Old Master dealers feel the pinch Dealers in paintings by old masters have been badly affected by the euro’s drop against the pound. The rising interest in contemporary art has also contributed to losses suffered by dealers. To read the
Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze should not be returned Gustav Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze, 1902, a masterpiece of the Viennese Secession, should not be returned to the heirs of its original owner, the Austrian Art Restitution Advisory Board announced today, 6 March. To
Tate website reposts paintings by convicted child abuser Graham Ovenden The Tate has come under fire for reposting landscape works by the convicted child abuser Graham Ovenden. To read the full story click here. Sheila Girling dies aged 90
Hermitage library worker arrested over missing illustrations An employee of the State Hermitage Museum’s library has been arrested in connection with the theft of several engravings and photographs from its collection. The illustrations were allegedly offered for sale at a
Artists take sides in conflict between Russia and Ukraine Artists in Russia and Ukraine have found themselves caught on either side of the barricades. Many of the artists are using their work to show their alliance to either side. To
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