Christopher Wright and His Possible Van Dyck

Christopher Wright and His Possible Van Dyck

Christopher Wright made a name for himself by identifying a painting as fake. Now he’s sure he’s found a real one. Christopher Wright, 76, is a retired art historian. His expert career was built around 17th-century French painters like Poussin, Vermeer,...
Stolen Portrait Finds Its Way Back

Stolen Portrait Finds Its Way Back

A stolen portrait finds its way home. Even before WWII ended, the conflict over art appropriated into Nazi hands has been waged. For decades, documents showing the party had legally bought many works at auction from Jewish sellers were allowed to stand, making the art...
A Comic Book Just Broke $2.6M at Auction

A Comic Book Just Broke $2.6M at Auction

A comic book just sold for $2.6 million in auction via the online auction company ComicConnect, to an anonymous buyer. Superman #1 isn’t just any comic book. The 1939 issue is one of the Holy Grails of comic book collecting, with original survivors being...
Federal Charges Against Two WA Artists

Federal Charges Against Two WA Artists

Federal charges have been brought against two artists in Washington state for falsely claiming to be Native American. Two separate but very similar cases have been brought against the artists Lewis Anthony Rath and Jerry Chris Van Dyke. It’s a crime in the...
Stolen Art Rife in New York

Stolen Art Rife in New York

Stolen art and antiquities have been a core part of the New York art world literally as long as the city has existed. That’s coming to light, day by day. Not all art theft is Mission Impossible-style heists or burglaries in the night. Most of it is simply...
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