Arts and antiques dealing

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 02, 2020 - 1:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to hear a case involving the descendants of a group of Jewish art dealers from Germany who say their ancestors were forced to sell a collection of religious art to the Nazi government in 1935. The justices will decide whether the dispute involving...
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June 29, 2020 - 6:08 am
PARIS (AP) — A Nigerian commission has called for the cancellation of Monday's auction in Paris of sacred Nigerian statues that it alleges were stolen. Christie’s auction house has defended the sale, saying the artworks were legitimately acquired and the sale will go ahead. In recent years, French...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on April 5, 2017, Max Liebermann's "Basket Weavers" painting hangs in a law office in Jerusalem. The painting was returned to David Toren, an American heir of its original Jewish owner, after he sued the government of Germany for his great-uncle’s collection and after a lengthy saga, recovered artworks confiscated by the Nazis, jockeyed by an unscrupulous German art trader and ultimately purchased by an Israeli Holocaust survivor unaware of its murky past. Toren died on April 19 in his Manhattan home from symptoms of the coronavirus. He was 94. He left behind his son Peter and two grandchildren. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
May 15, 2020 - 1:03 am
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — With the Nazis murdering Jews and ransacking their property outside on the infamous nights of Kristallnacht in 1938, 13-year-old David Toren sat in the sunroom of his wealthy great-uncle in Germany admiring a favorite painting depicting two men on horseback on a beach...
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In this photo taken on Monday, March 2, 2020, billionaire art dealer David Nahmad poses in front of a colorful work by French-born American artist Arman, in Nahmad's home in Monaco. Nahmad has spent decades accumulating what he believes is now the world's largest private collection of works by Pablo Picasso, but he is about to part with one of them. A still life that Picasso painted in 1921 is being raffled off for charity in Paris this month with tickets at 100 euros each. (AP Photo/John Leicester)
March 10, 2020 - 4:06 am
MONACO (AP) — Billionaire art collector David Nahmad can't fully recall why he bought “Nature Morte,” a charmingly simple oil on canvas that Pablo Picasso painted in 1921. Given that Nahmad owns about 300 of the Spanish genius' works, his forgetfulness is perhaps understandable. With such a...
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Workers dismantle a booth after that the 90th Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) is cancelled by Swiss authorities, at the Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. The 90th edition of the International Motor Show, scheduled to begin on March 5th, is cancelled due to the advancement of the (Covid-19) coronavirus in Switzerland. The Swiss confederation announced today that all events involving more than 1,000 people would be banned until 15 March. (KEYSTONE/Salvatore di Nolfi)
March 03, 2020 - 7:56 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Fine wines and hipster gin. Hunting rifles and knives. Contemporary paintings and million-dollar sports cars. They're all marketed at trade events that are quickly going dark across the globe due to the new coronavirus - and taking with them sales opportunities that may be...
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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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