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Richard Jolley: Cycle of Life

J. Michael Welton | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Up-and-coming Knoxville, Tennessee, is striving mightily to prove that great art doesn't grow only out of provincial urban Meccas -- and it's about to unveil the jewel that will crown that assertion.

Modigliani Portrait Sells Big

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts

LONDON — The high-end art market is weathering Europe's economic storm, with London auctions this week netting more than 280 million pounds ($44...

Art Expert Arrested On Suspicion Of Forgery

Posted 01.14.2013 | Arts

The "vivacious dandy" Amedeo Modigliani has been dead for nearly a century, yet his name continues to creep into some of the contemporary art world's ...

Strolling the Gallery

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 01.20.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

At a recent exhibition of 'the masters,' I strolled past the paintings of landscapes and bowls of fruit and found myself in a Botticelli.

Happy Birthday Amedeo Modigliani!

Posted 07.12.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani. Beloved Modì would turn 128 years old if he were somehow still alive today. ...

$140 Million In Stolen Masterpieces Tossed In The Garbage?

Posted 12.10.2011 | Arts

It was the perfect heist: sleeping museum guards, a broken alarm system, $140 million in loot, a police hunt that lasted over a year... there was just...

How A Painting Helped Capture A War Criminal

ARTINFO | Posted 09.21.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

The last major war crimes fugitive in Serbia has been arrested after a stolen Modigliani painting led investigators to discover his whereabouts. Looki...

PHOTOS: The Art That Inspires Dior

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 07.08.2011 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

On February 12, 1947, Christian Dior presented his first collection on Avenue Montaigne. The revolution is underway and the new look is born. Unknown ...

Art Institutions Need to Remember That 'It Can Happen Here'

Anthony Amore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anthony Amore

Most people -- thieves included -- base their perception of art theft and the art underworld on portrayals they've seen in film or on television. Only after they have captured their stolen loot do they realize that there is no market for it.

The Art of the Steal: Betraying Dr. Albert Barnes and Future Generations

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

Celebrated among aesthetes, the Barnes Foundation comprises a private collection groaning with manifold treasures among which are found African sculptures, Asian prints and Native American ceramics.

Astoria Characters: The Frame-O-Phile

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Astoria-based Eli Wilner has become the framer of choice for the Smithsonian, Sotheby's and Christie's auction houses and the White House. "I want to frame the whole world," he says.