|A work depicting the martyrdom of St. Lawrence, recently attributed to Caravaggio|
- In response to the long string of authentication controversies, Eric Felten argues we should think more about the image, and a little less about the name of the artist.
- Rachel Moland notes the pillage and recoveries exhibit, featuring the Guardia di Finanza at the Piazza Venezia in Rome this summer.
- Immigrations and Customs Enforcement issues a press release announcing the return of objects to Cambocia stemming from the searches of Southern California museums and galleries, and which resulted in the death of Roxanna Brown.
- Some lawyers in Rome have “nothing better to do in August” than to research whether Michelangelo’s David is “owned” by Florence or Italy.
- Looks like Donny George didn’t help Iraq “steal” objects from Kuwait in 1991.
- Overly-restrictive copyright regulations are making it really difficult to do art history research.
- Judith Dobrzynski does not see an end to the “giving recession” any time soon.
- Silver and Gold, hidden for safekeeping in 1913, rediscovered in Venice.
- A dealer in Native American objects notes avoiding prosecution can be “very tricky” to a panel at the Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association.
- Another dispute over the destruction of a work of art in Massachusetts.
- A court ruling should be issued later today in the Fisk University trial seeking permission to sell part of its interest in the Stieglitz collection.
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