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National Gallery of Australia to Receive $1.2 million Refund on ‘Stolen’ Buddha

Posted: March 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: ART, Art News, STANDOUT | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on National Gallery of Australia to Receive $1.2 million Refund on ‘Stolen’ Buddha

National Gallery of Australia to Receive $1.2 million Refund on 'Stolen' Buddha

The National Gallery of Australia will receive a refund of more than $1.2 million for a 2,000-year-old stone statue of Buddha after it was revealed it may have been stolen.

The Canberra-based gallery, which has been involved in provenance issues before, announced in January it would return the Seated Buddha statue to India. The dealer has now agreed to refund the purchase price :: Read the full article »»»»


Glover Prize: Winning Landscape by Artist Nigel Hewitt Used Ash From Dunalley Bushfire

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Glover Prize: Winning Landscape by Artist Nigel Hewitt Used Ash From Dunalley Bushfire

An artwork using ash from the 2013 Dunalley bushfires has won this year’s Glover art prize. Nigel Hewitt won the $40,000 prize, the country’s richest landscape award for his work, Woven.

The Tasmanian-born artist, who now lives in Western Australia, used wood ash to depict a forest landscape. Hewitt was thrilled with the award, which honours colonial artist John Glover :: Read the full article »»»»


Rap-mogul Marion ‘Suge’ Knight Charged with Murder

Posted: February 3rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Art News, STANDOUT | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Rap-mogul Marion ‘Suge’ Knight Charged with Murder

Rap-mogul Marion Suge Knight Charged with Murder

Rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight has been charged with murder and attempted murder after prosecutors allege he ran over two men in a southern California parking lot last week, killing one of them.

Knight, the 49-year-old co-founder of influential hip hop label Death Row Records, was charged with one count each of murder and attempted murder, and two counts of felony hit-and-run, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.

The music executive, who faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if found guilty, was taken into custody on suspicion of murder on Friday after surrendering to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies.

He was expected to make an initial court appearance on Tuesday :: Read the full article »»»»