Confessed Thief in 1997 Gustav Klimt Heist Claims Canvas Will Soon Be Returned

The police have new leads in the nearly 20-year-old case. Article by: Sarah Cascone, December 9, 2016   |   Via: Artnet news An unsolved art heist, nearly two decades old, may have a happy ending in sight, reports the BBC. The case is that of Gustav Klimt‘s The Lady, from the collection of the Ricci-Oddi gallery in Piacenza, Italy….

Putting Two and Two Together :: Go Figure Closing Talks

Don’t miss “Putting Two & Two Together”, the closing event of our dual show “Go Figure: Art About Mankind and Mind”. WHO: J. D. Sage {my Dad} and Kevin Burns, two artists who are also scientists, will each give a TED-style talk about dual themes of their individual works. Birgit and Luis will serve dual…

the Ajanta Caves: discovering lost treasure

The Ajanta Caves were a sanctuary for Buddhist monks that was forgotten, along with its stunning riches, for nearly 1,500 years. Jonathan Glancey investigates. The Ajanta Caves, 30 spellbinding Buddhist prayer halls and monasteries carved, as if by sorcery, into a horseshoe-shaped rock face in a mountainous region of India’s Maharashtra state, 450km (280 miles)…

police arrest brothers who sold a fake Goya … and were paid with fake cash

article by Lorena Muñoz-Alonso |  artnet news | February 23, 2015 Spanish Police have arrested two brothers from Girona, Spain, who attempted to sell a fake Francisco de Goya painting to a purported sheikh, EFE reports. But the “sheikh” was no victim: he paid the pair with photocopied money. The con artists realized they had been…

Long-lost sculpture resurfaces in Gauguin show

Article by Martin Bailey | via The Art Newspaper | Exhibitions, Issue 265, February 2015 | Published on: 06 February 2015 Work reportedly sold for $300m is also included The ambitious Paul Gauguin retrospective, which opens at the Fondation Beyeler on Sunday (until 28 June), will include an exciting rediscovery. Thérèse, 1902, a carved figure of a stylised…

Picasso’s handyman accused of stealing £50m art hoarde

BBC News | February 10, 2015 {featured image via The Red List} Pablo Picasso’s former electrician and his wife go on trial today in Paris, accused of having stolen 271 pieces of the artist’s work. The cache includes lithographs, portraits, a watercolour and sketches created between 1900 and 1932. Pierre and Danielle Le Guennec say…