Morning Links: Hidden Treasures Edition -ARTnews

Paul Cézanne’s Nature morte de pêches et poires, 1885–77, sold for $28.2 million from the “Hidden Treasures” collection.

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Legal Battles

Art dealer Alexander Khochinsky was detained by French authorities at Charles de Gaulle airport on behalf of the Polish government over the Antoine Pesne painting Girl with Dove (1754), which Khochinsky claims was given to him by his father, who he alleges bought it from a Polish museum. [ARTnews]

According to Banksy’s website, there has been “a recent spate of Banksy exhibitions none of which are consensual.” [Banksy]

Earlier this month, a protest by 200 Vancouver Art Gallery employees came to an end over poor labor conditions in Canadian galleries, though speculation remains over whether healthcare conditions have improved for workers. [Canadianart]

Christie’s

Last night’s Imp-Mod and Surrealist evening sale at Christie’s London raked in  £165.7 million (about $219.5 million). [ARTnews]

The “Hidden Treasures: Impressionist & Modern Masterpieces from an Important Private Collection” portion of last night’s Christie’s sale was sold by two Princeton University benefactors. [Bloomberg]

Artists

Jan Six, a Dutch art dealer and aristocrat, became the first person to discover a Rembrandt in four decades. Then, astoundingly, he found another. [New York Times]

Here are ten different living spaces decorated with Pop Art mainstays such as Warhol and Lichtenstein. [Forbes]

Misc. 

A Hawaiian sculpture, The Island Eater, was gifted to the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum in Honolulu last year as an act of restitution, though experts with Christie’s are doubting the statue’s authenticity. [New York Times]

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