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Breaking: Qatar purchase of $250-$300 million ‘Card Players’ by Paul Cézanne is most expensive art sale in history

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Paul Cézanne

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Cézanne Painting Placed Under Export Bar

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Detroit’s Edsel and Eleanor Ford House Reportedly Sold Cézanne Masterwork for $100 Million

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Cézanne Masterwork Looks to Achieve $12 Million at Christie’s London Next Year

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

LA Times Pursues the Path of Several Cézannes from Paris to Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Cézanne Siezed in Russian Revolution to Stay at the Metropolitan

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Go See – Lausanne, Switzerland: Cézanne to Rothko at Fondation l’Hermitage, Featuring Braque, Warhol, Ernst, Twombly, Giacometti, Bacon, Renoir, Monet, and more, through October 25, 2009

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Go See – Aix-en-Provence, France: 'Picasso/Cézanne' at Musée Granet through September 27, 2009

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

AO Auction Recap – London: Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, June 23rd, 2015

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

AO Auction Recap – New York: Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, May 5th, 2015

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

AO Auction Recap – London: Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, February 4th, 2015

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

AO Auction Preview – London: Impressionist and Modern Evening Sales, February 3rd and 4th, 2015

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Denver Art Museum Receives Major Gift of French Impressionist Works

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Basel: Thomas Schütte at Fondation Beyeler, through February 2nd 2014

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Paris – Georges Braque at Grand Palais, Galeries nationales, through January 6th 2014

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Art Review Places Qatar’s Sheika Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani as Most Powerful Art World Figure

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Olivier Berggruen Interviewed in Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

AO Auction Results: Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, Tuesday May 7th, 2013

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

AO Auction Preview: Sotheby’s and Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sales, Tonight May 7th and tomorrow May 8th, 2013

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Rosenberg Family Fights To Reclaim Father’s Full Collection

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Madrid – Vik Muniz: “Pictures of Magazine 2″ at Galeria Elba Benítez through January 26th, 2013

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

New York – AO On Site: Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale Results, Thursday November 8th, 2012

Friday, November 9th, 2012

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Thursday, April 12th, 2012
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Sotheby’s to Sell Rare Warhol Mao Work This November in New York Auctions

October 5th, 2015

Sothebys Warhol Mao, via ArtnetSotheby’s has announced a major commission for its fall sale in New York, one of Andy Warhol’s iconic Mao works, estimated to sell for $40 million or more.  The work is the artist’s first in the series of Mao paintings, and came from an idea by dealer Bruno Bischofberger, who suggested Warhol paint the most famous person in the world.  “‘I was just reading in Life magazine that the most famous person in the world today is Chairman Mao. Shouldn’t it be the most famous person, Bruno?'” Interview editor Bob Colacello recalls the artist saying. Read More »

Antony Gormley Writes for Financial Times on Sculpture’s Future

October 5th, 2015
Antony Gormley, EXPANDED FAMILY X3: REACH, 2014

Antony Gormley, EXPANDED FAMILY X3: REACH, 2014

Antony Gormley has contributed a special piece to the Financial Times this week, describing his vision for the future of sculpture.  “Our need is to leave a trace: a trace of our living and dying on the face of an indifferent universe,” he writes.  “Sculpture’s central purpose in confronting the body with another materiality is to engage the imagination, to make links with all that lies beyond the palpable and the observable, deep in space or deep in the unconscious mind.” Read More »

Luc Tuymans Settles Out of Court in Plagiarism Case

October 5th, 2015

Luc Tuymans, A Belgian Politician, via Art NewspaperPainter Luc Tuymans has reached an out-of-court settlement with the photographer Katrijn Van Giel, following the artist’s conviction of plagiarism and subsequent lawsuit over a work that had allegedly borrowed from one of Van Giel’s works.  The work, A Belgian Politician, was originally claimed as “a parody” by Tuymans. Read More »

Collector Olga Hirshhorn, Widow of Hirshhorn Museum Founder, Passes Away at 95

October 5th, 2015

Olga Hirshhorn (right), with Georgia O'Keefe, Joseph Hirshhorn and Dorothy Brett, via Washington PostOlga Hirshhorn, the collector and widow of Hirshhorn Museum founder Joseph Hirshhorn, has passed away at the age of 95.  “I had to choose whether to learn about art or finance or mining,” Mrs. Hirshhorn said of her early years married to her husband, “and I chose art.” Read More »

Bulgarian Artist Delivers “Standby Art” to European Central Bank

October 5th, 2015

A Site Specific Piece on Standby by Nedko Solakov, via ReutersA Bulgarian artist has delivered a coy sculptural work to the European Central Bank, a giant chunk of aluminum that will be replaced with a finished sculpture when the institution achieves all of its stated goals and its staff is fully “satisfied.”  “This will of course never happen because a serious institution is never satisfied,” artist Nedko Solakov says. “I just let the people imagine what the sculpture would look like.” Read More »

Ai Weiwei Reportedly Found Listening Devices in his Studio

October 5th, 2015

Ai Weiwei, via NYTAi Weiwei has reportedly found what he thinks are “listening devices” in the walls of his studio.  The artist posted photos and video of the devices, which were found during a renovation of his studio.  “There will always be surprises,” he noted. Read More »

Centre Pompidou Looking Internationally for Events and Exhibitions, Including Pop-ups in China and Korea

October 5th, 2015

Serge Lasvignes, via Art NewspaperSerge Lasvignes, the President of Centre Pompidou, has announced a string of new plans for the institution, including a series of pop-up exhibitions in Korea and China, and exhibitions focusing on Arte Povera and Beirut. “My aim is to start a dialogue with foreign [art] centers which will enable us to build our collections for the future,” he says. Read More »

Beijing Biennale Sees Controversy and Conflict at Armenian Pavilion

October 4th, 2015

The intruders photographed, via ArtforumThree men in suits posing as authorities at the Beijing Biennale reportedly attempted to destroy works at the Armenian pavilion, Artforum reports.  The men entered the pavilion and sought to remove works by artist Karen Mirzoyan depicting lands contested by Azerbaijan.  “For now I can say that our team and artworks are safe,” said pavilion curator Anna Garrigan.  Read More »

Former Art Thief Found Dead in London Canal

October 3rd, 2015

Sebastiano Magnanini, via The GuardianThe body of Sebastiano Magnanini, a former Italian art thief, was found in London’s Regent’s canal near Kings Cross this week, the Guardian reports.  “His life in Italy, before coming to London, will inevitably form part of the investigation, but at this early stage we are not looking at organized crime as a motive,” says Investigator Rebecca Reeves. Read More »

Artists Evicted from Trio of Gowanus Buildings

October 3rd, 2015

94 Ninth St, via DNAA group of artists are being evicted from studio spaces across three Ninth Street buildings in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn.  “For the overall arts and creativity in Gowanus, this is a huge loss,” says Abby Subak, executive director of Arts Gowanus.  “The implications for this go beyond Gowanus and are being felt by the entire artist community of New York City.” Read More »

NYT Profiles Curator Koyo Kouoh

October 3rd, 2015

Koyo Kouoh, via NYTThe New York Times profiles the work of curator Koyo Kouoh, who has built a reputation for bringing contemporary African Artists to the wider art world.  “She has always been somebody who was interested in much more than just contemporary art, and these are the strong people of today,” says Chris Dercon, director at the Tate Modern. “She is very interested in possible links, not only in other disciplines, especially literature, but also to have a much wider view of what visual art means, especially in Africa.” Read More »

Dia Foundation Abandons Building Plans in Favor of Existing Real Estate

September 30th, 2015

Dia Chelsea, via Art NewspaperThe Dia Foundation is no longer planning on a new building project in Chelsea, the Art Newspaper reports, as new Director Jessica Morgan is pushing for a more active use of the Foundation’s existing space in the city.  “I want to be programming constantly in Chelsea again because it makes no sense to have this incredible real estate and to be renting it out,” Morgan says. “It’s essential that we have a presence in the city.” Read More »

Royal College of Art Suspends First Year of Course Due to Lack of Teachers

September 30th, 2015

Royal Academy of Art, via Art NewspaperLondon’s Royal College of Art has suspended admissions for the incoming year’s design interactions course due to a shortage of teaching staff for the program.  “Several tutors left this summer instead of working their notices until December,” says an anonymous alumnus. Read More »

New Yorker Profiles Korean Tansaekhwa Group in Run-Up to Christie’s Exhibition

September 30th, 2015

Ha Chong-Hyun's, Conjunction 86-11 (1986), via New YorkThe New Yorker profiles the Korean art group Tansaekhwa this week, as the group of post-war conceptualists prepare a selling exhibition of work split between Christie’s locations in New York and Hong Kong.  “I am unbelievably happy,” says included artist Ha Chong-Hyun. “I’m eighty-one years old. Back in the day, Koreans didn’t live this long. I shouldn’t be here. But to have this happen in my lifetime, I can’t be more thankful.” Read More »

Zachary Kaplan Appointed Executive Director at Rhizome

September 30th, 2015

Zachary Kaplan, via Art NewsRhizome has appointed Zachary Kaplan as the organization’s new executive director.  “Zach is a proven leader and a passionate advocate for Rhizome’s mission. He brings a wealth of experience and a strong vision to this evolving organization, and we’re excited for him to shape the future of Rhizome,” says Greg Pass, the chairman of Rhizome’s board. Read More »

Banksy Donating Materials from Dismaland to Refugee Camp in Calais, France

September 29th, 2015

The jungle camp near Calais, France, via NYTBanksy has announced that the materials from his Dismaland installation in Weston-super-Mare will be sent to migrants and refugee camps in Calais, France.  “All the timber and fixtures from Dismaland are being sent to the ‘jungle’ refugee camp near Calais to build shelters,” a statement on the artist’s site read. “No online tickets will be available.” Read More »

Chinese Slump Will Likely Affect Secondary Art Market

September 29th, 2015

An Auction house in China, via SCMPChina’s economic slump and campaign against graft has many forecasting slow sales in the country’s once thriving art market, the SCMP reports, although those outside the secondary market remain optimistic.  “Now in fact is a better time because the speculators go away and we can focus on working with seasoned collectors and find new clients,”says Andy Hei, co-chairman and director of Fine Art Asia. “Prices will be more rational.” Read More »

Salt Lake Drought Brings Waters Around Spiral Jetty to Record Lows

September 29th, 2015

Spiral Jetty, via Art NewspaperAn historic drought in Utah has brought water levels around Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty to their lowest point since 1963, a point which many familiar with the work state is part of the work’s execution.  “The current thinking by most is that Robert Smithson would have loved to see the environmental changes that occur around his artwork, so there is no real talk of intervention,” Bonnie Baxter, the director of the Great Salt Lake Institute. Read More »

Auction Houses Battle for Position and Prime Sales Days for November Sales

September 29th, 2015

Salesroom with Wool - Christies - 2013Bloomberg looks ahead to the coming November auctions in New York, and previews the ongoing position battles the auction houses are taking as the secondary market continues to skyrocket.  “It is ruthless out there,” said Wendy Cromwell, an art adviser. “You need to do what you need to do in order to get the consignments you want.” Read More »

Artists Space Suspends Exhibitions During Landlord Dispute

September 29th, 2015

Artists Space, via NYTSoho nonprofit gallery Artists Space will temporarily suspend exhibitions while it sorts out a dispute with its landlords over construction work.  “The underlying agenda is to bully us until we move out,” says gallery executive Stefan Kalmár. “But that is not going to happen.” Read More »

Adam Sheffer Named President of ADAA

September 28th, 2015

Adam Sheffer, via Art NewsCheim & Read Partner Adam Sheffer has been appointed as the new president of the ADAA.  “As Chairman of The Art Show, Adam has been an especially important force in shaping the high standard of artistic quality and connoisseurship that distinguishes our fair each year,” said Linda Blumberg, ADAA’s executive director said in a statement. “And through his renowned leadership of Cheim & Read’s rigorous and dynamic program, Adam commands a great deal of respect from his colleagues, making him an ideal successor to Dorsey Waxter’s terrific work.” Read More »

Adam Weinberg Notes Doubled Attendance at Whitney Since Its Opening

September 28th, 2015

Adam Weinberg, via Crain'sThe Whitney’s move to the foot of the Highline has resulted in double the number of visitors during the four month span than the museum saw in the previous year.  “People feel so strongly about the Whitney because it’s a museum that is very much in and of New York,” Museum President Adam Weinberg said. “The Whitney is a spirit, not a place.” Read More »

France Making Efforts to Purchase Rembrandt Work

September 28th, 2015

Rembrandt portrait of Marten Soolmans, via NYTThe French government has thrown its hand in the ring for the purchase of one of the two Rothschild Rembrandts currently offered for sale, part of an effort to split the works between the Netherlands and France, despite the Netherlands seeming desire to take both pieces.  “I’m still confident that we’re heading in the right direction,” says Dutch parliament leader Alexander Pechtold, who is working to secure the pieces. “The seller wants to keep them together and made an arrangement with the Rijksmuseum, so that’s the phase we’re in now.”
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Philip Guston Estate Represented by Hauser and Wirth

September 25th, 2015

Philip Guston, he Studio, via NYTThe estate of Philip Guston is now represented by Hauser and Wirth, the New York Times reports.  The gallery will open its first show of the artist’s work in the spring, and was selected “especially because Iwan Wirth has been such a Guston enthusiast for years,” says Musa Mayer, Guston’s daughter. Read More »