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New York Times Asks if African Art is Being “Gentrified”

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

The Guardian Breaks Down Auction Market after Record-Setting Sales

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

AO Auction Recap – New York: Phillips 20th Century and Contemporary Sale at Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale, May 18th, 2017

Friday, May 19th, 2017

New York Times Profiles Market Growth for Basquiat Works

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

AO Auction Recap – New York: Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, May 16th, 2017

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

AO Auction Recap – New York: Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, May 15th, 2017

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

AO Auction Preview – New York: New York Auction Week, May 15th – 18th, 2017

Monday, May 15th, 2017

CNBC Forecasts Strong Auction Week as Sotheby’s Points to Structural Growth Potential for Market

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Spiegel Family Collection Sparks Sibling Rivalry at Christie’s and Sotheby’s

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Sotheby’s Posts $11 million loss in Historically Weak First Quarter, Showing Promise for Strengthening Market

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Sotheby’s Carrying $217 Million in Guarantees Next Week

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Laure de Beauvau-Craon, former chair of Sotheby’s France, Passes Away at the Age of 74

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Case Over Pieter Bruegel the Younger Painting Hints at Problems with Painting Valuations

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Sotheby’s Withdraws Eighteen Works from Sale by Artists Pension Trust

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Sotheby’s Announces $60 Million Basquiat for New York Sale in May

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Roy Lichtenstein’s ‘Nude Sunbather’ to Sell at Sotheby’s this Spring in New York

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Global Sales Down 11% as Art Market Continues to Shrink

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Sotheby’s Opens New Office in Dubai

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Private Sales Continue to Grow in TEFAF Report

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Gallery Director Claims Market Propped Up by Only Two Asian Buyers

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

AO Auction Results – London: Sotheby’s Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale, March 8th, 2017

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

AO Auction Results – London: Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale, March 7th, 2017

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Telegraph’s Market Analysis Notes Focus on Asian Buyers and Guaranteed Lots Keys to Last Week’s Imp/Modern Successes

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

AO Auction Preview – London: Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sales, March 7th – 8th, 2017

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
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Telegraph Notes Trends Towards Art as a Real Estate Tool in New Developments

May 25th, 2017

Park Crescent, via TelegraphThe Telegraph has a piece on recent placements of art in homes and apartments as a way to boost real estate sales, noting many collectors’ practices leasing works to private homes rather than holding them in private collections.  “In the 18th century many great houses were built around the works of art, collected by people taking the grand tour of Europe,” says Andrew Kafkaris of Bruton Street Management.  “We are returning to that situation today, with homes being built or refurbished around art collections.”


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Mass MoCA Expansion Profiled in WSJ

May 25th, 2017

MassMoca via WSJMass MoCA’s recent expansion is profiled in the WSJ this week, and its goal of becoming a destination museum for New Yorkers.  “Year ’round, our attendance consists of about 40% New Yorkers,” says director Joseph C. Thompson, “and during the summer it’s about 70%.”
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Deutsch Bank Planning Cultural Hub in Central Berlin

May 24th, 2017

Prinzessinnenpalais, via Art NewspaperDeutsch Bank is embarking on plans for a new cultural hub in Central Berlin, the Art Newspaper reports, located in the Prinzessinnenpalais at 5 Unter den Linden.  The institution already holds one of the largest corporate art collections in the work. “We are working on an exciting program,” says Klaus Winker, a spokesman for Deutsche Bank.
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