Illustration by John Mavroudis for TIME. © 2018 TIME
Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Friday, October 5.
The Guggenheim Returns a Painting to its Jewish Heirs – The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has returned a painting by Ernst Kirchner to the heirs of a previous owner. Kirchner’s Artillerymen (1915) belonged to a German art dealer, Alfred Flechtheim, who was forced to part with it under the Nazi regime. The restitution of the work is the result of a years-long process between the museum and the Holocaust Claims Processing Office of New York. (Artforum)
Schoolgirl Finds Primordial Weapon in Swedish Lake – An eight-year-old Swedish-American girl named Saga Vanecek was skipping stones in a Swedish lake this summer when she saw what she thought was a stick. To the delight of her family of Minnesota Viking fans, it turned out to be a 1,000-year-old sword. Later searches turned up an equally ancient brooch. Both will be conserved and put on display at the nearby Jönköpings Läns Museum. (The Daily Mail)