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Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Malibu Couple Files Lawsuit Against Knoedler Gallery Over Fake Rothko, de Kooning

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

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AO On-Site: Mexico City Art Week, February 3rd – 7th, 2016

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Basel, Switzerland: Art Basel 2013 Preview, June 13th-16th, 2013

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

New York – Song Dong: “Doing Nothing” at PACE Gallery Through March 2nd, 2013

Monday, February 18th, 2013

New York – AO Auction Results: Phillips de Pury & Co. Contemporary Evening Sale, Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Friday, November 16th, 2012

AO Newslink

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Art News – Kanye West and Jay-Z’s Maybach from the Spike Jonze directed Otis video to be auctioned at Phillips de Pury next Thursday

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

AO On Site (with Photoset) – London: Frieze Art Fair 2011 Day 2 Review

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

AO Onsite Auction Results – London: Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Sale on Wednesday February 16, 2011 Realizes £61.4 million ($99.2 million); Warhol & Martial Raysse Are Top Lots

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

AO AUCTION RESULTS: FEW SURPRISES AT SOTHEBY’S CONTEMPORARY EVENING AUCTION JUNE 28 LONDON

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

AO Onsite – Auction Results: works from the Halsey Minor Collection fetch $21.1 at Phillips de Pury & Company, New York

Friday, May 14th, 2010

AO Onsite: Tools For Thought – Rebuild Haiti auction held at Sotheby’s Tuesday, March 15th, New York

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

AO On Site Auction Results – New York: Phillips de Pury’s Contemporary Evening Sale Wednesday November 12, 2009 – a modest sale totaling within estimate at $7,099,250

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Go See – Milwaukee: "Warhol's Last Decade" at Milwaukee Art Museum, through January 3, 2010

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

2009 Venice Biennale – Art Observed summary of press preview weekend

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

AO Roundup: 2008 Frieze Art Fair, Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips London Auctions; Art Market Inflection Point Reached

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Gert and Uwe Tobias

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008
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American Collectors Rarely Sell Prized Works Once Purchased

December 13th, 2017

Christie's, via NY postA new study finds that few American art collectors sell their works once they have purchased them, the New York Post reports. “Collectors don’t apply the same principles to buying art that they would to a typical investment portfolio of stocks and bonds,” says John Mathews, head of private wealth management and ultra-high net worth at UBS Americas. “It is important, however, to institute management structures to ensure their legacy remains protected, correctly valued and insured.”
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Getty Museum Survives Brutal California Wildfires

December 13th, 2017

Getty, via ReutersThe Getty has survived a week of chaotic wildfires, keeping its collection intact while flames raged around the museum by wetting the surrounding hills with water and closing off all air intake valves. “By putting all these bells and whistles in, we are able to wet down our hillsides, close intake valves and keep smoke and debris out,” says Linda Somerville, assistant director of insurance and risk management for the J. Paul Getty Trust.
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The Frick Collection Acquires First Work in 30 Years

December 13th, 2017

François-Pascal-Simon Gérard, via ArtforumThe Frick Collection has acquired its first work since 1991, a 7-feet-tall portrait of Prince Camillo Borghese by François-Pascal-Simon Gérard, Artforum reports. “The last opportunity the Frick had to purchase a major French School painting was nearly thirty years ago, with the acquisition of [Jean-Antoine] Watteau’s Portal of Valenciennes,” director Ian Wardropper says. “Today, it is deeply rewarding to have the rare opportunity to bring to the museum such an important work as this one, a historic portrait we feel would have compelled Henry Clay Frick. While the portrait has been shown in Rome, it has never been seen publicly in America.”


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