January 3, 2009 |
Thieves stole works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and others from a Berlin gallery over the New Year's holiday, police said Friday. More than 30 works, in total worth an estimated $250,000, were stolen, apparently between Wednesday afternoon and lunchtime Thursday, police spokeswoman Claudia Schweiger said. The artwork was taken from the Fasanengalerie, a private gallery near western Berlin's central shopping district. The etchings, prints and sculptures included "Profil au fond noir," a 1947 work by Picasso; "Nude in a rocking chair," a Matisse print from 1913; and "Le Boupeut," a 1962 color print by Georges Braque.
November 24, 1986 |
It has been a long wait for the couple necking in the "Back Seat Dodge '38." Twenty years ago when the lovers made their first appearance at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the county Board of Supervisors called the artwork by Edward Kienholz scandalous and demanded its removal. In the display, a man, constructed of chicken wire, stretched across a woman lying in the back seat. Her lingerie was flung on the car's hood and beer bottles were scattered about.
January 8, 2013 |
Art thieves, beware: Savvy U.K. art sleuth Christopher Marinello is hot on your trail. Marinello recently recovered a stolen Impressionist painting -- "Le Jardin" by French artist Matisse -- which is valued at nearly $1 million, Reuters reported on Monday. The painting was stolen from Stockholm's Moderna Museet in 1987 when, in the middle of the night, thieves hacked their way into the museum with a sledgehammer. It was retrieved in London on Thursday. At the time, the robbery was reported to the Art Loss Register, the world's largest international private database of stolen and missing artwork, as well as to the international police organization Interpol.
June 25, 1989 |
Light, escapist, fun. That sort of experience seems to suit the summer and that's exactly what David Farmer had in mind for UC Santa Barbara's main exhibit of the sizzling season. Travel is the topic at UCSB's University Art Museum, where Tuesday through Aug. 6 photographs, prints and drawings from the 16th to the early 20th Century take visitors to Italy, Japan, Egypt and other lands near and far. Two categories compose "An Eye on the World: Works by Traveling Photographers and Artists," said museum director Farmer, who organized the show.