Actor Al Pacino is co-producing the upcoming movie about the tortured Italian artist.
New Technology Reveals Hidden Modigliani Portrait
A portion of this hidden painting was uncovered and reconstructed by two scientists.
The Pursuit of Art, 2017
A year of truth-telling and electric painting.
Amedeo Modigliani’s Identity Politics
A half-Italian, half-French Sephardic Jew, Modigliani was a cultural mixed bag from the get-go.
Amede-No! Modigliani Show Shut Down After 21 Works Deemed Likely Fakes
The exhibition, at the Doge’s Palace in Genoa, included pieces on loan from private collections and major institutions like the Musée de l’Orangerie and the Fitzwilliam Museum.
Panama Papers Shed Light on the Shadowy Art Market
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.
Crimes of the Art
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.
Helly Nahmad Being Sued for Allegedly Hiding Painting Stolen by Nazis
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.
Securing a Place in History for a Forgotten Female Painter
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.
Picasso: The Art Vandal’s Choice
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.
The Best Matisse Room I’ve Ever Seen
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.
Modigliani Hottie Sells For $68 Million
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.