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$120 Million Theft of Paintings from Paris Museum of Modern Art – Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, Braque & Léger

Posted by the editors on Friday, 21 May 2010

Photo (c) A.K./bluetravelguide.com/The New York Times

Dove with Green Peas, Pablo Picasso

Doreen Carvajal has written a short article entitled “On (Surprisingly Quiet) Parisian Night, a Picasso and a Matisse Go Out the Window” in the Europe section of The New York Times describing what (little) is known about the theft Wednesday night from the Paris Museum of Modern Art of five paintings from the museum’s permanent collection: “Dove With Green Peas” by Picasso, “La Pastorale” by Matisse, “Olive Tree Near l’Estaque” by Georges Braque, “Woman With a Fan” by Amedeo Modigliani and “Still Life With Chandeliers” by Fernand Léger.  A (very) private collector?  Wonderful gifts for Mothers’ Day?
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Picasso Painting Sets Auction Record at $106.5 Million

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 5 May 2010

“Nude, Green Leaves and Bust,” a 1932 Picasso.(Image Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society, New York,

via Christie’s/The New York Times)

Carol Vogel has written a short article entitled “At $106.5 Million, a Picasso Sets an Auction Record” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times discussing the sale at Christie’s of the painting “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust” which Picasso painted in a single day in 1932.  Vogel also touches on the other sales of the event, including two sculptures by Alberto Giacometti, a painting by Edvard Munch and others.  The last time the Picasso’s “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust” changed hands, in 1951, it sold for $19,800.  Is it inflation, or is the painting that much better today than it was then?
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All the Picassos in the Attic

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 1 May 2010

Metropolitan Museum of Art/The New York Times

Picasso’s “Dora Maar in an Armchair”, 1939

Holland Cotter has written an interesting and informative article entitled “All the Picassos in the Cupboard” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times looking at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s current exhibition “Picasso in the Metropolitan Museum of Art” (through 1 August 2010) an accurate, though disappointingly uninspired, title, perhaps forshadowing the exhibition itself.

(Editors’ note:  All those surveryed have said that they prefer to keep their extra Picassos in the attic, adding that they don’t really believe that the Met keeps their extra Picassos in a cupboard, at all.)
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