Germany hands over looted artwork from Gurlitt trove

‘Piano Playing,’ a drawing by Carl Spitzweg. Image courtesy of the Augsburg Public Prosecutor’s Office

BERLIN (AP) – German authorities have now handed over all 14 works from the art trove accumulated by late collector Cornelius Gurlitt that so far were proven to have been looted under Nazi rule, the government said Wednesday.

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Top photographers represented in Jasper52 auction Jan. 20

Steven Meisel, Untitled, photolithograph, 1999, Hong Kong, 8.6 x 6.9in. Estimate: $125-$175. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Images created by some of the foremost photographers of the 20th century are offered by Jasper52 in affordable mediums: photogravures and lithographs. The photographers represented in the online auction on Wednesday, Jan. 20, range from Ansel Adams and Diane Arbus to Edward Weston and Francesca Woodman. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.

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LA real estate investors buy David Cassidy’s Florida home

David Cassidy, pictured on the cover of his 1985 album ‘Romance.’ Image courtesy of RR Auction and LiveAuctioneers

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – A Los Angeles-based real estate investor has purchased the six-bedroom South Florida home that belonged to the late teen idol David Cassidy, and hopes to give it a fresh look on television.

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Benefit Shop sale Jan. 20-21 linked to Duchess of Windsor

Jade items already eliciting bidder interest include this antique Qing dragon head nephrite jade ceremonial belt buckle from the early 1900s. Benefit Shop Foundation image

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. – Provenance, connection with royalty and a wide range of antiques sourced from around the world are the hallmarks of a specialty two-day auction that the Benefit Shop Foundation Inc., will host Jan. 20-21, starting at 10 a.m. EST each day. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Whitney sponsoring series with Kamoinge Workshop photographers

Installation view of ‘Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop’ (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Nov. 21, 2020-March 28, 2021). Photograph by Ron Amstutz, courtesy of the Whitney

NEW YORK – The Whitney Museum has announced a selection of its forthcoming virtual public programs through April 2021, including a new partnership with Aperture. Hosted online, these free talks and presentations will focus on current exhibitions “Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945; “Salman Toor: How Will I Know;” and “Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop” as well as the upcoming career survey of Julie Mehretu.

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