Tag Archives: William D. Cohan


Books News
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Justice Austrian Style?

An investigator into Austria’s Nazi-era crimes faces a “completely absurd” indictment
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Investigations
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The Restitution Struggle: Malaise, Indifference, and Frustration

Decades after the effort began, hundreds of thousands of artworks and other objects looted from victims of the Holocaust have yet to be returned to the owners or their heirs
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ARTnews Wins Silurians 2012 Award

Prize for “Excellence in Journalism” Read More


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MoMA’s Problematic Provenances

Behind a lawsuit brought against the Museum of Modern Art by the heirs of George Grosz lies a troubling history of acquiring works seized by the Nazis and sold to support the German war effort Read More


Investigations
Canadian VitaPro mogul, philanthropist, and collector Yank Barry showing off one of his 74 Degas bronzes, cast from "recently discovered" plasters.

Adding to the Confusion

A dealer’s appraisal of bronzes cast from plasters said to be authentic lifetime works by Degas adds to the controversial nature of the enterprise. Read More


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ARTnews Wins 2011 Deadline Club Award for Journalism

ARTnews has won the 2011 Deadline Club Award for excellence in journalism for a series of articles on the controversy surrounding 74 “recently discovered” plaster sculpture casts said to have been made by Edgar Degas. The series also earned ARTnews … Read More


Investigations
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‘Intentionally Not Included Herein’

The National Gallery catalogue omits a set of plasters said to have been discovered recently—and opens a new front in the ongoing battle over their origin. Read More


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ARTnews Wins Silurians 2011 Excellence in Journalism Award

ARTnews has won the Society of the Silurians 2011 Excellence in Journalism Arts/Culture Award for a series of articles on the controversy surrounding 74 “recently discovered” plaster sculpture casts said to have been made by Edgar Degas. The articles, by … Read More


Investigations

Two responses to ‘A Controversy over Degas’

William D. Cohan’s article suggests that the art world today is divided into two warring camps about 74 recently revealed Degas plasters. In fact, far more consensus than controversy surrounds these plasters than the article allows. Close examination of the … Read More