June 12, 1988
The Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts at UCLA's Wight Art Gallery has received a major collection of Old- and Modern-Master prints from the estate of Los Angeles-based architect Rudolf L. (Rudi) Baumfeld. The collection contains more than 800 works by European and American artists, including five landscape prints by Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn. An exhibition of selected works from the collection will be displayed at the Wight Gallery this fall.
April 6, 1987 |
Record prices for paintings auctioned in the last 22 years: $2.2 million--"Portrait of Titus," Rembrandt van Rijn, 3/15/65. $5.5 million--"Portrait of Juan de Pareja," Diego Velazquez, 10/27/70. $7 million--"Juliet and Her Nurse," J.M.W. Turner, 5/29/80. $10 million--"Seascape Folkstone," J.M.W. Turner, 7/5/84. $10.4 million--"Adoration of the Magi," Andrea Mantegna, 4/18/85. $11 million--"Mosnier Street With Road Workers," Edouard Manet, 12/1/86. $39.
December 10, 1986 |
A Rembrandt portrait of a young girl sold at auction today for $10.3 million, the highest price ever paid for a painting by the artist. It was the first major Rembrandt work to be auctioned in 21 years. Sotheby's auction house said the winning bid for "Portrait of a Girl Wearing a Gold-Trimmed Coat" was made by an agent acting for an anonymous private collector. The previous record for a painting by Rembrandt van Rijn was $2.
July 3, 2005 |
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is celebrating three birthdays with "Durer to Rembrandt: Master Prints From the Herman and Ruth Engel Collection," a 40-piece exhibition that opened Thursday and will run through Sept. 18. Both the museum and its Graphic Arts Council, a private support group, hit 40 this year. And collector and longtime LACMA patron Engel and his wife have promised to donate the works in the show to the museum to mark not only those milestones but his 100th birthday.
December 2, 1988 |
More akin to rare book collecting or heraldry than the free-wheeling sphere of contemporary art, the world of Old Master prints bristles with arcane references and obscure nuggets of information--not to mention Biblical and mythological subject matter baffling to a culturally illiterate era.
December 8, 1989 |
A research panel says about 50 paintings attributed to 17th-Century Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn are works of other artists--including a 1636 portrait in the collection of the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. The Norton Simon Museum acquired the portrait, which the panel attributes to Rembrandt contemporary Carel Fabritius, for about $3.8 million in 1969. If sold as a genuine Rembrandt, the painting would probably bring more than $10 million today.
August 15, 2011 |
Suddenly, those towels and robes and magazines and pens and stationery and slippers you swiped from the Paris Hilton don't seem like such a big deal, do they? Not when you consider Saturday night, when one or more thieves engineered an art theft at the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey Hotel. While security staffers and a curator were looking elsewhere, Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials said, somebody swiped a 6-by-11-inch Rembrandt pen-and-ink drawing worth an estimated $250,000.
June 1, 2006
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September 1, 2011 |
Investigators are refusing to return a purported Rembrandt drawing that was stolen from an auction at an upscale hotel and then recovered last month, citing questions about the authenticity and ownership of the piece. The artwork was reported stolen from an exhibit at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Marina del Rey on Aug. 13. Two days later, it was recovered when someone dropped it off at a priest's office at a church in Encino — an act whose motivation remains a mystery. The Times reported previously that there were questions about whether the small pen-and-ink drawing was really the work of the 17th century Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn, as its owner, the Bay Area-based Linearis Institute, claimed.