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London – Michael Rakowitz’s ‘The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist’ Opens on London’s Fourth Plinth

Friday, March 30th, 2018

Fourth Plinth Commissions Announced for 2018 and 2020

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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Max Hollein Gets NYT Profile

April 18th, 2018

Max Hollein,via NYTMax Hollein gets a profile in the NYT this week, as he prepares to take the helm at The Met. “Max Hollein set benchmarks in terms of mobilizing citizens for culture and museums,” says Felix Semmelroth, San Francsico’s former cultural affairs director. “He left deep, deep traces in the city.”
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NYT Spotlights Continued Growth for Private Sales

April 18th, 2018

Private sales, via NYTThe New York Times looks at the continued growth of private sales at auction houses, noting Sotheby’s private sales growth by 28 percent last year, up to $744.6 million. “It was something that was kept under wraps at most of the houses for some time,” says David Schrader, who joined Sotheby’s last year as its head of private sales for contemporary art. “Now we’re being very vocal about it and putting more energy into it.”
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Online Sales See Challenges Over Transparency

April 18th, 2018

christies-via-ny-magA recent report notes that online sales could stagnate if market transparency does not improve, the Art Newspaper says. “In a world where online consumers can easily compare prices for most goods, and where ‘value’ is more universally understood, the online art market has a real challenge… when it comes to educating and creating confidence among new online buyers,” says Anders Petterson, founder of ArtTactic.
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