The Final Fate of Copper Heiress Hugette Clark’s “Missing” Degas

The famously unexplained story of reclusive copper heiress Huguette Clark’s missing Degas has finally reached an unexpected resolution.  The Edgar Degas pastel painting, “Dancer Making Points,” valued at $10 million, mysteriously disappeared from her NYC apartment in the early 1990s and then turned up in the private collection of Henry Bloch, from H&R Block.  Even…

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Walmart fortune funds Crystal Bridges Museum

The newly opened American art museum, Crystal Bridges Museum, was conceived and financed by Walmart heiress Alice Walton. The highly controversial project has been hailed as “a museum that will demand attention on a global scale” and criticized as “a fig leaf for corporate greed and raw exploitation.” The museum was built on a 120-acre…

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Shocking case of Artwork Vandalism

In an unusual case of vandalism, a 36-year-old woman, Carmen Tisch, reportedly punched, scratched and rubbed her bare buttocks against a painting worth more than $30 million. The abstract expressionist oil painting “1957-J no.2” by Clyfford Still was on display at the recently opened Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, Colorado. Tisch, apparently drunk at the…

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