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Hedge Fund Billionaire Steven Cohen Donates $50 Million to MoMA Capital Campaign

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Steven Cohen Allegedly Behind $28 Million Basquiat Canvas Offered at Christie’s Next Month

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Steven Cohen’s Collection Profiled in Fortune

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Steven Cohen’s Point72 Cuts Much of Stock Holdings in Sotheby’s

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Steven Cohen Secures Loan from Morgan Stanley Using Collection for Collateral

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

Steven Cohen Reportedly Selling $30 Million Franz Kline This November

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Steven Cohen Corrects Timeline and Price on Purchase of La Reve

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Steven Cohen Purchases $155 Million Picasso from Steve Wynn

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Steven Cohen

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Steven Cohen, newly an investor in Sotheby’s, is to display $420 million worth of art the auction house, in an exhibition to be based on women.

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Steven A. Cohen Reportedly Buyer of $100 Million Giacometti

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Don't Miss: Women, A Loan Exhibition from the Collection of Steven and Alexandra Cohen at Sotheby's New York, through April 14

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Steven A. Cohen

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Steven A. Cohen

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

Despite Investigation, Cohen Keeps Promises to MoMA

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Art Lover, Hedge Fund Manager Steve Cohen Notably Absent From Art Basel Miami

Friday, December 7th, 2012

AO On-Site: Art Basel at Messe Basel, June 18th-21st, 2015

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

AO On-Site – Miami Beach: Art Basel Miami Beach at the Miami Beach Convention Center, December 3rd – 7th, 2014

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

AO On-Site: Art Basel 2014, June 19th-22nd, 2014

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

AO On Site (Final Summary Part 2 of 2): The Art – Art Basel Miami Beach Art Fair 2012 Photoset and Recap

Monday, December 10th, 2012

AO Onsite Auction Results – New York: Phillips de Pury’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction Realizes $94.8M; Warhol’s “Liz #5″ is Top Lot

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

AO Auction Preview – New York: Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and Phillips de Pury to Hold Contemporary Art Sales May 9-12, 2011

Monday, May 9th, 2011

AO Onsite Auction Results – New York: Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale Realizes $156M on May 4, 2011; Monet & Vlaminck are Top Lots

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Art Observed Newslinks for Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Sunday, December 20th, 2009
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Art News Explores Controversy Over Helen Molesworth Firing

March 22nd, 2018

Helen Molesworth, via MOCAArt News has a piece exploring the firing of Helen Molesworth at MOCA in-depth, seeking to understand what the museum’s claims that she had been “undermining the museum.” The piece explores a series of public statements and quotes by the curator that were critical of MOCA and its programming choices.  “Everything that happens in museums is a microcosm of what happens in the world,” she says in one quote.  “I’ve been told that I have lot of ‘swagger’—code: gay, code: black. I have been told: Do I have to look at everything through the lens of identity politics?”
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Joan Jonas Profiled in The Guardian

March 22nd, 2018

Joan Jonas, via GuardianJoan Jonas gets a feature in The Guardian this week, as the artist opens her retrospective at the Tate Modern. “When I use a myth or a story or a literary text in my work, I often extract particular passages from a larger narrative that resonates with me,” she says. “In performance, the audience hears the text, recorded in advance or recited in real time, in fragments, and sees components – such as movements, props, drawings and video – that may relate only indirectly to the text. I don’t change the language, but rather I change the context, which opens up the text to different possibilities of meaning. I don’t illustrate; I juxtapose.”
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Marc Chagall Painting from National Gallery of Canada Features in Christie’s May Sale in New York

March 22nd, 2018

Chagall-La-Tour-Eiffel, via Art Market MonitorA 1929 Marc Chagall painting of the Eiffel Tower in Paris is being sold by the National Gallery of Canada at Christie’s this May in New York, and will be used to pay for new acquisitions.  “Filled with an air of sensuous, passionate romance, Marc Chagall’s La Tour Eiffel (estimate: $6-9 million) encapsulates the wonderfully poetic style that emerged in his oeuvre during the 1920s and 1930s,” the auction house said in a statement. “It was during this period that he experienced unprecedented period of happiness, stability, comfort and professional success amidst.”
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