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MARC Restellini > mORE INFORMATION:

MORE NEW NEWS:

THERE IS A NEW PLAYER AT THE MODIGLIANI MARKET.

DO YOU NEED AN EXPERTISE???


Source for Marc Image: http://www.ilgiornaledellusso.it/2013/02/25/modigliani-soutine-artisti-maledetti-palazzo-reale/

SO MARC RESTELLINI AFTER ENDING THE RELATION WITH THE WILDENSTEIN'S HAS OPEN HIS OWN INSTITUT, NEXT BUILDING TO HIS MUSEUM IN PARIS AT:

RESTELLINI INSTITUT
30 PLACE DE LA MADELEINE - 75008 PARIS
FUTURE WEBPAGE: http://www.institutrestellini.com AND ALSO ORG AND institut-restellini.org

(SORRY GUYS NO PHONE, TRY AT THE PINACOTHEQUE, MAYBE THAY CAN TELL YOU: 33 1 42 68 02 01)
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TO ALL THE OWNERS OF A MODIGLIANI (OR A PURPORTED MODIGLIANI) THERE IS A NEW "MUST VISIT" IN PARIS.

GO ON AND GET AN APPOINTMENT AT MARC'S NEW FACILITIES,
RUN HE IS ALREADY GIVING NUMBERS OF AUTHENTICITY FOR HIS NEXT TO BE PUBLISHED:

"CATALOGUE RAISONNE OF DRAWINGS & PAINTINGS BY AMEDEO MODIGLIANI"

JUST IN CASE HE DENIES IT HERE IS THE COMPANY INFORMATION:

Renseignements juridiques

Dénomination INSTITUT RESTELLINI
Adresse INSTITUT RESTELLINI, 30 PLACE DE LA MADELEINE 75008 PARIS
Téléphone  Afficher le téléphone
SIREN 810 490 847
SIRET (siege) 81049084700011
N° de TVA Intracommunautaire
Activité (Code NAF ou APE) Activités spécialisées, scientifiques et techniques diverses (7490B)
Forme juridique Société civile
Date immatriculation RCS 26-03-2015Voir les statuts constitutifs
Date de dernière mise à jour 01-04-2015Voir les derniers statuts publiés
Tranche d'effectif 0 salarié (unités ayant eu des salariés au cours de l'année de référence mais plus d'effectif au 31/12)
Capital social 100,00 €

Read more at http://www.societe.com/societe/institut-restellini-810490847.html#GtRmGBq3FITDfp9B.99


I GUESS HE MUST BE REALLY WORKING HARD, HOPE THIS TIME HE CAN REALLY TAKE IT TO PRINT ON TIME.

HERE IS THE FIRST NUMBER I HAVE FOUND ON THE WEB:

Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) Tête de femme Crayons sur papier Signé en bas à gauche : Modigliani 35,4 x 27,8 cm
50 000 / 60 000 €
Nous remercions Monsieur Marc Restellini d’avoir confirmé l’authenticité de cette œuvre.
Cette oeuvre sera incluse et reproduite dans le Catalogue raisonné d’Amedeo Modigliani actuellement en preparation. Un rapport d’expertise de l’institut Restellini n°2015/DE/S82 en date du 9 juin 2015 sera remis à l’acquéreur.


LINK: http://www.hvmc.com/medias/pdf/HVMC_CATAL_MODERNE_24%20JUILLET_BD_PaP.pdf



MORE NEWS:

Rachel Boon from ASIA ONE informs:

PROMINENT Swiss businessman Yves Bouvier is facing charges of fraud and money laundering, but his Singapore partnerships remain unaffected.
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The Straits Times earlier reported that Mr Bouvier is one of the partners behind Art Heritage Singapore, the company managing the launch of museum Singapore Pinacotheque de Paris. The museum in Fort Canning, slated to open in May, is an offshoot of Paris' famed private museum, founded by renowned art historian Marc Restellini.

ther players in Art Heritage Singapore are local property developer KOP, and Mr Alain Vandenborre, co-founder of then Singapore Freeport.

Mr Restellini, who is also Art Heritage Singapore's chairman, said yesterday that the main shareholder of Art Heritage Singapore is Art Heritage Group.

- See more at: http://business.asiaone.com/news/swiss-art-broker-charged-fraud#sthash.h1jqOZvC.dpuf
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I wonder if Marc likes to play in the rough side or he is just an innocent fellow surrounded by bad companies...
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NOTE:
I have to deal with really very much information, I will update it frequently and if you find mistakes or broken links, just give me some time and everything will be solved...

- Born in France (1964), After studying and then lecturing at the Sorbonne, Restellini became an independent curator.

-Restellini and Parisot have a long history, starting with an exhibition Restellini created as a graduate student, for which he requested a text from Parisot. Restellini says that Parisot’s text was “inept” and labels the decision to collaborate with the older scholar as an “error of youth".

-In recent years the two men have disparaged each other in the press, each claiming to be the real Modigliani expert.

“What Parisot’s doing isn’t art history,” Restellini says. “It destroys and deforms everything Modigliani did. Someone once approached me saying they had the archives of [Modigliani expert] Joseph Lanthemann. They offered the documents to me if I would authenticate a Modigliani that they owned. Parisot had already published it as authentic, but I had it tested and it’s clearly fake.” The painting, Nu couché, Restellini explains, shows traces of titanium, a paint additive foreign to Modigliani’s works. Asked to explain that discrepancy, Parisot labels the presence of titanium inconclusive, speculating that it could be in the painting’s varnish. “We tested multiple layers and found traces everywhere,” Restellini replies. “That painting is riddled with titanium. It’s not the varnish.
Marc Restellini dixit LINK >>

- In 1997 the Wildenstein Institute, from the famous dealers saga announced that Restellini (aged 32 at that time) will create 2 new catalogues on Modigliani:

1.- Drawings.
2.- Paintings.

-In 1997 Restellini denied the authentication to a work titled "Jeune Femme brune" to Phillips auction house so the owner started legal proceedings against him, then the Wildensteins said that they are not responsible for his opinion, that he is the only one to blame... So he discovered that he was not so much protected.
Finally a NY judge who was in charge decided that the american legal system was not the place, the court case was transferred to the french legal system, and since then it is still in process. LINK >>

- In 1997, Christie’s asked him to evaluate Beatrice Hastings assise, (Ceroni nº 80). Restellini declared the work
a genuine Modigliani that had been badly compromised by extensive over painting. “It had been transformed by someone else to make it more marketable,” he recalls. “I showed Christie’s the original work’s photograph from the Guillaume archives and said I could never include the painting as it stands today, because to me that is fake. They auctioned it
anyway, for $2.6 million. LINK >

- In 2000 he was appointed artistic director of the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris, even if he is one of the art historians that have not taken the official French examination for museum curators, (the french art world rumors said it was because of his close connection of the wildenstein and french politics).


-In 2002 While at the Luxembourg he curated "Modigliani: The Melancholy Angel". a 120-piece retrospective, billed as the largest exhibition ever of the artist's work, it is the creation of Restellini. After its inaugural run at the Musée du Luxembourg, the show traveled to the Palazzo Reale in Milan.

-The show was strongly criticized--30 works not in Ceroni were being presented to the world with the imprimatur of Restellini & Wildenstein Institute but without detailed provenance or any argument for their authenticity. LINK >>

- The answer to the questionings:

“We have all the details necessary to prove their provenances, but we’re holding them back for the catalogue raisonné. Yes, we have every intention of transparency, but it will come at the time of our choosing.”LINK >>

Marie-Christine Decroocq dixit, Restellini’s closest collaborator at the Wildenstein Institute (Now Ex collaborator).

------------------------- EXACTLY the same as PARISOT USUALLY ANSWERS... -----------------------------------


“Before that show, people were willing to give Restellini the benefit of the doubt,” explains one European auction-house specialist. “But that exhibition catalogue damaged his reputation.” As things stand now, says another auction-house expert, “I can’t imagine anyone serious buying a non-Ceroni piece that Restellini approved unless it had a perfect provenance" LINK >>

-In 2003 he left Luxembourg, which after a period was closedbecause of the huge mess in personnel, economy, etc.

-In 2007 he open the "Pinacothèque de Paris", a private museum(private money and works of art, nobody knows with whose support).

"All I actually want to do is to show paintings and help people to understand them" - Marc Restellini dixit

'''I annoy many people because I am acting alone,'' - Marc Restellini dixit

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New York Times, November 2003.

The building, at 30 bis rue de Paradis, was built in 1832 by Baccarat, the luxury crystal and glass manufacturer, and served as a sales outlet and a stock house. In recent years it was also the Baccarat Museum. Mr. Restellini immediately saw that it was perfect for his needs. It has an elegant paneled entrance and a wide wooden staircase that leads to a spacious, naturally lighted gallery space, ideal for temporary shows.

The only problem was that Baccarat wanted to sell, not to rent. So this summer, Mr. Restellini scrambled to borrow the $8 million purchase price and raised a further $3 million from private investors to refurbish the building. This work, which will take place after ''Intimate Picasso'' closes here March 28, will include turning much of the first floor into a permanent museum space where he plans to display artworks loaned to him by private collectors.
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"So, he was asked, is money his motivation? ''No, it's an idea to satisfy my megalomania by running 20 museums around the world,'' he said with a laugh. ''Actually, I don't really know. It's really a childish thing.'' LINK >>

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Pocket money or spare change?, My god art curators are so well paid in france...

Interesting opinion on his work at "La pinacotheque":

Playing the ponies?
Le Monde, January 10, 2012


- Since he started "Modiglianing" he has been sued by a good number of wealthy collectors.

- He was sued by Parisot for saying that some of the paintings exhibited at Venice in 2005 were absurd fakes and he lost the legal fight with him (anyway, he was the moral winner).

- He has clashed with powerful dealers, including Ernst Beyeler and David Nahmad who was told that one of his paintings (no idea which one) was not going to be in the catalogue.

- Restellini’s project on Paintings, has been both scaled back and delayed since 1997 and still waiting, the Wild's does not inform if it has been cancelled or not.

'They have tried to destroy me' says rising star of Parisian art world In two years, Marc Restellini has shaken up the Parisian art scene. the Independent, March 2010

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Art World Cat fight: The Louvre vs. Parisian Upstart by Kelsey Keith.
March, 2010

"Marc Restellini, who is either a martyr for the cause of art-for-all, or a paranoid egoist. Most likely both." LINK >>

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- Swiss collector Edgar Bavarel sued Restellini after he rejected two works for the planned drawing catalogue. In early 2001 a court decided that one of the drawings should be included since the proofs to be legitimate were impossible to neglect and the other one shall wait until it can be tested.

Lawsuits and charges of slander multiply as two scholars compete to be recognized as the ultimate authority... Art news, January 2004.

- So then he decided to quit the drawings catalogue.

“I was dealing with constant attempts to coerce me, including death threats,” he recalls. “Someone even sent a check for two million French francs [$350,000] to my mother. I sent it to my lawyer’s office and had him write the collector a cease-and-desist letter.” LINK>>

- The Only thing I can say surely is that he had to INCLUDE a drawing that in his opinion was not good (legal order).

O. Patani the third expert said to the art newspaper in June,2002:

"---Dr. Patani who claims Mr. Restellini, "has authenticated drawings which I do not accept as genuine. Of course, every scholar has a right to his own opinion."  LINK >>

- This is one of his last interviews and it is really worth reading, he blames the others for doing exactly the same things that he usually does...


'They have tried to destroy me' says rising star of Parisian art world In two years, Marc Restellini has shaken up the Parisian art scene. the Independent, March 2010

An extract from this interview and in red my comments:

 

-The Pinacothèque, a privately run, wholly unsubsidized exhibition space has come from nowhere to lead the field in just over two years.
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-Marc Restellini, 45, told The Independent: "They have tried to torpedo me, to destroy me. They have acted like voyous [petty thugs]. You would think that they were rival pharmaceutical companies, with secrets to hide, and interests to protect, rather than parts of an arts world where everything is complementary and everything connects.

WOW, it seems that he has described the way that his mother company (the Wildenstein) and he act...

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- "When we announced the Munch exhibition, someone very senior from the Centre Pompidou rang the Munch museum in Norway and said 'Don't work with this man.'  How do I know that? Because the Munch museum rang me and said: 'What's the matter with you French? Why do you behave like this?'

I heard exactly the same story from an owner but the one who rang the museum was Restellini...

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- He is young and brash and speaks his mind publicly in a world that prefers discreetly poisonous intrigue. And he made his name in Japan and by running a series of successful exhibitions in the (now temporarily closed) Musée du Luxembourg, which belongs to the upper house of the French parliament.

Not so young, not so brash, not so publicly, and he is a perfect match for the poisonous intrigue...
Yes in Japan, the best art market during the past decade...
Yes in the Luxembourg, that was closed because of the budget mess, the always hidden accusations of working for the w..., and so on and on...
Until it was saved by the people that he calls miserable in his article (the reunion des musees nationaux).

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- "All I actually want to do is to show paintings and help people to understand them" – director Marc Restellini.

No comments, that just too much...



- Restellini predicts that his catalogue will include 400 paintings (Ceroni’s have 337) LINK>> later he added more and more we are actually (not sure, maybe it has changed in the last days) near to: 407-417 works.

- Restellini’s relations with two major auction houses have at times been difficult.

- Christie's manager said in public that they don't trust the present experts, including him LINK >>.

- He regularly presents new exhibits at the pinacotheque and he likes to be in charge of the press conferences but it is impossible to obtain a direct word on Modigliani, he only talks on the exhibit going on with a complete "omerta" for the expected catalogue of paintings.

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"There’s no guarantee that even a masterful catalogue raisonné by Restellini would quiet the querulous Modigliani milieu. “I don’t think he was the wrong man for the task,” says Michael Findlay of New York’s Acquavella Galleries. “But I guarantee he will have a lot of rocks thrown at him when his book finally comes out. When the stakes are so high, venality runs rife.”

From Marc Spiegler article " The expertise battle" ARTNEWS, January 2004
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In summary:

This whole debacle could have been avoided if the Wildenstein's had just established a committee,” says one New York dealer in Modigliani's. “That makes the decisions much harder to contest, and it leaves the process much less open to corruption.”
LINK >>

In Spanish we have sentence that says:

"If you want to know something about someone, look at who he goes with"
A few articles on the people who pays (or paid, it's all so secretly going...) his investigations:

The state complaint against Guy Wildenstein. Possible "abuse of trust" police raided the office of Guy Wildenstein. Le Poin 10.06.2011
Ignorance Is Defense in a Case of Lost Art
The New York Times 07.20.2011.
Megadealer Guy Wildenstein Formally Charged With Harboring Stolen Artworks and Nazi Loot, By ARTINFO France 07.08.2011.
Guy Wildenstein indicted for the misuse of trust
Le Monde, 07.07.11

Billionaire dealer accused of fraud over missing art
The Independent, 07.08.2011

The Evilest Art Dealers in the World?: A Digest of the Wildenstein Allegations
ARTINFO, 04.21.2011
The case of true-false Monet, Revelations. The Wildenstein are believed to have "cleared" a Monet. The Point, 05.05.2011
Venerable Art Dealer Is Enmeshed in Lawsuits
The New York times, 04.19.2011
Wildenstein Faces Criminal Charge Over Trove of Artworks
The New York Times, 07.08.2011.
Dark story about a Monet - The battle lasted seventeen years between Wildenstein and P.Howard-Johnston. Le Point, 01.02.2011.
Did Art Dealer Guy Wildenstein Gather a Multimillion-Dollar Cache of Stolen Art?, By ARTINFO, 02.04.2011.
Guy Wildenstein, An Art Dealer In Turmoil
Arcadia art magazine, 05.16.2011.

Guy Wildenstein, elected UMP, indicted for possession of art works
Le Parisien, 06.07.2011.
EXCLUSIVE - Thirty pieces "missing or stolen" were seized at the Wildenstein Institute, Le Point, 01.02.2011
EXCLUSIVE - Case Wildenstein, the stepdaughter complaint
Le Point, 15.02.2011

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