| Nov 22, 2011
Q: Waaaaay back in the '60s I thought I saw bottles of wine with labels designed by Picasso, Dali and other popular artists. Was I dreaming?
—Elizabeth Dewey, Crystal Lake, Ill.
A: No, you weren't dreaming. The artists' labels were (and are) found...
| May 29, 2011
On a recent trip to the Alsace-Lorraine area in northeast France, I was hoping to stop at the new Musée Lalique in Wingen-sur-Moder, 28 miles outside Strasbourg and half a mile from the main Lalique factory. The museum, created from a former glassworks...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 7:07 AM
When now-retired postal inspector John “Jack” Ellis destroyed nearly 100,000 pieces of fake artwork, he hoped it was the end of the fake-art ring he’d helped bust in the 1990s, but he had a feeling that wasn’t the case.
| Dec 22, 2009
| 4:32 PM
-- Renaissance man: Scientists in Italy have exhumed a set of bones that are presumed to be the remains of artist Caravaggio. (Agence France Presse) -- Top grosser: A chalk drawing by Raphael that sold for $47.5 million has topped......
| Sep 10, 2008
Los Angeles -- Police are searching for an art thief that made off with millions of dollars worth of paintings from inside an Encino home, including works by Marc Chagall and Diego Rivera.
Investigators say the thief entered the home near Ventura...
| Nov 21, 2008
Art dealer Jan Krugier, an Auschwitz survivor who collected the works of Picasso and other renowned artists to help himself move past the horrors of the Nazi era, has died in Switzerland. He was 80.
Krugier died Saturday as a result of an infection,...
| Sep 13, 2008
THE THIEF or thieves who recently walked away with an Encino couple's multimillion-dollar art collection, including a Marc Chagall and a Diego Rivera, shouldn't have had a prayer.
In a universe where wealthy people pay millions to protect jewelry,...
| Dec 18, 2007
| 8:48 AM
On this date, five civic leaders incorporated the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, descendant of the Chicago Academy of Design, which had sprung up in 1866 and had mounted several exhibitions before the Chicago Fire claimed it. Thus, in 1882, when the...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 12:13 PM
Just after noon, Mayor Richard J. Daley pulled a cord attached to 1,200 square feet of blue-green fabric, unwrapping a gift "to the people of Chicago" from an artist who had never visited--and had shown no previous interest in--the city. The artist was...