Manhattan DA’s Office Is After Its Own Antiquities Trafficking Informant

A Syrian mosaic was one of 24 looted artifacts seized from antiquities dealer Georges Lotfi. (all images courtesy Manhattan District Attorney’s Office) In a cinematic twist to a saga that could have already made a box-office hit, another player was charged in an international crime ring that has trafficked looted antiquities into some of the … Read more

Roy Lichtenstein’s Manhattan Studio Gifted to Whitney Museum

Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein’s studio in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village will be donated to the Whitney Museum of American Art, his widow Dorothy Lichtenstein and the museum announced yesterday. The massive, 9,000-square-foot space will become the first permanent home of the Whitney’s offbeat Independent Study Program (ISP). The building, located at 741/745 Washington Street and initially … Read more