Cheese Wall Artist Settles Lawsuit with US-Mexican Border Contractors

Fourth EstateCosimo Cavallaro vs. SLSCO, LT. and Ultimate Concrete LLC | PACER

An artist who constructed a six-foot-tall wall of cheese near the US-Mexico border has settled his lawsuit on Monday against two government contractors he accused of destroying his work three years ago. Cosimo Cavallaro, an Italian-Canadian artist, filed a lawsuit …

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Picasso Painting Sells for $67.5 Million at New York Auction

Fourth EstateThe painting 'Femme nue Couchée' depicts Marie-Thérèse Walter, Picaso's mistress and muse, as a many-limbed sea creature with her head tipped back in profile. | Sothebees

The 1932 Pablo Picasso painting ‘Femme nue Couchée’ sold for $67.5 million on Tuesday at an auction in New York. Sotheby’s Modern Evening Sale auctioned Picasso’s ‘Femme nue Couchée’ (Nude Reclining Women) among works from Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, and others. …

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Warhol’s Portrait of Marilyn Monroe Fetches Record $195 Million at Auction

Fourth EstateMarilyn Monroe Prints - Image by Patricia van den Berg/Pixabay

An iconic portrait of Marilyn Monroe by American pop artist Andy Warhol has sold for a record $195 million at a Christie’s auction in New York on May 9. The 1964 “Shot Sage Blue Marilyn” sold for exactly $195.04 million, …

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Ukraine Claims Russian Forces Looted Gold from Museum

Fourth EstateScythian Gold Artifacts - Gary Todd

Ukraine has accused Russian forces in Melitopol of looting a collection of Scythian gold dating back to the fourth century B.C. “The orcs have taken hold of our Scythian gold,” Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov said, using a derogatory term for …

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FBI Returns 16 Artifacts to Peruvian Officials

Fourth EstateMuseo Arqueológico Rafael Larco Herrera, Lima, Peru - arjunalistened

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Art Crime Team repatriated 16 cultural items to Peruvian officials at a ceremony held at the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office. It was confirmed by the US Department of State’s Cultural Office in Lima, …

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Cambridge University College Returns Looted Statue to Nigeria

A college at Cambridge University handed over a looted bronze artifact to Nigeria on Oct. 27. The Jesus College Cambridge returned a statue of a cockerel known as “Okukur” during a ceremony to the Nigerian National Commission for Museums and …

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Netherlands to Purchase Iconic Rembrandt Self-Portrait With €175 Million From Public and Private Funds

The government of Netherlands announced on Dec. 8 that it plans to purchase an iconic self-portrait by 17th Century Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn with €175 million ($198 million) from public and private funds. According to a statement from the …

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Cambridge University College Returns Looted Statue to Nigeria

A college at Cambridge University handed over a looted bronze artifact to Nigeria on Oct. 27. The Jesus College Cambridge returned a statue of a cockerel known as “Okukur” during a ceremony to the Nigerian National Commission for Museums and …

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