The Romascu family, owners of a famous and highly coveted Romanian masterpiece, are looking to sell it, and the Romanian government is currently standing in their way. Constantin Brâncuși’s sculpture, “The Wisdom of the Earth,” is thought of as one of the country’s most significant works of the 20th century and is valued at approximately […]

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By DeeDee Hughes, Staff Writer The story begins roughly fifteen years ago when Henri Matisse’s painting, Odalisque in Red Pants, mysteriously disappeared from el Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas Sofia Imber in Venezuela somewhere between 1999-2001. For the past 12 years, the 3 million dollar painting has been floating dangerously through various art collectors’ hands, crossing […]

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