Qatar to Buy Picasso’s Child with a Dove
The Art Newspaper tells us: Now that a temporary export ban has been lifted from the work by the UK government, French newspaper Le Figaro says the Middle Eastern state has acquired Picasso’s Child with a Dove for £50m.
Pickpocketing Leads Louvre to Close Today
ArtInfo reports: The Louvre is closed today because of pickpockets.
Lauder Promises Major Gift to Met
The New York Times reports: Cubism, Which Changed Art, Now Changes the Met, as the museum takes in a trove of signature works, which includes 33 Picassos, 17 Braques, 14 Légers and 14 works by Gris. The group of works is valued at more than $1 billion.
April 11: "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" Film Viewing and Panel Discussion at NYU
What about Damaged Art?
The ArtNewspaper tells us about damaged art and the questions it raises about valuation and the transparency of the art market.
Matisse’s Return to Paris?
Tate Pulls Ovenden Works Following Child Sexual Abuse Accusations
Instagram Upload Leads to Arrest
ArtInfo reports that a Montreal artist was arrested yesterday for posting a photo of a piece of anti-police street art.
Met Director Discusses Recent Admissions Lawsuit
The Met’s website is currently showing An Important Message from the Director in response to the claim that the museum’s ticketing policies were allegedly deceptive.