Italy Halts Allegedly Illegal Sale of Gentileschi—and More Art News –

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines THE CARABINIERI STRIKE AGAIN. Police in Italy said that they halted the auction of a painting by 17th-century great Artemisia Gentileschi in Vienna that had allegedly been exported from the country under false pretenses, the Associated … Read more

NY District Attorney’s Office Seizes Allegedly Looted Antiquities From the Met

An ancient Egyptian model of a tomb, “Stele of Kemes” (1750-1720 BCE), was one of five objects seized from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (all images courtesy Manhattan District Attorney’s Office unless otherwise noted) The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office (DA) has seized five antiquities worth over $3 million from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, alleging … Read more