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Art market

Status of $4.8m Modigliani painting challenged as legal battle over artist's catalogues raisonnés ramps up

French expert Marc Restellini claims substantial modifications to Italian painter's 1915 portrait of Beatrice Hastings were not mentioned by Christie's when the picture was sold—twice

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War declared over lucrative Modigliani 'monopoly' as Wildenstein Plattner Institute fights back at Marc Restellini

Institute is claiming copyright ownership and right to publish expert’s research, alongside share of profits from Institut Restellini which it claims charges €30,000 per inquiry

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Catalogues raisonnés

Secret papers on famous artists including Gauguin, Renoir and Monet to be revealed

New York-based Wildenstein-Plattner Institute will digitise fabled Wildenstein archive of sale catalogues, letters and experts’ notes

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Art market

Why the catalogue raisonné is the forger's bible

An international conference considered the challenges and risks— not to mention the sheer size of publications

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Art market

A new catalogue raisonné organisation aims to foil fakes in the art market

The membership-based International Catalogue Raisonné Association will offer discounted legal advice and institute an annual conference

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Authentication

Not a Bacon, expert tells court: The debate around Bacon's drawings continues

The chairman of the artist’s catalogue raisonné committee dismisses controversial drawings as “pastiches” in UK bankruptcy hearing

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Catalogues raisonnés

Modigliani catalogue raisonné still years away

Competing claims and potential conflicts of interests delay publication, originally scheduled for 2006

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Authentication

2009 Calder case: A court of law is no place to authenticate art

The case set a legal precedent about the legal duty of authenticating bodies

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Art market

Catalogues raisonnés rivals dispute Bonhams’s Modigliani

The authenticity of Jeune Fille aux Cheveux Noirs is questioned, but only by some experts

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Lucas Cranach the Elder

Why the art world is crazy about Cranach

New technology is shedding light on an Old Master as the prolific, multi-talented artist enjoys a renaissance

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Francis Bacon

The Courtauld Institute and the Francis Bacon Estate discuss disputed Bacon drawings

A Courtauld conference will investigate works on paper said to be by the artist. Owner’s side to offer legal immunity

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Calder Foundation

Courts cannot dictate authentication board’s decisions, case concerning Calder works finds

Judge says he does not have power over Calder Foundation

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Francis Bacon

Author chosen for Bacon catalogue

Diplomacy will be required to deal with warring factions

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Pablo Picasso

Picasso: Keeping it in the family

Picasso’s granddaughter is preparing the catalogue raisonné of the artist’s sculpture, with funding from the Gagosian Gallery

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Letters

Delacroix fraud warning from catalogue raisonné author

Lee Johnson advises that false documentation bearing his name is being circulated

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Fakes & copies

The dangerous, fake-riddled world of Modiglianis

Death threats, market interests and too many specialists bedevil research into the subject

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Books

Phaidon to publish Warhol catalogue raisonné

It will comprise of six volumes, beginning with his production from 1961 to 1963

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Catalogues raisonnés

Books: A catalogue raisonné for Mark Rothko

Only Gorky and Pollock of his peers has so far been catalogued