Wednesday, August 24, 2011

By the numbers: international edition

2           The position Rembrandt holds (behind Picasso) as the most stolen artist in the world.

5           The number of years photographer Helmut Newton spent serving in the Australian army.

17.6      The number in millions of dollars paid in interest on loans by the Los Angeles County Museum in Los Angeles last year.

50        The percentage the Dutch Government intends to have cut its culture budget by 2013.

100       The visitors in thousands that went to the Museum of Scotland in one week when it reopened recently

300     The number of Spot paintings Damien Hirst will show simultaneously in Gagosian galleries worldwide.

798     The amount finished paintings left in Mark Rothko’s studio on his death.

50,000 The total art objects reported stolen to INTERPOL between 2003 and 2008.