Weekly recap of art-world news.
50 Paintings Stolen from Madrid Gallery
Like something out of a movie, in the wee hours of the morning, three men broke into an a commercial art gallery near the Museo del Prado and stole 50 paintings with an estimated value of $490,000.
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PhotoNOLA Prize Winners Announced
Eliot Dudik is the winner of the PhotoNOLA Portfolio Review prize and will receive a solo exhibition at the New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery next year as well as a cash prize and marketing consultation with Mary Virginia Swanson. Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman, and Susan Kae Grant were awarded the second and third prizes respectively.
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Fakes Artwork Replaces Those Sold by Uzbekistan Museum Director
Over the past 15 years, Mirfayz Usmonov, the director of the State Art Museum of Uzekistan, systematically sold original works in the museum’s collection and replaced them with forgeries.
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Julien Frydman Steps Down as the Head of Paris Photo
After four years as the director of Paris Photo, Frydman announced he will be leaving his position to pursue a new project which he has yet to release.
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Celebrity Photographer Phil Stern Dies at 95
Known for his relaxed, behind the scenes photographs of Hollywood’s elite, Phil Stern died December 13 in Los Angeles. During his fifty-year career published two books and gained a reputation for his intimate photographs during Hollywood’s golden years.
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