Arte Generali saw a solid gold opportunity to penetrate the Italian art market, poking fun at the theft of Maurizio Cattelan’s gold toilet in its new campaign.
Last month, Subhash Kapoor was charged with 86 felony counts for allegedly looting $145 million in antiquities over the last 50 years. This month, his former clients continue to reel from the revelations as more stolen artifacts are returned.
His mother has destroyed almost 100 art objects to minimize evidence of the stolen goods.
An unnamed Chinese official wants the perpetrator to be punished — and says the museum should pay for failing to protect priceless artifacts.
“The courts need to send a clear message to tackle the scourge of gender-based violence,” said Judge Patricia Goliath when she delivered the sentence.
The museum’s board of trustees hopes the sum will lead to the return of the 13 works stolen in 1990, which are collectively valued at over $500 million.
Miami resident and confessed art thief Marcus Sanford Patmon was arrested on Wednesday after driving a stolen car to Arlington, Virginia, where “he was looking to be pardoned by the Obama administration before the Trump administration came in,” according to an Arlington Police Department spokesperson.
Cady Noland has reportedly stirred up a kerfuffle around the sale of her work to a major collector.
The street artist Shepard Fairey may get a lot of laughs when he visits Portland, but if he sets foot in Detroit anytime soon things will get very serious.
The destruction at the Mosul Museum raises questions about why certain items were destroyed, while others were spared.
On this week’s art crime blotter: Brothers trying to offload fake Goya get conned, gallery manager siphons off $450,000 from Botero sale, and French thieves make off with the King of Siam’s crown.
On this week’s art crime blotter: Cops don’t care for anti-cop mural, misattribution embarrasses Toronto art detectives, and an ice sculpture smasher is on the loose.