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SOTHEBY'S TRAPPED IN SMUGGLING SCANDAL
01 May 1997
Sotheby's, the Anglo-American auctioneers have been facing a serious crisis following the disclosure of an art-smuggling scandal in Italy. Some of the directors of the company have been directly...
REBUKE FOR ITALY
01 May 1997
The European Union has pinned down the Italian cultural patrimony ministry for having declared as a national treasure a Bernardo Belloto painting which has been belonging to a British collection for...
FRENCH ANTIQUE DEALER CALLS IT OFF
01 May 1997
Yves Mikaeloff, one of the world's top dealers in the field of tapestries and carpets had decided to end up his business and to sell most of his stock with the help of Christie's. While the sale...
LATIN AMERICAN ART SELLS WELL
01 May 1997
Latin American paintings tend to sell well according to sales results registered lately, notably at Christie's in New York with dispersion of the Landau collection in November 1996. Antonio Berni...
WILLEM DE KOONING DEAD
01 June 1997
One of the United States' most prominent artists, Willem de Kooning, died on March 19th 1997 aged 92. De Kooning was considered as one of the pioneers of contemporary american painting with Mark...
HARSH TIMES FOR PARIS FLEA-MARKET
01 July 1997
The Paris flea-market, known as the biggest antiques centre in the world, has been facing a harsh situation due to economic difficulties in France. In less than a year the 2,200 dealers regrouped in...
FRENCH POLICE LOSES ITS SLEUTH-HOUND
01 July 1997
The terror of art traffickers, Viscount Christian de B... has retired in May 1997 from the French art theft police brigade which has now lost one of its best experts. Unable to type a report or hold...
DAVID BOWIE LAUNCHES HIS OWN ART PUBLISHING Co.
01 August 1997
Pop singer and art lover David Bowie has launched his own art publishing company called «21» in reference to the 21th Century. The first book published by «21» will be « From Bohemia to Britpop : the...
LONDON ART DEALER WINS CASE AGAINST COLLEGE
01 August 1997
Peter Nahum, a major art collector and dealer has won a court case in July 1997 against the Royal Holloway College of London University which acted behind his back to sell some important paintings,...
ANTIQUITIES NO LONGER SOLD IN LONDON
01 August 1997
Greek and Roman antiquities as well as Asian, Himalayan and Indian works will no longer be sold at Sotheby's London and all mixed-owner sales will be held in New York by October 1997. Sotheby's...
REOPENING OF THE BORGHESE MUSEUM IN ROME
01 August 1997
The Borghese museum in Rome (Piazzale Scipione Borghese) has been reopened to the public after 14 years of restoration works. The chore of the museum collection was constituted by Pope Paul V's...
A REMBRANDT ENGRAVING COPPER PLAQUE REDISCOVERED
01 August 1997
A copper plaque used by Dutch master Harmen Rembrandt van Rijn for one of his engravings and discovered at the back of a 17th Century painting was sold for £ 210,500 (US $ 350,800) on June 26 th 1997...
JAILING OF AUCTION KING MIGHT BE CONNECTED WITH STOLEN JEWISH PROPERTY DURING THE WAR...
01 November 1997
The arrest on October 24th of auction king Guy Loudmer and his subsequent jailing has caused an incredible shock within the Parisian art world amidst fears of new scandals. Meanwhile, his son...
THE SUSPICIOUS PROVENANCE OF THE BOURDON COLLECTION
01 November 1997
The prestigious Bourdon collection included works by some of the great masters of this century. The sale, organised on March 25th 1990 was an opportunity for the Bourdon couple to escape heavy tax...
THE JAILING OF A PARISIAN AUCTIONEER DUE TO STIR A MAJOR SCANDAL
01 November 1997
Parisian auctioneer Guy Loudmer was jailed by an investigating judge on October 24th 1997 on charges of fund embezzlement. The jailing of the buoyant Guy Loudmer, 64, caused a shock among other...
NEW YORK BETTER FOR IMPRESSIONIST PAINTINGS
01 September 1997
Sales of Impressionist and modern paintings did not fare well in London in December 1996 with 40% of lots remaining unsold. The reason for this poor score was that the pictures offered for sale were...
SOTHEBY'S AND CHRISTIE'S PLANS FOR 1998
01 September 1997
Sotheby's are to move to new premises facing the Elysée Palace in Paris at the end of this year with a view to organising auction sales in 1998 while Christie's have not yet taken any decision...
PARIS BLOOMING FOR BOOKS
01 September 1997
Illustrated books are selling well in Paris which has confirmed its world leadership in that particular field. On November 21, 1996, in Drouot the collection of Henri Paricaud sold for 12,5 million...
CHANGES FOR COLNAGHI IN LONDON
01 September 1997
The famed Colnaghi Gallery which has been specialising in old master paintings since the 18th Century is being restructured by its owners, the German Oetker group. Oetker, which bought the Gallery in...
OPENING OF THE ALBERTINA MUSEUM IN TURIN
01 September 1997
The exhibition rooms of the Albertina Academy in Turin are now opened to the public following installation works. The Albertina Academy for painters was founded at the beginning of the 17th Century...
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