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Xavier Veilhan Installs Sculpture Next to MoMA

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
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Sotheby’s Makes Bids for Christie’s Execs

February 12th, 2016

Pablo Picasso's La Carafe (Bouteille et verre) sells at Christie's, via Rae Wang for Art ObservedThe New York Times reports that Sotheby’s is quite eager to hire top talent from Christie’s, noting that the auction house has offered waive standing noncompete obligations for former employees in order to hire former executives from Christie’s.  The proposal centered around former Christie’s America head Marc Porter, whom Sotheby’s had recruited as chairman of its new Fine Arts Division.
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Katie Hollander Named New Director of Creative Time

February 12th, 2016

Katie Hollander, via NYTCreative Time has appointed Katie Hollander, longtime deputy head of the organization, to take over for Anne Pasternak as its director.  “The thing I’m most committed to,” Hollander syas, “is thinking about new platforms to help amplify artists’ voices.”
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New Yorker Looks Inside Hermann Göring’s Nazi Art Log

February 12th, 2016

Hitler and Göring, via New YorkerThe New Yorker looks inside the personal art log of Hermann Göring, which catalogs many of the actions in seizing Nazi war loot, and the collectors they were taken from.  “For many people, wartime looting is a rather abstract concept,” says archivist Isabelle Richefort. “Here we can see how it happened, day by day.”
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