Art and Antiquities in the News

Perhaps because it’s the slow summer season, art and antiquities have been very much in the news – well at least in the NYT.  So, for your beach reading pleasure, we refer you to:

In the first article entitled “The Curse of the Outcast Artifact,  the NYT reports on the problems in donating unprovenanced artifacts – which by some estimates may include more than 111,900 objects in private hands.

In the second article entitled “Ruling on Artistic Authenticity: The Market vs. the Law”, the NYT reports on a growing trend of letting judges and juries decide whether the painting at issue is “the real McCoy.”

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