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The Louvre Plans to Buy Rembrandt’s Artwork

The Louvre Plans to Buy Rembrandt’s Artwork

The Louvre plans to purchase a painting by Rembrandt van Rijn “The Standard-Bearer” (1636). It is an elegant full-size portrait of a standing man, which has been owned by the French branch of the Rothschild dynasty for almost two centuries. ...

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Sotheby’s Exhibits Russian Artists’ Works

Sotheby’s Exhibits Russian Artists’ Works

Sotheby’s exhibits two dozen artworks in the Ruin Wing of the Schusev Museum of Architecture. These are paintings (including one sanguine drawing) from three Sotheby’s auctions to be held in New York and London within the next three months. Most ...

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Another Scandal Around “Salvator Mundi”

Another Scandal Around “Salvator Mundi”

The National Gallery, one of the well-known art galleries in London, has to justify the inclusion of the scandalous painting “Salvator Mundi” (“Savior of the World”) in the retrospective exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci that was held in 2011-2012. Author ...

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A London Landscape by Monet Has Left the UK

A London Landscape by Monet Has Left the UK

A London landscape by Monet has found its new owner. The new holder of the painting, which has been in possession of British art collectors for almost 70 years, managed to obtain an export license for the art piece. It ...

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“Thérèse on a Bench Seat” by Balthus Gets Auctioned

“Thérèse on a Bench Seat” by Balthus Gets Auctioned

In May, Christie’s Auction House will put up the art collection of Dorothy and Richard Sherwood for sale. Major works will be offered in two evening sales – those of impressionist and post-impressionist art pieces and the works by the ...

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Where is “Salvator Mundi”?

Where is “Salvator Mundi”?

Few works of art have caused as much intrigue as “Salvator Mundi” (“Savior of the World”) by Leonardo da Vinci. First, the authenticity of the painting was a big question mark. Then, in November 2017, it became the most expensive ...

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$170 Million for “Judith Beheading Holofernes”

$170 Million for “Judith Beheading Holofernes”

The large canvas artwork “Judith Beheading Holofernes,” which, according to some experts, was created by Italian artist Caravaggio, can be put up for sale this summer. Despite the fact that art experts have not come to a consensus about the ...

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Picasso’s Art Piece Recovered 20 Years Later

Picasso’s Art Piece Recovered 20 Years Later

Pablo Picasso’s art piece titled “Portrait of Dora Maar,” which was stolen 20 years ago from the sheik’s yacht on the Côte d’Azur, was found by an expert in art recovery Arthur Brand. A colorful canvas artwork “Portrait of Dora ...

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Vienna Art Exhibitions of 2019. Part I

Vienna Art Exhibitions of 2019. Part I

Leading museums and art galleries of the Austrian capital will present several exhibitions until the end of 2019. The Kunsthistorisches Museum – “Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and other Treasures” Until April 28, the Kunsthistorisches Museum will host one of ...

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Monet’s “Haystacks” Painting to Be Sold at Sotheby’s

Monet’s “Haystacks” Painting to Be Sold at Sotheby’s

After the triumph of Monet at Sotheby’s, the Auction House has announced the sale of another major symbol of impressionism – the iconic Claude Monet’s “Haystacks” painting. Three years ago, the “sibling” of this painting set a world auction record for the art pieces by ...

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