DNA Evidence Convicts Man Behind Van Gogh Theft

DNA Evidence Convicts Man Behind Van Gogh Theft

DNA evidence isn’t usually a part of art theft investigation. But Nils M., a Dutch man, left behind such evidence at not one, but two recent major heists. In March 2020, security footage at the Groninger Museum in Groninger showed a man breaking two glass doors...
George Lucas Has an Art Museum

George Lucas Has an Art Museum

George Lucas owns an art museum. This surprising news caused a brief ripple in the art world when he first announced over a decade ago that he planned to build one. Many thought that if it ever came to fruition, it would be simply a novelty, a vanity project for a man...
Met Gala Another Lavish Party for Good

Met Gala Another Lavish Party for Good

The Met Gala looks like a ludicrous circus, if you don’t know what it’s about. The celebrity elite dressing in outlandish extravagance and impracticality, just to eat dinner and take pictures in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Tickets are $30,000 a seat,...
Bernard Zakheim UCSF Murals Safe, For Now

Bernard Zakheim UCSF Murals Safe, For Now

Bernard Zakheim was a Polish immigrant who came to San Francisco and studied under Mexican muralist and revolutionary Diego Rivera. He painted a series of intricate frescoes detailing the history of medical innovation in California. Painted as a commission for the...
Thrift Store Find A $20K Windfall

Thrift Store Find A $20K Windfall

A thrift store find has turned out to potentially be a $20,000 windfall for an art lover in British Columbia. Stephen Burgess is a thrifty man, but one who loves to fill his home with art. He regularly browses secondhand stores for art, he told his local paper. But...
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