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In the news: Jackson Pollock painting found in garage?!

June 14, 2017

A man apparently found a painting allegedly done by Jackson Pollock in his garage. When the Arizona man called an auctioneer to appraise a signed Laker poster valued at $300, the auctioneer stumbled upon a painting possibly worth 15 million.…

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Strolling through a Sea of Picassos; “States of Mind”- A Must See Exhibit at the Norton Simon

November 27, 2016

Review: “States of Mind” at the Norton Simon October 14, 2016- February 13, 2017  By Leticia Marie Sanchez The act of artistic creation is often a mystifying process, in which a mysterious alchemy of genius, inspiration, and hours of labor…

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In the news: Flooding near the Louvre

June 8, 2016

Photo outside Louvre Copyright© 2012 Leticia Marie Sanchez Venice de Milo surrounded by storage boxes. Twenty feet of water rising from the Seine. Due to the past week’s flooding in Paris, curators moved many of the Louvre’s antiquities to safety. According to the…

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In the news: Possible Video Clue to Gardner Art Heist

August 9, 2015

by Leticia Marie Sanchez Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered trademark The New York Times reports that federal officials have released a video that raises questions about the art heist that took place at the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum 25 years ago. In the…

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In the news: “Fake” Van Gogh determined to be real

September 10, 2013

In an unusual twist, the very same museum that declared a Van Gogh painting to be fake in 1991 now declares it to be an authenticated work by the Dutch master. The 1888 landscape painting “Sunset at Montmajour,” has now been hailed…

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Breaking News! The FBI knows the Identity of Gardner Art Thieves!

March 18, 2013

Rembrandt in Philly? Monet in Connecticut? Well, Well, my dear Dr. Watson.. On the 23rd anniversary of one of the largest art thefts in world history– more than 500 million dollars worth of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum- the FBI has announced…

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In the news: Riccardo Muti’s eyes “threw daggers” after fisticuffs erupted at the Chicago Symphony

March 19, 2012

Ahh.. Brahms.. The music of soothing lullabies, sleeping babies, and…fist fights? This month, while the illustrious Riccardo Muti conducted Brahms Symphony No. 2 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a young man turned the exclusive box seats into a tawdry Fight Club. The 30-ish…

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In the news: Art detectives possibly discover lost mural by…Leonardo Da Vinci?

March 12, 2012

by Leticia Marie Sanchez Art researchers in Florence claim to have found a strong clue that a mural entitled The Battle of Anghiari by  Leonardo Da Vinci lies hidden in a wall of Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio. Art detectives, led by Maurizio Seracini, a researcher at…

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In the news: Levitated Mass “Rock star” begins its journey to LACMA

March 1, 2012

What weighs 340 tons and is the largest rock formation to be moved from two points since the Egyptian pyramid? No, this is not a leap year prank! Artist Michael Heizer’s “Levitated Mass” is making a 105-mile journey to LACMA. LACMA…

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In the news: Lost work by Brahms discovered in Princeton Library

February 4, 2012

Conductor and Musicologist Christopher Hogwood discovered a two-minute piano piece by Johannes Brahms in a Princeton library. Brahms had composed the piece when he was only 20 years old. The piece received its world premiere this year by pianist Andras Schiff on BBC Radio…

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