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Following Thomas Cole

Robert Alexander Boyle 18/01/2018The absolute joy in appreciating the works of Thomas Cole is that so many of the places he painted in and around the northeast United States, are intact and more often than not still bear an astonishing resemblance to how they looked when Cole painted...[Read More]
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Complex engineering and metal-work discovered beneath...

AAD REPORTS 18/01/2018The lower sea levels this complex was built around, make this really really old. More than 4,000 years ago builders carved out the entire surface of a naturally pyramid-shaped promontory on the Greek island of Keros. They shaped it into terraces...[Read More]
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The First Review of Thomas Cole, November 22, 1825

Robert Alexander Boyle 18/01/2018 On November 22, 1825, The New York Evening Post published a review of a young artist named Thomas Cole. Given the major show on the artist about to open at the Metropolitan Museum of Art later this month, we thought it an appropriate moment to look...[Read More]
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Christie’s Suspends Ex-CIA Officer Suspected of...

AAD REPORTS 18/01/2018A former Central Intelligence Agency officer arrested on charges of unlawfully retaining classified information has been suspended by Christie’s as its head of security in Hong Kong. The auction house said Wednesday it had suspended an unnamed...[Read More]
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New York tax officials seized Martin Shkreli's Nazi...

AAD REPORTS 17/01/2018New York state tax officials have already seized and auctioned off a rare Nazi encryption machine and three valuable historical documents owned by convicted fraudster Martin Shkreli, even as the jailed former pharmaceutical executive fights efforts...[Read More]
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Bayeux Tapestry to be displayed in Britain

AAD REPORTS 17/01/2018The Bayeux Tapestry is set to be displayed in Britain after President Macron agreed to let it leave French shores for the first time in 950 years, The Times has learnt. Mr Macron is expected to announce the historic loan of the artwork,...[Read More]
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Simon de Pury Wins Legal Battle for $10M Gauguin...

AAD REPORTS 16/01/2018Simon DePury on Instagram @simondepury "This morning Mr. Justice Morgan at the High Court in London gave his verdict on the court case relating to the sale of Paul Gauguin’s masterpiece Nafea faa Ipoipo. I am delighted with the outcome of this case and...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - New York

AAD REPORTS 16/01/2018January 15, 2018, The city that never sleeps New York Instagram by @ Calder 1870, The City of New York, published by Currier and Ives You may also like to visit: *  St Pauls, London *  Flatiron, New York *  Loch Coruisk,...[Read More]
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Who’s Afraid of Julian Radcliffe?

Alessandra Massameno 14/01/2018A word to the wise: You should be afraid of Julian Radcliffe; if not by name, then by title of his organization, the Art Loss Register. The concept is innocent enough, if not noble—ALR is a database of lost and stolen artifacts whose purpose is to return...[Read More]
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Gardner Heist Perps, Unmasked At Last?

Robert Alexander Boyle 13/01/2018FBI SKETCHES OF THE ART THIEVES IN BOSTON, MARCH 1990 March 18, 1990 saw the biggest museum heist take place in American history as the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston was robbed by thieves dressed up as cops. Since that time numerous stories...[Read More]
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