4 March 2015

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German State-Owned Portigon Collection Plan To Save Works From Deaccession

In January of this year the German state-owned bank Portigon AG of North Rhine-Westphalia, the rebranded successor of the WestLB which folded in 2012 during the financial crisis, decided to deaccession its entire art collection. The bank holds approximately 400-pieces of art, which includes works by Pablo Picasso, August Macke, Joseph Beuys, and Günther Uecker. […]

19 January 2015

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Wolfgang Beltracchi German Master Art Forger Completes Jail Term

The German master forger Wolfgang Beltracchi, who was convicted of creating 14 fake works of art purported to be by the likes of Max Ernst and Heinrich Campendonk, has been released from prison. Yet the number of work that the forger was convicted of creating is a mere fraction of the 300 works that Beltracchi […]

20 October 2012

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British Memorial For Artistes Who Suffered Persecution Under Nazis

A campaign has been launched to build a permanent  memorial to the ‘Modern Artists’ who were persecuted by the Nazis in World War II. Works deemed ‘Entartete Kunstdegenerat’ (degenerate)  by the delusional, former art student, Adolf Hitler, whose hatred for progressive and ‘modern art’, by artists such as Max Ernst, Kurt Schwitters and Paul Klee […]

2 February 2012

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Dorothea Tanning Surrealist Artist And Wife Of Max Ernst Dies Aged 101

Dorothea Tanning was a leading Surrealist painter during the 1930s. She married Max Ernst in 1946 and was part of a circle of artists who were considered Avant Garde in Europe and America. 

1 October 2011

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Artist As Jeweler Picasso to Koons

New Exhibition explores the blur zone between fine art and Jewelry making A new exhibition exploring the relationship between key artists and jewelry is currently being mounted at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Max Ernst, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Jeff Koons and Anish Kapoor are some of […]

26 May 2011

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Leonora Carrington The Last First Wave Surrealist Dies At 94

Leonora Carrington 6 April 1917 – 25 May 2011 was a British-born Mexican artist, painter, sculptor, writer, alchemist, visionary