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Italian TV employees suspected of thieving dozens of works of art

‘Priceless’ pieces removed from Rai’s offices by employees and replaced with fakes, police believe“Disloyal employees” at Italy’s public broadcaster, Rai, are suspects in the theft of dozens of works of art from its offices thought to date back to the 1970s.In what the daily newspaper Il Messaggero has described as “the sack of Rai”, the “priceless” artworks were removed from the broadcaster’s headquarters in Rome and units across the country and replaced with fakes. The works included original ...
Tags: Art, Europe, World news, Rome, Italy, Art Theft, Claude Monet, RAI, Amedeo Modigliani, Il Messaggero, Renato Guttuso


How a ghostly outline revealed the secret of Modigliani’s lost lover

The Italian artist may have wanted to brush Beatrice Hastings out of his life, but artifical intelligence has thwarted him by enabling a re-creation of the workNo one wants to be reminded of a failed relationship by having the ex’s portrait hanging around. After Amedeo Modigliani and his lover, Beatrice Hastings, broke up, the Italian artist is thought to have obliterated her memory by painting another woman’s likeness over his portrait of her.So he might not be too happy to learn that science h...
Tags: Art, Painting, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Tate Britain, Amedeo Modigliani, Modigliani, Beatrice Hastings


Martin Scorcese Talks Abandoned Modigliani Project in Podcast

Director Martin Scorcese discusses a project he never realized during the 1980’s in the most recent episode of the Director’s Guild podcast, a biopic based on the life of Amedeo Modigliani.  “It never came off,” he says. “I couldn’t get the financing in the 1980s. Then he went with [directors Brian] De Palma and [Sidney] Lumet, […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Martin Scorcese, Amedeo Modigliani, Martin Scorcese Talks Abandoned Modigliani Project, Brian -RSB- De Palma, Sidney -RSB- Lumet


Simon Shaw Named Vice Chairman of Sotheby’s Global Fine Art Division

Simon Shaw has been named vice chairman of Sotheby’s global fine art division, Art News reports. Shaw was behind the record $157.2 million sale of Amedeo Modigliani’s 1917 painting Nu couché (sur le côté gauche). Read more at Art News
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Shaw, Sotheby, Amedeo Modigliani, Simon Shaw


Art prices at ‘obscene’ levels as Chinese join high-spending elite

Fine art is almost always a good bet for the super-rich, but it’s worth remembering that the $157m paid for a Modigliani last week could have supported 10,000 budding artists for a yearWhen even the experts are warning that prices for works of art have become obscene, it is probably time to run a dispassionate eye over the multimillion-dollar frenzy for certain works.Last week, Nu couché (sur le côté gauche) by Amedeo Modigliani sold to an unnamed buyer for $157m, and a new record was set for a ...
Tags: Art, Business, Investing, Pablo Picasso, David Hockney, The art market, Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, Amedeo Modigliani, Modigliani


AO Auction Results – New York: Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, May 14th, 2018

Amedeo Modigliani, Nu Couché (1917), Price Realized: $157,159,000, via Sotheby’s A marathon week of auctions in New York is now underway, but not quite off to a roaring start, as Sotheby’s capped an unsteady and often struggling auction this evening at its uptown location.  Led by a strong performance by an Amedeo Modigliani masterpiece, the sale failed to […]
Tags: Art, New York, Sotheby's, Art News, Featured Post, Sotheby, Amedeo Modigliani, AO On Site, Auction Results, AO Auction Results


AO Auction Preview – New York: Auction Week in New York City, May 8th-9th, 14 – 17th, 2018

Amedeo Modigliani, Nu Couché (Sur le Côté Gauche) (1917), via Sotheby’s With the weather gradually warming, and thoughts turning to the summer months in New York, the art world will once again look to the Big Apple for a last major auction of the spring season.  With a packed week boasting a string of sales spread over 10 […]
Tags: Art, New York, New York City, Show, Christie's, Sotheby's, Art News, Featured Post, Big Apple, Phillips, Sotheby, Amedeo Modigliani, AO Auction Preview


Sotheby’s to Reset Modigliani Auction Record with Massive $150 Million Estimate this May

Sotheby’s will set a new world auction record with Amedeo Modigliani’s Nu couché (sur le côté gauche) at this month’s Impressionist and Modern Sale in New York, with an estimate of more than $150 million. The figure is the highest estimate ever placed on a work of art, and has already been confirmed as a record breaker. “This painting reimagines […]
Tags: Art, New York, News, Art News, Minipost, Sotheby, Amedeo Modigliani, Reset Modigliani Auction Record


Collection of Modigliani Works Previously Shown in Genoa Declared Fake

A collection of works thought to be by Amedeo Modigliani, which were previously shown at Genoa’s Palazzo Ducale, have been declared fake. “Finally it’s come out into the open,” says expert Carlo Pepi. “I’ve been fighting against fake Modiglianis for years. The situation is grotesque – it sometimes seems that he painted more when he was dead than when […]
Tags: Art, News, Genoa, Art News, Minipost, Amedeo Modigliani, Palazzo Ducale, Carlo Pepi, Modigliani Works Previously Shown, Genoa Declared Fake, Modiglianis


Twenty Modiglianis Seized From Exhibition In Italy Are Definitely Fake

"[The] paintings seized by Italian police last summer from an exhibition of works by Amedeo Modigliani held in Genoa are forgeries, according to Isabella Quattrocchi, an independent expert appointed by Italian prosecutors to assess the images. The show at the Palazzo Ducale closed three days early last July after the Genoa state prosecutor ordered the […]
Tags: Art, Italy, Genoa, Visual, Amedeo Modigliani, Palazzo Ducale, 01.11.18, Isabella Quattrocchi


Modigliani’s Paris: Bohemian rhapsody

As Tate Modern prepares a new exhibition of his work, including 12 of his famous nudes, Louise Roddon explores the artist’s haunts in Montmartre and MontparnassePoor Amedeo Modigliani, what a tough life he led. I’m thinking this as I climb the steps to his last studio in Montparnasse. It’s a classic artist’s garret with peeling paint and poor lighting, and climbing the countless floors on a narrow stone tread, leaves me winded. It wouldn’t have been easy for a man with advanced tuberculosis. Wit...
Tags: Travel, Art, Life and style, Culture, Art and design, Paris, Tate Modern, Cultural Trips, Montmartre, Europe Holidays, France Holidays, Paris Holidays, Montparnasse, Amedeo Modigliani, Modigliani, Louise Roddon


Naked attraction: art and tragic tales in Modigliani’s Paris

As Tate Modern prepares a new exhibition of his work, including 12 of his famous nudes, Louise Roddon explores the artist’s haunts in Montmartre and MontparnassePoor Amedeo Modigliani, what a tough life he led. I’m thinking this as I climb the steps to his last studio in Montparnasse. It’s a classic artist’s garret with peeling paint and poor lighting, and climbing the countless floors on a narrow stone tread, leaves me winded. It wouldn’t have been easy for a man with advanced tuberculosis. Wit...
Tags: Travel, Art, Life and style, Culture, Art and design, Paris, Tate Modern, Cultural Trips, Montmartre, Europe Holidays, France Holidays, Paris Holidays, Montparnasse, Amedeo Modigliani, Modigliani, Louise Roddon


Lawsuit Over Nahmad Family Modigliani to Go Forward

Another lawsuit over Seated Man with a Cane, the 1918 Amedeo Modigliani work claimed as Nazi loot by Phillip Maestracci, the grandson of Parisian art dealer Oscar Stettiner, will go forward in New York.  Maestracci is suing the Nahmad family to reclaim the work.  Read more at Artforum
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Amedeo Modigliani, Modigliani, Nahmad, Oscar Stettiner, Phillip Maestracci, New York Maestracci


Modigliani Exhibit Closes Early Amid Allegations of Fakes

Italian prosecutors doubt the authenticity of 21 works attributed to Amedeo Modigliani in an exhibit at the Palazzo Ducale in Genoa.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Amedeo Modigliani, Modigliani, Palazzo Ducale, Amedeo, Genoa (Italy


Doge’s Palace in Genoa Closes Modigliani Show After 21 Works Discovered to be Fake

An exhibition on Amedeo Modigliani at the Doge’s Palace in Genoa has been closed after 21 works in the show were discovered to be fakes. “They did the right thing. This was absolutely shameful,’ says art critic Carlo Pepi, who first suspected the fraud. “A Michelangelo is a Michelangelo. A Picasso is a Picasso. But when a painting is […]
Tags: Art, News, Palace, Genoa, Art News, Minipost, Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, Carlo Pepi


Which Museum Landed The Fabled €500 Million Cerruti Collection Of Artworks?

"Turin's Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art has obtained the legendary art collection of Francesco Federico Cerruti. ... The iconic trove features 300 masterpieces from the Middle Ages to the 20th century accumulated by the enigmatic Italian collector. Extraordinary works by Francis Bacon, Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, and Amedeo Modigliani, as well as Pontormo, […]
Tags: Art, Turin, Visual, Amedeo Modigliani, Pontormo, 07.06.17, Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Francesco Federico Cerruti, Francis Bacon Pablo Picasso Wassily Kandinsky


Tate Modern to Launch Largest Ever UK Modigliani Retrospective

The Tate Modern has announced plans to stage the largest ever UK retrospective of the work of Amedeo Modigliani, The Guardian reports.  The exhibition will compile a wide view of the artist’s work, exploring his personal life and relationships to other artists of the era alongside his substantial body of paintings and sculpture. Read more at The Guardian
Tags: Art, UK, News, The Guardian, Tate Modern, Art News, Minipost, Amedeo Modigliani


Modigliani Catalogue Raisonné Expansion Planned

US scholar Kenneth Wayne is preparing an addition to the Amedeo Modigliani catalogue raisonné.  The work will complement Ambrogio Ceroni’s catalogue raisonné, first published in 1958.  “We plan to publish a supplement to Ceroni by 2020 with around 50 works,” Wayne says. Read more at Art Newspape
Tags: Art, News, US, Art News, Minipost, Wayne, Amedeo Modigliani, Kenneth Wayne, Ambrogio Ceroni, Ceroni


An Innovative Artist Has Camouflaged Nude Bodies By Painting Them Into The Worlds Most Expensive Artworks

New York body artist, Trina Merry (previously featured) picked the 20 top dearest paintings, then photographed naked models disguised as part of the piece. The talented artist began her career in body painting after being struck by lightning, and has worked on thousands of human canvases since – while most session last three hours, her longest took a whopping 18 hours to complete. Titled 19,900,000 after the price that was paid for The Scream by Edvard Munch. Trina’s latest project titled Lust ...
Tags: New York, Design, Van Gogh, Roy Lichtenstein, Inspirations, Picasso, National Endowment, Gustav Klimt, Amedeo Modigliani, Les Femmes, Adele Bloch Bauer, Salvator Mundi, Trumps, Joseph Roulin, Trina Merry, Edvard Munch Trina


David Nahmad Talks to NYT on Disputed Modigliani

David Nahmad gives a rare interview this week with the New York Times, insisting that the disputed Modigliani work in his collection is not Nazi war loot.  “Looted art, hidden art — they made me look like a crook instead of doing real battle in the court,” he said. Read more at NYT  
Tags: Art, News, New York Times, Art News, Minipost, Amedeo Modigliani, Modigliani, David Nahmad


Sotheby’s Adds $40 Million Modigliani Portrait to Sale in London This Month

Sotheby’s has added a $40 million Amedeo Modigliani to its upcoming Impressionist and Modern sale this month in London.  The work is a portrait of Jeanne Hebuterne, the artist’s lover during his last years, who committed suicide after his death.  Read more at Art Market Monito
Tags: Art, London, News, Sotheby's, Art News, Minipost, Sotheby, Amedeo Modigliani, Jeanne Hébuterne


Art Collectors Are Fleeing Geneva’s Scandal-Plagued Free Port

“Art collectors have begun to pull their paintings and sculptures out of Geneva’s secretive free port storage facility as the site once again finds itself under scrutiny following the identification of a $20 million Amedeo Modigliani painting in its tax-free vaults that was allegedly stolen by the Nazis.”
Tags: Art, Geneva, Visual, Amedeo Modigliani, 04.29.16


Geneva Freeport Sees Tighter Scrutiny and Reforms

A number of collectors are moving works out of the Geneva Freeport, after scrutiny and reforms have led to increased security and monitoring of the site’s contents.  The reforms were set off after an Amedeo Modigliani work was seized from the location’s vaults.  “Today, the image is still deteriorating,” David Hiler, president of the Geneva Free […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Amedeo Modigliani, Geneva Freeport, David Hiler



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