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AO Auction Results – London: Sotheby’s Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale, March 8th, 2017

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

AO Onsite Auction Results – London: Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 Raises £44.4 million ($71 million); Richter & Warhol Are Top Lots

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

AO Preview: Phillip’s London Contemporary Art Auctions, June 29-30

Friday, June 27th, 2008
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Anish Kapoor Calls Article 50 Invocation for Brexit “Heartbreaking”

March 30th, 2017

Anish Kapoor, via Art NewspaperAnish Kapoor has commented on the UK invoking Article 50 in order to leave the EU, calling the event “heartbreaking.”  “It’s one of those things that goes against the flow of history,” he says.  “Frankly, nationalism diminishes ourselves. We want more than that, we want a bigger, more open vision.”
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Turner Prize Drops Age Limit for Qualifying Artists

March 30th, 2017

Tate Britain, via TelegraphThe Turner Prize has changed its eligibility rules, allowing artists over the age of 50 to qualify for the award for the first time.  “The Turner prize has always championed emerging artists,” says Alex Farquharson, the director of Tate Britain. “It has never been a prize for long service but for a memorable presentation of work in that year. Now that its reputation is so firmly established, we want to acknowledge the fact that artists can experience a breakthrough in their work at any stage.”
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Donald Judd’s Design Work Profiled in WSJ

March 30th, 2017

tkThe Wall Street Journal has a piece on Donald Judd’s design work this month, focusing on the artist’s desks, chairs and other furniture often made for his studio and home, and which are now seeing renewed interest by curators and designers.  “I would put Judd’s furniture together with his sculpture, his writings, his houses,” says curator Ann Temkin. “The idea that a whole room would contain one simple steel box and Judd would consider it full has had a huge influence on the architecture and design world over the last 25 years.”
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