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Rembrandt Van Rijn

June 1, 2006
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September 1, 2011 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
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.
September 25, 2006 | James Hannah, Associated Press
They're remodeling his place, so Rembrandt is taking a vacation. Six paintings and several etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn as well as works from other Dutch masters -- long housed in the Netherlands' national Rijks museum in Amsterdam -- are hanging in the Dayton Art Institute on the first stop of a U.S. tour. The traveling exhibit opened to the public Sunday and will be in this Midwestern city for three months before moving on to Phoenix and then Portland, Ore.
August 20, 2011 | By Abby Sewell and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
The dramatic theft of a Rembrandt drawing from an upscale hotel in Marina del Rey and its mysterious reappearance in a priest's office two days later has roiled the art world. But the recovery of the piece is only the beginning to answering the myriad questions surrounding the case. Among them: Is the work really a Rembrandt? Some experts were skeptical of the piece's origins because they've never heard of this particular drawing. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which is investigating the theft, is also taking independent steps to confirm that the piece is actually a Rembrandt.
March 16, 1987 | RICK VANDERKNYFF
A new player has moved into Laguna Beach's contemporary-oriented gallery scene with an opening exhibit that features two hallowed names from the past--Rembrandt and Renoir. In a novel twist on the traditional commercial art gallery, Trey Ligon Gallery offers period antiques with its art.
Look carefully and you can witness an exchange between artists of different worlds, different generations, different eras. The dialogue has been staged at two local institutions, the Timken Art Gallery in Balboa Park, which houses a collection of European and American art made through the end of the 19th Century, and the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art (SDMCA) in La Jolla.
January 31, 1998 | SHAUNA SNOW
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Works of art sometimes take as long to make as novels or symphonies and yield their depths only after protracted and repeated contemplation. All the more reason then to appreciate the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's mini-exhibition program, "Masterpiece in Focus." The idea is to showcase one of the museum's treasures, surrounding it with other, closely related works that encourage viewers to look comparatively in the hope they'll get a better idea of what makes art tick.
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