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An Update on Turkey’s Cultural War

January 30, 2013


Turkey is currently seeking the return of thousands of antiquities which they believe are rightfully theirs. In this pursuit, Turkish officials are using every weapon in their arsenal and inciting what they have referred to as a “cultural war.” Turkish officials have not only threatened to halt their practice of lending archeological treasures to museums […]

Problems Arise as The Getty Attempts to Verify Antiquities

January 29, 2013


In a recent effort to become more transparent, the Getty is currently attempting to verify the origins of the antiquities within its broad collection. According to recent reports, the Getty hopes to not only verify some 45,000 items in its collection, but also create an online database to house their findings. Of the undertaking, Getty […]

How to Launder Money Through Art and Antiquities

September 12, 2012


With $4.79 billion in sales last year, the Chinese art market has overtaken art markets in the US and UK to become the largest in the world. According to a recent report in Business Insider, however, the booming industry is not for the love of art. Experts believe that the growth of the Chinese art […]

A Clash of the Experts in Pollock and Rothko Legal Dispute

August 6, 2012


The authenticity of three paintings attributed to Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko is the center of legal dispute involving the Knoedler gallery on the Upper East side. The cases have been filed in the federal court in Manhattan alleging that the now-defunct Knoedler gallery defrauded art buyers and tricked them into buying forgeries. […]


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