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Museum Insiders Behind Massive $250M Turkish Art Heist (Hyperallegic)

by Laura C. Mallonee on November 12, 2014 original article here.

Corruption is on the rise in Turkey, and the State Art and Sculpture Museum in Ankara is no exception. 375 more words


"The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt

Full disclosure: I read about a quarter of this book. If you read my last post about “trigger warnings”, this will make sense.

What about “triggers” embedded in fiction? 303 more words

Art requires skill?

Sometimes I’ve heard people say that some art doesn’t require ANY skill at all.  No ability, no skill, no technique, nothing.

But technical skill is necessary in some degree in every artistic context and by every definition of art that I’ve come across so far.   817 more words




         I have a certain fondness for art forgery, and while I’ve never passed my own efforts off as the real thing, I am a fairly good painter. 783 more words


A Visit with Scotland Yard

Fortunately, I wasn’t under arrest when my fellow appraiser Ellen Epstein and I spent the morning in Scotland Yard last week.  We were in London for the Arts and Antiques PG Board Meeting, for the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and were visiting Scotland Yard on official appraisal business. 408 more words

Art Market

Stolen Skye by Nina Loard

(Cover picture courtesy of Goodreads.)

It’s been years since the car accident, but with every disappointment Evelyn finds herself wondering about her forgotten days in London.

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Book Review

A Guercino Masterpiece: Stolen on August 10, 2014

At some point during the night of Sunday August 10, 2014, a well-known work by Guercino was stolen from the Church of San Vincenzo in Modena, Italy. 216 more words