The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Saturday, December 16, 2017


Zurich misplaces more than 5,000 works of art; expected to find most of the missing artwork
In this file photo a person views "Custom Painting Nr. 5 , 1965" by British artist Peter Phillips at a museum in Zurich. AP Photo/Keystone, Walter Bieri.


GENEVA (AFP).- Switzerland's largest city Zurich acknowledged Monday it had lost trace of 5,176 works of art, including an original painting by Swiss-born architect Le Corbusier.

The city had carried out its first full inventory of its vast collection of 35,000 pieces in nearly a century, only to discover that nearly 15 percent were missing, including nearly 1,400 original works, it said in a statement.

It stressed though that it expected to find most of the missing artwork.

"The collection moves about," Urs Spinner, a spokesman for Zurich's construction department, told the ATS news agency, pointing out that the city's art was spread across more than 500 locations, including schools, hospitals and offices.

The total value of the collection has been estimated at around 121 million Swiss francs ($130 million, 100 million euros), but the city stressed that the missing artwork only accounted for a fraction of that amount.

The unidentified painting by Le Corbusier had, according to ATS, been purchased for 80,000 francs, while the remainder of the missing original works had been insured for just one million francs, the Zurich statement said.

nl/gk


© 1994-2012 Agence France-Presse





Today's News

December 12, 2012

Johannes Vermeer's masterpiece "Woman in Blue Reading a Letter" travels to Sao Paulo

$6 million vase once owned by First Lady Lou Henry Hoover sells at Bonhams in San Francisco

Corcoran Trustees vote they will focus on approaches that keep the museum in the 17th Street building

Four letters by Tsar Nicholas II sold for record price of CHF 120,000 at Hôtel des Ventes de Genève

Van Gogh dazzles at Netherlands' Kroeller-Mueller; museum announced "Vincent is Back"

First U.S. Viewing of "The Jameel Prize: Art Inspired by Islamic Tradition" opens at Stanford

British artist and Turner Prize winner Simon Starling will create the Tate Britain Commission 2013

Founder of Cirque du Soleil exhibits photos taken on board the International Space Station

The Empty Quarter hosts photographer Steve McCurry's latest exhibition "Unguarded Moments"

Michael Hoppen celebrates 20 years in business with an exhibition from his collection

Zurich misplaces more than 5,000 works of art; expected to find most of the missing artwork

The prodigious son: George Maciunas returns to Cooper Union in a new exhibition

Design Miami/ reaffirms its position as the world's leading fair for collectible design with strong sales

RISD Museum closes year with significant gift to cap Radeke Restoration Project

Renovations at Civil Rights Museum move forward

The jewellery collection of the late Michael Wellby makes three times estimate in £2.8 million sale

New world record set for Howard Schleeter at Clars December 2012 fine art auction

Claudia Kleefeld's "Patterns of Nature: The Spiral and Interconnectedness" on view at LA Artcore

Man strips at Austrian art exhibition of nude men

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- A petition decries 'suggestive' painting at New York's Met

2.- Leonardo Da Vinci sold for $450 million is headed to Louvre Abu Dhabi: Official

3.- Desperately seeking this Frida Kahlo painting. Last seen in Poland

4.- Lubaina Himid becomes oldest winner of United Kingdom's Turner Prize

5.- Two Gustav Klimt masterpieces on loan to the National Gallery of Canada

6.- Frick makes its most significant painting purchase in nearly 30 years

7.- Met Opera suspends Levine after sex abuse allegations

8.- Louvre launches appeal to acquire King François I's Book of Hours

9.- Smart-Guard, a new way to pack, ship and store fine art

10.- Save Venice Inc. restores Titian's Madonna di Ca' Pesaro



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful