Artsy: Art Gets Damaged All the Time

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Art Gets Damaged All the Time. Here’s How It Gets Back to the Market artsy/Elena Goukassian When a fire broke out in a second-floor storage space of Paula Cooper Gallery on July 10th, a number of Chelsea Art galleries were thrown into a mad scramble to save their valuable artworks. The cause of the fire, believed to have been electrical, is still under investigation, as is the extent of the fire and smoke damage to both … Read More

Art: A museum in France said that 82 (out of 140!) works are actually fakes

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🎨 A French museum discovered half its collection is forged. A museum in Elne, France, devoted to the art of painter Étienne Terrus said that 82 works from the institution’s collection purportedly by the artist are actually fakes, NPR reported. The forgiers were discovered by an outside curator who noticed that several works attributed to Terrus portrayed buildings that were built decades after the artist’s death in 1922. Anachronisms? “Some of the paintings feature buildings that had not … Read More

Art Net: A Long-Lost Klimt Drawing Just Turned Up

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???? Art: A Long-Lost Klimt Drawing Just Turned Up in a Former Museum Secretary’s Cupboard The ex-museum employee described the artwork’s location in her will. A Gustav Klimt drawing that disappeared from an Austrian museum has turned up in the cupboard of a recently deceased former secretary of the institution. The woman, who reportedly took and hid the work years ago, left a will describing the drawing’s location and asking for it to be returned upon her death. … Read More

Artnews: Art Institutions Brace for Hurricane Irma Impact

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???? Art & Hurricane: Just days after the Gulf Coast began what is likely to be along period of reconstruction and recovery following the havoc wrecked by Hurricane Harvey, a new Category 5 storm named Hurricane Irma is barreling across the Atlantic Ocean, with damage already in the Caribbean and the prospect of direct impact on Florida forecasted for this weekend.   Many museums are once again in the line of the storm, and officials have been … Read More