Jeffrey Deitch closes gallery to become director of LA Museum

In 2008 the Museum of Contemporary Art was rapidly approaching bankruptcy when Eli Broad, the billionaire collector and arts patron, offered a $30 million bailout gift.  As part of that bailout, the museum’s directory, Jeremy Strick resigned his position in December of the same year. It has recently been announced that Jeffrey Deitch, a renowned…

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Private art collection stolen from French villa

A private art collection valued at more than $2 million has been stolen from a villa in the south of France.  More than 30 works were taken, including paintings by Pablo Picasso and Henri Rousseau. A caretaker for the villa, located in the village of La Cadiere d’Azur, discovered the theft last Thursday – a…

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Erich Woll at the Tacoma Art Museum

Winston Wachter is pleased to inform that a glass piece by artist Erich Woll will be included in an upcoming exhibition at the Tacoma Art Museum.  For more information, check out the upcoming exhibitions page on the Tacoma Art Museum’s website (link below). The Secret Language of Animals January 23, 2010 – June 27, 2010

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The Economist publishes special report on the art market

The Economist news magazine recently published a special report on the art market titled, Suspended Animation, detailing recent and current trends in the art market, as well as speculation on the future of the art market. See link below: http://www.economist.com/specialreports/displaystory.cfm?story_id=14941181

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Louvre breaks ground on a new site in Lens, France

The Louvre Museum in Paris is making plans to build a second venue in the unlikely Northern French city of Lens.  This city, once devastated by World War I, then again by World War II, and more recently by the collapse of the coal mining industry in 1986, will soon boast of a new sleek…

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