Classics of the modern era of painting will be the focus of this year's Art Basel. With a roster of artists boasting the likes of Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso, the 284 galleries exhibiting are expecting record sales.
A Paris court has ordered a US couple to return a Pissarro painting that was looted during WWII to the family of a Jewish art collector. Although the couple purchased it in good faith, the sale was void, the judge said.
While the Bern exhibition focuses on "degenerate art," the Bonn show includes mainly Nazi-looted artworks or those of questionable provenance. The works from Cornelius Gurlitt's estate have caused ownership constroversy.
The global art world will be focused on Basel, Switzerland, this week as the world's largest art fair presents renowned and upcoming contemporary work from across the 20th and 21st centuries.
Where to best show art? The Art Cologne, Germany biggest art fair, plans to expand to Berlin, while Art Basel's organizers are eyeing Dusseldorf. Germany could be headed for a major conflict between art fair locations.
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