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Sergei Ivanovich Shchukin (1854 – 1936) was a Russian businessman who became an art collector, mainly of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art.

After the 1917 Revolution, the government appropriated his collection while Shchukin escaped to Paris, where he died in 1936. 20 more words


Book Reviews: Carl Brookins: The Case of the Purloined Painting and The Case of the Yellow Diamond

The Case of the Purloined Painting
A Sean Sean Mystery #1
Carl Brookins
North Star Press of St. Cloud, June 2013
ISBN 978-0-8783-9708-2
Trade Paperback… 1,159 more words

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‘Spider-Man’ trial resumes today

The trial of three men involved in an extraordinary art heist worth €180 million (£155 million), which began on Monday (31 January) is due to resume today… 353 more words

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70 pieces of art worth $750K stolen in northern Alberta: RCMP

FAIRVIEW, Alta. – Mounties are asking for help finding art worth almost $750,000 that was stolen from a storage location in a small town in northwestern Alberta. 146 more words


Jail for Pablo Picasso’s electrician

Picasso’s former electrician and his wife are facing prison after losing their appeal against a conviction for possessing stolen goods.

Handing down the verdict on Friday (16 December), the judge at the Aix-en-Provence Court of Appeal described Pierre Le Guennec’s account of events as an “ 271 more words

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Pablo Picasso's electrician admits he lied in court over theft charges

Pablo Picasso’s electrician has been accused of attempting to smear his former employer’s reputation in an appeal court in France.

Pierre Le Guennec and his wife Danielle allege that the artist’s widow handed them a rubbish bag filled with works by Picasso following his death in an attempt to hide them from her stepson. 344 more words

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Italian police recover two stolen Van Gogh paintings

Two paintings by Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh stolen from an Amsterdam museum over a decade ago have been recovered in seaside town in Italy. 359 more words

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