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Blue-Chip Galleries Head East to Hamptons for Summer

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

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

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

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Banksy Work Withdrawn From Sale After Complaint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
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NYT Notes Generation Gap in Online Art Sales

June 9th, 2020

As art sales go online, the NYT notes an increasing generation gap, with older buyers tapering off their purchases and younger buyers continuing to collect. “The resistance from older collectors is still there,” says Anders Petterson, founder of analytics firm ArtTactic.  “When there is no physical art world, how do you substitute that experience?” he added. “Younger people are a lot quicker to adapt.”
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Unrest Over Killing of George Floyd Forces Museums to Address Institutionalized Racism

June 9th, 2020

A piece in the New York Times charts pressure on institutions to address problems of systemic racism and injustice in their organizations, collections and programs, following the social unrest caused by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police.  “I do not think art museums have done enough,” says Chris Anagnos, executive director of the Association of Art Museum Directors. “We have dabbled around the edges of the work, but in our place of privilege we will never live up to the statement that ‘museums are for everyone’ unless we begin to confront, examine and dismantle the various structures that brought us to this point.”
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Art Basel Cancelled

June 9th, 2020

Art Basel has completely cancelled the 2020 edition of its fair in the Swiss town, after an attempt to move the fair’s dates to September.  “While there are signs of hope as individual countries are coming out of lockdown, the global situation remains precarious, and, unfortunately, too many uncertainties remain to go ahead with the fair,” the organization said in a statement. “These include the health risks posed by large gatherings, the limitations on intercontinental travel, and the unclear Swiss regulatory environment for shows of Art Basel’s size. Given these uncertainties, we believe that the best option concerning the Basel show is to focus on next year’s edition and delivering a fair of the exceptional international quality that the artworld expects.”
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