Lost art


Where is Edward Bawden’s monumental painting Country Life? UK trust launches search for missing masterpiece

Jacob Rothschild’s Waddesdon Manor wants to track down the massive mural created for the 1951 Festival of Britain

Important portrait painting missing for more than 60 years is returned to Montana university

The Montana Museum of Art and Culture has been reunited with an important Impressionist portrait

The hunt for as many as nine elusive Vermeer paintings continues

As the Rijksmuseum's once-in-a-lifetime blockbuster brings together an unprecedented number of works by the Old Master, paintings including a self-portrait are still missing

Could one of these lost Van Goghs—which disappeared during the Nazi period—be hidden in your attic?

These five missing paintings might still survive—possibly looted and secreted away

a blog by Martin Bailey

Rediscovered Schiele painting is turned into an NFT

The work, depicting the artist's uncle at a piano, will also go on long-term loan to Leopold Museum in Vienna

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Lost Art: Do NFTs mean the end of real-world art?

The digital works can be seen as just the latest overhyped trend, or the newest incarnation of using technology to create art

A lost Van Gogh self-portrait had the most extraordinary frame that included his much-loved sunflowers—here it is reconstructed

The painting—which went missing in a German salt mine during the war—was given a gilded frame with swirling lines

a blog by Martin Bailey
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Lost art: will virtual exhibitions replace in-person museum-going?

A lasting change of the coronavirus pandemic might be how shows are viewed

Hunt still on for a Van Gogh self-portrait lost deep in a salt mine during the Second World War

The Magdeburg masterpiece may have been burned at the end of hostilities—but some believe it might have been looted and survive

a blog by Martin Bailey

Samsung partners with art crime expert to hunt for world's missing masterpieces

Paintings by Monet, Van Gogh and Cézanne, which were stolen in dramatic art heists, are available to view online

Stolen Klimt painting—buried for 20 years—to go back on show at Italian museum

Discovered by the gardener at the Ricci Oddi gallery last year, Portrait of a Lady will be the star of a series of exhibitions on the much-loved artist

Spanish dealer claims to find long-lost Frida Kahlo painting

Missing for six decades, La Mesa Herida (The Wounded Table) may be in a London warehouse, but experts say the work is likely a fake

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Lost Art: the disappearing art of how we buy art

How will the experience of art collecting change after the coronavirus pandemic?

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Lost art: works with a death warrant

Should we mourn the loss of art that was only made to be destroyed?

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Lost art: to save, or not to save, when works are in peril

From Smithson’s Spiral Jetty to a mordant Trump nutcracker figure

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Lost Art: the mysterious allure of Japan’s Three Sacred Treasures

Does the imperial collection really include a mirror of wisdom, a sword of valour, and a jewel of benevolence gifted from the gods?

Mass theft of art from East German citizens revealed in new report

Study reveals that up to 8% of museum acquisitions were looted from private citizens

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Lost art: the great Caravaggio whodunnit

Ahead of the painting's sale, the art historian Noah Charney asks whether the pricey work is a true lost treasure or one of scores made by Caravaggisti

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Lost artists: why some creators disappear

The world is full of wonderful artists, but not all their names are known, and fewer are remembered

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Lost art: should we rebuild sacked castles and ruined palaces?

Noah Charney examines how historic buildings that were needlessly destroyed can live on today

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Lost art: on the trail of vanished cities of legend

Noah Charney explains how mythological clues can lead us to real findings

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Lost art: the possibly forged but tantalising Sinaia lead plates

Noah Charney on the potential problems and fascinating details behind these little-known and under-studied objects

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Lost art: when works disappear into private collections

Noah Charney on works that are “extant but inaccessible”

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Lost art: the joys of the ephemeral

Noah Charney on amazing works that were always meant to be temporary

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Lost art: chasing the elusive Ghent Altarpiece panel

Noah Charney on the work that was the target of 13 different crimes

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Lost art: the world’s invisible collections

Noah Charney on the Sadnikar family's extremely personal collection in Slovenia

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Lost art: Has Caravaggio’s long missing Nativity been found?

Noah Charney on the Carabinieri's efforts to track down the stolen painting

New hope for lost Frida Kahlo painting

Expert says new evidence could reveal the location of Mexican artist’s biggest work, which “disappeared into thin air”

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Lost art: Homer’s Troy and Priam’s Treasure

Noah Charney on how epic histories became mythical stories