Monday, September 22, 2008

Catching Up

Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento points to a couple of stories I missed last week.


"Thieves have stolen an engraving by Spanish master Francisco de Goya from a temporary exhibition in Colombia. The engraving ... was one of 80 by the Spanish artist on loan from the Goya Fuendetodos Cultural Corporation of Zaragoza, Spain."

And two:

"A Midtown gallery from which dozens of photographs of Salvador Dali were stolen didn't do enough to safeguard the precious works, their owners charged in a lawsuit filed yesterday. The heirs of famed photographer Philippe Halsman, who frequently collaborated with the Spanish surrealist, want the Howard Greenberg Gallery to pay them $684,000 for the lost photos, plus damages. They sold several photos through the gallery beginning in 2004, according to the complaint filed in Manhattan federal court. When they asked the gallery to return all of the unsold works ... the owner told them they were stolen, according to the complaint."