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12.12.12 Marina Galperina

If you knew your neighbor’s out of town at Art Basel Miami and saw some dudes you didn’t recognize go into his house and load eighteen 80-pound fiberglass tigers onto a flatbed of a truck… for hours… what would you do? Well, this guy’s neighbor in opulent Gramercy Park took some photos. That’s helpful, at least. […]

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04.24.12 Marina Galperina

When Bushwick’s Momenta Art gallery first noticed that Adam Simon’s Steal This Art piece was missing earlier this month, they were sure the artist lifted it himself as a prank. Not so. “The idea that I would take it myself for a cheap publicity stunt is underestimating both me and the work,” the artist tells the Brooklyn Paper. […]

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12.09.10 Marina Galperina

The great-grandson of Russian aristocrat entrepreneur Ivan Morozov sued the Metropolitan Museum of Art over a Paul Cezanne painting yesterday. He says Madame Cezanne in the Conservatory was “wrongfully acquired” and calls dibs. Last year, Mr. Konowaloff also tried to “take back” a Van Gogh from Yale. Well, great-grand-daddy was an art collector. Are these cultural institutions plundering […]

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