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Auction Houses Record Uptick in Online Sales Amid COVID Shutdowns

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Sotheby’s Launches Financial Services Division

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Sotheby’s Announces $2.5 billion in Revenue for First Half of 2020

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Blue-Chip Galleries Head East to Hamptons for Summer

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

Sotheby’s Selling Lichtenstein Brushstroke in June Auction, Est: $20 Million

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

AO News Round-Up: Closures Continue in Art World Over Coronavirus

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Ana Mendieta Work Set to Sell at Sotheby’s Sees Conflict Over Ownership

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Sotheby’s Sale of from Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz Estate Achieves $17.2 M. Total

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Sotheby’s Renewed Emphasis on Private Sales Reviewed in Art Newspaper

Friday, March 6th, 2020

Iconic Francis Bacon Triptych Heads to Sotheby’s this May

Friday, March 6th, 2020

Sotheby’s Notches $1 Billion in Private Sales for 2019

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Sotheby’s to Sell Collection of Hunk and Moo Anderson

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Sotheby’s Moves Hong Kong Sales to New York in Bid to Avoid Coronavirus Scare

Monday, February 24th, 2020

David Geffen Named as Buyer of Hockney’s ‘Splash’

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

AO Auction Recap – London: Post-War and contemporary Evening Sales, February 11th-13th, 2020

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

$10.3 Million Hockney Sunflowers to Tour Asia Before Sale at Sotheby’s

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

AO Auction Recap – London: Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist Sales, February 4th-5th, 2020

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

AO Auction Preview – London Impressionist/Modern and Post-War/Contemporary Sales, February 4th – 13th, 2020

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

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
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Paddle 8 Bankruptcy Trustee Sues Former Board Member

September 28th, 2020

Following Paddle 8’s bankruptcy, the company’s bankruptcy trustee Megan Noh has filed suit against former board member John Textor, alleging “reckless disregard” for the company, and seeking $6 million in damages. “Neither I nor the companies mentioned have been involved in quite some time, though it is standard practice for a trustee to cast a wide net in filing speculative claims for recovery,” Textor claims.
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Auction Houses Record Uptick in Online Sales Amid COVID Shutdowns

September 28th, 2020

Auction houses are reporting massive upticks in online sales as galleries and auctions shutter due to Covid-19. “No longer will we have the joy and pain of crowded art fairs and gallery openings,” says Robert Head of the Hiscox agency. “Dealers will have to find new ways to create the buzz that makes us have to buy now, lest we dwell and lose yet another treasure that we can’t live without.”
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David Zwirner Gallery to Launch New York Gallery Space With All-Black Staff

September 28th, 2020

David Zwirner Gallery has appointed Ebony L. Haynes, formerly of Martos Gallery, as the head of a new gallery space in Manhattan, which will employ an all-black staff. “While you could argue that strides have been made on the artist side, the art world acts almost shamefully on the employment side,” Mr. Zwirner says. “Something has to happen.”
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