Tag Archives: Art Loss Register


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Photo by Sara Pooley.

Morning Links: Sound Sanctuary Edition

A recently discovered 500-year-old engraving may show Leonardo da Vinci playing a lira da braccio. If authenticated, the piece would mark only the third contemporary depiction of Leonardo to date. [Livescience]Monica Ponce de Leon will be the new dean of Princeton … Read More


Investigations
After The Scream was stolen from the Munch Museum, this reproduction appeared at the Guggenheim—as part of a 2006 campaign launching dark chocolate M&M’s. A reward of 2 million M&M’s was offered for the picture’s recovery.

‘The Scream,’ the Thief, and the 2 Million M&M’s

Stolen masterpieces are priceless and worthless at the same time—they’re too hot to sell, and have limited use as collateral. But one criminal tried to use them to sweeten his sentence. Read More


Investigations
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The Mysterious Journey of an Erotic Masterpiece

Femme nue couchée, one of several Courbets owned by the Hungarian Jewish collector Baron Ferenc Hatvany, disappeared after World War II from a Budapest bank vault. The painting resurfaced 50 years later in Slovakia, setting off a cat-and-mouse game that resulted in its restitution to Hatvany’s heirs—who loaned it to the Courbet retrospective at the Grand Palais in Paris. Read More