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ORIGIN OF THE STASI's "OFF THE BOOKS" OP: ART TO FINANCE ESPIONAGE


By Alex Boyle


Sotheby's Not Guilty (this time)

By Dr. Susan Grundy



Detroit Institute of Arts reaches $100 million Grand Bargain Goal



SELF @ Turner Contemporary, Margate

24 January - 10 May 2015 - Free Admission


Van Dyck, Self Portrait


SELF @ Turner Contemporary, Margate

24 January - 10 May 2015 - Free Admission


Clive Barker, self portrait

January 22, 2015 10 Comments
Dr. Susan Grundy
  As the dust settles on the latest Old Master attribution scandal (‘Sotheby’s wins case involving questionable Caravaggio.’ Art Newspaper 16 January 2015) it is important to note that the law did not find in favour of the system, which was not being challenged, only in Sotheby’s use of it. [...]
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January 17, 2015
Robert Alexander Boyle
SOVIET STAMP HONORING CAMBRIDGE FIVE MEMBER, KIM PHILBY   Berlin, April 22, 1956 in a previously unknown tunnel a few feet under Checkpoint Charlie, machine gun fire erupted as Soviet and East German soldiers ambushed Americans in a secret passageway built by the CIA. The border between the hostile powers at [...]
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January 14, 2015 2 Comments
George Kozmon
  In recent days and weeks two events have become worldwide news: the cyber attack on Sony, and the horrific barbarity of the Charlie Hebdo massacre. Both incidents were inspired by creative content that certain parties found offensive. These are not the first such incidents, and are certainly not going [...]
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January 13, 2015
Graham W. J. Beal
  In the past few years we've brought several singular masterpieces to the DIA: Vermeer's Woman Holding a Balance in 2012, Van Gogh's Artist's Room at Arles and Caravaggio's Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy , both in 2013, and most recently Monet's Waterlily Pond, Green Harmony from the Musée [...]
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January 13, 2015
Lewis Baer
It’s nice that we get to turn the page of time with a New Year.  For the world of antiques and decorative arts the passage of time holds no limitation. When you are an object from the 20th, 18th, 16th Century, or 2000 BC, it’s all about the item’s style, [...]
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January 9, 2015
News ::
  January 8, 2014 (Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) announced today that Director Graham W. J. Beal will retire as of June 30, 2015, after serving as director, president and CEO for nearly 16 years. Since joining the DIA, Beal has presided over some of the most significant accomplishments [...]
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January 8, 2015 2 Comments
Robert Alexander Boyle
A Long Forgotten Sale Becomes News Again     Allegations Made of Stasi Consignments     Why Did Davidge  Walk Scott Free into Retirement ? 3B. The Extra National Origin Doo Hickey (*) Identifies Certain Lots   Not from Netherlands   Attack of the 3B Asterisks   A Star of the Sale, Asterisked with [...]
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January 8, 2015
Fairs and Events
  Image Courtesy :: Marco Scozzaro / Frieze   Frieze New York 2015 will take place May 14–17 2015 on Randall's Island, Manhattan. Preview Day: Wednesday 13 May Located in the East River between Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx, Randall’s Island is home to over nine miles of waterfront scenic [...]
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January 7, 2015
News ::
Derek Gillman Image Courtesy :: Christie's New York - Christie’s New York announces the appointment of Derek Gillman to the new role of Chairman, Impressionist & Modern Art, SVP, The Americas. The former Executive Director and President of the Barnes Foundation began on January 5th, 2015. Mr. Gillman is based [...]
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January 7, 2015
News ::
Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) January 5, 2015 (Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) announced that thanks to the generosity of corporations, foundations and individuals, it has raised enough money to satisfy its $100 million commitment to the grand bargain that was part of Detroit’s bankruptcy settlement.   “We’re thrilled [...]
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