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Qatar to Buy Picasso’s Child with a Dove

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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.

 

What about Damaged Art?

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The ArtNewspaper tells us about damaged art and the questions it raises about valuation and the transparency of the art market.

Warning to UK Museums over Qatar’s Human Rights Record

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The Art Newspaper explains how the human rights appeal of an imprisoned Qatari poet has raised serious questions about freedom of expression, affecting several UK museums’ related exhibition programming.

Art Law Articles of Interest

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It was the largest property crim in US history, one shrouded in mystery for 23 years. Now the FBI is turning to cyberspace as it trumpets a breakthrough in the case.
When Art Finance Bets Goes Bad: The Downside of Third Party Guarantees – Blouin ArtInfo
A 19-year old Romanian woman has been arrested for the theft of seven paintings worth up to 100 million euro from the Kunsthal in Rotterdam
Last April five thieves stole 18 valuable Chinese artworks from the Fitzwilliam Museum.  The case is set for May 20th.
Artist Sued by Reluctant YouTube Star: “Technoviking” alleges breach of privacy. – The Art Newspaper
Hermitage to Host Manifesta Biennial: Exhibition will test increasingly conservative climate in St. Petersburg. – The Art Newspaper