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AO Auction Results – London: Sotheby’s Actual Size Curated Sale and Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, June 21st, 2017

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Sotheby’s Names Jan Prasens Managing Director of Europe

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Art Newspaper Traces Rise and Fall of Market Strength for Gutai Group

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Andy Warhol’s First Self-Portrait to Hit Auction Block at Sotheby’s this Month

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Art Market Monitor Analyzes Marcato Capital Holdings in Sotheby’s

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Timothy Sammons Facing Extradition Over Larceny Charges

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

New York Times Spotlights Challenges Over Nazi-Looted Arts and Provenance

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

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
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Nicholas Serota’s Impact on Tate Profiled in The Guardian

June 23rd, 2017

Nicholas Serota, via The GuardianThe Guardian charts Nicholas Serota’s impact on the Tate during his tenure as its leader, and the challenges the institution faces in the years ahead as it seeks to continue the momentum he created.  “Beginning to get the momentum going, to turn the battleship – that was the most difficult thing,” he says of his efforts.
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Albright-Knox Museum Embarks on Ambitious Expansion Plans

June 23rd, 2017

Albright Knox Expansion, via WIVBThe Albright-Knox in Buffalo has unveiled its major expansion plans, funded by a $42.5 million donation by billionaire Jeffrey Gundlach, which will see the museum expanding underground and out over its current sculpture garden. “At the present time we are able to show about 2.5 percent of our collection. We have hundreds of masterpieces literally in storage at all times, we are not able to share them with the public. A key question we have been challenging ourselves and our architects with is where should we build,” Janne Siren, director of the museum, said.
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Boulder Museum of Art Faces Major Staff Departure in Protest Over Working Conditions

June 23rd, 2017

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, via NYTThe Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is scrambling after nearly its entire staff resigned this week in protest over working conditions, the New York Times reports.  “How many organizations expect employees to work for 10- to 12-hour shifts without even a single 15-minute break,” says Nora Lupi, the former visitor services and membership manager. “How many institutions expect someone who makes less than $14/hr to be on call 24/7 for operational, managerial and executive assistant demands?”
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