Tag: Famed

Robert Gentile, Last Person of Interest in Famed Heist, Dies at 85 – ARTnews.com

Gentile, who is known in some circles by his nickname “The Cook,” was thought to have helped conceal information around the world’s biggest art heist. In 1990, 13 works of art worth an estimated $500 million—among them paintings by Rembrandt, Édouard Manet, and Johannes Vermeer—were stolen from the Boston museum. As celebrations for St. Patrick’s Day were winding down in the city, the works ...

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8 Vivid Monographs on Famed Outsider Artists – ARTnews.com

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission Outsider Art isn’t a particular genre so much as it is a plethora of them: vernacular art; folk art; visionary art; works by institutionalized, incarcerated, or disabled artists. The only thing these artists have in common is that they’re self-taught. Not surprisingly, there’s ...

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Famed Paris monument Arc de Triomphe to be wrapped for posthumous art installation

PARIS >> The Arc de Triomphe has seen parades, protests and tourists galore, but never before has the war monument in Paris been wrapped in silver and blue recyclable polypropylene fabric. That’s about to happen next month in a posthumous art installation designed by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. “Christo has wrapped museums, parliaments as in Germany, but a monument like this? Not really. This ...

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Bob Ross Estate Hits Back at Netflix Documentary About Famed Painter – ARTnews.com

In a blistering statement released on Wednesday, Bob Ross Inc., the company that sells paraphernalia related to the famed painter, spoke out against a Netflix documentary about the artist’s personal life and business dealings. The company said that the film, which hit the streaming site yesterday, presents an “inaccurate and heavily slanted portrayal” of its mission. Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed is directed ...

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A German Court Sentenced an Art Dealer to Two Years in Prison for Allegedly Selling Fake Works by Famed Artist Günther Uecker

A Düsseldorf court has sentenced the art dealer Ernst Jockels to two years and four months in prison for attempting to sell forged artworks purportedly by German artists Günther Uecker and A.R. Penck. The dealer maintains the works are authentic and told Artnet News that he plans to appeal the decision.  The city’s district court ruled on Tuesday, August 24, that the 48-year-old dealer ...

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Art Industry News: The Louvre, Famed Onetime Employer of Wonder Woman, Has Hired a Full-Time Art Sleuth + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Now, we’ve got a new, streamlined look—with all the same attention to what you need to know on this Friday, July 16. NEED-TO-READ Two Rising Stars Get Shows During Art Basel Miami Beach – The London-based painter Jadé Fadojutimi and the New York-based artist ...

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Famed French Artist Dies at 77 – ARTnews.com

Christian Boltanski, an artist whose installations about loss, memory, and trauma propelled him to the forefront of the French contemporary art scene, has died at 76. His longtime gallery Marian Goodman, which represented him alongside Berlin’s Kewenig, announced his death in a post on its website on Wednesday. Boltanski’s installations often make grand statements about death, particularly as it relates to the Holocaust, World ...

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An Artist Made a Marvelous (and Affordable) Dress Based on Botticelli’s Famed ‘Birth of Venus’—See It Here

Sandro Botticelli created one of art history’s most beloved masterpieces with The Birth of Venus. But when artist Nikolas Bentel looked at the work, he didn’t just see a painting, he saw a dress—specifically, the flowered dress worn by the figure of the Hora of Spring. Now, Bentel has recreated the flowery garment as a capsule collection with the cream-colored dress, delicate organza top, and billowing ...

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Famed Ceramicist and Part-Time Actor Seth Rogen Is Quietly Building a Star-Studded Art Collection + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Wednesday, April 21. NEED-TO-READ Are These Art Dealers Getting Into the Vaccine Business? – The Abu Dhabi-based art dealers Natalya Muzaleva and Istvan Perger have reportedly expanded their business portfolio (which already includes oil and real ...

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