Tag Archives: WWII


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Wildenstein Gallery in New York.


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Morning Links: Money Laundering Allegations Edition

The director of the Tate Britain, Penelope Curtis, is leaving to head the Calouste Gulbenkian museum in Lisbon. She had been director at the museum since 2010. [The Guardian]Royal Bank of Canada’s wealth-management subsidiary in the Bahamas is reportedly involved in tax fraud … Read More


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David Wojnarowicz (1981), by Peter Hujar. 


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Morning Links: David Wojnarowicz Edition

The British Museum’s exhibition on ancient Greek sculpture includes a bronze copy of the lost Greek original Doryphoros (spear-bearer) by Polykleitos, made in 1920 by the German sculptor Georg Römer, and long believed to be destroyed in WWII. [The Art Newspaper]MoMA film … Read More


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Enigma Machine, Berlin, July 1944.

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Bonhams Sends Early Computing Artifacts to Auction

The fine books and manuscripts auction at Bonhams New York on April 13 will feature a number of computing relics, the house announced today, including a recently discovered 56-page handwritten manuscript by British mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing, which is expected … Read More


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A scene from Pac-Man. 


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Morning Links: Video Game Edition

The Toledo Museum of Art will return a 450-year-old astrolabe to the German museum from where it was likely stolen. [ABC News]Rothschild heirs are donating 186 works of their formerly Nazi-looted art to the Museum of Fine Arts. [Boston Globe]Technology and … Read More


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The German-Russian Stalemate

With diplomatic efforts unable to resolve the trophy-art dilemma, museum officials in both countries are looking for a way to break the deadlock. Read More