Auguste Rodin

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New Treasures Found in Nazi-Art Hoarder's Home

Including sculptures possibly from Degas and Rodin

(Newser) - German authorities have uncovered a third stash of artwork belonging to the late Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of a Nazi-era art dealer who died in May . An initial stash of paintings , worth $1.3 billion, was discovered in his home, followed by an even more significant hoard in Gurlitt's... More »

Family's 'Creepy' Sculpture Turns Out to Be a Rodin

Could fetch siblings up to $200K at auction

(Newser) - For years, a bronze sculpture of a naked woman with crossed legs sat right next to a Potomac, Md., family's gerbil cage. It "kind of freaked me out," recalls Elizabeth Tillson of the sculpture she found "creepy" as a child—one that turned out to be... More »

Mystery Cloaks Loss of Records, Art on 9/11

Archivists still not sure how much was lost in Sept. 11 attacks

(Newser) - Among the casualties of the Sept. 11 attacks: countless artworks and historical records. Among the wreckage were 21 libraries, letters written by Helen Keller, sculptures by Auguste Rodin and Alexander Calder, and 40,000 photographic negatives taken of John F. Kennedy by his personal cameraman, reports the AP in a... More »

Color Christie's Blue Over Weak Modern Sale

Picasso, Mondrian flop at sparsely attended auction

(Newser) - A New York art dealer at the Christie's auction last night decreed "the recession is ending," but apparently not soon enough to move 13 of 41 modern and impressionist art works on offer, leaving the auction house millions of dollars short of pre-sale estimates. Major works by Picasso... More »

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