Tag: Christie’s

Christie’s urged to pull sale of Roman statue ‘linked to illicit dealers’

theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/nov/24/christies-urged-to-pull-sale-of-roman-statue-linked-to-illicit-dealers Dalya AlbergeNovember 24, 2019 A leading archaeologist is calling for Christie’s to cancel the auction of a first-century Roman statue because of its alleged links to “notorious dealers connected with numerous cases of illicit antiquities”. Prof Christos Tsirogiannis’ claims…

Christie’s Must Name Bidder for a ‘Stolen’ $14.5 Million Turkish Idol, Judge Rules

news.artnet.com/art-world/federal-judge-says-christies-must-id-buyer-of-14-5m-turkish-idol-1036742 28-7-2017 In what can only be described as a highly unusual art law case, a Manhattan federal judge has ordered Christie’s auction house to identify the winning—yet ultimately unsuccessful—bidder of a 5,000-year-old artifact that Turkey is claiming as stolen cultural…