In The News

Art News: Is the world’s most expensive painting a fake?

February 20, 2019

The latest Da Vinci mystery  by Leticia Marie Sanchez The Salvator Mundi, supposedly painted by Leonardo Da Vinci, sold for a staggering $450.3  million at Christie’s in New York was bought by a Saudi prince. Yet rumors have surfaced that the Louvre Abu Dhabi postponed an…

Read More

In the news: Selfies and artistic collateral damage

January 27, 2019

Selfies: Artistic Collateral Damage? by  Leticia Marie Sanchez This article first appeared in Cultural Cocktail Hour in 2016 One cannot enter a gallery, museum, or even concert venue without encountering a selfie taker, some more subtle and thoughtful than others. Taking a selfie as…

Read More

2011 Art Crime: Stolen Rembrandt found in Encino Church

January 5, 2019

This post first appeared in Cultural Cocktail Hour in 2011: Only three days after a Rembrandt drawing valued at $250,000 was snatched from the Ritz Carlton in Marina Del Rey, “The Judgement,” turned up mysteriously at St. Nicholas of Myra Episcopal Church in Encino.  An assistant priest…

Read More

The Key of D Minor? Vitamin D deficiency may have contributed to Mozart’s death

November 8, 2018

According to an article in Live Science, the lack of sunlight-induced Vitamin D may have contributed to Mozart’s young demise. The authors of the study surmise that the Vitamin D deficiency could have made the composer more susceptible to a plethora of infections during the winter.…

Read More

Art world crime: In the news: Joshua Bell impersonator robs hotel room of celebrity violinist

October 15, 2018

Throwback Tuesday to an Art Crime from 2012 Art World Crime: Joshua Bell Impersonator robs hotel room of world-famous Violinist by Leticia Marie Sanchez HELLO. MY NAME IS JOSHUA BELL. CAN SOMEONE GIVE ME A VIOLIN? OR A ROLEX? THANKS. So…

Read More

The Banksy Self-Destructing Art Mystery

October 10, 2018

The Banksy Self-Destructing Art Mystery by Leticia Marie Sanchez Last week in London, after being sold for 1.4 million dollars at auction, a Banksy painting self-destructed. Banksy’s “Girl with a Balloon” had just sold at Sotheby’s when a hidden shredder inside…

Read More

San Francisco art heist: “The Preppy Sockless Picasso Thief”

September 22, 2018

Flashback to 2011 when a Picasso sketch was stolen by a man who preferred to go sockless.. Who: Preppy Sockless Picasso  Thief What: Steals Picasso 1962 sketch ““Tête de femme,” valued at $275,000 before heading to party in Napa Where: San Francisco’s Weinstein Gallery at Geary and Powell Streets When: Tuesday the 5th of…

Read More

In the news: The missing Caravaggio and “the Pizza Connection”

June 13, 2018

The missing Caravaggio and the “Pizza Connection” By Leticia Marie Sanchez A pilfered painting by Caravaggio has been in the news this month, thanks to an article from Smithsonian magazine that offers new clues to the art mystery. The missing 17th century work, the Nativity with…

Read More

In the news: Rembrandt found under ping pong table fetches millions

January 17, 2018

Three brothers from New Jersey discovered a valuable Rembrandt under their Ping Pong Table. Better than finding toxic mold! Here is the news link:

Read More

In the news: Classical Music to be played in north London to reduce crime

August 15, 2017

by Leticia Marie Sanchez In Broadwater Farm, an area of North London, Adam Weber, a 23 year old constable in charge of law and order, will be playing Beethoven and Mozart in an effort to reduce crime. In the past the Broadwater Farm region was plagued by riots…

Read More

Click on a Category Below To Read More