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1st Verdict on Gurlitt art

German prosecutors have announced that Cornelius Gurlitt rightfully owns several hundred paintings of the recently discovered Munich treasure trove of art. Until they were confiscated in February 2012, Gurlitt lived in solitude amongst the 1,406 masterworks. Including paintings by Picasso, Chagall and Matisse, 970 of the paintings are still under investigation to establish provenance. Experts […]

Gallery Run: Why Painting Now?

Gallery Run: Why Painting Now?

Presented with a Daguerreotype reproduction on copper in 1839, French painter Paul Delaroche thought he saw the writing on the wall. “From today,” Delaroche proclaimed, “painting is dead.” Since then, almost two centuries have passed – and still, we paint.  But the question didn’t go away. The 20th century was full of questions about whether […]

New Schiele uncovered

New Schiele uncovered

Never before seen paintings by Egon Schiele were discovered in Lower Austria. A 38-year-old man could not believe his eyes when, sorting through the attic, he found images and texts from the world-renowned painter Egon Schiele. The pieces, dated 1913 and 1914, were among the estate of his recently deceased father, an art dealer. The […]

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