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New York Art Dealer Charged In $4M Fraud

AP | Posted 03.28.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK — A New York art dealer has been charged in a $4 million fraud for selling works by Picasso, Matisse and others without informing the o...

Lacoste In Hot Water Over Arts Prize

Posted 12.21.2011 | Arts

Lacoste is in hot water after the clothing giant reportedly objected to a contestant's artwork on the grounds that it was "too pro-Palestinian." T...

PHOTOS: Outrageous Art: A Primer

Posted 12.30.2011 | Arts

With so much argument over Marni Kotak the woman who gave birth in an art gallery last week, it seemed only right to put things in perspective with so...

Rose Art Museum Collection Saved

The Huffington Post | Sydney Edelist | Posted 08.30.2011 | Arts

The legal battle over Brandeis University's Rose Art Museum's collection is finally over. According to reports published Thursday morning, the univers...

Controversial Chuck Berry Statue Approved

AP | Posted 08.28.2011 | Arts

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. -- The rock legend known for such hits as "Johnny B. Goode" will be getting a statue in suburban St. Louis, but not everyone thin...

PHOTOS: Sexism, MJ & Evil Art: Highlights This Week

Posted 06.08.2011 | Arts

Outrage was the name of the game this week on HuffPost Arts. An artist went missing after being detained by the Chinese government, a woman was arrest...

Is The Removal Of The Maine Labor Mural Illegal?

ARTINFO | Posted 06.04.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

Last weekend, Maine's Republican governor, Paul LePage, had a 36-foot mural removed from the state's labor department after claiming that it was "one-...

False God: A $4.1 Million FAKE?

ARTINFO | Posted 05.30.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

When a statue of a Mayan goddess obtained €2.9 million ($4.1 million) in Paris on Monday, it set a world record for a pre-Columbian artifact sold at...

Lost Picasso Found?

Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review | Posted 05.27.2011 | Arts

A painting rumored to be by Pablo Picasso that was stolen from the Kuwait Museum in 1990 or 1991 during the Gulf War has been found in Balıkesir, a w...

Patrick Cariou On His Copyright Suit Victory Against Richard Prince & Gagosian

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

NEW YORK--In a landmark decision handed down in spirited fashion last Friday, Manhattan federal court judge Deborah Batts ruled against Richard Prince...

Republicans Propose Bill To Force University Of Iowa To Sell Jackson Pollock's 'Mural'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

A bill was introduced Wednesday in the Iowa House that would require the University of Iowa to sell Jackson Pollock's Mural, in order to create fundin...

Smithsonian Secretary Defends Decision To Remove Wojnarowicz's Controversial Video

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

On Tuesday, Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough defended his decision to remove David Wojnarowicz's controversial video Fire In My Belly. The video, wh...

Europe Decides that Viola and Flavin Works Are Lights, Not Art: The Protest That Followed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

From ARTINFO LONDON-- Aftershocks are rippling through the continental gallery world after a decision last month by the European Commission to class...

ALBUM ART CONTROVERSY: Kanye West Album Art By George Condo "Banned"?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Read the fine print on the better-reported stories about Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and they contradict the headlines. West's cov...