Judge Oetken of the S.D.N.Y. issued his Biro v. Condé Nast opinion. J. Oetken granted The New Yorker and Grann’s motion to for an order finding Biro to be a public figure, as well as their motion for judgment on the pleadings, and granted the remaining defendants’ motions for dismissal for failure to state a claim. Notably,Continue reading “News Heavy…”
Sue, the T-Rex at the Field Museum. The fossils of dueling dinosaurs were found by commercial prospectors, who calls himself the “Dino Cowboy,” on on a private ranch in Montana. Since the U.S. only regulates fossils found on public lands, and the Dino Cowboy has not found a ready institutional buyer, the dinosaur fossils areContinue reading “Dueling Dinosaurs and Illicit Artifacts”
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.
The New York Times discusses how the family of Parisian gallery owner Paul Rosenberg has evidenced documents showing that “Woman in Blue in Front of Fireplace” was confiscated from them by the Nazis in 1941, and must be returned to them by the Norwegian Museum currently in possession. This topic may be of particular interestContinue reading “Matisse’s Return to Paris?”
According to The New York Times and CNN: Federal officials announced that they know the identities of thieves from the Gardner Art Theft. Also: an op-ed piece discussing the new findings As mentioned in our recent entry, the FBI is now using this website to collect information and locate the lost artworks. Of note: the FBIContinue reading “Big Developments in Gardner Art Theft Case”