return two Picassos, valued at $30 million, to the artist’s stepdaughter, who says the works, both portraits of her mother — Jacqueline Roque, Picasso’s second wife — were stolen from her.The businessman, Dmitry…

Morse Museum explores looted Nazi art in film series – Orlando Sentinel

There are so many different aspects to art – the work of women artists, the difference between American and European art, or current trends among artists compared to more classical approaches.Next month, the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art is exploring art from a different historic perspective: Nazi art.Or, more specifically, looted Nazi art.“Hitler…

Foundation displays recovered Torahs in Boca Raton stolen by the Nazis – Sun Sentinel

Gershon Schwadron of Boca Raton was impressed and touched last Sunday.This member of Boca Raton Synagogue — a Modern Orthodox temple in west Boca Raton — sat in the synagogue’s first row as three recently-recovered Torahs stolen from Eastern European Jewish communities by the Nazis during the Holocaust were displayed in the U.S. for the…

A Petition to Stop “Irresponsible” Restoration of Chartres Cathedral

The Chartres Cathedral in France has long been a crowd favorite, drawing millions of Catholic pilgrims and art lovers every year who come to bask in the famous blue glow of its 13th-century stained glass. But the love may be souring. A new petition against the cathedral’s restoration claims work done over the past six years has irreversibly…

2 600 Zim artefacts looted | The Herald

2 600 Zim artefacts looted www.herald.co.zw/2-600-zim-artefacts-looted/ Shingirai Huni Lovemore Mataire Senior Reporter The national director of the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe (NMMZ) Dr Godfrey Mahachi yesterday said more than 2 600 Zimbabwean cultural objects currently on display in the British Museum must also be repatriated together with the skulls of the heroes and heroines…

2 600 Zim artefacts looted | The Herald

2 600 Zim artefacts looted www.herald.co.zw/2-600-zim-artefacts-looted/ Shingirai Huni Lovemore Mataire Senior Reporter The national director of the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe (NMMZ) Dr Godfrey Mahachi yesterday said more than 2 600 Zimbabwean cultural objects currently on display in the British Museum must also be repatriated together with the skulls of the heroes and heroines…

Couple Says Gallery Sold a Bogus Rockwell

Courthouse News Service courthousenews.com/2014/12/31/couple-says-gallery-sold-a-bogus-rockwell.htm By BARBARA LEONARD  Tweet   Couple Says Gallery Sold a Bogus Rockwell   By BARBARA LEONARD      HACKENSACK, N.J. (CN) – A Manhattan art gallery passed off a MobilOil advertisement as a “guaranteed” Norman Rockwell, for which it charged $347,437, a couple claims in court. Barry and Isabel Knispel, of Saddle River,…