Taylor Swift Flipping LA Mansion, Masterpieces Feared Destroyed, and More Fresh News

Taylor Swift’s Beverly Hills home, currently on the market. Image courtesy of TopTenRealEstateDeals.com

 

News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • Taylor Swift is selling her most recent real estate acquisition: the 10,982-sq.-ft. Beverly Hills mansion she bought in 2015 for $25 million. It originally belonged to movie mogul Sam Goldwyn and was purchased from the estate of Goldwyn’s son. [Read more from TopTenRealEstateDeals.com]
  • A co-defendant in one of the world’s biggest art heists has testified in court that he threw away five art treasures worth more than $100 million. The works stolen from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris included masterpieces by Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, Braque and Leger. [Read more from AP/Washington Post]
  • A San Francisco nightlife icon, Lefty O’Doul’s sports bar is closing. Society folks in tuxedos and down-and-outs in raggedy clothes have always been equally welcome at the Union Square watering hole. But now that O’Doul’s is closing, what will happen to its famous baseball memorabilia collection? [Read more from Associated Press]
  • Militaria fans, be sure to catch the new season of Smithsonian Channel’s testosterone-charged hit The Weapon Hunter. Paul Shull will be back as the series host, continuing his quest to find the word’s rarest and most remarkable pieces of military history. [Read more and view a clip from Smithsonian Channel]

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