The American antiquities dealer Robert E. Hecht Jr. has died at 92. He had been the subject of a criminal trial in Rome for his alleged involvement in trafficking looted antiquities. Mr. Hecht was accused along with his supposed co-conspirators Marion True (formerly the chief curator of antiquities at the Getty) and the dealer Giacomo Medici of helping in the illicit trade of objects from tombs in Italy into the hands of private collectors and, eventually, museums. Read More
Amy Page, 72, passed away on Jan. 19. A native New Yorker, she lived much of her life on the Upper West Side. She is best known in the art world for the 30 years she spent as a freelance journalist covering the major art auctions and fairs like TEFAF in Maastricht, and for her tenure as editor-in-chief of Art+Auction magazine. Read More
Herewith, 12 prominent art world figures who passed away in 2011.
Cargill Macmillan Jr., the collector and arts patron, has passed away at 84. The cause was complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was a major supporter of the Palm Springs Art Museum and he gave them a number of works from his collection. Read More