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Italy Cancels Botticelli Loan to Israel in Light of Potential War in Syria

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Sandro Botticelli

Monday, December 1st, 2008

AO Preview – Venice, Italy – “All the World’s Futures,” the 56th Venice Biennale, May

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Auction Recap: Old Master’s Week in New York City

Monday, February 4th, 2013

German Culture Minister Promises New Museum for Old Masters in 4 to 6 Years

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Christie’s Tests Old Master Market in China

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Christie’s focuses on Renaissance works as “value”

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

AO Newslink

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

AO Auction Results: Old Masters Sales at Christie’s and Sotheby’s January 25-26, 2012

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Deceased Artists

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

AO On Site – New York: Francesco Vezzoli ‘Sacrilegio’ at Gagosian Gallery 21st Street, opened Saturday, February 5th, running through March 12, 2011

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Go See – London: Titian's "Triumph of Love" at The National Gallery, Through September 20, 2009

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

AO On Site: Lisa Yuskavage Paintings on view at David Zwirner February 19th to March 28th, 2009

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Go See: Carsten Höller’s “Reindeers and Spheres” at the Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, Through February 14th

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009
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V&A Unveils Design for New London Site

July 30th, 2016

Victoria and Albert Museum, via Art NewspaperThe V&A in London has unveiled the design for its new building at the former Olympic site in east London, now named Olympicopolis.  Called a “museum for the digital era” in press materials, the structure will feature a brick and glass design by O’Donnell + Tuomey and will open in 2021.  
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Bloomberg Takes a Look at Sotheby’s Lending Practices

July 30th, 2016

Jho Low, via BloombergBloomberg has an article on Sotheby’s increasingly broad lending practices, which have grown from $682 million to almost $1 billion in recent years, a point that some consider extremely inviting for those looking to launder money.  “One way to launder is to use art as a security for a loan,” says David Hall, former special prosecutor for the FBI Art Crime Team. “The level of scrutiny you’ll receive from a bank is much higher than you will receive from an auction house.”
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China’s Taikang Life Buys 13.5% Share in Sotheby’s

July 30th, 2016

Chen Dongsheng, via China OrgTaikang Life, one of China’s largest insurance companies, now owns a 13.5% stake in Sotheby’s, CNN reports.  The company is run by Chen Dongsheng, who is also the founder of China Guardian Auctions, the country’s first government-run auction house.  Taikang has not disclosed whether it will seek an active position in the company.
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