Art Heist Goes Terribly Wrong

Evidence seems to confirm that the world is suddenly bereft of six masterpieces—and a Lucien Freud. In a tale of theatrical complications, Romanian mom, Olga Dogaru explained to police that she burned the works to ashes in her oven in order to insure that there would be no evidence against her son, Radu, who was…

Online Art Sales Get Serious

For a while now, art sales online have been dogged by a reputation for the cheese, while the “democratization” of art is decried as wishful thinking applied to fortuitous collections of largely worthless prints, copies, and toys. From Etsy to Artsy, most sites which seek to sell artwork digitally have fallen short in the curatorial…

Art Market News

Proof that morphine improves art appreciation! Recent studies at Keio University in Japan, have seemingly demonstrated that some mice can learn to prefer a Kandinsky over a Mondrian — if the Kandinsky comes with a dose of morphine! (Or milk — whatevs.) What’s more, given rewards while looking at a particular artist the mice will…