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Originally posted by irwin:
The Baltimore Museum of Art is going to sell a few works to raise some money to purchase others.
Article in today's Baltimore Sun. You can pick up an Andy Warhol for only a few million bucks.

Irwin, I was at an art auction last night. Two friends in the biz said that Lewis Hamilton was going to have someone inquire about the Warhol.

I think there is a 50/50 shot in ends up in a personal collection.
Originally posted by Italian Wino:
Which one would you want? I would like to have Excavation by de Kooning or Joy of Life my Matisse. Keep in mind that these are pieces that are in the USA only. Would Guernica be more than Les Demoiselles d'Avignon? Here is a link to the article.


Of these, I'd be all over the Seurat and the Pollock. And IMHO Guernica would sell for multiples of Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. Les Demoiselles is a spectacularly important piece of art, it could easily be argued that Guernica is the MOST important piece of art.
Originally posted by wine+art:
Will Dedo’s masterpiece Nu Couche break the $200M mark at auction?

I say, yes. Cool

The last reclining nude sold for $170m a couple of years ago so I"d have to think probably yes. Then again that one was the red reclining and it went to a Chinese collector so there might have been a premium for the colour. But this one is his largest so...
Widespread forgeries at French Museum...

A French museum discovered half its collection is forged.
A museum in Elne, France, devoted to the painter Étienne Terrus said that 82 works from the institution’s collection purportedly by the artist are actually fakes, NPR reported. The forgiers were discovered by an outside curator who noticed that several works attributed to Terrus portrayed buildings that were built decades after the artist’s death in 1922. Further investigation found that other works had clearly been made by imposters rather than Terrus, a well-known landscape painter who was friends with Henri Matisse. “There are several types of fakes in the collection,” the outside curator, Eric Forcada, told NPR in a translated statement. “There are some that were taken and just signed posteriorly with Terrus’ name, and others that were made expressly to look like Terrus’ work.”

The remaining 52 works attributed Terrus in the collection have been authenticated, and the town has pledged to track down the forgers. And the museum’s shocking discovery could prompt similar investigations at other regional institutions, the collections of which are largely comprised of locally known artists whose work is low hanging fruit for forgers.

Nate Freeman

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