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  1. News - Hong Kong - ART

    Buddhist nun claims ownership of prized painting

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Nun files writ to halt sale of painting A Taiwanese Buddhist nun has filed a writ against Sotheby's claiming ownership of a painting due to be auctioned tomorrow. The painting by Chang Dai-chien, one of the most prolific Chinese painters of the 20th century, is expected to fetch up to HK$12.8 million. Lu Chieh-chien claims Chang was a good friend ...

  2. News - China - ART

    Chinese jade treasure, missing for 35 years, finally returned to US museum

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 12:56pm by AP

    ... on its history of ownership. Before the auction, Sotheby's ran a search in the Art Loss Register database, and the censer was found to be a match with the one missing from Harvard. The US ...

  3. News - World - ART

    Court gives stolen 'US$7' Renoir back to Baltimore Museum of Art

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 06:05am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Virginia Museum gets 'US$7' Renoir back A US judge awarded ownership of a disputed Renoir painting to a Baltimore museum, citing "overwhelming ... though Matt Fuqua changed his story several times subsequently. The FBI seized the painting in October 2012 and has been keeping it while the courts sorted through the ownership claims. After ...

  4. News - World - ART

    Modernist masterpieces looted by Nazis are found in Munich flat

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 10:03am by The Guardian

    ... around the world. Descendants of Jewish collectors who were blackmailed or robbed of their works by the Nazis may be able to legally claim ownership. Hildebrand Gurlitt, who had been a museum ...

  5. News - World - ART

    Banksy sells works at New York pop-up stall for bargain prices

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 04:36pm by Reuters

    ... in London, was pulled from an auction in Miami in February along with another work following questions about ownership. It later sold at a private auction for US$1.1 million in London, according ...

  6. News - China - ART

    Family fight for control of Chinese abstract artist Zao Wou-ki’s work

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:05pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Zao Wou-ki, the abstract painter who has been described as China’s greatest living artist, is at the centre of a bitter legal feud between his third wife and his son from a previous marriage. At the heart of a battle ripping the family apart lies the contested ownership of eight works worth millions of dollars. The son, Zhao Jia-Ling, also believes ...



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