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MAJOR DISCOVERY IN EGYPT
01 November 1997
The discovery of the remnants of a huge cemetery, known as the Ptolomean Necropolis in the Gabbari area in Alexandria, Egypt, has been hailed as a major success by archaeologists. The cemetery,...
NEW SCANDALS IN FRANCE
01 November 1997
A new scandal has been shakening the world of Parisian auctioneers following the disclosure in the French press that 20 forged works sold as by Spanish contemporary artist Miguel Barcelo were...
ROY LICHTENSTEIN DEAD
01 November 1997
The world of American contemporary art suffered a severe loss with the death at 73 of one of its major leader Roy Lichtenstein on September 29 th 1997. Roy Lichtenstein was born in New York city...
GEORGES DE LA TOUR IN PARIS
01 November 1997
Some 42 works by Georges de La Tour, a major French 17th century painter are being exhibited opened in the Grand Palais in Paris until January 26th 1998. De La Tour, born in Eastern France on March...
TYRANNOSAURUS REX AT ALMOST 10 CENTS PER YEAR
01 November 1997
A 65 million-old skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex found in the State of Dakota in 1990 was auctioned 6 million dollars by Sotheby's in New York early in October 1997. The 18 metre-long fossil with a...
PAPAL TREASURY RECOVERED
01 November 1997
Treasure-hunters have found the presents that French priests were intending to offer to Pope Pius IX in the wreckage of a ship that sunk off Corsica some 150 years ago. Pius IX, whose papal reign...
NEW IMPETUS FOR MODEN ART
01 November 1997
The 1997 fall season for modern art augured well for modern art when Christie's sold 57 paintings of the Victor and Sally Ganz collection for a total of 206 million dollars on November 10th in...
HONG KONG ART THREAT
01 November 1997
Thousands of painted copies have been pouring onto the art market from Hong Kong during the past five years causing serious concern among honest dealers. Hong Kong artists are probably among the best...
FRENCH COLLECTOR BEATS STATE
01 November 1997
A collector won a decisive court battle against the French state which had prevented him from selling a Van Gogh painting at its real value. Jacques Walter, whose family had already donated to...
DEALER CLAIMS DISCOVERY OF JOAN OF ARK'S  ARMOUR
01 November 1997
A Paris antique dealer is believed to be in possession of Joan of Ark's armour after purchasing it from an old lady whose ancestor bought the 15th century priceless piece during a visit to London in...
RECORD PRICES FOR MEDIEVAL TREASURES
01 November 1997
Sotheby's recorded tremendous prices at their sale of European sculpture and works of art, notably in the field of medieval objects on July 4th 1996 in London. Many lots came from the collection...
TURMOIL OVER ARP'S PLASTERS
01 November 1997
A legal battle opposing the Hans Arp foundation in Germany and French Customs over the transfer out of the France of the artist's plaster casts has taken a new turn following a complaint lodged by...
FRENCH MUSEUMS SEVERELY CRITICISED
01 November 1997
Directors of the reunion of French Museums have been accused of procrastination regarding works of art under their care which had been seized by the Nazis during the last war and then recovered by...
GOSSIPS MAKE A VAN GOGH PAINTING SUSPICIOUS
01 November 1997
Jacques Tajan, the French auctioneer, banked on two major pieces, a painting by Van Gogh and the Jewel casket which belonged to Queen Marie-Antoinette, to make a series of sales successful on...
FANTASTIC NEW CONCEPT BY FRENCH ARTIST
01 November 1997
Alain Bisson has invented a new concept combining music and painting which might well prove to be a 21th Century art revolution. A genius in electronics, Alain Bisson has created a dream world which...
GAUL TREASURE FOUND BY RIVER
01 November 1997
A man and his wife, both unemployed, found 82 gold Gaul coins struck between the 1st and 2nd Century A.D. while taking their dog out for a walk along the river l'Huisne, in the French western town of...
BRIGHT FUTURE FOR CHINESE CONTEMPORARY  PAINTING
01 November 1997
Many Chinese contemporary painters have gained international stature in the space of a few years while the economic development in China has done a lot for the emergence of art there. Many private...
GOLTZIUS PAINTING REACHES  $ 1,4 MILLION AT AUCTION
01 June 1997
Adam and Eve, a major painting produced by Hendrick Goltzius in 1616, was sold for 1,4 million dollars on May 15th 1996 by Christie's in New York. This work went to the dealer Bob Haboldt. The...
WINNING POST: A PAINTING BY FRANS POST BOUGHT $  10,000 IN EASTERN FRANCE RESOLD $ 4,512000 IN N.Y
01 June 1997
A long lost painting by the 17th Century Dutch painter Frans Post, bought for a mere $ 10,000 in a provincial sale in France stole the show at Sotheby's on January 30th in New York. Sotheby's...
BELGIAN PROMOTER ROBBED OF HIS FABULOUS ART COLLECTION
01 November 1997
A 62-year-old Belgian house promoter has been trying for 26 years to recover 142 masterpieces stolen from his collection following a controversial court decision. Emile Sablon claims his...
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