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Exhibitions

First look at the Torlonia marbles, as the last great private collection of classical sculpture opens to the public

Exhibition at Rome’s Musei Capitolini is the first step in finding a permanent home for the 620 ancient Greek and Roman works

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Art collection

Looted Benin treasures to go online in international project led by Hamburg museum

Project is backed by the Ernst von Siemens art foundation, which seeks “a more factual focus to the discussions about restitution”

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Great lovers of Van Gogh: Swiss couple's private collection goes on show in Vienna

The Albertina mounts a display of the Hahnloser’s relatively unknown treasures

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Nazi loot

German court rules in favour of Nazi-looted art database, although owners say a listing makes works unsellable

Lostart.de is caught between the conflicting demands of claimants and the holders of disputed art

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Art collection

The last of the great private Roman collections re-emerges

A 40-year struggle between Italy and the Torlonia family ends with major show in 2020

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Collectors

Feeling the pinch: why the middle-class collector is a dying breed

The Vogels filled their modest apartment with contemporary art, but wage stagnation has seen the professional-classes squeezed out of this overheated market

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Art market

Collection agency head warns over resale rights

The Artists’ Collecting Society says that the “honeymoon” grace period on accurate reporting of sales is coming to an end

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Art market

Collecting grows among West’s wealthy

Art fairs expand VIP opening hours to make the experience more attractive

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Goudstikker

J.Paul Getty Museum vows to return piece from Goudstikker collection

However, the whereabouts of many works of art from the collection are still unknown

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January 2010

Could the art market be undergoing a fundamental restructuring?

2010 will be a year of continued reshaping

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Liechtenstein

Biedermeier art collection to go on show in the City Palace, Vienna

The space will be the second venue in the city to host the Prince of Liechtenstein's art collection

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Brooklyn Museum

Revealed: one third of Brooklyn Museum’s Coptic collection is fake

Specialists warn that museums in the US and Europe will now have to re-examine their own sculptures

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February 2008

Comment: The problem with privately-funded museums

There is a danger that the conservatism of the museum sector will be challenged by a new generation of board members who feel that “rules are for other people”

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News

Heirs of millionaire art collector at loggerheads

The difficulty has arisen because Mr Eastman left the bulk of his estate in a “marital trust” for his wife

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Goudstikker

Successful Amsterdam sale concludes the series of Goudstikker auctions

Old masters, recovered as a result of one of the world’s largest Nazi restitution claims, net $20m

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Goudstikker

Norton Simon Museum of Art and Goudstikker heiress to go to court over fight for Cranachs

Marei von Saher claims they are Nazi loot, while Norton Simon believes it has legal title to the paintings

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Museums

Former MoMA chairman’s oddball art goes under the hammer

William Lieberman’s eclectic holdings yielded bargains

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Liechtenstein

Prince of Liechtenstein buys historic British collection

Nine Dutch and Flemish 17th-century works will go to Vienna Museum

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Pre-Colombian

Tax squabble may force sale of €25m pre-Colombian art collection

Gift to Brussels museum is stalled by dispute between region and state

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François Pinault

Pinault brings new life to Palazzo Grassi

French billionaire François Pinault finally reveals his art

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Museums

MoMA receives 12 Philip Guston paintings

The works form part of a collection gifted to the museum by real estate developer Edward R. Broida

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Art market

Financiers lacking art knowledge are increasingly collecting art as investment, rather than out of passion

The Art Newspaper discusses the surrounding points of views

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Art market

Speculators angering dealers over collecting without passion for art

Young financiers want to build a diversified portfolio

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Museums

New works in the new MoMA

The museum's expansion has not slowed down their buying

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Vienna

The Prince of Liechtenstein is putting his paintings on permanent public display from March

The greatest royal collection after Britain’s—and still buying

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Art market

The Ciechanowiecki collection of French drawings for sale in Paris

They are expected to fetch over €1 million

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Las Vegas

Is Steve Wynn’s fabled art collection in play as MGM Grand bid for Mirage Resorts?

Casinos at war: art in the crossfire

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Art market

The Old Masters trade: Scarce but stable

While the market remains largely stable in Europe, the demand for quality pictures, fuelled by thriving European economies, outstrips supply

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Glerum Auctioneers

Glerum Auctioneers sale report: Growing Indonesian demand for colonial-period art

Dutch auction house holds successful sale in Singapore

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Art market

Phillips moves into Judaica sales in New York

A difficult market now centred on Israel and Amsterdam

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Kazimir Malevich

The Stockholm Malevich: nothing illegal or unethical occurred

Ulf Holmbäck sheds light on the truth surrounding Malevich paintings

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Obituaries

Norton Simon, greatest of post-war collectors, dies

Simon's widow has announced that his art collection will remain at the museum in Pasadena