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March 22, 1990 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
The J. Paul Getty Museum has purchased Vincent van Gogh's "Irises" for an undisclosed sum from Australian industrialist Alan Bond and put the painting on display Wednesday in Malibu. Museum Director John Walsh declined to disclose the price of the painting or details of the deal, but sources close to the museum said the Getty, the world's richest museum, paid somewhat less than the record $53.9 million that Bond paid for the painting in 1987.
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March 23, 1990 | ALLAN PARACHINI and TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When the airplane passenger with the odd-shaped baggage flew into Los Angeles on March 7, few in the art world had any inkling that a weeks-long drama was about to deliver Vincent van Gogh's cherished painting "Irises" back to the United States and a new home in the J. Paul Getty Museum.
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February 29, 1988 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, Times Art Writer
Art professionals are greeting news of the Soviet Union's first international auction of modern and contemporary art, at Sotheby's July 7 sale in Moscow, as an important breakthrough in an untapped market. "It's a real coup for Sotheby's," said Stephanie Barron, curator of modern and contemporary art at the County Museum of Art. "This is the most exciting time for relations between the U.S. and U.S.S.R.
NEWS
March 22, 1990 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
The J. Paul Getty Museum has purchased Vincent van Gogh's "Irises" for an undisclosed sum from Australian industrialist Alan Bond and put the painting on display Wednesday in Malibu. Museum Director John Walsh declined to disclose the price of the painting or details of the deal, but sources close to the museum said the Getty, the world's richest museum, paid somewhat less than the record $53.9 million that Bond paid for the painting in 1987.
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March 23, 1990 | ALLAN PARACHINI and TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When the airplane passenger with the odd-shaped baggage flew into Los Angeles on March 7, few in the art world had any inkling that a weeks-long drama was about to deliver Vincent van Gogh's cherished painting "Irises" back to the United States and a new home in the J. Paul Getty Museum.
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February 13, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Iran's claim to a valuable 1698 Stradivarius violin was rejected Wednesday by a Washington jury that decided the instrument belonged to a wealthy Tehran carpet dealer who fled his home country in 1981. The U.S. District Court jury also directed the Iranian government to pay $15,000 for interfering with plans by N.K. Behroozian to sell the violin in 1982.
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April 22, 1992 | LYNN SIMROSS
If you'd like to know just how valuable Grandma's turn-of-the-century music box is, you can find out from experts at the Pacific Asia Museum's Heirloom Discovery Day on Saturday. The Pasadena museum has teamed up with Sotheby's, the international auction house, to sponsor appraisals of valuables from noon to 5 p.m. Appraisals are verbal--none will be done for insurance purposes--and cost $10 for museum members and $15 for non-members for each item.
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January 17, 2009 | Valerie J. Nelson and Myrna Oliver
Andrew Wyeth, whose realistic yet often melancholy paintings of rural Pennsylvania and Maine made him one of America's most popular living artists, and whose 1948 landscape "Christina's World" was one of the 20th century's most famous artworks, died Friday. He was 91. Wyeth died in his sleep at his home in Chadds Ford, Pa., southwest of Philadelphia, after a brief illness, the Brandywine River Museum said in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 29, 1988 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, Times Art Writer
Art professionals are greeting news of the Soviet Union's first international auction of modern and contemporary art, at Sotheby's July 7 sale in Moscow, as an important breakthrough in an untapped market. "It's a real coup for Sotheby's," said Stephanie Barron, curator of modern and contemporary art at the County Museum of Art. "This is the most exciting time for relations between the U.S. and U.S.S.R.
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