Reinhold Wuerth, a German billionaire who turned a family-owned screw wholesaler into a global company, paid more than $70 million to buy a Holbein painting, beating a bid from the Staedel Museum in Frankfurt.
When Cosmo Wenman went to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles in late May, he did what many people do.
The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles agreed to return a 17th-century Dutch painting to the heir of a Jewish art dealer who was forced to flee the Netherlands when the Nazis invaded.
It took three flatbed trucks, two cranes and a crew of 20 to install Roy Lichtenstein’s sculptures of bold brushstrokes on the front lawn of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York.
A Raphael drawing sold last night at auction for $47.8 million, the highest price for any work on paper.
Italy has dropped charges of conspiracy and handling looted artifacts against Marion True , former antiquities curator at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, according to a Getty spokeswoman.
A Picasso painting was among early sales as Ronald Lauder, Kanye West and Sheikh Saud al Thani were among VIPs browsing the world’s biggest art and antiques fair.
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, operator of the de Young and Legion of Honor museums, named Colin Bailey as director yesterday after a 15-month search.