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AO Auction Recap – Christie’s ‘Looking Forward to the Past’ Sale, Setting a New World Auction Record of $179 Million for Pablo Picasso’s ‘Les Femmes D’Alger,’ May 11th, 2015

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

AO On Site (Final Summary Part 2 of 2): The Art – Art Basel Miami Beach Art Fair 2012 Photoset and Recap

Monday, December 10th, 2012
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Christo’s Arc de Triomphe Project to Launch this September

June 15th, 2021

After delays, Christo’s ambitious wrapping project for the Arc de Triomphe will launch in September. “More than a year after Christo’s death, Paris is continuing the work of this great artist,” says Says Paris’s mayor, Anne Hidalgo. “It is an opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to him and to defend our attachment to contemporary creation.”
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Interpol Launches App to Identify Stolen Art

June 15th, 2021

Interpol has launched a new app to help identify stolen art.  “It’s a concrete tool for police and customs—and for museums and private individuals,” says Corrado Catesi, who heads Interpol’s Works of Art Unit. “It is not the panacea, but it can really help.”
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Dorothea Rockburne Sues Twitter Exec Neighbor Over Damaged Works

June 14th, 2021

Artist Dorothea Rockburne is suing her upstairs neighbor, former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo over irreparable damage to a series of her early works, after Costolo’s leaky plumbing flooded into the artist’s loft. “I watched helplessly as the water poured down over the cabinet and onto my early work,’’ she says.
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