Romania’s national treasure lost in election politics?

Will Romania’s national treasure, “The Wisdom of Earth” by Constantin Brancusi be lost in election politics? What started as an exciting cultural campaign to save a stunning early sculpture by Constantin Brancusi (one of the most important sculptors of the 20th...

Vienna Philharmonic returns priceless artwork

Vienna Philharmonic returns priceless artwork to heirs of expropriated owner Austria has recently been the focus of an investigation looking into the alleged theft of an artwork during World War II. The canvas in question was painted in 1883 by renowned French...

French couple found guilty

French couple found guilty of theft as unparalleled number of Pablo Picasso works found in their possession. Aix-en-Provence has served as the location of an important trial, one which has gripped the art world for over two years. Pierre Le Guennec, now 77 years old,...

Restitution alert

Restitution alert – Dutch website launched to reunite looted art works with lawful owners. During the atrocities of the Second World War, many artworks were seized from innocent individuals and families by the Nazis. Artworks were either stolen when families...

Vase Vexes Art World

“Well well, didn’t that do well – I am off for a pint.” That was the response to the Auctioneer (as reported in the Mirror) of the happy purchaser who attained a Chinese vase that made 150 times its auction estimate at a sale at Auctioneers Lawrences of...