Shanghai Gets A New Art Fair

A major new art fair featuring 120 galleries will be held in Shanghai next year. “The new art fair, ‘ShContemporary 2007’, is being organised by the Geneva gallerist and collector, Pierre Huber with Lorenzo Rudolf, former director of Art Basel, and Bolognafiere, an Italian fair organiser which already has offices in Shanghai.”

German Police Investigate Tate Recovery

German police are investigating how the Tate recovered two Turner paintings. “The gallery announced two years ago that it had recovered Shade and Darkness — the Evening of the Deluge, and Light and Colour (Goethe’s theory), which were stolen in 1994. The Times learnt yesterday that German police are investigating whether the Tate had broken German federal law.”