Art Law Report

“Flea Market Renoir” May Have Been Stolen Decades Ago, Confusion Abounds

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on September 28, 2012 at 9:49 AM

What was the feel-good, ersatz Antiques-Roadshow story of the summer may soon be one of the most prominent art law issues in the country. A painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir entitled “Paysage Bords de Seine” that was purchased at a flea market in 2010 for $7 and authenticated this year as genuine may turn out to have been stolen from the Baltimore Museum of Art.

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Topics: Forgery, Sadie May Collection, Antiques Roadshow, Renoir, Doreen Bolger, Collections, Baltimore Museum of Art, Standing, Washington Post, connoisseurship, Paysage Bords de Seine, Potomack Co.

Ellis Boston Begins Today

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on October 20, 2011 at 5:41 AM

The Ellis Boston Antiques Show begins today. I will be on a panel on Friday night, October 21, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. entitled “Essentials for the New Collectorabout collecting antiques and fine art in today’s market. I will be joined by PBS “Antiques Roadshow” appraiser Colleene Fesko and John Fiske, Editor of New England Antiques Journal. The panel is presented by ARIS Title Insurance Corporation.

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Topics: Ellis Boston Antiques Show, Antiques Roadshow, John Fiske, Colleen Fesko, Head of the Charles

The Art Law Report at Ellis Boston Antiques

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on October 6, 2011 at 8:23 AM

During the upcoming Ellis Boston Antiques Show, I will be on a panel on Friday night, October 21, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. entitled “Essentials for the New Collectorabout collecting antiques and fine art in today’s market. I will be joined by PBS “Antiques Roadshow” appraiser Colleene Fesko and John Fiske, Editor of New England Antiques Journal. The panel is presented by ARIS Title Insurance Corporation.

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Topics: New England Antiques Journal, Ellis Boston Antiques Show, Antiques Roadshow, PBS, John Fiske, Collections, Nicholas O'Donnell, Colleen Fesko, Customs, connoisseurship, Art Law Report

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