Day: January 21, 2014

“WWII Artifact Returns Home to Japan”

“WWII Artifact Returns Home to Japan”

via “KHON2″

“After almost 80 years, a piece of naval history is on its way home to Japan.

At the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc, the special shipment is underway.

Crews from Chicago, New Jersey, and as far away as Japan, are making sure an 11-foot, 1,600-pound replica of the Japanese luxury liner Hikawa Maru doesn’t get damaged.

The Japanese built the model 79 . . . .”


Federal Court Judge Rules That “$7.00” Renoir May Return to Baltimore Museum of Art

Center for Art Law

On January 22, 2012, Robert Scott Cook, a Madison Avenue art dealer, was charged for allegedly defrauding a client of 16 artworks by Picasso, Manet, Matisse, Renoir and others worth more than $4.2 million. Cook, a principle of Cook Fine Art (2005-2011), sold watercolors, drawings and photographs to galleries and auction houses behind the owner’s back for years.  Sales took place over a course of six years and they were done without owner’s consent or to his benefit as proceeds were never shared. According to the F.B.I.’s assistant director in charge in New York, Janice K. Fedarcyk, “Mr. Cook is a crook.” If convicted he faces a maximum of 20 years in jail and a $250,000 fine.

Cook’s attorney, James Eisenhower, was reported as saying that his client was trying to raise $1 million to repay the consignor and “that Cook hoped to avoid being prosecuted.”

Source: New York…

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