Pensioner unknowingly harbours stolen paintings

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In 1972, 49 pieces of artwork were stolen from the storage depot of the Amsterdam Museum. Some Romanians pleaded guilty to the theft of the multi-million pound paintings, but they were never recovered. It is thought that the woman had bought six of them from a man selling paintings door to door to care homes… Read more »

Iconic painting details revealed after restoration

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Landing of the Pilgrims before restoration Halfway shot of the restoration Thanks to a grant from the state, restoration work started on the iconic Henry Sargent’s “Landing of the Pilgrims” in April 2015 at The Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The restoration work was expected to finish in June, but even in the early… Read more »

History of the self portrait

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On 2nd June 2015 at Christie’s Mayfair, an exhibition started titled Reflections of The Self: Durer to Struth. This is an exhibition displaying the history and the evolution of the self-portrait from the 1400s. Cristian Albu and Jacob Uecker curated the exhibit that shows over 70 works of art produced by over 50 artists. It… Read more »

Rothko painting vandalised

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Wlodzimierz Umaniec’s graffiti Rothko’s painting ‘Black on Maroon’ Back in October 2012 at the Tate Modern art gallery, Wlodzimierz Umaniec, an art blogger, vandalised the iconic Rothko painting ‘Black on Maroon’. Witnesses were astonished as he climbed over the gallery’s rope and painted graffiti onto the painting spelling out “A Potential Piece of Yellowism” before… Read more »