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Devine: Hunter Biden has a lot of ‘chutzpah’ for hosting lavish art shows while under investigation

It takes a lot of "chutzpah" for Hunter Biden to host lavish art shows while under federal investigation for money laundering, New York Post columnist Miranda Devine said Tuesday.The younger Biden hosted an art show in Hollywood last week for several California elites, including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Approximately 200 people reportedly attended the Hollywood event. Biden's high-flying New York City art dealer, ...

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Dutch Government to Lead Major Investigation Into Nazi-Looted Art – ARTnews.com

On Friday, the Dutch government said it would initiate a grand inquiry into the Nazi-looted art in its national holdings, potentially signifying a major shift in the way that the Netherlands deals with restitution. Often, when artworks plundered during World War II are returned, a claim has been made by the heirs of the pieces’ original owners. But the investigation may make it so ...

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Subhash Kapoor Investigation Yields Repatriation to Afghanistan – ARTnews.com

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr. revealed on Monday that 33 objects valued at $1.8 million will be returned to Afghanistan. The news was announced at a repatriation ceremony attended by Roya Rahmani, Afghan ambassador to the United States, and Eric Silverman, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations acting assistant special agent-in-charge. According to a release on the Manhattan D.A.’s website, the repatriated objects were recovered ...

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Pace Gallery Restructures Leadership Following Investigation – ARTnews.com

After current and former employees there alleged that two high-ranking dealers had engaged in misconduct, Pace Gallery has restructured its leadership. In November, an Artnet News investigation revealed the accusations against Douglas Baxter and Susan Dunne, who served as presidents at the mega-gallery. A Pace spokesperson told ARTnews that Baxter was no longer employed by the gallery, but that he would remain on as ...

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Admiral Art McDonald steps aside as defence chief amid investigation

OTTAWA -- Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says Admiral Art McDonald has voluntarily stepped down as chief of the defence staff as he is investigated on unspecific allegations. Sajjan says in a release that the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service is doing the investigation. Sajjan says he takes all allegations of misconduct seriously and continues to take strong action on any allegation of misconduct that ...

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Detroit Institute of Arts Investigation Finds No Misconduct – ARTnews.com

An inquiry into a whistleblower complaint involving Detroit Institute of Arts director Salvador Salort-Pons and board chair Eugene A. Gargaro found no misconduct by the two leaders at the museum. The complaint, which was made by anonymous DIA employees and initially submitted to the Internal Revenue Service and Michigan attorney general Dana Nessel in June, alleged that Salort-Pons engaged in unethical behavior by showing ...

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Rembrandt ‘fake’ abandoned in museum basement 40 years ago is likely real, investigation finds | The Independent

A “fake” Rembrandt, which was left in a museum basement for nearly 40 years after it was deemed inauthentic, may in fact be real.Head of a Bearded Man was bequeathed to Oxford’s Ashmolean museum in 1951, but was consigned to the museum’s basement when a leading Rembrandt authority decided it was an imitation.The Rembrandt Research Project, which viewed the painting in 1981, argued that ...

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Investigation ramps up into African art stashed in tax-payer funded shed in Harris County

HOUSTON – Law enforcement officials are ramping up their investigation into a stash of African artwork that is being stored on the Harris County taxpayers’ dime. “Who has the keys to all this,” KPRC 2 asked Harris County Precinct 1 Commissioner Rodney Ellis’s team earlier this year. The shed is in Ellis’ precinct but he wasn’t talking.“The buck stops with you, sir? What do ...

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