Arts and antiques dealing

Newly married Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling leave York Minster after their wedding, in York, England, Saturday Aug. 31, 2019. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
August 31, 2019 - 2:59 pm
YORK, England (AP) — British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding has married art dealer Caspar Jopling in a lavish ceremony with pals Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom and Sienna Miller in attendance. The two tied the knot Saturday in Yorkshire, England, at the gothic York Minster Cathedral. The 32-year-old...
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June 03, 2019 - 7:29 am
LONDON (AP) — A medieval chess piece purchased for 5 pounds ($7.50) by an antiques dealer in Scotland in 1964 has been found to be one of the famous medieval Lewis Chessmen and is expected to bring more than 600,000 pounds ($670,000) when auctioned by Sotheby's. The Lewis Chessmen were discovered...
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July 22, 2018 - 11:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City art dealer who bought the contents of a New Jersey storage locker filled with paintings for $15,000 says he got more than he bargained for. He found half a dozen paintings he believes were done by artist Willem de Kooning, whose works have sold for millions of...
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July 20, 2018 - 2:42 pm
ROME (AP) — Police in northern Italy have recovered two paintings stolen in 2017, a Renoir and a Rubens. Carabinieri art-squad police displayed the paintings for reporters Friday in Monza, a city in the northern Lombardy regional of Italy. Investigators allege the works were stolen in Monza from a...
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February 01, 2018 - 12:55 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In a story Jan. 31 about Iran's sentencing of an Iranian-American art dealer and his wife to prison, The Associated Press misspelled the wife's last name. It is spelled Neyssari, not Neyssar. A corrected version of the story is below: Group: Iran sentences...
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2017 file photo, actor Alec Baldwin attends the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 25th Anniversary Gala in New York. Baldwin has settled a lawsuit in which he had accused a prominent New York City art dealer of fraud. The actor tells The New Yorker that gallery owner Mary Boone agreed to write him a “seven-figure check” to settle his allegation that she sold him a copy of a 1996 Ross Bleckner painting called "Sea and Mirror," rather than the original. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
November 13, 2017 - 7:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Baldwin has settled a lawsuit in which he accused a prominent art dealer of fraud involving a 1996 Ross Bleckner painting. The actor told The New Yorker magazine that gallery owner Mary Boone agreed to write him a "seven-figure check" to settle his allegation she sold him a...
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August 11, 2017 - 7:36 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — More than three decades after thieves made off with a valuable painting from the University of Arizona Museum of Art, officials say they have recovered the long sought piece from an antique dealer in New Mexico. The museum that was home to the Willem de Kooning "Woman-Ochre" painting...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2014, file photo, a medieval Cross, part of the Welfenschatz, is displayed at the Bode Museum in Berlin. The heirs of several Nazi-era Jewish art dealers have spent nearly a decade trying to persuade German officials to return the collection of medieval relics valued at more than $250 million. But they didn't make much headway until they filed a lawsuit in an American court. They won a round last week when a federal judge ruled that Germany can be sued in the United States over claims the so-called Guelph Treasure was sold under duress in 1935. ( AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
April 06, 2017 - 4:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The heirs of Nazi-era Jewish art dealers have spent nearly a decade trying to persuade German officials to return a collection of medieval relics valued at more than $250 million. But they didn't make much headway until they filed a lawsuit in an American court. The relatives won...
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April 06, 2017 - 4:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The heirs of several Nazi-era Jewish art dealers have spent nearly a decade trying to persuade German officials to return a collection of medieval relics valued at more than $250 million. But they didn't make much headway until they filed a lawsuit in an American court. They won a...
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