Pablo Picasso

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Cézanne masterpiece believed recovered by Serbian police. UPDATED

[AP] UPDATE, 1:00 pm EDT, April 12:  Zurich prosecutors said Thursday that the E.G. Buehrle Foundation certified that the painting is Cezanne’s “The Boy in the Red Vest” that was stolen in 2008. [Guardian, Libération]  Police in Serbia believe they have recovered an impressionist masterpiece by Paul Cézanne worth at least £68m that was stolen at gunpoint in one of … Continue reading

Late Billionaire Teddy Forstmann’s Entire Art Collection to be Sold at Sotheby’s in May

The auction house will present the entire collection of the late financier and philanthropist Theodore Forstmann — some 50 items estimated at $75 million — in a series of spring sales. The pieces include a Picasso portrait of Dora Maar valued between $20 and $30 million and a record-setting portrait by Chaïm Soutine (est. $10-15 million). Sotheby’s announced the sale in a press … Continue reading

Britain Struggles to Keep its Art at Home

Following the recent budget-busting acquisition of Titian‘s Diana and Callisto, Britain now faces the possibility of losing two further masterpieces to foreign buyers:  Edouard Manet‘s Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus and Picasso’s Child with a Dove. Two major British art galleries raised 45 million pounds ($72 million) to buy the Titian masterpiece that had been in the U.K. for … Continue reading

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Acknowledges Gertrude Stein’s Collaboration with the Nazis

In early March, we published an entry extolling the magnificent exhibition of the Stein collection currently on display at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (“The Steins Collect”). One glaring omission in the Met’s curating of the exhibition was how the collection managed to survive the Nazis’ decimation of Europe’s art collections, particularly those belonging … Continue reading