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  • With a $180 million Picasso, art market enters a new frontier

    May 12, 2015 | 12:17 pm

    When Picasso's "Les Femmes d'Alger (Version O)" set a record on Monday as the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction, it was by a wide margin of nearly $40 million, fetching just under $180 million.

    Christie's' sale of 35 works spanning the 20th and nascent 21st centuries...

  • Jewish leader warns Swiss museum against accepting German art hoard

    November 3, 2014 | 3:43 pm

    The head of the World Jewish Congress warned a Swiss art museum that it risks an "avalanche" of lawsuits if it accepts the bequest of a collection of artwork amassed by a man who dealt in art for the Nazis.

    The Bern Art Museum discovered in May it had been named sole heir of...

  • Website with sample of Nazi-looted art is overwhelmed

    November 12, 2013 | 9:30 am

    A website showing a small sample from a trove of Nazi-looted art found in a Munich apartment was flooded with hits.

    Out of a total of more than 1,400 works, an initial list of 25 with photos went online Monday.

    “There were so many hits that the site was overwhelmed,” a staff...

  • Nazi-looted trove contains lost works by Matisse, Dix

    November 5, 2013 | 1:07 pm

    Previously unknown paintings by Henri Matisse and Otto Dix are among a vast trove of Nazi-looted art found in a Munich apartment that includes works by some of Europe's most celebrated artists, German experts said on Tuesday.

    Customs investigators seized the 1,400 art works,...

  • Daddy’s Been Arrested

    By Marty Kaplan

    April 1, 2013 | 8:59 am

    The final inch of the story turned me into an emotional puddle.

    At 6 a.m. last Friday, the F.B.I. arrested Michael S. Steinberg, a 41-year-old stock trader for New York hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors, at his $8 million Manhattan co-op. 

    This brings to nine the number of SAC...

  • Magician Max Maven Reads My Mind [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 26, 2011 | 4:16 pm

    I’m sitting across from Max Maven at a tiny table in the parlor at the Magic Castle, and Maven – a legend in the magic world – is reading my mind.  I’m staring at his third eye as he’s preparing to intuit exactly what I’ve drawn on a card tucked into a tiny envelope,...

  • Israel Museum puts rare artworks up for sale

    October 4, 2011 | 8:54 am

    The Israel Museum is selling 38 rare pieces of art estimated to be worth $17 million.

    The money earned from the auctions will go to update the Jerusalem museum’s collection, the Israeli business daily Globes reported.

    The works going up for auction by Sotheby’s beginning next month...

  • Picasso painting goes on display in Ramallah

    June 21, 2011 | 10:49 am

    A Palestinian art academy has put a $7 million Picasso painting on display.

    The painting, Pablo Picasso’s “Buste de femme,” painted in 1943, is on loan from the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Netherlands. It went on display in Ramallah Monday as part of the “Picasso in Palestine”...