Director of Moscow’s State Tretyakov Gallery dismissed from her position Irina Lebedeva, the director of the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow has been dismissed from her position. It is thought she was dismissed due to failings withy her managerial skills.
Long-lost Gauguin sculpture resurfaces The Paul Gauguin retrospective , which opens at the Foundation Beyeler today will include one of his long-lost works. Thérèse, a carved figure of a Polynesian woman has not been displayed since 1980. It has been in a
Two bronzes identified as the only surviving metal sculptures made by Michelangelo A pair of bronze statues have been confirmed as the works of Renaissance master Michelangelo. Scientists confirmed the statues origins using thermoluminescence dating. To read the full story
BP’s Tate sponsorship much smaller than expected The Tate gallery in London has published figures revealing they received £4m in funding from BP between 1990 and 2006. They were forced to reveal the figures after pressure from campaigners against BP.
Pompeii to stage exhibition of stolen artifacts The superintendent of Pompeii, Massimo Osanna, is organising an exhibition of objects which tourists have stolen but later returned. Hundreds of objects have been returned over the years. To read the full story
Artists fight for their right to fair pay A debate is growing in both the US and the UK over how artists are compensated for exhibiting their works in public institutions. A recent interview in the Guardian suggested most artists
Sotheby’s wins court case involving the sale of a questionable Caravaggio Sotheby’s has won a court case which involved a Caravaggio painting they had attributed as being the work of one of his followers. The painting sold for £42,000 in
US artists that use drones told they could soon be breaking the law US artists may have less than a year to freely use drones in their work. The Federal Aviation Administration is working on new regulations which will restrict
Sleeper Constable sketch which sold for £3,500 back on the market with $2m – $3m estimate A sketch which recently sold for £3,500 was later confirmed as one of John Constables works. It will be auctioned at Sotheby’s for an
French government reduces VAT rate on art by 4.5% France’s Senate have passed a bill to reduce the VAT rate on direct sales by French based artists from 10% to 5.5%. The new rate of VAT is effective from 1st