The Boston museum, the site of one of history’s most notorious unsolved art crimes, now finds itself indirectly connected to another.
María Gainza’s novel dives into art-world forgery and false identities amid Argentina’s politics of the 1960s.
Police arrested three people on suspicion of trafficking more than $150,000 worth of drugs, some of which was hidden inside the Communist leader’s noggin.
A work by the South African photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa, who is still on trial for the 2013 murder of a sex worker in Cape Town, was included in an exhibition intended to empower women.
Last Friday, a judge in the Macedonian capital Skopje convicted six employees at the state-owned Museum of Macedonia of stealing objects from the institution’s collection and selling them abroad through an organized crime ring, AFP reported.
Since our last report in early July, the destruction by the Islamic State has not stopped.
Art theft is the third-highest grossing criminal trade in the world, preceded only by drugs and weapons. This claim comes from a smart, extensive Newsweek article covering a three-day conference held at New York University Law School last month called “Art Crime and Cultural Heritage: Fakes, Forgeries, and Looted and Stolen Art.”
Kevin Sutherland, the Florida pastor on trial for attempting to sell counterfeit Damien Hirst works, has been convicted in New York State Supreme Court. Jurors found Sutherland guilty of attempted grand larceny in the second degree.
In a surprising new business model for art galleries, a space named 530 Gallery on Santa Fe Boulevard in Denver, Colorado, was caught offering free marijuana to anyone who donated to the gallery, reports CBS.
The New York Times is reporting that Federal agents have raided an Upper East Side art gallery, Helly Nahmad Gallery, as part of an investigation into a gambling operation that included “high-stakes poker games.”