07 Sep 2019

Family sues to claim ownership of coveted Mona Lisa-lookalike painting

A Mona Lisa-lookalike that could be worth millions is the subject of a new lawsuit filed by a prestigious European family seeking partial ownership of the coveted painting, according to a report.

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03 Mar 2019

Lost Caravaggio painting found in attic could fetch $171 million at auction

In 2014, French auctioneer Marc Labarbe received a phone call from a friend. The attic of their Toulouse home had yielded a surprising discovery: a painting, coated in dust and stained by a water leak, that looked all the same to be something of value. Labarbe approached gingerly, cleaning one of the painted faces with cotton wool and water. He sent a photo to the art appraiser Eric Turquin, based in Paris, and then he waited.

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14 Nov 2018

Transgender artist out of ideas to subvert social constructs

Coupon, Pennsylvania — Local visual and musical artist and self-professed cultural dissident Valerie Sanders has run out of ways to express herself and grab attention in the fast-paced era of social media driven by the constant fear of missing out.

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06 Oct 2018

Saving Banksy

I personally do not understand the frenzied ado about Banksy and his or her art. It’s cute, sure. But it’s just… basic and quite unremarkable.

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06 Oct 2018

Banksy painting ‘self-destructs’ moments after being sold for $1.4 million at auction

For an artist that’s known for his stunts, this could be Banksy’s most perfect art world prank.

After the gavel fell Friday at Sotheby’s auction house in London, Banksy’s Girl with Balloon was reduced to shreds — another apparent act in the disruptive career of the anonymous British graffiti artist.

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