Cornelius Gurlitt, the art collector who for decades hoarded hundreds of works in his Munich apartment that may have been looted by the Nazis, kept more than 60 additional pieces by artists including Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso at a house in Salzburg, Austria.
To celebrate Claude Monet at the Grand Palais in Paris, the organizers have assembled 169 canvases, loaned from 75 museums and private collections. It’s the biggest solo show devoted to the Impressionist master.
The western facade of the Rouen cathedral, painted by Claude Monet at different times of day and in different light, is a trademark of Impressionism. To discover 11 of the 28 versions hanging side by side at Rouen’s Musee des Beaux-Arts is alone worth the trip.
Former Tyco International Ltd. Chief Executive Officer L. Dennis Kozlowski said he was “completely responsible” for the crimes that led to his 2005 conviction for looting the company -- even though he initially believed he hadn’t done anything wrong.
A Claude Monet water-lily painting is expected to fetch as much as 40 million pounds ($58.6 million) in what will be the U.K.’s most valuable art auction ever, host Christie’s International said today.
The former secretary of Imelda Marcos was found guilty of attempting to sell four missing paintings and failing to report taxes on the one that she did sell, a Claude Monet water lilies painting for $32 million, according to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.