IFAR Journal

Volume 11, No. 2


Picasso Mosqueteros -- Great Late Picasso
— John Richardson
Sharing anecdotes and other biographical details, the author, a noted Picasso scholar and biographer and curator of the Picasso Mosqueteros exhibition at Gagosian Gallery in New York, explains how Late Picasso paintings and prints demonstrate that the artist remained artistically innovative through the last decade of his life.

A Model Killing Machine: Leonardo's Carro Falcato
— Lisa Duffy-Zeballos
A report on IFAR's findings concerning a miniature wooden model of Leonardo da Vinci's scything chariot, or carro falcato, submitted to IFAR for authentication research.

News and Updates: California Collector Maintains Handle on Suit Against Louis Vuitton: When Is a Murakami Print Really Just a Handbag?
— Mary Morabito Rosewater
A discussion of Arthur v. Louis Vuitton North America, Inc., a lawsuit in which a collector charged the luxury goods company with fraud and failure to comply with the labeling requirements of the California Sale of Fine Prints Act.

News and Updates: Decade-Old Schiele Case May Finally Head to Trial: Judge Shifts Burden of Proof for Portrait of Wally to Austrian Museum
— Nicholas Dietz
A federal judge in New York rules against the Austrian government in the longstanding dispute over an Egon Schiele painting and shifts the burden of proof to the museum.

News and Updates: California's Holocaust Era Statute of Limitations Struck Down: But Goudstikker Heir Allowed to Pursue Claim for Cranachs
— Carla Shapreau
A California court strikes down the law under which the heir to the Goudstikker art collection claimed two Cranach paintings but leaves open her right to prove that she sought the paintings within California's general three-year statute of limitations.

In Memoriam
David Leon Dalva II, Member of IFAR's Board of Directors; Dietrich von Bothmer, Member of IFAR's Art Advisory Council

Stolen Art
Thefts include: Two Pierre Gauvreau works on paper from a gallery in Toronto; Edvard Munch's lithograph History from a gallery in Oslo; Olympia from the Magritte Museum in Brussels.

Recovered Art
Recoveries include: Granville Redmond painting Seascape at Twilight stolen from a Los Angeles gallery; two Antoine Bouvard Venetian scenes stolen in Cirencestire, England.

Missing Art
Missing items include: 11 Andy Warhol paintings from a home in Los Angeles; Patty Chang photograph Leggs from a New York gallery.