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Can Sangita Jindal’s Hampi Art Labs Rewrite the Narrative of Art and Heritage in South India?

South India’s ancient city of Hampi has long enthralled Sangita Jindal, a well-known art collector and philanthropist. She has been captivated by the rich history of Hampi since the early 1980s, characterising it as a “dynamic hub where art, architecture, and literature flourished from the 14th to 16th centuries.” Jindal is now achieving her goal […]

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Art Heist Mystery Solved: Picasso and Chagall Paintings Recovered After 14 Years

In a significant breakthrough, Belgian authorities have successfully recovered two stolen masterpieces by Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall, which were stolen 14 years ago. The paintings, Picasso’s “Tête” (1971) and Chagall’s “L’homme en prière” (1970), were discovered during a police search of a basement in Antwerp. The recovery marks the end of a lengthy investigation

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Manhattan District Attorney Returns Egon Schiele Artworks to Holocaust Victim’s Heirs

Introduction The Manhattan District Attorney’s office has orchestrated the return of seven valuable Egon Schiele artworks to the heirs of Fritz Grünbaum, a Jewish art collector who perished in a concentration camp in 1941. This historic restitution, which took place at the New York Supreme Civil Court on September 20, marks a significant moment for

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Charlotte York’s Art Dealing Journey Unfolds in Latest Episode of “And Just Like That…”

Introduction If you’ve ever wondered how Charlotte York, the beloved character from the iconic TV series “Sex and the City,” would fare in the world of art dealing, the latest episode of the spin-off series “And Just Like That…” offers a glimpse. The episode showcases a scene where Charlotte engages in selling art, highlighting the

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Antiquities Dispute: After Italy Now Southeast Asian Countries Seek Return of Stolen Artifacts from The States

Officials from Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam have embarked on a mission to reclaim cultural heritage items that they allege were stolen from heritage sites and ancient temples in Southeast Asia. The focus of their efforts is the Denver Art Museum (DAM), which has come under scrutiny for housing artifacts with contested origins. This controversy sheds

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Souza, Pai, Ribeiro, and Gaitonde Set to Shine at AstaGuru’s Collectors’ Choice Modern Art Auction

Aditya Sisodia Four influential artists from Goa—Francis Newton Souza, Laxman Pai, Lancelot Ribeiro, and Vasudeo Gaitonde—are preparing to make their mark in the upcoming Collectors’ Choice Modern Art Auction. These remarkable artworks, expected to fetch substantial prices, serve as a testament to the significant contributions these artists have made to the field. The name Francis

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Bringing the spotlight to female artists: Komal Shah’s Mission

Tsuktiben Jamir Born in Ahmedabad, Komal Shah always had an affinity for Computer Science. She furthered her passion by earning a master’s degree in Computer Science from Standford University and later her MBA from Berkeley. She then advanced to prominent tech jobs, including top roles at Oracle, Netscape, and Yahoo. However, there was always another

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Hidden masterpieces unveiled in Tehran; in Brazil, woman swindles mother of over $100 mn in art

A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends

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