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Get in on the new craze for digital art

Moneyweek 26 Feb 2021
... old computers ... Old “retro” computers are too ... The painting carries a HK$240m (£22m) upper estimate ... The successful sale could help boost prices for other such Old Masters paintings “at a time when many art collectors are chasing newer works from post-war and contemporary artists”.
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Remembering Richard Feigen, the high-profile dealer with an outsider's straight-talking outlook on the art industry

The Art Newspaper 26 Feb 2021
The younger Old Master dealer Robert Simon recalls that, when he was a student in London, the acerbic Feigen was the first art dealer he met ... Richard Lee Feigen, born Chicago 8 August 1930, died Mount Kisco, New York State 29 January 2021."The ultimate dealer of Old Master paintings and an excellent connoisseur of art ".
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Thirty-seven years with Richard Feigen: the dealer who was a collector first—and sold to feed ...

The Art Newspaper 26 Feb 2021
While juggling major deals in German Expressionism, Surrealism and English Pop, he commissioned the 35-year-old Hans Hollein to design his gallery on 79th Street, opening it in 1969 with a Monet show ... "The ultimate dealer of Old Master paintings and an excellent connoisseur of art ".
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Sotheby’s to Offer Anne Marion’s Vast Collection for an Estimated $150M

Barrons 24 Feb 2021
At the heart of Marion’s personal collection—which spans Old Masters to Gerhard Richter and Wayne Thiebaud—is a dialogue between Abstract Expressionists, such as Still and Diebenkorn, and Pop Art icons, such as Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein ... Works will appear in sales of impressionist and modern, American paintings, jewelry, and Old Masters.
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Charm and negligence behind network of master forgery

Straits Times 23 Feb 2021
Another extradition request - for master copyist Lino Frongia, accused of forging an El Greco and other paintings sold by Ruffini - was turned down entirely by Italian judges last year, claiming a lack of evidence ... "This was a huge affair with dozens and dozens of fake paintings," Mr Eric Turquin, an expert on old masters in Paris, told AFP.
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Old master forgery network built on charm and negligence

Straits Times 23 Feb 2021
Another extradition request - for master copyist Lino Frongia, accused of forging an El Greco and other paintings sold by Mr Ruffini - was turned down entirely by Italian judges last year, claiming a lack of evidence ... "This was a huge affair with dozens and dozens of fake paintings," Mr Eric Turquin, an expert on old masters in Paris, said.
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Charm and negligence behind network of master forgeries

Urdu Point 22 Feb 2021
Another extradition request -- for master copyist Lino Frongia, accused of forging an El Greco and other paintings sold by Ruffini -- was turned down entirely by Italian judges last year, claiming a lack of evidence ... "This was a huge affair with dozens and dozens of fake paintings," Eric Turquin, an expert on old masters in Paris, told AFP.
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Edvard Munch wrote hidden ‘madman’ message on ‘The Scream’

New York Post 22 Feb 2021
“Can only have been painted by a madman,” infrared scans have shown ... But that mystery can now be put to bed, said Mai Britt Guleng, curator of old masters and modern paintings at Norway’s National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, which owns the painting.
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Munch vandalised own Scream painting, declaring himself a ‘madman’, new research finds

The Art Newspaper 22 Feb 2021
Mai Britt Guleng, the curator of Old Masters and modern paintings at the National Museum of Norway in Oslo, says that the graffitied Norwegian phrase—"Can only have been painted by a madman"—was added by Munch, rather than a vandal, around two years later ... Munch also did not paint over it to conceal it.”.
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Unravelling the mystery of The Scream: Graffiti 'painted by a madman' on the famous painting ...

The Daily Mail 22 Feb 2021
Infrared scans have revealed Norwegian artist Edvard Munch was the author of hidden graffiti on his 1893 painting The Scream ... There are several unique versions of The Scream by Munch – two paintings, two pastels, several lithographic prints and a few drawings and sketches ... Old Master paintings are FADING due to 'ultramarine...
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Australia’s tech law pits powerful moguls

Manila Standard Today 22 Feb 2021
Efforts in Australia to make Google and Facebook pay for news has garnered worldwide attention, creating what some call a defining moment for the web and for journalism, and even a litmus test for democracy ... AFP ... That has prompted critics to paint the 89-year-old in almost cartoonish terms—as an all-powerful political puppet master ... .
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Paid virtual tours on the rise

Straits Times 16 Feb 2021
NEW YORK • Take a guided tour of rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley's home from your sofa or marvel at old masters' paintings in The Met without visiting New York ... in New Jersey on a virtual trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the exhibition, A New Look At Old Masters.
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