Amid reports on six deaths from the virus, authorities have instructed museums and festivals in Italian cities like Venice, Turin, and Milan to cease their operations for at least a week.
On Wednesday, a court dismissed the fourth attempt of several French descendants of Peggy Guggenheim to gain greater control of the deceased art patron’s collection, housed in Venice and managed by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York.
On this week’s art crime blotter: vandals attack Lego superhero statue, New York cops blast police brutality artwork, Cuban paintings stolen in Miami heist.
VENICE — Friday’s three-hour occupation of the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice by arts and activists organizations resulted in a brief meeting between a number of protesters and members of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection staff.
VENICE — At 10:20am this morning, two boatloads of artists and activists occupied the dock landing of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection (PGC) in Venice.
Peggy Guggenheim did enough living for 10 people.