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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Pablo Picasso
In a first-floor gallery at the St. Louis Art Museum hangs a life-size portrait of three bathing women and a small red turtle. The painting, by Henri Matisse, changed the course of art, and is considered one of the most influential 20th-century paintings in the United States.
A reclusive elderly German art collector who kept well over 1,000 works at his apartment in Munich also had around 60 more pieces at a house in Salzburg, Austria, his spokesman said Tuesday.
A Paris streetscape by Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro has sold for over $32 million - double its top estimate in a week of strong sales of Impressionist and modern art at London auction houses.
Want to sell that masterpiece for a fortune? It might help if it's red.
A lawyer for the reclusive collector of a massive trove of art found in Germany said Monday that he is considering claims for the restitution of some of the works as he seeks "fair and just solutions" following the seizure of the collection.
A Romanian museum official said Wednesday that ash from the oven of a woman whose son is charged with stealing seven multimillion-dollar paintings — including a Matisse, a Picasso and a Monet — contains paint, canvas and nails.
Serge Diaghilev and his Ballets Russes astonished the world by transforming not only ballet, but all the arts in the 20th century — an achievement celebrated with flair in an impressive new major exhibition at the National Gallery of Art: "Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909-1929: When Art Danced With Music."
The high-end art market is weathering Europe's economic storm, with London auctions this week netting more than 280 million pounds ($440 million) as international bidders snapped up high-profile works.
The art world loves hype. Works are touted as the biggest, the rarest, the most expensive.
A lawyer for three Romanians accused of stealing valuable paintings from a museum in the Netherlands insisted Friday there was insufficient evidence to charge them.
Dutch detectives and a prosecutor will travel to Romania to investigate the possible involvement of three men in a multimillion-dollar art heist in the Netherlands, a police spokesman said Wednesday.
Romanian authorities have arrested three suspects in last year's multimillion-dollar art heist from a Netherlands art gallery, Dutch police said Tuesday. But the paintings, by artists including Picasso, Matisse and Monet, have not been recovered.
A man accused of vandalizing a 1929 Pablo Picasso painting _ an act that was caught on cellphone video _ must remain jailed on $500,000 bonds because he is a flight risk, a Houston judge ruled Wednesday.
A man accused of vandalizing a 1929 Pablo Picasso painting in an act caught on cellphone video surrendered Tuesday to federal marshals at the U.S.-Mexico border.
He once said that his formula for capturing meaningful portraits was to photograph his subjects relentlessly, often over a period of several hours, until they were forced to let down their guard.