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Will money laundering laws end art world’s culture of secrecy?



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Will money laundering laws end art world’s culture of secrecy?

When a Botticelli painting went under the hammer last month at Sotheby’s in New York for $92 million, it was assumed the buyer was a Russian oligarch since the bidding was done by an adviser to wealthy Russians.

But as art journalist Scott Reyburn told “The Week in Art” podcast, it’s not always that simple: “Sometimes very wealthy collectors use telephone bidders that imply a certain nationality just to guarantee their own anonymity… to throw us off the scent,” he said.

The ultra-wealthy prize that sort of confidentiality, and it also helps build the mystique and theatre in which auction houses like to drape themselves.

Lately, however, regulators in Europe and the United States are out to spoil the fun, arguing that this culture of secrecy is ripe for exploitation by criminals.

New anti-money-laundering rules mean art

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Philadelphia photographer prints social justice art book for charity

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (WPVI) — “We’re all gonna be talking about 2020 and what happened for decades,” said photographer Matt Barber. “These are images that capture what’s really happening in your community.”

The camera-clad Philadelphian was among thousands of protesters filling the streets in June of 2020 following the death of George Floyd.

“I took so many photos back in June, and I thought for the longest time, what should I do with this?” he asked.

Barber, a South Philadelphia native, called an illustrator, Halimah Smith, from Northwest Philadelphia, to collaborate on a project. The dynamic duo produced an art book titled, “PHL Black Lives Matter.”

“I think the book really does a good job of telling a story of people who are fed up,” said Smith. “They want change and they want it now.”

The book, which can be purchased on Barber’s website for $20, is forwarding all of

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