How auto-destructive art work got destroyed too soon

Oh, it’s a sad state of affairs when the lines between art and junk are so blurred that cleaners are throwing out the art! Gustav Metzger had a part of his artwork thrown out at the Tate museum recently when a cleaner mistook a bag that was part of his installation as a piece of rubbish. Continue Reading

Departing with the art

Article on why art thieves exist. I’m thinking money has to be a very large reason behind it, but there’s more to it according to this piece over at the Globe and Mail.

“The reasons people steal valuable paintings are many and complex, CRAIG BURNETT says, but one thing is sure: They don’t do it for the money.”

theGlobeandMail.com

Landmark Van Gogh receives thumbs-up from the law, but will the disputed painting ever find a buyer?

A 10-year legal saga has ended in Paris after the Cour de Cassation, the highest court in France, pronounced that Van Gogh’s “Jardin à Auvers” is authentic. The painting made legal history in France when its owner sued the French State, and won because the painting had been refused an export licence by the government, That victory had a lasting impact on the system of art exports from France.

the artnewspaper