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‘Moriarty of the Old Master’ pulls off the art crime of the century: Market in crisis as experts warn £200m of paintings could be fakes  | Daily Mail Online

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

'Moriarty of the Old Master' pulls off the art crime of the century: Market in crisis as experts warn £200m of paintings could be fakes' dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3817580/Moriarty-Old-Master-pulls-art-crime-century-Market-crisis-experts-warn-200m-paintings-fakes.html 10/1/2016 The suspect Old Masters described as the ‘biggest scandal in a century’ In one case Sotheby’s in London forced to take back an £8.4m ‘Frans ...

Protected: Christie’s taken to court over claims of Albert Tucker fake

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

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Protected: Head of German auction house arrested over theft of Italian antique books – Telegraph

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

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Protected: Tokyo man discovers Sotheby’s auctioned his Renoir stolen in 2000 | The Japan Times

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

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Protected: Helly Nahmad Gallery Owner Indicted in Gambling Case – NYTimes.com

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

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Courthouse News Service – Discovery Slated in Suit Over Cambodian Statue – Sotheby’s cannot toss claims that its auction catalog included a 10th century statue that had been looted from a sacred Cambodian temple

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Courthouse News Service http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/03/29/56212.htm March 31, 2013 By ADAM KLASFELD  Tweet   Discovery Slated in Suit Over Cambodian Statue   By ADAM KLASFELD  MANHATTAN (CN) - Sotheby's cannot toss claims that its auction catalog included a 10th century statue that had been looted from a sacred Cambodian temple, a federal judge ruled. Duryodhana, which translates to "difficult to ...

Protected: Fraudulent Contemporary Art Finds A Buoyant Marketplace On Ebay

Friday, September 21st, 2012

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Protected: Italy busts eBay looted artefacts ring

Monday, May 21st, 2012

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Protected: Sotheby’s insists Cambodian statue was not stolen (Ton Cremers)

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

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Protected: Ces gendarmes qui chinent dans les brocantes

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

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Protected: Art Experts Predict ‘The Scream’ Will Sell for $135 Million at Sotheby’s on May 2nd

Monday, March 12th, 2012

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Protected: American auctioneer faces jail for theft

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

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Protected: Tapping experts is key when clients invest in art

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

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Protected: Cultural Heritage in Danger: Sotheby’s “Off-Base” on Cambodian Antiquities Again

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

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Protected: Sotheby’s trying to resolve Cambodia relic dispute

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

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Protected: Auctioneers lose £430k of gems in daring heist

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

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Protected: Cultural Heritage in Danger: EBay: Lip service is not enough!

Monday, December 12th, 2011

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Protected: Geroofde Nok-beelden aangeboden op veiling Brussel

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

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Protected: Two expensive Roerich paintings stolen, CBI alerts Interpol

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

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Protected: Asia Sentinel – Pakistans Stolen Cultural Heritage

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

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Protected: Sotheby’s Auctioned Hundreds of Illegally Traded Khmer Artifacts, Study Says

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

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Protected: Attention, Missing Artworks: The Chelsea Hotel Remembers You Well

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

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Queen Idia Mask’s sale sets Sotheby’s against art world

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

ON Boxing Day the British auction house, Sotheby’s canceled its proposed sale of the looted Benin royal court artifact, Queen Idia Mask, which it proposed to slot for hammer sale at the prize tag of £4.5m on February 17. The planned auction of the historic artefact, a waist piece worn by the ...

SOTHEBY’S IS TRAFFICIKING IN STOLEN BENIN ARTWORKS

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

A colleague brought to my attention Sotheby’s impending sale of yet another piece of Benin cultural patrimony. I read the announcement of the sale and was struck by its brazenness. Sotheby's is trafficking in stolen goods and it is doing so without any concern for the fact of its brazen ...

Stolen Swedish painting up for auction in London

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

A painting by Swedish artist Anders Zorn was set to go under the hammer at a London auction until police informed the auction house the work had been stolen. The painting, "Freja", was stolen in a burglary of a family in the Stockholm area in 2004. Six years later it has emerged ...

Paris, France: Drouot sets out on the road to recovery

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Drouot sets out on the road to recovery http://www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/7674.aspx 20 September 2010 THE Hotel Drouot, the communal auction facility used by most Paris auctioneers, faces an even bigger overhaul than expected after the French Justice Minister’s scathing report about its culture and working practices. First casualty is Les Cols Rouges, the cosy ...

Paris, France: In the Wake of a Damning Report on Famous Drouot, Artprice Analyses France’s Collapsing Position in the Art Market

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

In the Wake of a Damning Report on Famous Drouot, Artprice Analyses France's Collapsing Position in the Art Market http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/in-the-wake-of-a-damning-report-on-famous-drouot-artprice-analyses-frances-collapsing-position-in-the-art-market-102765724.html PARIS, September 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- France's major economic newspaper Les Echos reports, in an article by Martine Robert, having had access to the famous report on the Paris auction place ...

London, UK: Yet another piece of Chandigarh heritage set for auction in UK

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Yet another piece of Chandigarh heritage set for auction in UK http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/Yet-another-piece-of-Chandigarh-heritage-set-for-auction-in-UK/articleshow/6290176.cms Neelam Raaj, TNN, Aug 11, 2010, 02.00am IST NEW DELHI: Even as a magisterial panel probes the alleged theft of items designed by Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret, another piece of Chandigarh's heritage is set to go under ...

Looting Matters: Italian Prosecutor Calls for Return of Antiquities

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Looting Matters: Italian Prosecutor Calls for Return of Antiquities http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/2010/06/italian-prosecutor-we-want-to.html SWANSEA, Wales, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the call by an Italian prosecutor for the return of three lots due to be auctioned in New York. The seizure of a major photographic dossier in the Geneva Freeport continues to ...

Swansea archaeologist works to send stolen artefacts home

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Swansea archaeologist works to send stolen artefacts home http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/2010/05/03/swansea-archaeologist-works-to-send-stolen-artefacts-home-91466-26364251/ May 3 2010 by Robin Turner, Western Mail LIKE Indiana Jones, Dr David Gill delights in getting his hands on precious antiquities. But while his movie counterpart is often seen plucking priceless artefacts from ancient tombs, Dr Gill does the process in reverse – and ...

Chatter of Swindles and Scams at Auction House

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Chatter of Swindles and Scams at Auction House http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/27/world/europe/27paris.html?pagewanted=all By SCOTT SAYARE Published: April 26, 2010 PARIS — In a warren of side streets not far from the stately Boulevard Haussmann is a squat concrete building that contains another world. Enlarge This Image Niviere/European Pressphoto Agency Bidders competed earlier this year at the Hôtel Drouot, ...

Roman Limestone Funerary Busts at Bonhams: Withdrawn

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Roman Limestone Funerary Busts at Bonhams: Withdrawn http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/2010/04/roman-limestone-funerary-busts-at.html The three Roman funerary busts that were due to be auctioned at Bonhams next week have been withdrawn: lots 399-401 ("This lot has been withdrawn"). All three had the same collecting history: "Acquired on the London art market in 1998. Accompanied by a French ...

Stolen Indian Statue Sold in New York, Despite being on Interpol Stolen Art Database

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010 http://safecorner.savingantiquities.org/2010/04/stolen-indian-statue-sold-in-new-york.html Stolen Indian Statue Sold in New York, Despite being on Interpol Stolen Art Database Interpol news 22 April 2010, The statue of two Asian deities was stolen in September 2009 from the ruins of a temple in Atru in the Province of Rajasthan in Western India. At the ...

Protected: March 10 (Bloomberg) — Cai Mingchao, the Chinese art dealer who is refusing to pay for the $40 million Qing bronzes he successfully bid for in the Yves Saint Laurent auction, wept when he realized that his credibility was shot and he may now have to close his business

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

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Puglia/ Statue rubate dal cimitero in vendita su Ebay: due denunce

Monday, March 9th, 2009

08-03-2009 20:15 Moglie e marito avevano iniziato un redditizio commercio online Roma, 8 mar. (Apcom) - Avevano rubato delle statue a forma di angelo da una delle cappelle del cimitero locale, e avevano ben pensato di venderle su Ebay via internet: i carabinieri della stazione di San Donaci, in provincia di Brindisi, ...

India and China pull all the stops to retrieve national treasures that are up for auction

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

India, China face auction catch 22  India and China have simultaneously been making headlines for more than their optimistic outlook on the economy. Recently, both Asian behemoths have been pulling all the stops to retrieve national treasures that are up for auction.  Nationalist sentiments are reigning at an all time high as ...

China conveniently forgets the provenance of 'looted' bronze heads

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Posted: March 03, 2009, 3:04 PM by NP Editor  Araminta Wordsworth  Hero or hooligan — opinions are divided on Cai Mingchao, the Chinese man who bid US$50-million for two bronze heads from the collection of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, but then announced he had no intention of paying for them. The ...

China Tightens Control on Christie’s After Sale of Bronzes

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Published: February 26, 2009 BEIJING— Just hours after the sale of two Qing Dynasty bronze animal heads at Christie's auction of the collection of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé in Paris, China announced that it would tighten oversight of the activities of the auction house. The Chinese government, as well ...

Jackie Chan wades into row over looted Chinese relicsFilm star condemns 'shameful' £28m sale of Qing dynasty sculptures

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Tania Branigan guardian.co.uk, Thursday 26 February 2009 14.43 GMT Jackie Chan has criticised the sale of bronze rat and rabbit sculptures. Photograph: Mast Irham/EPA± http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2009/feb/26/chan-china-looted-relics China's campaign for the return of two Qing dynasty bronzes plundered during the Opium wars received star backing today when actor Jackie Chan leapt into the fray. The ...

PARIS (AFP) — Two looted Chinese bronzes sold for 15.7 million euros (20.3 million dollars) each to anonymous telephone bidders at the Yves Saint Laurent art sale on Wednesday, despite protests from Beijing

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Chinese relics sell for 15.7 mln euros each at YSL auction 26 minutes ago PARIS (AFP) — Two looted Chinese bronzes sold for 15.7 million euros (20.3 million dollars) each to anonymous telephone bidders at the Yves Saint Laurent art sale on Wednesday, despite protests from Beijing. China had demanded the return of ...