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American Museums Refusing to Return Nazi-Looted Artworks

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

AO Auction Recap – London: Modern and Impressionist Evening Sales, February 4-5th, 2014

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

AO Auction Preview: Modernist and Impressionist Evening Sales at Sotheby’s and Christie’s London, February 4-5th, 2014

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

AO Onsite Auction Results – London: Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale and Art of the Surreal Sale at Christie’s London on Wednesday February 9, 2011 Bring in £84.9 million ($136.3 million); Record-Breaking Bonnard is Top Lot

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

AO On Site Auction Results – New York: Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, November 3, 2009

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Newslinks for Tuesday October 27th, 2009

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Go See – London: “Corot to Monet: A Fresh Look at Landscape from the Collection” at The National Gallery through 20 September, 2009

Thursday, August 6th, 2009
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Leonardo da Vinci Painting Inspires Mystery Over Depiction of Transparent Orb

October 19th, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, via The GuardianThe Guardian has a piece this week on the mysterious orb held by Christ in the Leonardo da Vinci painting currently on view at Christie’s. “Solid glass or crystal, whether shaped like an orb or a lens, produces magnified, inverted, and reversed images,” historian Walter Isaacson says of the image. “Instead, Leonardo painted the orb as if it were a hollow glass bubble that does not refract or distort the light passing through it.”
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In Rare Move, Several Florine Stettheimer Works Change Hands this Fall

October 19th, 2017

Florine Stettheimer, New York Liberty, 1918, via Art NewsIn an extremely rare occurrence, two works by Florine Stettheimer have changed hands this year, with one going into the collection of the Whitney Museum, and one going onto the open market.  Stettheimer rarely sold or gave her works away, making one’s appearance, let alone two in the same year, a momentous event. 
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Kader Attia Wins 2017 Joan Miró Prize

October 19th, 2017

Kader Attia, via Art DailyFrench-Algerian artist Kader Attia has been named  winner of the 2017 Joan Miró Prize.  “Attia’s passionate engagement with current affairs and with the shared fate of humanity [which] has close links to Joan Miró’s involvement in the critical episodes that marked his generation, while Attia’s unique take on complex, often traumatic, human relationships across cultures resonates with Miró’s universal aspirations,” the award’s jury said in a statement.
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