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What do you think is the biggest art scandal in the past century?

 
 
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 23 Oct, 2013 11:34 am
Okay, not necessarily an art scandal but it does illustrate the point where media hype helps influence direct the mainstream public's exposure to art and what to think about art's literal value.
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 23 Oct, 2013 03:13 pm
@tsarstepan,
I heard that they got really good leads on the Gardiner Museum heist. Anybody hear anything more??
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 23 Oct, 2013 05:16 pm
@farmerman,
Nope.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 20 Jun, 2014 12:11 pm
Zombies on the Walls: Why Does So Much New Abstraction Look the Same?
http://www.vulture.com/2014/06/why-new-abstract-paintings-look-the-same.html

Great article about the rut that contemporary art is in. This lack innovation has led to the art world bubble (overpriced mediocre works flooding the market). Wonder if and when the bubble will pop....
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 10 Nov, 2015 03:19 pm
@tsarstepan,
Sotheby's Explains Why It Had to Give $500 Million to Taubman Heirs—And Lose Money
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jun, 2016 06:47 pm
@tsarstepan,
The Nerdwriter discusses the unintentionally positive effects of nuclear testing fallout on the art world.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 19 Jun, 2017 09:43 am
@tsarstepan,
Leonardo DiCaprio Surrenders $3.2 Million Picasso And $9 Million Basquiat to US Government
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 18 Oct, 2017 09:22 am
@tsarstepan,
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Donald Trump Bragged About the Renoir on His Private Jet. Experts Say It’s a Fake.
Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
https://i.imgur.com/ckhmsZf.jpg
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 27 Dec, 2017 10:57 am
Got The Scoop On The Gardner Museum Art Heist? You Have 4 Days To Earn $10 Million
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jan, 2018 03:13 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 23 Oct, 2018 01:10 pm
@tsarstepan,
Museum Of The Bible Says 5 Of Its Most Famed Artifacts Are Fake
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 6 Dec, 2018 08:43 am
@tsarstepan,
Italian Court Orders Getty Museum To Return Statue To Italy
https://i.imgur.com/Anu1J1Z.jpg
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 17 Sep, 2019 09:12 am
@tsarstepan,
British Authorities Scramble To Find Stolen Solid Gold Toilet
https://i.imgur.com/oGLpmRj.jpg
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 26 Sep, 2019 11:26 am
@tsarstepan,
I reckon it was melted down pretty much straight away.

It can always be recast, so it's not lost forever, just the gold.

Going back even further.

Quote:
US authorities have returned a stolen coffin to Egypt, two years after it was acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

The 2,100-year-old coffin of a priest called Nedjemankh was featured in an exhibit housing artefacts from Egypt.

The stolen antique was sold to the museum by a global art trafficking network, which used fraudulent documents, officials said.

The gilded coffin was looted and smuggled out of Egypt in 2011.

"Thus far our investigation has determined that this coffin is just one of hundreds of antiquities stolen by the same multinational trafficking ring," Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said, quoted by Reuters news agency, at a repatriation ceremony in New York on Wednesday, adding that there could be more similar seizures.

The coffin, which dates back to the 1st Century BC, was bought by the prestigious museum for $4m (£3.2m) from a Parisian art dealer.

It was first shipped to Germany where it was restored before being transported to France.

The museum was given a forged 1971 Egyptian export licence, among other false documents, prosecutors told US local media.

Officials said the grand and ornate coffin had been buried in the country's Minya region for 2,000 years before it was stolen in 2011.

"This is not only for Egyptians but this is for our common human heritage," Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Hassan Shoukry said, quoted by Reuters.

It will next be on display in Egypt in 2020.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-49837860
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 26 Sep, 2019 11:27 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

I reckon it was melted down pretty much straight away.

That's what I would have done if I stole a large object made of 100% gold.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 26 Sep, 2019 11:39 am
@tsarstepan,
It's not hard to find an independent goldsmith/jeweller, there's loads of them.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 16 Oct, 2019 08:47 am
@izzythepush,
Salvador Dalí Etching Stolen From San Francisco Gallery In 'Snatch And Run'
https://i.imgur.com/F7y8Eup.jpg
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 19 Oct, 2019 10:32 pm
@tsarstepan,
on a scale from 0 to 10, (10 being thebiggest heist), Its gotta be Sonderauftrag Linz, (filling Hitlers museum of Art with stolen art treasures from countries and individuals). Nothing comes close to this massive theft .
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 26 Dec, 2019 09:58 am
France Blocks Export Of $27 Million Medieval Painting Found In French Woman's Kitchen
https://i.imgur.com/ISoOcuU.jpg
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 26 Dec, 2019 11:36 am
@tsarstepan,
I don't think that such is really an art scandal, it's done by other countries as well.
Most recently: Export of Gainsborough painting blocked by UK government.

In Germany, we've a law on the protection of national cultural property as well (Kulturschutzgesetz [KultgSchG]).
 

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