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Rare Arshile Gorky and Wassily Kandinsky Head to Sotheby’s London

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

$80 Million Botticelli Sale at Sotheby’s Mystifies Experts

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Sotheby’s to Auction Collection of Pierre Le-Tan

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Sotheby’s Sets New Record for Ansel Adams

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

Christo and Jeanne-Claude Works to Go on Sale Next Year at Sotheby’s

Thursday, December 17th, 2020

Art News Recaps David Schrader’s Impact on Sotheby’s Private Sales

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Sotheby’s Adds Last Sale for 2020 With $12mil Picasso Portrait

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Sotheby’s Sued by NYS Over Tax Law Violations

Monday, November 9th, 2020

Sotheby’s to Sell Two Basquiat Works from Estate of Enrico Navarra

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

Works by Man Ray, de Chirico Could Break Auction Records Next Week at Sotheby’s

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

Sotheby’s to Sell $30 Million from Hester Diamond Collection

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Sotheby’s Launches Financial Services Division

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Sotheby’s Announces $2.5 billion in Revenue for First Half of 2020

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Sotheby’s Selling Lichtenstein Brushstroke in June Auction, Est: $20 Million

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Ana Mendieta Work Set to Sell at Sotheby’s Sees Conflict Over Ownership

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Sotheby’s Renewed Emphasis on Private Sales Reviewed in Art Newspaper

Friday, March 6th, 2020

Iconic Francis Bacon Triptych Heads to Sotheby’s this May

Friday, March 6th, 2020

Sotheby’s Notches $1 Billion in Private Sales for 2019

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Sotheby’s to Sell Collection of Hunk and Moo Anderson

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Sotheby’s Moves Hong Kong Sales to New York in Bid to Avoid Coronavirus Scare

Monday, February 24th, 2020

$10.3 Million Hockney Sunflowers to Tour Asia Before Sale at Sotheby’s

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Sotheby’s Re-Organizes, Amy Cappellazzo Heads Expanded Fine Arts Division

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

British Court Orders Sotheby’s Repaid for Disputed Work Sold for $10.8 Million

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Sotheby’s Names Ruben Work as Star in Old Masters Sale in New York

Monday, December 2nd, 2019
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Inside the Frick Collection’s Takeover of the Former Met Breuer

January 27th, 2021

A piece in Town and Country this week documents the Frick’s takeover of the Met Breuer building. Director Ian Wardropper says the exhibitions at the newly renovated space will “remind people that the Frick is not just a painting collection.”
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Rembrandt Work Firmly Reattributed as Work of the Artist

January 27th, 2021

A piece in the collection of Pennsylvania’s Allentown Art Museum has been firmly reattributed as an official Rembrandt.  “It’s very exciting,” says museum VP of curatorial affairs, Elaine Mehalakes. “It was a painting that had been in good standing for three centuries, and this is really a reassertion of the attribution.”
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Ai Weiwei: China “The Greatest Challenge the West has Ever Faced

January 27th, 2021

In a recent public appearance, Ai Weiwei called China “the greatest challenge the West has ever faced,” referring in particular to the current political state of Hong Kong and its relationship to mainland China.   “This is not just a struggle between Hong Kong and China. It is a struggle between freedom and a sectarian state. Hong Kong represents a value we should all protect,” he says.
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