One of the themes of the film “The Monuments Men,” a Columbia Pictures and Fox 2000 Pictures production, is whether saving a work of art is worth a soldier’s life. This plays out as a team of art professionals goes into Europe in the last months of World War II to locate masses of art looted under Hitler’s orders.
Ronald Perelman can pursue a claim that art gallery owner Larry Gagosian used his position of trust to force the billionaire to buy a Jeff Koons sculpture of the cartoon character “Popeye” for $4 million, a judge ruled.
Edmund de Waal, author of “The Hare With Amber Eyes,” which retraces the adventures of a family collection of netsuke, has filled Manhattan’s Gagosian Gallery on Madison Avenue with his porcelain pots.
Damien Hirst smiles as he looks at his new works set out for today’s opening of Hong Kong’s Gagosian Gallery . They include a St. Bartholomew adorned with a detachable fig leaf and a skeleton of a cupid.