Claude’s BS Artist Statement of the Week

New York artist, Wangechi Mutu, says: “My work embodies the questions beneath identity ‘loss’ and crisis; origin and ownership of cultural signifiers become unsettling and dubious terrain. The work describes the beauty and survival capabilities of...
2006 US Art Acquisitions:Listed by Museum

2006 US Art Acquisitions:Listed by Museum

The Art Newspaper has released it’s annual report of US Museum acquisitions. You can read a complete list broken down by location here. For Chicago here are the 2006 purchases for the Art Institute & (not listed in the article) MCA. ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO...
Art Price puts out annual market report

Art Price puts out annual market report

Art Price the world leader in art market data collection and services have released their 2006 year in review for sales and trends. You can read it in PDF format here. You can read a short summary below the fold. Summary It has been an unprecidented year for both sale...
Detroit art gallery wins Van Gogh case

Detroit art gallery wins Van Gogh case

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DETROIT — A family that claimed a Vincent van Gogh painting at a Detroit museum rightfully belonged to them since it was sold during the Nazi era lost their case because they waited too long to sue. Martha Nathan, a member of a notable...