2 Charged With Stealing $8M In Rare Books

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$8 Million in Rarities Stolen From Pittsburgh Library Gregory Priore, the former archivist at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, after his arraignment on Friday. He told the authorities he sometimes used an X-Acto knife to remove a part of a book. NYT/Associated Press/By Sarah Mervosh   A 1787 first-edition book signed by Thomas Jefferson. A rare copy of “The Journal of Major George Washington.” A version of Isaac Newton’s “Principia,” among the most influential books … Read More

Art: How to Restore a Damaged Painting

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Art: How to Restore a Damaged Painting barrons.com/penta/Abby Schultz Collectors who learned through news reports that a painting owned by Steve Wynn was damaged before it was to be auctioned at Christie’s evening sale of impressionist and modern art on Tuesday likely took in a collective gasp. The painting, Pablo Picasso’s 1943 self-portrait, Le Marin (The Sailor), was examined after the accident by outside conservators who “have made recommendations for the successful restoration of the … Read More

Art grows, so the need for insurance policies for collectors

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As the global art community grows, so does the need for insurance policies for collectors. by Alicja Grzadkowska/insurancebusinessmag.com Growth in art market means insurance opportunities abound. With the rebound in financial markets following the financial crisis in 2009, art sales have likewise taken off. New auction records made by paintings and other works are now a common occurrence, seen recently with the record-breaking sale of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi in December. As the global art … Read More

Fine Art Insurance Policies Prove Worth During Disasters…

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Fine Art Insurance Policies Prove Worth During Disasters Daniel Grant, Contributor/Arts Journalist/Huffpost The year started off badly for the Albany Museum of Art in Georgia, when a massive tornado ripped off a section of the roof and caused damage to approximately 1,500 items, many of which were sub-Saharan African art. The good news is that the museum building and its contents were fully insured, and every one of the objects is in the process of … 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