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Russia seeks 900 stolen artworks via Interpol


December 29th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has added 900 works of art, including paintings, to Interpol's database of stolen cultural property items, a minister said Thursday.Deputy Interior Minister Sergei Bulavin ... Read more...

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Auction houses picking on Indian heritage


September 29th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Growing awareness about India's rich heritage is encouraging collectors to buy its historical art, documents and artefacts to add value to their collections. To cash ... Read more...

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Chandigarh listing heritage to prevent smuggling


June 28th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 28 (IANS) Heritage items dumped in dusty cobwebbed heaps in government offices in this union territory are now being carefully cleaned, numbered and restored. The reason: the administration ... Read more...

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Chandigarh wakes up to save lost heritage (With Images)


May 9th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 9 (IANS) Authorities in Chandigarh have finally woken up to the value of the "precious" junk lying in their backyard.Items originally designed by the team of architects associated ... Read more...

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Asian buyers start appearing on Christie’s radar


November 16th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Four percent of buyers at this week's auctions at Christie's, New York, were from Asia, a statement released by the famous auction house said, adding that the ... Read more...

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Did Nazis make lampshades from Jewish prisoners’ “skin”?


November 5th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 05 (ANI): An old lampshade, which was discovered to have been made out of "human skin", has left its shocked owner wondering if it had been made by the Nazis ... Read more...

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Sridevi’s painting to be auctioned at Christie’s for $50,000


April 22nd, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
April 22, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Sridevi has proved herself to be the undisputed queen of the entertainment industry. Her painting entitled "Thoughts' is being auctioned at one of the world's poshest ... Read more...

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‘Syringe that administered fatal drugs to MJ set to be auctioned’


March 16th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 16 (ANI): Michael Jackson's family is desperate to stop the syringe, used to inject drugs that killed the singer, from being auctioned, it has emerged.Lawyers reportedly informed the King ... Read more...

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Ansel Adam’s son sues the Fresno Meterpolitan Museum


March 5th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Fresno, Mar 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ansel Adam’s son has sued the Fresno Metropolitan Museum with the intention of stopping them from selling 6 prints by his father. The Fresno Metropolitan Museum ... Read more...

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Ansel Adam’s Son Sues Museum Over Photographs


March 5th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Fresno, California, March 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Famous photographer Ansel Adam's son Michael Adams has reportedly sued the Fresno Metropolitan Museum as the latter has decided to put on auction six ... Read more...

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1939 Batman Comic breaks sales record at auction


February 26th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): A 1939 comic book, in which Batman makes his debut, has sold for more than 1 million dollars at auction, breaking the sales record that had been set ... Read more...

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Indian art mart churned - and moved on (Flashback 2009)


December 15th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Art has always been an enduring bet. The Rs.2,000-crore (Rs.20-billion) Indian art market managed to hold its own despite a 30 percent drop in prices ... Read more...

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Michael Jackson ‘wanted to study fine art at University’


November 29th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 29 (ANI): Late King of Pop Michael Jackson was reportedly planning to head back to the classroom to become a qualified art historian after his daughter Paris begged him ... Read more...

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Art auction comes to your cell phone


September 6th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Imagine bidding for art or even jewellery on your cell phone! Auction house Saffronart has just made it possible, with its CEO, Dinesh Vazirani, saying ... Read more...

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Indian art market gets a reality check


July 19th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) If there were a brighter side to recession, it's in the Indian art market right now. The bubble has burst, sifting out the investors from ... Read more...

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A new art magazine in the circuit (Weekly art column, Rainbow Palette, with images)


June 19th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Are you an avid art collector or an investor? Do you have a passion for art? Well, here is something new to look forward ... Read more...

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Jackos lawyers give go-ahead to his personal propertys auction


March 14th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 14 (ANI): Pop star Michael Jacksons lawyers have given the green light for an auction of the singers personal property, just weeks after they moved the court to stop ... Read more...

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Indian outrage over auction of Gandhis belongings in New York


February 24th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Indians are furious over a New York auction that is set to sell some of the personal belongings of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of Indias freedom struggle. ... Read more...

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Eat, talk and buy art at India’s unique art platform


November 22nd, 2008 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) A bunch of women, clad in chiffon and smelling of expensive perfumes, sip their cappuccinos and discuss art prices. In another corner, college students talk excitedly about ... Read more...

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Flemings letters to his real-life Miss Moneypenny up for sale


March 26th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by admin
London , Mar 26 (ANI): Letters between James Bond creator Ian Fleming and his real-life Miss Moneypenny are going up for grabs at an auction.And, a look at them shows that ... Read more...

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Italian mafia targeting fake antique whisky market in Scotland


March 17th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by admin
Edinburgh, Mar.17 (ANI): The Italian mafia is targeting the rapidly growing fake antique whisky market in Scotland by selling counterfeit bottles for thousands of pounds online. Though the industry has tried ... Read more...

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F.N. Souza’s painting fetches $380,000 in Dubai sale


March 4th, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by admin
By Uma Nair Dubai, March 4 (IANS) New York-based F.N. Souza's 1955 work "The Elder" sold at an estimated value of $240,000-300,000, one of the highlights of the Bonham's Dubai auction, at ... Read more...

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