Spain blocks auction of possible Caravaggio painting with opening price of €1,500

Spain blocks auction of possible Caravaggio painting with opening price of €1,500

The Spanish government on Thursday blocked the auction of a 17th-century oil painting in Madrid on suspicion that it may actually be a lost masterpiece by the Renaissance artist Caravaggio.

Spain laughs (and groans) at yet another botched art restoration

Spain laughs (and groans) at yet another botched art restoration

Spanish billionaire banking boss sees jail term doubled over smuggled Picasso

Spanish billionaire banking boss sees jail term doubled over smuggled Picasso

Spanish banker gets jail term for trying to smuggle Picasso masterpiece out of Spain on yacht

Spanish banker gets jail term for trying to smuggle Picasso masterpiece out of Spain on yacht

IN PICS: Behind the doors of Madrid’s sumptuous art-filled Liria Palace

IN PICS: Behind the doors of Madrid’s sumptuous art-filled Liria Palace

Why Prado’s exhibition on women is provoking sexist storm

Why Prado’s exhibition on women is provoking sexist storm

Fifteen unmissable paintings at Museo del Prado in Madrid

Fifteen unmissable paintings at Museo del Prado in Madrid

Portraits of an artist:’Picasso, Photographer’s Gaze’ opens in Barcelona

Portraits of an artist:’Picasso, Photographer’s Gaze’ opens in Barcelona

IN PICS: Eight highlights from Madrid’s PhotoEspaña 2019

IN PICS: Eight highlights from Madrid’s PhotoEspaña 2019

Restored Fra Angelico masterpiece unveiled at Spain’s Prado Museum

Restored Fra Angelico masterpiece unveiled at Spain’s Prado Museum

How a stolen Picasso was unearthed by the ‘Indiana Jones of art’

How a stolen Picasso was unearthed by the ‘Indiana Jones of art’

Adiós Martin Chirino: Spain’s renowned sculptor dies aged 94

Adiós Martin Chirino: Spain’s renowned sculptor dies aged 94

Giant inflammable King Felipe sculpture sparks row at Madrid art fair

Giant inflammable King Felipe sculpture sparks row at Madrid art fair

Ghosts of War: Artist superimposes Spanish Civil War scenes on to modern life

Ghosts of War: Artist superimposes Spanish Civil War scenes on to modern life

IN PICS: Madrid’s Prado Museum does the #10yearchallenge and the results are awesome

IN PICS: Madrid’s Prado Museum does the #10yearchallenge and the results are awesome

‘Indiana Jones of art’ finds stolen Spanish carvings in English garden

‘Indiana Jones of art’ finds stolen Spanish carvings in English garden

IN PICS: La Tabacalera, Madrid’s most exciting art space

IN PICS: La Tabacalera, Madrid’s most exciting art space

IN PICS: Ancient Greece-inspired erotic art sparks debate in Valencia

IN PICS: Ancient Greece-inspired erotic art sparks debate in Valencia

Spain has (yet another) new botched restoration

Spain has (yet another) new botched restoration

IN PICS: Velazquez’s ladies-in-waiting spruce up struggling Galician town

IN PICS: Velazquez’s ladies-in-waiting spruce up struggling Galician town

St George or Tintin? The best memes of Spain’s latest botched restoration

St George or Tintin? The best memes of Spain’s latest botched restoration

Tomás Baleztena: Meet the Madrid artist behind the powerfully dark ‘Lockdown Series’

Tomás Baleztena: Meet the Madrid artist behind the powerfully dark ‘Lockdown Series’

IN PICS: Picasso’s ties to the kitchen explored at Barcelona show

IN PICS: Picasso’s ties to the kitchen explored at Barcelona show

New comic opera celebrates Spanish woman’s botched Jesus restoration

New comic opera celebrates Spanish woman’s botched Jesus restoration

Could a mural in Galicia be the first Banksy artwork in Spain?

Could a mural in Galicia be the first Banksy artwork in Spain?

Picasso’s hidden mistress sells for record £50 million

Picasso’s hidden mistress sells for record £50 million

Picasso’s hidden mistress set to fetch millions at sale

Picasso’s hidden mistress set to fetch millions at sale

Censorship: Madrid art fair pulls photo exhibition of Spain’s political prisoners

Censorship: Madrid art fair pulls photo exhibition of Spain’s political prisoners

Two rediscovered Dalí paintings up for sale for first time

Two rediscovered Dalí paintings up for sale for first time

Scuffles break out as art is ‘plundered’ from Catalan museum

Scuffles break out as art is ‘plundered’ from Catalan museum

American collector pays €2 million for Picasso’s erotic etchings

American collector pays €2 million for Picasso’s erotic etchings

Dalí exhumation: ‘His moustache remains intact – pointing in the ten-past-ten position’

Dalí exhumation: ‘His moustache remains intact – pointing in the ten-past-ten position’

Spanish police recover three stolen Francis Bacon paintings

Spanish police recover three stolen Francis Bacon paintings

Are you my surreal dad? Dalí to be exhumed in paternity case

Are you my surreal dad? Dalí to be exhumed in paternity case

Major art collection loaned to Spain for 15 years

Major art collection loaned to Spain for 15 years

WorldPride: Madrid’s Prado museum celebrates LGTB art through the ages

WorldPride: Madrid’s Prado museum celebrates LGTB art through the ages

Did Salvador Dalí father a secret love child?

Did Salvador Dalí father a secret love child?

Salvador Dalí to be exhumed over paternity claim

Salvador Dalí to be exhumed over paternity claim

Lost Velazquez painting fetches €8 million in Madrid

Lost Velazquez painting fetches €8 million in Madrid

Online auctions 2017: design trends and insights from Barnebys
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Online auctions 2017: design trends and insights from Barnebys

80 years on, Picasso’s powerful anti-war Guernica still resonates

80 years on, Picasso’s powerful anti-war Guernica still resonates

IN PICS: Street art revives divided Spanish village

IN PICS: Street art revives divided Spanish village

Madrid’s Prado museum gets first new boss in 15 years

Madrid’s Prado museum gets first new boss in 15 years

Art thieves suspected of Francis Bacon heist arrested in Madrid

Art thieves suspected of Francis Bacon heist arrested in Madrid

Spanish police recover priceless cultural treasures in mega bust of international art thieves

Spanish police recover priceless cultural treasures in mega bust of international art thieves

Madrid to hold major Picasso exhibit for ‘Guernica’ anniversary

Madrid to hold major Picasso exhibit for ‘Guernica’ anniversary

Coveted Picasso paintings sell for a fortune in Sweden

Coveted Picasso paintings sell for a fortune in Sweden

80,000 Catalans gather to back pro-independence leaders

80,000 Catalans gather to back pro-independence leaders

Stolen Dali masterpiece recovered from criminal gang

Stolen Dali masterpiece recovered from criminal gang

Spanish cathedral to host Ai Weiwei incarceration exhibit

Spanish cathedral to host Ai Weiwei incarceration exhibit

Grandson auctions Joan Miró paintings to help refugees

Grandson auctions Joan Miró paintings to help refugees

Six surreal facts from the life of Salvador Dalí

Six surreal facts from the life of Salvador Dalí

Seven great ways to celebrate 400 years of Cervantes

Seven great ways to celebrate 400 years of Cervantes

Spanish kingpin behind huge art fraud to face trial in USA

Spanish kingpin behind huge art fraud to face trial in USA

Take a trip inside the surreal mind of artist Salvador Dalí

Take a trip inside the surreal mind of artist Salvador Dalí

Studio of Spanish surrealist Joan Miró recreated in London

Studio of Spanish surrealist Joan Miró recreated in London

Abandoned church transformed into amazing colourful skate park

Abandoned church transformed into amazing colourful skate park

Spanish artist unveils ‘masterpiece’ to commemorate 70 years of UN

Spanish artist unveils ‘masterpiece’ to commemorate 70 years of UN

The Prado ranks above the Louvre on list of world’s greatest museums

The Prado ranks above the Louvre on list of world’s greatest museums

Everyday Spaniards to star in ‘Life in a Day’ in Spain on the big screen

Everyday Spaniards to star in ‘Life in a Day’ in Spain on the big screen

Banking family’s Picasso seized on Corsica boat

Banking family’s Picasso seized on Corsica boat

Village celebrates rebirth as graffiti museum

Village celebrates rebirth as graffiti museum

Madrid’s traditional museum scene receives a haute couture makeover

Madrid’s traditional museum scene receives a haute couture makeover

Spain’s museums invite blind to touch artworks

Spain’s museums invite blind to touch artworks

400-year-old Spanish treasure on sale in NY

400-year-old Spanish treasure on sale in NY

Stolen Swedish art returned by Spanish

Stolen Swedish art returned by Spanish

Spain blocks export of Picasso painting to UK

Spain blocks export of Picasso painting to UK

Grand opening for Málaga Pompidou

Grand opening for Málaga Pompidou

‘In Spain I found a new and  marvellous energy’

‘In Spain I found a new and marvellous energy’

Spain refuses to return painting looted by Nazis

Spain refuses to return painting looted by Nazis

IN PICS: The sleepy Spanish town where nothing is quite as it seems

IN PICS: The sleepy Spanish town where nothing is quite as it seems

Auction record smashed for Spanish artist Gris

Auction record smashed for Spanish artist Gris

Spanish ‘Banksy’ exposes CCTV hysteria

Spanish ‘Banksy’ exposes CCTV hysteria

Meet Spain’s very own Banksy: Señor X

Meet Spain’s very own Banksy: Señor X

‘They didn’t let me finish’: ‘Monkey Jesus’ artist

‘They didn’t let me finish’: ‘Monkey Jesus’ artist

Spanish robot brings artworks back to life

Spanish robot brings artworks back to life

‘I burned stolen Picasso’: Thief’s mum

‘I burned stolen Picasso’: Thief’s mum