Footnotes

“The Gross Clinic”, after restoration

  • The Gross Clinic has been restored, all because of a deaccession.  
  • Twelve men were recently sentenced in France for creating an elaborate art forgery network, making and selling nearly 100 copies of works by Picasso, Chagall, Leger, and others between 1997 and 2005.  
  • Massive cuts are in store for the arts in the United Kingdom, a combination of the 2012 “successful” Olympic bid, and budget shortfalls.
  • That should put pressure on the Waverley export system.  Great Britain has blocked export of a work by Spanish old master Murillo to attempt to match the purchase price and allow the work to remain in the United Kingdom.  
  • Artists are taking a position on the deaccession problems faced by Brandeis University and its Rose Art Museum.  
  • Is there a “Great Museum Cartel“?
  • Banksy creates a work on a wall near an abandoned Packer auto plant in Detroit, somehow an ownership dispute ensues.
  • Divers exploring a shipwreck off the coast of Aaland in Sweden have found 30 bottles of well-preserved Champagne which may predate the French Revolution.    
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