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December 2, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Cezanne Sales: Paul Cezanne was the artist of the hour Monday night at Christie's London auction house. Six of seven paintings from the collection of French industrialist and Cezanne collector extraordinaire Auguste Pellerin (1852-1926) brought a total of $15.9 million at a public sale, where the total of all works sold reached $28.3 million. The seventh Cezanne work was sold for about $2.9 million immediately after the auction.
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January 25, 2014 | By Suzanne Muchnic
"It's not about more. It's about better," says Scott Schaefer, the J. Paul Getty Museum's senior curator of paintings, a few days before his retirement. "The Getty's collections are meant to be small even though they are meant to be great. We have added 70 pictures; we have also deaccessioned 70 pictures. So the collection is the same size as when I started - about 430 paintings and pastels - but it's better," he says. As Schaefer prepares to leave his corner office at the Getty Center as well as the galleries he has visited almost daily, he leaves an impressive record of exhibitions organized under his purview.
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February 20, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Two masterworks stolen from a Zurich art museum last week were found in good condition in an unlocked car outside a psychiatric hospital, police said, but two other paintings are still missing. The recovered paintings, Claude Monet's "Poppy Field at Vetheuil" and Vincent van Gogh's "Blooming Chestnut Branches," were found by a parking lot attendant Monday. Police said they had a combined value of $63 million. Still missing are "Ludovic Lepic and his Daughters" by Edgar Degas and "Boy in the Red Waistcoat" by Paul Cezanne.
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July 2, 2012 | by David Ng
Recovering stolen masterpieces can sometimes take years of police sleuthing. But in the case of a recently pilfered Salvador Dali painting, a resolution has come swiftly, if somewhat mysteriously. Dali's "Cartel de Don Juan Tenirio" was recently mailed back to the New York gallery from which it was stolen June 19. The parcel, which the gallery received on Friday, was mailed from Greece, according to the New York Post, which was the first to report the bizarre return. The culprit remains unknown, and the return address on the parcel is believed to be fake.
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February 6, 1992 | Associated Press
A two-sided watercolor by Paul Cezanne is missing from the National Gallery of Modern Art and feared stolen, the museum director said Wednesday. Augusta Monferini said a restorer reported the back-to-back landscapes missing from a drawer in the gallery's archives on Jan. 22, but the disappearance was not reported to police until Wednesday.
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July 7, 1985
In Clayton Eshleman's review of the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke (Book Review, May 26), he scrupulously takes the translation of A. Poulin Jr. to task for his inadequacy of rendering Rilke into English. Eshleman then equates Rilke's viewpoint with that of Paul Cezanne, a painter so dedicated to his art that he even neglected to attend his daughter's wedding. An impossibility, since Cezanne had only one child and that was a boy, whom he doted on. Young Cezanne used to take his father's painting and cut out all the windows on the houses with a razor blade.
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May 13, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Cezanne Sets Record: A Paul Cezanne painting, "Still Life With Apples," was sold for $28.6 million Tuesday night at Sotheby's New York, breaking the artist's record of $17.2 million and marking the first time in three years that an artwork has commanded more than $20 million at auction. The painting, which had been valued at about $10 million, was sold to an unidentified telephone bidder after heated competition.
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July 2, 2012 | by David Ng
Recovering stolen masterpieces can sometimes take years of police sleuthing. But in the case of a recently pilfered Salvador Dali painting, a resolution has come swiftly, if somewhat mysteriously. Dali's "Cartel de Don Juan Tenirio" was recently mailed back to the New York gallery from which it was stolen June 19. The parcel, which the gallery received on Friday, was mailed from Greece, according to the New York Post, which was the first to report the bizarre return. The culprit remains unknown, and the return address on the parcel is believed to be fake.
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December 1, 1999 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
The J. Paul Getty Museum will announce today that it has purchased a major figure painting by Paul Cezanne. "Young Italian Woman Leaning on Her Elbow" (1895-1900), which sources estimate to have cost the museum between $25 million and $30 million, is a pristine and unusually expressive example of the French Impressionist's final, most influential period. It will go on view Thursday alongside the Getty's three other oil paintings by the artist.
NEWS
May 11, 1999 | PAUL LIEBERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a sale that set auction records for five artists, a still life of fruit on a table by Paul Cezanne dated 1893-94 sold Monday night for $60.5 million to an anonymous bidder--more than twice the previous record of $28 million for a work by the French Impressionist. A landscape by Georges Seurat, a study for the famous park scene "Island of the Grande Jatte," was purchased by Las Vegas casino owner Steve Wynn for a record $35.2 million at the Sotheby's auction house sale.
WORLD
February 20, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Two masterworks stolen from a Zurich art museum last week were found in good condition in an unlocked car outside a psychiatric hospital, police said, but two other paintings are still missing. The recovered paintings, Claude Monet's "Poppy Field at Vetheuil" and Vincent van Gogh's "Blooming Chestnut Branches," were found by a parking lot attendant Monday. Police said they had a combined value of $63 million. Still missing are "Ludovic Lepic and his Daughters" by Edgar Degas and "Boy in the Red Waistcoat" by Paul Cezanne.
TRAVEL
May 7, 2006 | Maggie Barnett, Times Staff Writer
CELEBRATE the life of Paul Cezanne on a trip to Provence in the south of France. The six-night tour, which begins June 19, coincides with a major exhibition of his paintings and special events marking the centennial of his death in 1906. "The unique event is the celebration of Cezanne," said Yolande Kamins of Enchanted France. "I think it is an experience to view the paintings, which are for the first time assembled in Provence, and then to go out and see the sites of the paintings in nature."
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January 29, 2006 | Susan Davidson, Special to The Times
TIME stopped at Les Lauves, Paul Cezanne's studio, on Oct. 15, 1906. That was the day the Modernist master left his studio for the surrounding hills just north of Aix-en-Provence, never to return. He collapsed while working on a portrait of his gardener, Vallier, and was carried in a laundry basket to his apartment at 23 Rue Boulegon in Aix, where he died Oct. 23, 1906. A century later, the French have declared 2006 the Year of Cezanne, www.cezanne-2006.
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September 15, 2003 | Geir Moulson, Associated Press
Germany's troubled 20th century can be viewed at a glance at its famed Museum Island. Not in the collections, but in the bullet holes from World War II battles that still pockmark its facades, and the crumbling interiors that deteriorated during 40 years of communist East German rule. Germany now is in the process of transforming the five neoclassical museums that are clustered on an island in the Spree River into a cultural center to rival Paris' Louvre and London's British Museum.
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December 1, 1999 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
The J. Paul Getty Museum will announce today that it has purchased a major figure painting by Paul Cezanne. "Young Italian Woman Leaning on Her Elbow" (1895-1900), which sources estimate to have cost the museum between $25 million and $30 million, is a pristine and unusually expressive example of the French Impressionist's final, most influential period. It will go on view Thursday alongside the Getty's three other oil paintings by the artist.
NEWS
May 11, 1999 | PAUL LIEBERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a sale that set auction records for five artists, a still life of fruit on a table by Paul Cezanne dated 1893-94 sold Monday night for $60.5 million to an anonymous bidder--more than twice the previous record of $28 million for a work by the French Impressionist. A landscape by Georges Seurat, a study for the famous park scene "Island of the Grande Jatte," was purchased by Las Vegas casino owner Steve Wynn for a record $35.2 million at the Sotheby's auction house sale.
TRAVEL
March 31, 1996 | HUNTER DROHOJOWSKA-PHILP, Drohojowska-Philp is a Los Angeles freelance writer
It was seven when I left my room at the Hotel Mercure-Paul Cezanne to breakfast on the morning light. Along stone streets built for horses and carriages, the sun showered through the branches of centenarian plane trees and blushed the stone of 17th and 18th century mansions. Even by Southern California standards, the light in Aix-en-Provence is wondrous. That morning, the sky turned as iridescent as the inside of an abalone shell.
NEWS
June 25, 1996 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Unless you are going to be in Philadelphia before Sept. 1, you're going to miss the only U.S. showing of the Cezanne exhibit, the first major retrospective of the artist's works since 1936. But you can still get a tantalizing glimpse of what is on display at the 112-painting and 75-drawing exhibition by checking out a couple of sites on the World Wide Web, and you can explore Paul Cezanne's life on a new CD-ROM.
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May 17, 1996 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
Less than a week after announcing its acquisition of a $22.5-million High Renaissance masterpiece by Fra Bartolommeo, the J. Paul Getty Museum has purchased "Still Life With Apples," a slightly more expensive painting by French Postimpressionist Paul Cezanne, from a private collection in Switzerland. Reportedly the finest still life by the artist in private hands, the work is a classic image painted in 1893-94, during the last phase of Cezanne's career.
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