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“American couple lose appeal to keep Pissarro painting looted by Nazis”

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An American couple have lost their bid to win back a painting by Impressionist master Camille Pissarro, as a French court confirmed it must be handed to the family of the Jewish collector it was looted from during the Second World War. Wealthy art collectors Bruce and Robbi Toll had launched an appeal after a...

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The Ukrainian Museum exhibits silkscreens from Warhol’s Endangered Species series

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             The Ukrainian Museum announced that it will open the exhibition Andy Warhol: Endangered Species to the public on Sunday, October 7, 2018. Commemorating the 90th anniversary of the birth of Andy Warhol (1928-1987), this is the first Warhol exhibition ever organized by a Ukrainian American organization. Endangered Species is...

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“Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi: expert uncovers ‘exciting’ new evidence”

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Did Louvre Abu Dhabi’s $450m painting belong to an English nobleman who followed Charles I to the scaffold in 1649? As Louvre Abu Dhabi unveils Leonardo’s painting of the Salvator Mundi this month, fresh evidence has emerged that throws into question the early whereabouts of the painting and its royal pedigree. Until now, it was...

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“Georgia returns still life painting looted by Stalin’s Trophy Commission”

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“Country’s stance contrasts that of neighbouring Russia, which still holds around a million items of war booty looted from Germany”  The prime minister of Georgia, Mamuka Bakhtadze, returned a painting by Pietro Francesco Cittadini that disappeared without trace from a palace in Saxony more than 70 years ago to German Chancellor Angela Merkel during her...

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“Sticking the knife into the patriarchy: Artemisia Gentileschi painting to be sold for the first time in Vienna”

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“The female Italian Baroque artist’s depiction of Lucretia is thought to have been in European collection since the 19th century”  Never before publicly exhibited, this painting of Lucretia by Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1654) will come to auction for the first time in its history at Dorotheum in Vienna on 23 October. Gentileschi is one of the...

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