Lawyers: Dispute over van Gogh art in Detroit is settled

A legal dispute regarding ownership of an 1888 painting by Vincent van Gogh, ‘The Novel Reader,’ has been settled, according to lawyers involved in the case. While the dispute proceeded, the Detroit Institute of Arts was required to retain the painting, which it received on loan for a ground-breaking Van Gogh show that ended on Jan. 22. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, which regards this photographic reproduction of ‘The Novel Reader’ as being in the public domain in the United States.
A legal dispute regarding ownership of an 1888 painting by Vincent van Gogh, ‘The Novel Reader,’ has been settled, according to lawyers involved in the case. While the dispute proceeded, the Detroit Institute of Arts was required to retain the painting, which it received on loan for a ground-breaking Van Gogh show that ended on Jan. 22. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, which regards this photographic reproduction of ‘The Novel Reader’ as being in the public domain in the United States.
A legal dispute regarding ownership of an 1888 painting by Vincent van Gogh, ‘The Novel Reader,’ has been settled, according to lawyers involved in the case. While the dispute proceeded, the Detroit Institute of Arts was required to retain the painting, which it received on loan for a ground-breaking Van Gogh show that ended on Jan. 22. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, which regards this photographic reproduction of ‘The Novel Reader’ as being in the public domain in the United States.

DETROIT (AP) – A deal has been reached regarding control of an 1888 painting by Vincent van Gogh, lawyers said, weeks after the custody fight created public buzz and much tension near the end of a rare U.S. exhibition in Detroit. Brokerarte Capital Partners LLC, which claims to own The Novel Reader, told a federal appeals court that it reached a confidential settlement with the unnamed entity who loaned the painting to the Detroit Institute of Arts for an exhibition of Van Gogh’s works that ended Jan. 22.

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The trees that please: Met devotes show to van Gogh’s Cypresses

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890), ‘Wheat Field with Cypresses,’ June 1889. Oil on canvas, 28 7/8 by 36 3/4in. (73.2 by 93.4cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, purchase, the Annenberg Foundation gift, 1993 (1993.132)
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890), ‘Wheat Field with Cypresses,’ June 1889. Oil on canvas,28 7/8 by 36 3/4in. (73.2 by 93.4cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, purchase, the Annenberg Foundation gift, 1993 (1993.132)
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890), ‘Wheat Field with Cypresses,’ June 1889. Oil on canvas, 28 7/8 by 36 3/4in. (73.2 by 93.4cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, purchase, the Annenberg Foundation gift, 1993 (1993.132)

NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Museum of Art has planned a groundbreaking exhibition of some 40 works by Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) that will be on view at the Met Fifth Avenue from May 22 through August 27. Van Gogh’s Cypresses will be the first show to focus on the unique vision the artist brought to bear on the towering trees — among the most famous in the history of art — affording an unprecedented perspective on a motif virtually synonymous with Van Gogh’s fiercely original power of expression.

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Appeals court to hear dispute over control of van Gogh art

In the latest development in a dispute regarding ownership of Vincent van Gogh’s 1888 painting ‘The Novel Reader,’ a federal appeals court has agreed to hear the case. The Detroit Institute of Arts, which had included the work in a van Gogh show that closed in January, has been required to retain custody of the painting for now. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, which regards this photographic reproduction of ‘The Novel Reader’ as being in the public domain in the United States.
In the latest development in a dispute regarding ownership of Vincent van Gogh’s 1888 painting ‘The Novel Reader,’ a federal appeals court has agreed to hear the case. The Detroit Institute of Arts, which had included the work in a van Gogh show that closed in January, has been required to retain custody of the painting for now.Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, which regards this photographic reproduction of ‘The Novel Reader’ as being in the public domain in the United States.
In the latest development in a dispute regarding ownership of Vincent van Gogh’s 1888 painting ‘The Novel Reader,’ a federal appeals court has agreed to hear the case. The Detroit Institute of Arts, which had included the work in a van Gogh show that closed in January, has been required to retain custody of the painting for now. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, which regards this photographic reproduction of ‘The Novel Reader’ as being in the public domain in the United States.

DETROIT (AP) – A federal appeals court has agreed to hear a dispute regarding control of an 1888 painting by Vincent van Gogh that was recently displayed for months at a Detroit museum. The court granted an injunction February 6 and ordered the Detroit Institute of Arts to continue to hold onto the painting while the case is pending.

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It’s not over yet; now court orders Detroit museum to hold onto disputed van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh’s ‘The Novel Reader,’ painted in 1888. A federal appeals court ruled on January 25 that the Detroit Institute of Arts, which displayed the painting in a show that closed last Sunday, must retain possession of it in connection with a dispute regarding its ownership. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, which regards this photographic reproduction of the Vincent van Gogh painting as being in the public domain in the United States.
Vincent van Gogh’s ‘The Novel Reader,’ painted in 1888. A federal appeals court ruled on January 25 that the Detroit Institute of Arts, which displayed the painting in a show that closed last Sunday, must retain possession of it in connection with a dispute regarding its ownership. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, which regards this photographic reproduction of the Vincent van Gogh painting as being in the public domain in the United States.
Vincent van Gogh’s ‘The Novel Reader,’ painted in 1888. A federal appeals court ruled on January 25 that the Detroit Institute of Arts, which displayed the painting in a show that closed last Sunday, must retain possession of it in connection with a dispute regarding its ownership. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, which regards this photographic reproduction of the Vincent van Gogh painting as being in the public domain in the United States.

DETROIT (AP) – A federal appeals court has ordered a Detroit museum to hold onto an 1888 painting by Vincent van Gogh amid a Brazilian collector’s dispute with the museum regarding the work.

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Detroit judge dismisses lawsuit over control of van Gogh art

Vincent van Gogh’s ‘The Novel Reader,’ on view in a show at the Detroit Institute of Arts that closes Jan. 22. A U.S. District Judge has dismissed a lawsuit regarding the ownership of the 1888 painting, saying federal law protects the work from being seized under the current circumstances. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, which regards this photographic reproduction of the work as being in the public domain in the United States.
Vincent van Gogh’s ‘The Novel Reader,’ on view in a show at the Detroit Institute of Arts that closes Jan. 22. A U.S. District Judge has dismissed a lawsuit regarding the ownership of the 1888 painting, saying federal law protects the work from being seized under the current circumstances. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, which regards this photographic reproduction of the work as being in the public domain in the United States.
Vincent van Gogh’s ‘The Novel Reader,’ on view in a show at the Detroit Institute of Arts that closes Jan. 22. A U.S. District Judge has dismissed a lawsuit regarding the ownership of the 1888 painting, saying federal law protects the work from being seized under the current circumstances. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, which regards this photographic reproduction of the Vincent van Gogh painting as being in the public domain in the United States.

DETROIT (AP) – On Jan. 20, a judge dismissed a lawsuit regarding control of an 1888 painting by Vincent van Gogh, saying federal law bars him from stepping into a dispute between a Brazilian collector and a Detroit museum. The painting of a woman with a book, titled The Novel Reader, is protected from seizure, and the Detroit Institute of Arts can’t be ordered to give it up, U.S. District Judge George Caram Steeh said.

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Museum seeks dismissal of lawsuit over van Gogh painting

Exterior of the Detroit Institute of Arts, photographed in July 2018. The museum, which is currently displaying Vincent van Gogh’s ‘The Novel Reader’ as part of an exhibition that closes Jan. 22, has asked a court not to pull it into a dispute over the ownership of the work. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Michael Barera. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.
Exterior of the Detroit Institute of Arts, photographed in July 2018. The museum, which is currently displaying Vincent van Gogh’s ‘The Novel Reader’ as part of an exhibition that closes Jan. 22, has asked a court not to pull it into a dispute over the ownership of the work. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Michael Barera. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.
Exterior of the Detroit Institute of Arts, photographed in July 2018. The museum, which is currently displaying Vincent van Gogh’s ‘The Novel Reader’ as part of an exhibition that closes Jan. 22, has asked a court not to pull it into a dispute regarding who owns the work. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit Michael Barera. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

DETROIT (AP) – A Detroit museum displaying a 1888 painting by Vincent van Gogh as part of a showing of 80 of his works said it shouldn’t be pulled into a dispute over ownership of the multimillion-dollar artwork.

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Van Gogh in America concludes its Detroit run on Jan. 22

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890), ‘Self Portrait,’ 1887. Oil on artist board mounted to wood panel; 13 ¾ by 10 ½in (34.9 by 26.7cm). Detroit Institute of Arts, City of Detroit Purchase, 22.13
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890), ‘Self Portrait,’ 1887. Oil on artist board mounted to wood panel; 13 ¾ by 10 ½in (34.9 by 26.7cm). Detroit Institute of Arts, City of Detroit Purchase, 22.13

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890), ‘Self Portrait,’ 1887. Oil on artist board mounted to wood panel; 13 ¾ by 10 ½in (34.9 by 26.7cm). Detroit Institute of Arts, City of Detroit Purchase, 22.13

DETROIT – On the centenary of its status as the first public museum in the United States to purchase a painting by Vincent van Gogh, the Detroit Institute of Arts presents a landmark exhibition that tells the story of the artist’s rise to prominence among American audiences. Van Gogh in America features 74 original paintings, drawings, and prints by the Dutch Post-Impressionist artist, and will continue through January 22, 2023. Visitors can experience the defining moments, people and circumstances that catapulted Van Gogh’s work to widespread acclaim in the United States.

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Presidents and ‘The King’ reign at RR Auction, Aug. 10

Massive close-up portrait of Elvis Presley, inscribed to Colonel Tom Parker, est. $15,000-$20,000
Massive close-up portrait of Elvis Presley, inscribed to Colonel Tom Parker, est. $15,000-$20,000

BOSTON — With more than 850 items in a wide variety of categories — American history, art, literature and entertainment — RR Auction‘s August Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale, set for Wednesday, August 10, is sure to impress. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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Van Gogh self-portrait found hidden behind another painting

X-ray image of the newly rediscovered Van Gogh self-portrait. Courtesy of the National Galleries of Scotland

 

Left, Van Gogh’s ‘Head of a Peasant Woman,’ Right, the X-ray image of the newly rediscovered Van Gogh self-portrait that lies beneath it. Courtesy of the National Galleries of Scotland
Left: Van Gogh’s ‘Head of a Peasant Woman,’ Right: the X-ray image of the newly rediscovered Van Gogh self-portrait that lies beneath it. Courtesy of the National Galleries of Scotland

LONDON (AP) – A previously unknown self-portrait of Vincent Van Gogh has been discovered behind another of the artist’s paintings, the National Galleries of Scotland said July 14. The self-portrait was found on the back of Van Gogh’s Head of a Peasant Woman when experts at the Edinburgh gallery took an X-ray of the canvas ahead of an upcoming exhibition.

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Washington, Lincoln, Einstein and more gather at University Archives, June 22

George Washington’s boldly signed March 1775 free frank to Rhode Island Governor Nicholas Cooke, est. $12,000-$14,000

 

George Washington’s boldly signed March 1775 free frank to Rhode Island Governor Nicholas Cooke, est. $12,000-$14,000
George Washington’s March 1775 free frank to Rhode Island Governor Nicholas Cooke, est. $12,000-$14,000

WILTON, Conn. – Extensive and historically significant archives pertaining to Civil War generals (one for the Union, one for the Confederacy), a George Washington-signed free frank document from March 1775, a typed letter signed by Albert Einstein concerning God and science and pertaining to one of his most famous quotes, and Bob Dylan’s handwritten lyrics for The Times They Are A-Changin’ are just a few of the highlights in University Archives’ next online-only auction, slated for Wednesday, June 22. The Rare Autographs, Manuscripts & Books auction, beginning at 10:30 am Eastern time, features 481 lots. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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