Mermaids and Mermen in Art

This blog addresses mermaids and mermen in the visual arts. In an earlier blog we discussed the morphing of the incubus and succubus into the Piren (my term) and Siren. Male Sirens or Pirens did exist in ancient times. The Siren and Piren further morphed into mermaids and mermen that morphed into the prostitute and…

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….

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…

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…