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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

Sotheby’s Stock Posts 20% Increase Despite Low Earnings

Monday, March 6th, 2017

AO Auction Recap – London: Sotheby’s Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist Sale, March 1st, 2017

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

AO Auction Recap – Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, February 28th, 2017

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Art Market Monitor Asks If Recent Sales Prices Indicate a Broadening Market

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Provenance Questions Resolved Over Gustav Klimt Portrait, Will Go to Auction Block Tomorrow at Sotheby’s in London

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

AO Preview – New York: Armory Week in New York, February 28th – March 5th, 2017

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Sotheby’s Posts $65.5 M. Profit for 2016 Fourth Quarter

Monday, February 27th, 2017

WSJ Notes Current Market Challenges as Auction Week Begins

Monday, February 27th, 2017

AO Auction Previews – London: Surrealist, Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sales, February 28th – March 1st, 2017

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Damien Hirst Looks to Rebook Market in Venice this Spring

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Telegraph Notes Sotheby’s Aggressive Guarantee Strategies for Upcoming Auctions

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Guardian Notes Strong Market Emphasis on German Post-war Art

Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Frances Stark Profiled in The Guardian

April 25th, 2017

Frances Stark, via GuardianFrances Stark is profiled in The Guardian this week, in which she discusses the state of the contemporary art world, and her recent work orchestrating a version of the Magic Flute for a group of student performers.  “One of the reasons I got really enamored with the Magic Flute,” Stark says, “is that I watched the Ingmar Bergman version with my son, when he was four or five. He was too young to read the subtitles, so I read them to him. When the movie was over – and this is a long opera – he said, ‘Can we watch it again?’” 
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Robert Rauschenberg Profiled in New York Review of Books

April 25th, 2017

Robert Rauschenberg: Persimmon, 1964; from Rauschenberg’s series of oil and silkscreen-ink print paintings in which, Jed Perl writes, ‘photographs of President Kennedy, crowded city streets, space travel, and a nude by Rubens come together to sThe New York Review of books has a lengthy profile on Robert Rauschenberg this week, as the artist’s landmark retrospective prepares to open at MoMA next month.  “I tend to see everything.” Rauschenberg once said, “I always wanted my work—whatever happened in the studio—to look more like what was going on outside the window.”
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Artist Banks Violette Interviewed in NYT

April 25th, 2017

Banks Violette, via NYTThe New York Times has a profile on Banks Violette, an artist who helped define the aesthetics of New York’s downtown art scene during the 2000’s, and who is currently preparing for a return to the art world with a show upcoming at Gladstone Gallery.  The piece traces the artist’s struggles with addiction, and the challenges of being immensely successful at such a young age.  “A lot of it was just being young, being in New York, suddenly having a bunch of attention, suddenly having packed openings, not being able to sleep and working 24 hours a day,” he says. “It wasn’t really even fun. It was more, ‘Hey, we’re super freaked out, let’s get high.’ ”
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