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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

Fourth Sotheby’s Shareholder Sues to Block Drahi Sale

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

Auction Gains for Works by Women Are Outpacing Those for Men

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Stakeholders Sue Over Sotheby’s Sale

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Lee Rosenbaum Looks at the Auction Landscape as Sotheby’s Goes Private

Monday, July 1st, 2019

SFMoMA Buys 11 Works with Funds from Rothko Sale

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

AO Auction Results – London: Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale, June 26th, 2019

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

NY Judge Rules Rybolovlev Suit Against Sotheby’s Can Proceed

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

AO Auction Recap – London: Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, June 19th, 2019

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
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LACMA Fundraising for New Building Expansion has Stalled, LA Times Reports

November 14th, 2019

The LA Times has an exposé on the stalled funding for LACMA’s new expansion, noting ballooning costs and a drop off in donation pledges following an impressive start to its fundraising campaign. “I can’t say it strongly enough: It’s not a question of whether there’s money in L.A for such a project: There is,” says director Michael Govan. “The question is, will people decide that’s what they want to do with it.”
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Foundation Pledges $15 Million to Cultural Repatriation Efforts

November 14th, 2019

George Soros’s Open Society Foundations has pledged $15 million towards cultural repatriation efforts.  “The legacy of colonial violence has deep implications for the ways that racism and imbalances of power are perpetuated today,” says Patrick Gaspard, the president of the Open Society. “This isn’t just about returning pieces of art, but about restoring the very essence of these cultures.”
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Rio Art Museum May Close Over Funding Delays

November 14th, 2019

The Rio Art Museum may close after delays in funding by the city’s prefecture for payroll. The prefecture “has been working incessantly to circumvent Brazil’s crisis,” the Rio de Janeiro municipal secretariat of culture said in a statement, “which affected economic activities, and thus the collection for the municipal coffers, and resulted in high unemployment rates”.
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