April 29, 2003 |
Three stolen paintings by Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Paul Gauguin may have been recovered near the art gallery where the theft occurred, police said Monday. Acting on an anonymous tip, officers discovered three paintings rolled in a tube near a public toilet close to Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, northern England. Greater Manchester Police said the artworks were taken to the gallery for safekeeping and examination by an expert.
November 29, 1989 |
Aksa International, a Japanese conglomerate, paid $6.8 million for Paul Gauguin's 1889 painting of a Breton boy in a landscape at an auction at Sotheby's Tuesday night of impressionist and modern paintings. The Gauguin was one of five works that together brought nearly $17 million for the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu. The museum recently sent 15 works to Sotheby's for auction, saying they represented the private taste of the oil billionaire, who died in 1976.
April 18, 2008 |
A judge on Thursday ordered a family of British forgers who tricked a museum into buying a fake Egyptian statue to pay back more than $800,000 to institutions they defrauded. George Greenhalgh, 84; his wife, Olive, 83; and their son Shaun, 47, were convicted last year of selling forged artworks between 1989 and 2006. Their biggest sale was a fake Egyptian statue, bought by the Bolton Museum in northern England in 2003. A judge in London ordered the family to repay $723,000 to Bolton Borough Council and smaller sums to Sotheby's auction house and the Henry Moore Institute.
February 6, 2000
Sanitation scores for some of the ships inspected by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in November, December and early January. A score of 86 or higher indicates satisfactory sanitation. A perfect score is 100. Satisfactory Club Med 2.............94 Costa Romantica........96 Crown Dynasty..........95 Dawn Princess..........94 Disney Magic...........94 Ecstasy................89 Emerald................98 Fantasy................93 Grand Princess.........92 Grandeur of the Seas.
February 10, 2000
What's happening the next few weeks: * "Titanic: The Exhibition" features artifacts from the famed ocean liner, part of the hull, re-created cabins, plus displays on the raising of the ship and the preservation of recovered objects. The show runs Feb. 18-Sept. 3 at the Museum of Science and Industry, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, (773) 684-1414, Ext. 2500. * The Yahoo! Outloud Tour with Smash Mouth, Luscious Jackson and others arrives Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W.
November 2, 2004 |
More than half a billion dollars' worth of paintings and sculptures, led by a $40-million Gauguin, will be up for bids in Sotheby's and Christie's annual fall sales starting Wednesday as owners try to capitalize on a bullish art market. A $25-million Modigliani and $15 million-canvases by Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh and Andy Warhol will also hit the block during the two-week auctions in New York.
June 19, 2004 |
A major Francis Bacon painting that has lain hidden in the vaults of an Iranian museum for three decades went on display in London for the first time Friday. The 1968 triptych, "Two Figures Lying on a Bed With Attendants," shows two naked men on a bed in the central panel. They are watched on one side by a naked man in a chair with a flapping bird, on the other by a monkey and a seated man wearing a suit.