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Art Dealer in Federal Court for Selling Millions Worth of Forgeries

Art Dealer in Federal Court for Selling Millions Worth of Forgeries

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A Long Island art dealer will be in federal court Friday for allegedly selling tens of millions of dollars in counterfeit paintings to two of New York City’s top galleries.
A 19-page indictment claims Glarifa Rosales…

Playboy Bunny Sign Stirs Controversy Along West Texas Road

Playboy Bunny Sign Stirs Controversy Along West Texas Road

Amina Munster/Getty Images(MARFA, Texas) — A 40-foot tall neon Playboy bunny erected just outside  the high desert town of  Marfa, Texas, has stirred controversy among West Texas residents, with some calling the sign a work of art and others…

Woman Who Botched "Ecce Homo" Restoration Now Potential Art Star

Woman Who Botched "Ecce Homo" Restoration Now Potential Art Star

Centro de Estudios Borjanos(NEW YORK) — Cecilia Gímenez, the notorious octogenarian painter now credited with “the worst restoration in history” after she botched a 19th-century Christ fresco, may now become an art star in her own r…

Ancient Petroglyphs Stolen Along California Cliffs; Local Native Americans Stunned

Ancient Petroglyphs Stolen Along California Cliffs; Local Native Americans Stunned

File photo. Tom Brakefield/Thinkstock(BISHOP, Calif.) — Petroglyphs, rock engravings left by ancient Native American people, stood along the California cliffs for up to 5,000 years. Yet it only took a concrete saw and pliers for thieves to steal the …

Art Thieves in South Africa Toss Most Valuable Piece

Art Thieves in South Africa Toss Most Valuable Piece

Comstock/Thinkstock(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Art thieves who apparently weren’t art lovers robbed the Pretoria Art Museum of five paintings worth more than $2 million.  But they tossed a sixth work — the most valuable piece in their haul …

Video Released of Daring Rotterdam Art Heist

Video Released of Daring Rotterdam Art Heist

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ROTTERDAM, Netherlands) — Dutch police have released security footage from a daring art heist in which thieves broke into Rotterdam’s Kunsthal museum and stole seven paintings by famous modern artists including Pablo Picas…

Stolen Matisse Painting Reportedly Recovered After Almost a Decade

Stolen Matisse Painting Reportedly Recovered After Almost a Decade

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(MIAMI) — A $3 million missing Matisse painting that had been stolen nearly 10 years ago and swapped for a fake at a Venezuelan museum has reportedly been recovered by FBI agents posing as art collectors at the Loews Hotel in Mi…

Continued Infertility Treatments Drive Pregnancy Successes

Continued Infertility Treatments Drive Pregnancy Successes

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LANSING, Mich.) — Women in their 30s and 40s who undergo multiple infertility treatments may be nearly as likely to deliver a baby as women who conceive naturally, according to new research that provides men and women with a mor…

The Riddle of The Statues of Easter Island, Solved?

The Riddle of The Statues of Easter Island, Solved?

Top Photo Group/Thinkstock(EASTER ISLAND, Chile) — How were Easter Island’s iconic statues made? Archeologists Terry Hunt of the University of Hawaii and Carl Lipo of California State University Long Beach, have studied Easter Island for the past deca…

Caught on Tape: Man Steals Salvador Dali Painting Worth $150K

Caught on Tape: Man Steals Salvador Dali Painting Worth $150K

Thinkstock/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Police are looking for a man who swiped a $150,000 Salvador Dali painting from a New York City art gallery.Police say the man walked into the Venus Over Manhattan gallery on Tuesday, posing as a customer.  The …

Pablo Picasso Painting Vandalized at Houston Museum

Pablo Picasso Painting Vandalized at Houston Museum

Joseph Devenney/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Police are using security and cellphone video to locate a man who vandalized Pablo Picasso’s famous painting, “Woman in a Red Armchair,” at a museum in Houston.A fellow museum patron’s ce…

Agents Find Guns, No Art at Alleged Gangster’s Connecticut Home

Agents Find Guns, No Art at Alleged Gangster’s Connecticut Home

Joseph Devenney/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — None of the priceless masterpieces from a record art heist were found Thursday in a search by the FBI on the property of an alleged mobster, according to his attorney.Authorities conducted the search Thursday o…

$500M Art Heist: Agents Search Mobster’s Home

$500M Art Heist: Agents Search Mobster’s Home

Joseph Devenney/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Law enforcement agents are digging in the yard of an alleged mobster who authorities believe may have information regarding an unsolved $500 million art heist that reads like a movie plot. Among the masterpiece…

$109M Cezanne Masterpiece Recovered

$109M Cezanne Masterpiece Recovered

Hemera/Thinkstock(BELGRADE, Serbia) — A Cezanne masterpiece worth at least $109 million that was yanked from the wall of a Zurich art gallery in 2008 has been recovered, Serbian police sources said Thursday. Three arrests were made in connection with …

Thomas Kinkade: ‘Painter of Light’ Dies at 54

Thomas Kinkade: ‘Painter of Light’ Dies at 54

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Thomas Kinkade, the self-proclaimed “Painter of Light,” whose artwork hangs in an estimated 1 of every 20 homes in the U.S. died Friday at his home in Los Gatos, Calif.He was 54.Family spokesman Dave Satterf…

Man Buys Warhol Sketch for $5

Man Buys Warhol Sketch for $5

Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987). Nancy R. Schiff/Hulton Archive/Getty Images(LONDON) — A British businessman made the best deal of his life when he unknowingly purchased an early Andy Warhol drawing for $5 at a Las Vegas garage sale.Andy Fields bought five…

Adolf Hitler’s Lost Paintings On Display

Adolf Hitler’s Lost Paintings On Display

Photos.com Collection/Getty Images(LONDON) — Seven of Adolf Hitler’s lost paintings are on now display after they were discovered tucked away in a monastery in the Czech Republic.Many of the paintings have political themes. “The Memory of …

Picasso Piece Stolen from Greece’s Largest Art Museum

Picasso Piece Stolen from Greece’s Largest Art Museum

LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images(ATHENS, Greece) — Thieves executed a brazen early-morning burglary of Greece’s largest art museum on Monday, making off with three works, including one by the 20th-century master Pablo Picasso.The burglars were…

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