Gallery Art owner Kenneth Hendel holds on tightly to Picasso’s ‘Portrait de Marie-Therese’ at his gallery in Aventura on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Hendel received a letter from a New York law firm saying that the Picasso in his gallery was stolen ten years ago from the Tisch family and they just noticed it was missing now. The gallery owner contends he bought the art from another dealer – paid $350,000 for it — and that he knows nothing about it being stolen.
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For those who are not going to make this year’s edition of the Biennale contemporary art fair in Venice, there is no reason to despair.
Officials on Wednesday announced that a selection of some 4,000 artworks on display will be visible immediately online using technology developed by Google’s Cultural Institute.
Web-based visitors can also take a virtual tour of the main venues, the Giardini, where many national pavilions are located, and the Arsenale, which hosts the main curated show.
Italian Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said that the collaboration “confirms how much technology is a great ally to promote our cultural heritage.”
The Biennale contemporary art fair, held every two years in Venice, closes on Nov. 22, but the virtual rendering will remain available.