Saturday, January 17, 2015

Our Newsletter for January 17, 2015. Picasso, Art Market Bubble, More Fraud, Saudi Arabia, Helmut Gransow, Pierre CARRIER-BELLEUSE, Henri Matisse, Picasso, Dali, Peter Max

Spain's Civil Guard says the ringleader travelled frequently from the Principality of Andorra to sell the forged artworks in Spain. Photo: Guardia Civil
Police foil forgers who copied Miró and Picasso
Police in Zaragoza and Tarragona have taken down a network of art fraudsters who tried to sell nine forged copies of works by Miró, Picasso and Matisse for hundreds of thousands of euros. They had attempted to sell forgeries of six paintings by Miró, two by Matisse and one by Picasso to collectors and galleries for hundreds of thousands of euros. More

The London Art Fair, in 2014 Photo: © James Champion via LAF
Survey Shows Dealers Confident Art Market Bubble Will Last
Art News - Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
UK dealers are confident the market will stay bullish for the foreseeable future. According to new research commissioned by the London Art Fair, which opens next week, 51 percent of the exhibiting galleries surveyed believe that the art market will fare better than the previous year, and 45 percent believe it will stay the same.

Helge and Dorothee Achenbach. Photo: Westdeutsche Zeitung
Achenbach Confesses to Yet More Fraud
Henri Neuendorf, Art Net
Helge Achenbach, Germany's top art adviser is behind bars. That is, for now, at least. Further details have emerged about the extent of the alleged fraud committed by Achenbach against Bertold Albrecht, the heir to supermarket giant, Aldi; resulting in estimated damages of €23 million...

Rare Photos: A hundred years ago this week, the camel- mounted armies of Abdulaziz - known as Ibn Saud, later to become the founding king of Saudi Arabia - were preparing to face their arch-enemies, the Rashidis. (BBC)
Ibn Saud standing in front of his son and followers



Ibn Saud's army on the march

This panoramic image inside a fort at breakfast-time 
OSCAR'S FARM, 1965, oil on board; signed 24 ins x 30 ins; 60 cms x 75 cms
Est. $700/900 
Realised: $3240
Auction Date: 03/15/2012 

"Danser with flute", 1913.
Signed and dated pastel on canvas
74 x 60 cm

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"The Silence Living in Houses," colored aquatint, 128/200, pencil numbered l.l. margin, framed, H.- 21 7/8 in., W.- 17 3/8 in.


Original color offset lithograph printed in 1959 at the Impri Merie Nationale de France, by Mourlot Freres. After the poster, "The Sculpture of Matisse," by Henri Matisse. Sheet size: 12 x 9 1/2 inches



Original color offset lithograph printed in 1959 at the Impri Merie Nationale de France, by Mourlot Freres. After the poster, "Exposition de Ceramiques,"  Signed. Sheet size: 12 x 9 1/2 inches. 


Guitar Player and Seated Woman (ocher, brown, black). Facsimile color linoleum cut, Abrams edition, 1962, after the original by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), created under the direction of the artist using the original linocut prints Size: 12 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches


Original signed color lithograph printed in 1959 at the Impri Merie Nationale de France, by Mourlot Freres. After the poster, "Picasso Peintures 1955-1956," by Pablo Picasso. Bearing pencil signature and date, lower right. Sheet size: 12 x 9 1/2 inches


Original blue ink drawing on printed page, untitled, attributed to Salvador Dali (1904-1989). Signed and inscribed. 11 1/2 x 8 inches


Liberty Head II on Blends 2006 Unique
Works on Paper (not prints), Mixed Media With Acrylic Painting And Lithography on Paper
Edition No: Unique
Dimensions: 10 x 8 in
Hand Signed: Hand Signed Lower Right


Umbrella Man Veri #45
Works on Paper (not prints), Mixed Media
Edition No: Unique
Dimensions: 11 x 8 in
Hand Signed: Lower Right