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Sotheby’s Achieves $246.1 Million in Second Sale of Work from Macklowe Collection

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Fifth Version of John Constable Painting Authenticated

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

Frida Kahlo Work Becomes Most Expensive Work Auctioned by Latin American Artist at $34.9 Million

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

Sale of Work from Macklowe Family Collection Achieves $676.1 Million Result

Tuesday, November 16th, 2021

“Self-Destructed” Banksy Piece Goes Back Under Hammer

Saturday, September 4th, 2021

Sotheby’s to Sell 11 Picasso’s from MGM Resorts

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Sotheby’s Moves Alex Branczik, Max Moore to Hong Kong

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

Egon Schiele Painting Restituted by Museum Ludwig to Go on Sales at Sotheby’s

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

Claude Monet Waterlillies to Hit Block at Sotheby’s New York

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

Sotheby’s to Offer 1982 Basquiat This May in New York

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

Rare Arshile Gorky and Wassily Kandinsky Head to Sotheby’s London

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

$80 Million Botticelli Sale at Sotheby’s Mystifies Experts

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Sotheby’s to Auction Collection of Pierre Le-Tan

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Sotheby’s Sets New Record for Ansel Adams

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

Christo and Jeanne-Claude Works to Go on Sale Next Year at Sotheby’s

Thursday, December 17th, 2020

Old Masters Move Online Spotlighted in Art Newspaper

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Christie’s and Sotheby’s Ordered to Disclose Past Dealing with Jeffrey Epstein

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Art News Recaps David Schrader’s Impact on Sotheby’s Private Sales

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

New Firm Aims to Consult on Deaccessioning and Risk-Mitigation

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Sotheby’s Adds Last Sale for 2020 With $12mil Picasso Portrait

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Baltimore Museum of Art Nixes Deaccession Mere Hours Before Sale

Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Ronald Perelman to Sell Giacometti in Sealed Bid Sale

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Sotheby’s to Sell Two Basquiat Works from Estate of Enrico Navarra

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

Works by Man Ray, de Chirico Could Break Auction Records Next Week at Sotheby’s

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
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Paintings By Queen Victoria Head to Auction in London

January 20th, 2023

A rare pair of floral paintings by Queen Victoria will go to auction next week, expecting prices of £8,000 and £10,000, Art News reports. 
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Michael Rakowitz Proposes Gift of Fourth Plinth Statue to British Museum in Exchange for Return of Assyrian Arifacts to Iraq

January 20th, 2023

Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz is proposing that the British Museum return one of its ancient Assyrian treasures to Iraq in exchange for the donation of his fourth plinth sculpture to the UK. “As I pondered my gift to the nation of Great Britain, I began to fantasise that it could be attached to a second gift: the return of one of the British Museum’s lamassu to the country of Iraq, to replace what was destroyed by Daesh [or Islamic State],” he writes in an open letter.
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Art News Traces Continued Challenges of Repatriation at The Met

January 20th, 2023

Art News has a piece this week discussing ongoing issues with repatriation at The Met, reviewing some disputed works still on view. “Once you know that someone is acquiring artifacts without looking too closely as a source, the first thing you should do is look deeper,” says Erin Thompson, an associate professor of art crime at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
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