Museum Could Pay $200 Million for “Spooky Jesus” by da Vinci

The Dallas Morning News is reporting that the city’s museum of art is interested in purchasing a work by da Vinci. Dubbed “Spooky Jesus” by ArtInfo.com, the painting is currently in possession of the Dallas Museum of Art, but not on public view. Properly referenced as Christ as Salvator Mundi, it was re-attributed to the artist last July and […]

But How do we Divide the Art?

Maybe eleven Volvos are equal to one Rolls Royce Silver Coud, but is a work by John Singer Sargent equal to a Claude Monet? Such is the problem in dividing up well-heeled estates like that of Christopher Larson and Julia Calhoun. According to the Seattle Times, the biggest challenge in the recent divorce was dividing up the $102 […]

Judge Rules $2.6 million Painting is a Fake

A judge in England recently ruled a painting purchased for more than $2.6 million from Christie’s in London is a fake. Christie’s must pay Russian billionaire buyer Viktor Vekselberg the $2.6 million, plus $2.2 million in damages, according to the Daily Telegraph. Originally thought to be painted by Boris Kustodiev, the signature was allegedly made […]

Remains of Model For Mona Lisa May Have Been Found in Italian Convent

From Sri Lanka the Sunday Observer reports that archaeologists may have uncovered the remains of Lisa Gherardini, better known as the woman who posed for the Mona Lisa. The remains are being recovered from beneath the floor of a convent in Florence, Italy. Lisa Gherardini, known as Lisa del Giocondo in Italy, became a nun after her husband’s death […]