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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Banksy Work Withdrawn From Sale After Complaint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

Sotheby’s New Owner Patrick Drahi Profiled in Bloomberg

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Marc Jacobs to Sell Work at Sotheby’s Next Month

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Charles F. Stewart to Take Over at Sotheby’s

Monday, October 28th, 2019

Sotheby’s Has $25m Rothko for New York Sale in November

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Sotheby’s New York to Sell Francis Bacon’s “Pope” this November, Benefitting the Brooklyn Museum

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Robert Mnuchin to Sell de Kooning Work for $25 to $35 Million at Sotheby’s New York

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

AO Auction Results – London: Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale, October 3rd, 2019

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

KAWS Under Fire in China for Work Depicting Mao

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

AO Auction Recap – London: Phillips 20th Century and Contemporary Evening Sale, October 2nd, 2019

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

AO Auction Preview – London: Contemporary Art Evening Sales, October 2nd – 4th, 2019

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Sotheby’s and Ugo Rondinone Partner to Fight Bladder Cancer

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Sotheby’s Shareholders Approve Acquisition Deal

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Major Print Portfolio to Sell at Sotheby’s London this Fall

Monday, August 12th, 2019
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Getty Downgrades Work Purchased as Paul Gauguin Sculpture

January 28th, 2020

A carving of a horned devil bought by the J. Paul Getty Museum as a Paul Gauguin work has been disproven as a work by the artist.  The decision was made after an extended research process. “In December 2019 the museum changed the attribution of the sculpture Head with Horns to ‘unknown,’” a spokesperson said. “This decision was based on scholarly research over recent years by Getty professionals and other experts in the field, including significant new evidence that was not available at the time of its acquisition.”
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Smithsonian Pulls Back from Permanent London Space

January 28th, 2020

After years of planning and adjustment, The Smithsonian will not open a location in London, settling instead for a two-year exhibition at the V&A East, the Victoria and Albert Museum’s satellite space. “It was intriguing, and it was worthy of attention,” says Steve Case, the new chairman of the board of regents. “It is not the highest of our priorities.”
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Latifa Echakhch to Represent Switzerland at the Venice Biennale

January 28th, 2020

Latifa Echakhch will represent Switzerland at the Venice Biennale next year, Art News reports. Echakhch’s work at the Swiss pavilion will be in collaboration with composer Alexandre Babel and curator Francesco Stocchi, featuring a new work incorporating rhythm and sound.
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