Auction of Original Schindler’s List, Chaos at The Louvre, and More Fresh News

One of 7 original Schindler’s List documents is expected to sell for more than $2 million at auction. Image courtesy of Moments in Time


News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • One of 7 original “Schindler’s List” documents used by German industrialist Oskar Schindler to save more than 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust, is being auctioned this month. Schindler spent his entire fortune on bribes to protect his Jewish workers from the Nazis during World War II. [Read more from  The Guardian]
  • In Paris, the hottest ticket in town is The Louvre’s new Vermeer exhibition, the museum’s first blockbuster show in years. But since its opening on Feb. 22, the exhibition has been marred by chaos and threats of a strike by security staff. [Read more from The Art Newspaper]
  • The Louvre isn’t the only museum with problems, however. In a disturbing incident at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, a man smashed a glass bottle on the back of a security guard’s head. [Read more from the New York Daily News]
  • India continues to crack down on criminals who smuggle looted cultural artifacts out of the country. One month after nabbing the alleged kingpin of an organized smuggling ring, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence in Mumbai has made another significant, related arrest: a furniture and garment merchant whose US businesses authorities say were used as fronts for illicit activities. [Read more from]

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