Amedeo Modigliani

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The leaked files pertaining to the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca have helped shed light on dealers and collectors’ pervasive use of shell companies to buy, sell, and hold art.

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on December 1, 2015

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On this week’s art crime blotter: a serial brain tissue thief strikes a museum, a suicidal man attacks a Picasso-inspired exhibition, and an art dealer’s grandson sues a gallery over a $25 million Modigliani.

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First it was the accusations of gambling, and now Manhattan art dealer Helly Nahmad, and his dad, David Nahmad, are being “sued for allegedly hiding a $20 million painting stolen by the Nazis,” according to the New York Post.

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PHILADELPHIA — Located in the Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Quita Brodhead: Bold Strokes shines a welcome light on a painter who displayed a level of ingenuity and skill in a range of styles, one who strangely has little name recognition in the United States today.

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Picasso’s 1929 painting “Conquista La Bestia” (“Conquer the Beast”) was vandalized last week at Houston’s Menil Collection by a man with a can of spray paint. According to the city’s Local 2 news, he stenciled the image of a bullfighter killing a bull with the word “conquista” underneath.

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Photo Essays

The Best Matisse Room I’ve Ever Seen

by Hrag Vartanian on September 19, 2011

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Among the surprises at the Statens Museum for Kunst, National Gallery of Denmark, is an exquisite room of early Matisses that will blow your mind.

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Modigliani Hottie Sells For $68 Million

by Kyle Chayka on November 3, 2010

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A rare Modigliani nude hit the auction block at Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern sale last night, and the painting didn’t disappoint. Bidding opened at $38 million and skyrocketed from there: five telephone bidders pushed the price up to a record-breaking $68,962,500, Artinfo reports.

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