Category Archives: Art Fair

New York seizure of a “recovered” Persian artefact

Posted on: November 28, 2017 by Alexander Herman and Holly Woodhouse

Last month, on the 21st of October, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office (along with local police) seized an ancient Achaemenid Persian bas-relief from the European Fine Art Fair at the Park Avenue Armory in New York. The item was being offered for sale by the London-based art dealer Robert Wace for roughly $1.2 million. The […]

The Spies-Ernst case: Art experts in France can breathe a sigh of relief

Posted on: January 27, 2016 by Judith Bouchardeau and Mathilde Roellinger

The discovery of the art forgery scandal perpetrated by Wolfang Beltracchi has given rise to a number of legal proceedings. The recent decision of the Court of Appeal of Versailles, involving art expert Werner Spies and a painting attributed to Max Ernst, is among them. The facts are as follows. At the 2004 Paris Biennale […]

Switzerland: 45th Edition of Art Basel Comes to an End

Posted on: June 23, 2014 by Nina M. Neuhaus

For the past week, Basel was clearly the place to be for the art world. For the 45th time, Art Basel, the world’s leading fair for modern and contemporary art took place in Basel, Switzerland. From 19th to 22nd of June, 285 leading galleries from 34 countries across the globe displayed artworks from over 4,000 […]