“The Colombian artist’s 57cm-high sculpture, Maternity (2003), of a mother sitting on a plinth and cradling her baby, … was stolen from Galerie Bartoux in an upmarket district of Paris earlier this month in broad daylight. Gallery staff became aware …Read more
In 1985, Woman-Ochre was stolen from the University of Arizona Museum of Art during opening hours. Thirty-two years later, the $165-million masterpiece wasn’t discovered tucked away in the mansion of a mafioso or for sale on the black market; it was fo…Read more
Did she steal the photos from a PS1 exhibit of Carolee Schneemann’s performance art? No one knows (yet). One patron: “Maybe they were really just in love with her artwork that they wanted it for herself, and that maybe they had a change of heart and de…Read more
Artlyst, 9th Nov 2017.Read more
The City Paper Bogota, 8th Nov 2017.Read more
“5Pointz, a former factory owned by Jerry Wolkoff, was a haven for graffiti artists from around the world and became a prominent tourist attraction. Wolkoff had given the artists permission to use the building as a canvas for “aerosol art” and the building was covered in multicolored murals and tags. But in 2013, when Wolkoff […]Read more
(United States of America; Germany)
KHON, 26th Oct 2017.
"The remains were stolen between 1896 and 1902 and sold directly to the Museum of Ethnology in Dresden."Read more
The Guardian, 27th Oct 2017.
Kunstmuseum Bern and the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn are simultaneously showing the Gurlitt pieces.Read more
It’s a tangled web that led to vases – which had been in the possession of dealer Gianfranco Becchina, who was convicted in 2015 – being in London. “The lekythoi were on sale in London on behalf of the Swiss canton of Basel-Stadt, which is seeking revenue it is owed after the liquidation of the […]Read more