James Tomilson Hill, the Blackstone Group LP vice chairman who runs the company’s $58 billion hedge- fund business, has emerged as a billionaire as the world’s largest private-equity firm and his art collection have surged in value.
Berlin’s Botticellis, Rembrandts and Titians won a reprieve as museum authorities announced they are reconsidering plans to move them from their home at the Gemaeldegalerie to make way for 20th-century art.
Berlin’s Botticellis, Rembrandts and Titians are at the center of a stormy debate as plans to take them out of the Gemaeldegalerie to make way for 20th-century art spark online petitions and furious newspaper columns.
For 27 years, Detroit’s Heidelberg Project has stood as Tyree Guyton’s visual rebellion against blight, a two-square-block dreamscape of junk sculptures, polka dots on the pavement and vacant houses festooned with vinyl records and stuffed animals.
The German government said it will hand over to the Netherlands eight Old Masters that belonged to Dutch Jews before the Nazi occupation and were later seized from their East German owner by the communist regime.