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Art Industry News: An International Three-Museum Matisse Extravaganza Will Kick Off in Philadelphia This Fall + 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 Thursday, April 14. NEED TO READ Kerry James Marshall Painting Will Be Sold to Fund Genomics Research – On May 19, Sotheby’s will offer up Kerry James Marshall’s painting Beauty Examined for an estimated $8 million to $12 ...

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Mondrian Heirs Sue Philadelphia Museum Over Work ‘Seized by the Nazis’ – ARTnews.com

The heirs of Piet Mondrian have challenged the Philadelphia Museum of Art over ownership of a painting by the Dutch artist that representatives of the estate claim was looted by the Nazis. They are seeking to regain the work, titled Composition with Blue (1926), which has been in the museum’s holdings for nearly 70 years. According to the provenance provided by the PMA, the ...

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Philadelphia Museum of Art ownership of modernist classic is challenged

A masterpiece of modernist art that has been in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art for almost 70 years has been characterized as “Nazi-looted art” by representatives of the artist’s heirs who plan to challenge museum ownership in court, although the artist never objected during his lifetime.The painting, Composition with Blue, a 1926 work by Dutch artist Piet Mondrian, was purchased in ...

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Philadelphia Museum of Art to Return Shield to Czech Republic – ARTnews.com

The Philadelphia Museum of Art will restitute a 16th-century ceremonial shield that was confiscated by the Nazis during World War II to the Czech Republic. The shield is attributed to Italian Renaissance artist Girolamo di Tommaso da Treviso and depicts a Roman battle scene. It once belonged to Archduke Franz Ferdinand, scholars have recently found, and was later confiscated by the Nazis after the ...

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Met Gala Action, Philadelphia Museum Returns Shield—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines THE MET GALA WAS LAST NIGHT IN NEW YORK, as you may have heard, alighting in September instead of its usual May slot because of the pandemic. The New York Times has a robust look at the scene and the outfits. (The theme: “American independence,” in a nod to the Met’s new show, “In America: ...

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Artist turns South Philadelphia art gallery into Bodega

Behind the gallery is a stockpile of prayer candles (Belladora) painted with religious images of Lugo’s own sly version. His distinctive style is to replace the person’s head with a teddy bear’s head. The soda machine in the corner is covered with graffiti stickers and topped with stacked rolls of toilet paper wrapped in a Lugo-designed package. Sean Lugo designed a rapper for toilet ...

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This Delightful Trick Painting Is a Treasure of Early U.S. Art. Here Are 3 Facts About the Philadelphia Museum’s Beloved Trompe L’oeil

Eighteenth-century American artist Charles Willson Peale is today best remembered for his portraits of Revolutionary War figures, including Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and George Washington (of whom he painted some 60 portraits). But Peale’s own interests and talents followed many more unexpected avenues than portraiture alone. Born in 1741 in what is today Maryland, Peale was known in his lifetime as a ...

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Art Cities to Watch 2021: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – ARTnews.com

Long haunted by its reputation as “the sixth borough of New York” (thanks to actually sustainable living conditions and affordable rents), Philadelphia has come into its own of late in terms of historic art institutions and, increasingly, a unique kind of upstart energy. Artists are experimenting with their own gallery-like spaces, new museums are being built, and the pandemic has further fostered a spirit ...

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Gehry-designed expansion of Philadelphia Museum of Art opens – News

A Frank Gehry-designed extension of Philadelphia’s Museum of Art has opened to the public. Gehry was appointed to work on the museum’s “Core Project” in 2006, which includes renovated and newly created space within the museum’s main building.The 90,000 sq ft extension has renovated the museum’s entrance, the Lenfest Hall, created the new public space in the Williams Forum and reopened the Vaulted Walkway, ...

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