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Lady Gaga hooked on British ‘Antiques Roadshow’

The Sun Newspaper reports that the 25-year-old singer – who is well known for her eccentric tastes – is obsessed with the British TV show where people bring in their valuables to find out their value, and friends have now bought her a DVD box set of classic episodes so she can watch them...

Caroline Ashleigh Blog: Drama, Suspense, Intrigue: Art Crime 101

On June 13 a dozen participants and I arrived in Philadelphia for the first ever Art Crime Investigation Seminar, conducted by former FBI Special Agent, and real Indiana Jones, Robert Wittman. The week, consisting of five days of instruction and discussion with field experts and industry leaders, was a one-of-a-kind seminar in which each...

Brazen Picasso theft highlights art crime’s prominence

Pablo Picasso’s Tete de Femme pencil drawing was snatched from Weinstein art gallery in San Francisco. A video camera snapshot shows a man who appears to walk with a painting in his arms (right) Art crime is a $6-billion-a-year business. It ranks fourth in crime, after drugs, money laundering, and illegal arms. Ten percent ...

Round Top Antiques Fair Spring 2011: The draw of the West

Promoters in Round Top, Texas, are filling all available exhibit areas with dealers from all over the world. This spring there were nearly thousands of dealers at nearly a dozen venues offering Americana, Continental Antiques, vintage textiles, early silver and jewelry to several thousand shoppers attending the week-long affair.

Caroline Ashleigh Blog: Grooves of Marvin Gaye at Motown Museum

Marvin Gaye Exhibit Opens At Detroit Motown Museum The Motown museum, located in the original home of Motown Records Corp., has unveiled an exhibit chronicling the Marvin Gaye’s two decades at Motown, from 1960 to 1982. The exhibit in the second-floor gallery opened Friday and runs through at least September. It’s the first time...