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AO News Round-Up: Closures Continue in Art World Over Coronavirus

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

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

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Sotheby’s Sale of from Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz Estate Achieves $17.2 M. Total

Tuesday, March 10th, 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

David Geffen Named as Buyer of Hockney’s ‘Splash’

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

AO Auction Recap – London: Post-War and contemporary Evening Sales, February 11th-13th, 2020

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

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

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

AO Auction Recap – London: Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist Sales, February 4th-5th, 2020

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

AO Auction Preview – London Impressionist/Modern and Post-War/Contemporary Sales, February 4th – 13th, 2020

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Fugitive Real Estate Tycoon Joseph Lau the Seller of Hockney ‘Splash’ Painting

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Sotheby’s Teams with Highsnobiety for Streetwear Line Promoting Old Masters Week

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Camille Pissarro and Paul Signac Works, Once Looted by Nazis Head to Auction

Monday, January 13th, 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

Banksy Work Withdrawn From Sale After Complaint

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

AO Auction Recap – New York: Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sales, November 13th – 14th, 2019

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

AO Auction Recap – New York: Impressionist and Modern Evening Sales, November 12th and 13th, 2019

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

AO Auction Preview – New York Auction Week, November 11th – 14th, 2019

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Two Fabrizio Morettis Team Up For Selling Exhibition at Sotheby’s

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
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The Met to Pay Staff Through May

March 31st, 2020

The Met will pay all employees through May, as coronavirus closures continue, the New York Times reports. “Our highest priority remains to support our staff as best we can in helping to keep everyone safe and as financially secure as possible,” says president and CEO Daniel Weiss. “We realize that this announcement of a four-week extension of full salary support does not provide enduring comfort, but at the moment it is the best we can do in a rapidly evolving situation.”
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Hans Ulrich Obrist Calls for WPA-Style Arts Program to Help Economy

March 30th, 2020

Hans Ulrich Obrist has called for a massive public arts program to help jumpstart the arts economy again after the impact of coronavirus, likening the idea to the Great Depression’s WPA.  “With the WPA, they went out into the community: artists got salaries and were able to research and create work during the New Deal era. It gave many people their first real jobs and commissions,” he says.
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David Zwirner Invites Smaller Galleries to Show in Digital Exhibition Rooms

March 30th, 2020

David Zwirner is welcoming a group of 12 small galleries to exhibit in his gallery’s digital viewing rooms, NYT reports. “We are grateful for any and all acts of solidarity in these incredibly difficulty times,” says Oliver Newton of 47 Canal, one of the galleries invited.
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