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Leonardo daVinci’s: “Last Supper“

Leonardo daVinci’s famous “Last Supper“ (1498) is not a true fresco. Da Vinci painted on a dry wall rather than on wet plaster and chose...

Robert De Niro Senior – The Artist

Robert De Niro’s father – Robert De Niro senior, was a leading postwar artist. Throughout the fifties he exhibited at the Charles Egan Gallery...

Theft of the Mona Lisa

On the morning of Aug. 21, 1911, the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre. The theft wasn’t noticed until the next day. Once discovered, the...

Andy Warhol Shooting

On June 3, 1968, Andy Warhol and art critic/curator Mario Amaya, were shot by Valerie Solanas after she was turned away from Warhol’s Factory...

Rodin’s Age of Bronze

“The Age of Bronze”, Rodin’s first recognized masterpiece sculpture was was exhibited in Brussels and Paris in 1877. The life-sized male nude was such a departure...

Salvador Dali’s Persistence of Memory

Salvador Dali painted “The Persistence of Memory” in 1931 after seeing some Camembert cheese melting in the heat on a hot summer day. Later...

Van Gogh’s Red Vineyard

Vincent van Gogh was not a successful artist during his lifetime and sold only one painting while he was alive. “The Red Vineyard” was...

Art Crime

Italy has by far the most art crime, with approximately 20,000 art thefts reported each year.  Russia has the second most, with approximately 2000...