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Very few people are lucky enough to say they own a Picasso or a Rembrandt, but unfortunately those that do own a highly prized piece of art can be a target for Art thieves. This is one of the more unusual topics covered on Artgalore, but as the title suggests, there is more to this blog than meets the eye.

Visual arts including painting and

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The Walker welcomes Grayson Perry

Class and taste in contemporary Britain under scrutiny in six striking tapestries.

The Walker welcomes Grayson Perry

This summer, the WalkerArtGallery will be exhibiting six stunning tapestries exploring the human condition and social nuances as depicted by artist Grayson Perry, winner of the 2003 Turner Prize.

Later this year, from 16 May (evening) to 10 August, The Vanity of Small Differences will be on

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More dubious art found in the German parliament buildings

Considerable commotion occurred last month when an elderly man named Cornelius Gurlitt was drawn into the spotlight of the art world and much of the non-art world too. That died down but is back again with another ‘discovery’ of more dubiously acquired art works in the Parliament of Germany.

The uproar began when a huge collection of art works was discovered in Gurlitt’s apartments in

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Modern Art without the Modern Price tag

What is modern art? Who decides what is considered to be art? Why can’t the everyday person be considered an artist? Art really is subjective; something that one person thinks is amazing, another may think is awful. We all have our own concept of what art is and we often include other people’s pieces in our own homes to add a little bit of character

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Global recession hasn’t reached the art world yet

While the recession may be hurting economies across the globe, it seems that art collectors have not heard about the downturn. Just this week at two separate New York art sales collectors purchased works that totaled up to £620 million. In fact, during the week new world records were set for the highest artwork ever to be sold at an auction. In addition, records for

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Expand Your Musical Tastes: Artists You MUST Hear

We’ve all got our personal preferences when it comes to music, and you’re certainly very lucky if you’ve got a group of friends or co-workers who all enjoy the same genre or artists, so you can listen to the same songs and talk about the artist’s latest release.

One of the best ways to discover new artists is by listening to them or having your

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Dutch museums have a second review of the provenance of their art works

The Dutch Museum Association previously announced, back in 2009, a second review of the provenance of artworks located in Dutch galleries and museums. Following a multi-year review period, the association has determined that as many as 139 pieces of art present may have been taken from Jewish owners before or during the Second World War.

The search which spanned four years examined all artwork within

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Banksy art sells in New York’s Central Park

Central Park in New York City witnessed the sale of original canvasses signed by Banksy, the street artist from Britain, for a sum of $60 (or £38 a piece). This event became known when the website of the artist showed videos of someone selling apparently fake Banksy’s.

Some of these were pieces estimated to be worth £20,000 each that were not sold at the day’s

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David Hockney’s Early Impressions exhibition

David Hockney is widely considered to be one of the 20th century’s most influential artists. The Walker Art Gallery is hosting a new exhibition of his work which is bringing together a broad and unique collection of prints and painting which together chart how this most iconic of British artists developed in the early years.

David Hockney: Early reflections goes on display at

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Wedgwood Pottery Experience Review

This review was submitted by Amanda who took her whole family with her for an arty day out to the Wedgwood Visitor Centre using a gift experience box she bought from Next.

I always encourage my kids to be creative, so when we were stuck for things to do during the summer holidays, I picked up a great days out pack from a gift experience

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New York art fraudster pleads guilty

An art dealer Glafira Rosales, who is based in New York, pleaded guilty to defrauding two art galleries in Manhattan more than $30m with 63 fake art pieces. This multi-million dollar art fraud ran for about 15years.

Unsuspecting buyers spent over $80m (£50m) buying paintings that were said to be works of artists like Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko that had never been displayed before.

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