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Mary Lane

Lives in Germany, Perpetually Peripatetic
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  christie's, galleries, sotheby's, art restitution, european art, art fairs, auctions, art, museums, art finance

Author @HachetteUS Researching Nazi-Looted Art* Former Chief EU Art Market Reporter @WSJ * Fulbright Journalism Alumna* Berlin & US Based* @NYT Contributor

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Mary M. Lane is The Wall Street Journal's main European art & art market reporter. She is based in Berlin and responsible for the paper's European and UK coverage of museums, art galleries, auctions and art fairs.

Recent stories she has broken include:
--multiple scoops and...

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Nov 22, 2017

So the Turkey Drumstick's "Thanksgiving Presidential Pardon" got me thinking. Pardons are for crimes. Was he born a crime, à al @trevornoah ? If not, shouldn't it be more of a "Presidential Amnesty" or "Presidential Immunity?" Just saying...

Nov 10, 2017

Happy 242nd Birthday to the @USMC Marine Corps! You protect us from Halls of Montezuma to Shores of Tripoli, in the snow of far-off Northern lands, and in sunny tropic scenes. I'm so proud to have a Marine veteran boyfriend with a Marine's sense of honor.

Nov 09, 2017

Nov 9 is Kristallnacht & the Fall of Berlin Wall. A reminder that out of pain, hope can arise for Jews & non-Jews alike. Here are "tripping stones," brass stones in front of German houses with names of deported Jews from these very homes. & the wonderful Wall Fall @GermanyDiplo

Nov 07, 2017

If you don’t vote you can’t complain. It’s Election Day, fellow Virginians! Get out & exercise this amazing privilege for our Commonwealth!

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My first unpaid job outside of my college newspaper was as an intern with The Addison Independent in Vermont. Great place to intern.

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