Speed Read: The Top 10 Art News Stories For October 27–31
Lindsay Lohan's portrait commission, Banksy in New York, and more.
1. Meet 20 of the World’s Most Innovative Collectors
From Maria Baibakova to Leonardo DiCaprio, these are the people who are revolutionizing art collecting for the better.
2. New Trove of Nazi Looted Artworks Found in German Museum
The six paintings and one sculpture had been kept in a Badische Landesmuseum warehouse for over 70 years. The provenance team has not yet been able to identify the original owners, but know the works were confiscated from them by Nazis.
3. A Stolen Matisse and Its Forgery Share Top Billing in Venezuela
See a masterpiece and its lackluster forgery side by side.
4. Angry Seller Accuses Sotheby’s of Misattributing Caravaggio
The auction house is being sued by a man who claims they failed to recognize a work’s authenticity.
5. At Nearly $1 Million, Apple-1 Is the World’s Most Expensive Computer
An oldie but a goodie. Take that, iPhone 6.
6. Secrets of Banksy’s New York Residency Revealed
A documentary film about the frenzied 31-day period is coming to HBO, bringing with it some incredible revelations.
7. Lindsay Lohan Commissions Naked Street Art Portrait
Street artist Pegasus painted her in a portrait inspired by Marilyn Monroe (who else?). Just what the world needs.
8. Wife Of Disgraced, Jailed Art Adviser Helge Achenbach Protests His Innocence
He was charged for defrauding the late billionaire and Aldi supermarket heir Berthold Albrecht, whose widow claims he marked up purchase invoices to earn higher commissions.
9. Prince Albert Inaugurates Francis Bacon Foundation in Monaco
The foundation gathers over 2,000 Bacon-related items.
10. Smash and Grab Theft Hits Major London Gallery
Wooden sculptures by Tim Ellis were stolen from FOLD Gallery on the evening of October 25.
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