‘She Was Motivated by Greed’: Prosecutors Seek Three-Year Prison Sentence For Mary Boone in Tax Fraud Trial

Rejecting calls for mercy, government lawyers say the art dealer was driven by “a desire to maintain her lavish lifestyle.”

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Thieves Make Off With a Painting From New York’s Team Gallery in Broad Daylight After a Half-Mile Chase

The gallery has been dusted for prints and police are on the case.

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Our “Action Was Visionary”: Sentenced to Prison, the Estranged Russian Art Duo That Set a French Bank on Fire Is Unrepentant

Shalygina says that the political performance anticipated the yellow-vest protesters who are now threatening a run on France’s banks.

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Four Suspects in a $4 Million Gold-Coin Heist From Berlin’s Bode Museum Go on Trial

The gang is accused of stealing the giant coin, smashing its bulletproof showcase and escaping using a skateboard and a wheelbarrow.

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Artists May Be the Unwitting Losers in Christie’s Victory Over Resale Royalties in France

Secondary market dealers say they risk suffering from “unfair competition,” and economists warn the change might be unfavorable to artists.

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Gallery Claims Christie’s Double-Crossed Them By Selling Their Francis Bacon at a ‘Bargain Basement’ Price

What happens when high-stakes, multimillion-dollar art deals go awry.

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Argentine Authorities Seize More Than 30 Works of Art From Former President Cristina Kirchner in Corruption Probe

The former president says the news is an attempt to distract Argentinians from tax hikes.

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This Artist Sued Museums for $100 Million for Declining to Show His Work. But a Judge Isn’t Buying It

“Art Bastard” Robert Cenedella says his lawsuit is about “exposing the secrecy and insider dealing of the art world.”

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