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Fact: Art Has a Dark Side

Fact: Art Has a Dark Side

German-born painter Walter Sickert was a leading figure in the British avant-garde movement during the early 1900s, a respected art critic and teacher, a former pupil of James Whistler… and one of the men today suspected of being Jack the Ripper, or at least an accomplice of his.

Fact: Don’t Mess With Steven Spielberg

Fact: Don’t Mess With Steven Spielberg

Director Steven Spielberg was an unlikely party in a lawsuit involving the Norman Rockwell painting Russian Schoolroom. Lent to a Missouri gallery by art dealer Jack Solomon, the piece was stolen in 1973 and ended up in Spielberg’s private collection when he purchased it 16 years later. In 2007 one of Spielberg’s assistants recognized the […]

Fact: $200,000,000+ Is Still MIA

Fact: $200,000,000+ Is Still MIA

What’s the most valuable stolen piece of art that’s yet to be recovered? That would be Johannes Vermeer’s The Concert. Valued at approximately $200 million, the piece was stolen in 1990 from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, along with pieces by Rembrandt, Flinck and Manet. The total value of the stolen art, none […]

Fact: You Can’t Please Everyone

Fact: You Can’t Please Everyone

“PicassOh, Snap!” Pablo Picasso had a trio of high-profile critics in Marc Chagall (“What a genius, that Picasso… It’s a pity he doesn’t paint.”) , Salvador Dalí (“He finished modern art at one blow by outuglying, alone, in a single day, the ugly that all others combined turned out in several years.”) and Alberto Giacometti […]

19 Events You Can’t Miss During Miami Art Week

Art Basel Miami Beach December 6-9, 2012 artbaselmiamibeach.com The granddaddy of all Miami Art Week shows, Art Basel attracts more than 260 galleries from around the world to showcase the work of more than 2,000 artists, with special attention paid to young galleries, performance artists, public art projects and video art. Artexpo Miami + MIAMI […]