Sep 222014
 

 

Copyright Dr. Elizabeth Garner, July 29, 2014, All Rights Reserved

SO WHAT IS ON THE ROOFTOP OF THE TOWER?

What you see here are two Renaissance coffins in Nuremberg.  One is lying flat in front of your eyes, and the other one is on it’s side right above the flat coffin as you see here:

 

WHAT IS HERE?

 

1. The blue box is outlining the top coffin that is on it’s side.

2.  The red box is outlining the flat coffin closest to your eyes

3. The yellow arrow is pointing to Read more..

Sep 222014
 

HOW STUPID CAN YOU GET?

 

As numerous forgery-related lawsuits against the now-shuttered Knoedler & Co. gallery, its former president Ann Freedman, and Long Island dealer Glafira Rosales wind their way through the legal system, a startling and perhaps unintentionally hilarious detail in the massive fraud scandal was unveiled. A document in one of the civil suits reveals that one of the paintings, purported to be by Jackson Pollock, featured what should have been a clear red flag: the signature was misspelled “Pollok,” instead of “Pollock.”

According to the Read more..

Sep 212014
 

NOW THIS IS HUBRIS!

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HOW MUCH GREED?  IS THERE A NUMBER AMONG BORED TYCOONS?

Why commission original public art when you can steal an artist’s idea and outsource the work to China? That seems to have been the philosophy of California tycoon (and Forbes rich list laureate) Igor Olenicoff, who has been found guilty this week of systematic trademark infringement. Sculptor Don Wakefiled has won $450, Read more..

Sep 212014
 

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The HENRI MATISSE portrait painting Seated Woman/Woman Sitting in Armchair (1921), has been traced back to legendary French dealer and collector Paul Rosenberg, a team of researchers have found.  It is the first piece from the Gurlitt trove to have its provenance verified.

“Although we were not able to document with absolute certainty the circumstan Read more..

Sep 202014
 

Detail of recently authenticated Rembrandt self-portrait (1635) Photo: National Trust

Really are we that silly we cal self-portraits “selfies?”

DOES ANYONE WITH A BRAIN WANT TO DO THIS?

Britain’s National Trust  have owned the painting for nearly four years. But, thought to be a fake or a copy, the work was left in storage at Devon’s Buckland Abbey, the former home of Sir Franc Read more..

Sep 202014
 

Art Students Face Highest Unemployment Rate Among Recent Graduates

NOBODY WANTS YOU!  AND YOU CAN’T DISCHARGE YOUR STUDENT LOANS IN BANKRUPTCY.  OR HAS NO ONE TOLD YOU THIS?  OH THAT’S RIGHT, THE UNIVERSITIES DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW THIS, COULD PUT ALL THOSE HACKNEYED ART HISTORIANS IN THE UNEMPLOYMENT LINE, WHERE YOU ARE.

H&R Block's infographic of the 10 worst college majors, as ranked by unemployment rate for both recent and experienced college graduate <a href='http://www.albrechtdurerblog.com/become-art-student-go-broke-rigged/' rel=Read more..

Sep 192014
 

NEVER STOPS. Who’s going to do the right thing?

 

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A Nazi loot restitution case involving Pasadena’s Norton simon Museum and Marei Von Saher, the daughter-in-law of Dutch art dealer Jacques Goudstikker, over Lucas Cranach the Elder’s paintings Adam and Eve (both circa 1530), is set to flare up again.

On June 6 a federal appeals court reversed a 201 Read more..

Sep 192014
 

FINALLY, WE GET A WOMAN WHO IS SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING LOOTED ART RETURNED Tess Davis Photo via the Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation Three 1,000-year-old Cambodian statues that were looted in the 1970s have finally been returned to the country from Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and the Norton Simon Museum. Instrumental in their return was Tess Davis, an art lawyer and affiliate researcher at the University of Glasgow, who has recent Read more..

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Sep 182014
 

 

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Paul Gauguin, “The Sorcerer of Hiva Oa,” 1902, oil on canvas, 92 × 73 cm (36.2 × 28.7 in), Musée d’Art moderne
A painting by French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin is at the center of an investment scandal, perpetrated by former NFL Player Russell Allen Erxleben. The retired kicker was arrested  after he allegedly amassed over $2 milli Read more..

Sep 182014
 

Chalk portrait of Caravaggio by Ottavio Leoni, circa 1621 Courtesy: Wikicommons

The remains of 17th century painter Caravaggio, unearthed in 2010 in the coastal town of Porto Ercole, Tuscany, are to be reburied in  a “monumental funerary park dedicated to his memory.”

For centuries, Caravaggio’s death was one of the great mysteries of art history. Although, he was known to have died  in the Tuscan t Read more..