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National Portrait Gallery Acquires Tracey Emin’s ‘Death Mask’

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

British National Portrait Gallery Raises £1.3 Million to Buy Thomas Lawrence Canvas

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

National Portrait Gallery to Show Rare Set of Old Masters Drawings

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Lucian Freud’s Work at National Portrait Gallery Analyzed by New York Review of Books

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Museu Picasso and National Portrait Gallery Announced Joint Show of Picasso Portraits

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

National Portrait Gallery Buys Miniature Portrait of Queen Elizabeth

Friday, May 10th, 2013

London: Lucian Freud ‘Portraits’ at the National Portrait Gallery through May 27, 2012

Monday, February 27th, 2012

AO News Summary – Washington: National Portrait Gallery removes David Wojnarowicz’s Video ‘Fire in my Belly’ after it is Deemed Offensive

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Go See: Gerhard Richter's Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery in London through May 31st 2009

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Go See: ‘Portraits’ by Gerhard Richter, at National Portrait Gallery, London, through May 31st

Friday, March 20th, 2009

National Portrait Gallery in London announces future Gerhard Richter portrait exhibition

Friday, December 19th, 2008

UK’s National Portrait Gallery raising funds to acquire Marc Quinn’s self-portrait made of blood

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Titian Portrait Rediscovered in Basement of National Gallery

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Portrait Long Held by National Gallery of Canada Confirmed to be by Titian

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

UK’s BP Portrait Award Finalists Announced

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Uk National Gallery’s £30 Million Bid for Jacopo Pontormo Painting Rejected After Drop in Pound

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

London’s National Gallery Contesting Claims Over Matisse Work as Nazi-Loot

Friday, October 28th, 2016

The Guardian Looks at Picasso’s Relationship to Portraiture and His Sitters

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Greta Moll’s Descendants Sue Over Matisse Portrait

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Clara Drummond Wins 2016 BP Portrait Award

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Lucian Freud Estate Donates Unfinished Portrait to UK in Lieu of Tax Payment

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

National Gallery Threatened Over Ownership of Matisse Painting

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

New York – “2015:1947″ at Equity Gallery through November 28th, 2015

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

BP Portrait Award Shortlist Announced

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
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Rocker Alice Cooper Discovers Long Lost Andy Warhol Electric Chair in Collection

July 25th, 2017

Andy Warhol, Red Electric Chair, via GuardianRock and Roll superstar Alice Cooper has reportedly discovered a lost Andy Warhol Electric Chair painting in his collection, a piece that could be worth several million dollars, The Guardian reports. “Truthfully, at the time no one thought it had any real value,” Cooper’s manager, Shep Gordon says. “Andy Warhol was not ‘Andy Warhol’ back then. And it was all a swirl of drugs and drinking. But you should have seen Alice’s face when Richard Polsky’s estimate came in.”
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Kunstmuseum Bern Takes Control of First Works From Gurlitt Horde

July 25th, 2017

Kunstmusuem Bern art research, via Art NewspaperThe Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland has taken control of the first works from the Cornelius Gurlitt art horde, spurring new research into the work’s provenance in the Swiss city. “It is impossible to separate the Gurlitt collection from […] the debate about Nazi-looted art,” says Nina Zimmer, the director of the Kunstmuseum Bern. “I am glad the museum’s board took on this responsibility.”
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Private Sales Drastically Down at Christie’s

July 24th, 2017

Christie's, via NYTA recent report on the year’s auction health sees auction sales slightly improving, while private sales are drastically down at Christie’s, the Financial Times reports. Christie’s CEO Guillaume Cerutti has attributed this to the “counter-cyclical relationship” between auctions and private sales.
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