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The Castello Cini di Monselice, formerly owned by the Cini Foundation Photo: via BlogdiPadova

Stolen Cini Foundation “Rembrandt” Found after 35 Years

Alexander Forbes
Police had more than one piece of bad news for its French owner.
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Are Young People Comfortable Spending Big Bucks Online?

Philip Boroff
Sotheby's eBay alliance could dilute three centuries of cultivated snobbery.
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Chinese Jeff Koons Knock-Offs Are Increasingly Sophisticated

Eileen Kinsella
VLA Sculpture has a new technique to lower the price of Balloon Dog sculptures.
Mark Englert, Jurassic World limited addition art print available at the San Diego Comic-Con International. Photo: Mark Englert.

San Diego Comic-Con Offers Fine Art, Too

Sarah Cascone
The annual nerd convention now doubles as a fair for geek art.

Will the Flower District Be New York’s Next Gallery Hub?

Rozalia Jovanovic
In one pioneering dealer's words: "The area was five blocks of plants and sex."

International Dealers Make Art Southampton Worth the Trip

Cait Munro
SLIDESHOW: Our 30 favorite works from the summer's last fair.
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Berry-Hill Shows How Not to Conduct Art Investment (Again)

Eileen Kinsella
Arbitrator awards firm $3 million for losses on crooked deals.

Are Skyrocketing Taxes Running Dealers Out of Chelsea?

Rozalia Jovanovic
It's not just rising rents that have driven Betty Cuningham and Casey Kaplan to flee.

artnet Data Shows Global Art Market Boom Continues

Eileen Kinsella
July 24th report shows 21 percent jump in lots sold for over $1 million each.
Albert Tucker, Faun and Parrot. Photo: via the Sydney Morning Herald.

Court Case Claims Australian Art Market Is 30 Percent Forgeries

Sarah Cascone
Suspect Albert Tucker painting sold by Christie's is just the tip of the iceberg.
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Vivian Maier Documentary Sparks Collector Battle

Alexander Forbes
Who really found her first?

Is this Unknown Amedeo Modigliani Work Real?

Rozalia Jovanovic
Auction house says owner didn’t care for “commercial certifications.”
Pei Shen Qian, who claims his paintings were passed off as Pollocks and Rothko's in the Knoedler forgery scandal without his knowledge, in his studio. Photo: via ABC 30.

Knoedler Forger Claims Innocence

Sarah Cascone
In his first TV interview, Pei Shen Qian tells ABC his version of the story.
Sotheby's and eBay presented data showing how their business models complement each other. Source: Sotheby's; eBay

Picassos and Pez Dispensers? Sotheby’s and eBay Team Up (Again)

Eileen Kinsella
Their 2002 partnership fizzled, but this time will be different.
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Damien Hirst Blocks Sale of Early Spot Painting

Sarah Cascone
The wallpaper work is worthless without a certificate, Hirst maintains. (UPDATED)

Steve Lazarides in Conversation

Marion Maneker
PODCAST: Banksy's gallerist discusses the phenomenon that is the street artist.
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Hamptons Art Fairs Target Hipster Collectors with Edgy, Nostalgic Artworks

Sarah Cascone
Traffic-cone animals and comic book art offer intergenerational appeal.
Hauser & Wirth Somerset. Right: Subodh Gupta, Untitled, 2008

Hauser and Wirth Somerset Opens

Coline Milliard
Does the future of cultural organizations lie with commercial galleries?
Jan Brueghel the Elder, The Garden of Eden with the Fall of Man (1613) (est. 2–3 million) sold for £6,802,500 ($11,658,805). The artist’s previous auction record was for The Edge Of A Village With Figures Dancing On The Bank Of A River And A Fish-Seller And A Self Portrait Of The Artist In The Foreground (1616), which sold at Sotheby’s London in 2008 for £3,513,250 ($6,918,570). Photo: Sotheby’s

See 15 Record-breaking Works from Sotheby’s Old Masters Blast

Alexander Forbes
From Botticelli to to Brueghel, the sale kept knocking off top prices.

The 10 Highest Prices for Art at Auction in June 2014

artnet News
A closer look at the top-selling lots.
eBay Headquarters. Photo Sarah Gilbert via Flickr

Dodgy eBay Sellers Peddle Tall Tales and Fake Art

Eileen Kinsella
Does eBay go far enough to protect the ignorant?

Tom Friedman, Fooling the I and the Eye at Luhring Augustine Bushwick

Christian Viveros-Fauné
His first New York show in two years is arguably the best gallery exhibition in town.

How To Tell the Three Hamptons Art Fairs Apart

Cait Munro
Not all East End fairs are created equal.
Lobby of the Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin Photo: © Stephan Müller

Scores of Helmut Newton Forgeries Uncovered

Alexander Forbes
Could you spot the fakes?

artnet News’ Top 10 Most Expensive Living West Coast Artists

Rozalia Jovanovic
From Ed Ruscha to Robert Irwin, we crunched the auction data.
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