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Sotheby’s Tad Smith Cancels Saudi Conference Appearance

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Tad Smith Claims Trump Presidency Will Help Art Market Recovery

Friday, November 18th, 2016

MSG’s Tad Smith Named Head of Sotheby’s

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Charles F. Stewart to Take Over at Sotheby’s

Monday, October 28th, 2019

Sotheby’s Shareholders Approve Acquisition Deal

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Adam Chinn Leaves Sotheby’s

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Sotheby’s Reports Net Loss of $27.8 million for Q3

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Sotheby’s Shows $57.3 million net income for Quarter, Down from Last Year

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Sotheby’s Posts $23.5 Million Loss in Third Quarter

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Sotheby’s Earnings Down 14% in Q2

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Sotheby’s Names Jan Prasens Managing Director of Europe

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

CNBC Forecasts Strong Auction Week as Sotheby’s Points to Structural Growth Potential for Market

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Sotheby’s Posts $65.5 M. Profit for 2016 Fourth Quarter

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Sotheby’s Brings on Rauschenberg Foundation CEO Christy MacLear to Advise on Artist Estates

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Art Newspaper Forecasts Impact of Big Data on Art Market

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Sotheby’s Acquires Anti-Forgery Firm in Continued Development of Advisory Arm

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Sotheby’s Posts $54.5 Million Loss for Third Quarter of 2016

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Sotheby’s to Post $89 Million in Net Income for Second Quarter of 2016

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Five Percent of Sotheby’s Employees Take Buyout

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Sotheby’s Stocks Down in Face of “Selective Market”

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

New York Times Looks at Ongoing Competition Among Top Auction Houses

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

AO Preview – Miami Beach: Miami Art Week and Art Basel Miami Beach, November 30th – December 4th, 2016

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

New York – Tacita Dean : ‘…my English breath in foreign clouds’ at Marian Goodman, New York Through April 23, 2016

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Sotheby’s Offering Staff Buy-Outs After Decline in Stock Price

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
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Armed Robbers Break into TEFAF, Causing Evacuation

June 28th, 2022

A group of armed men broke into TEFAF Maastricht this week in an attempted robbery, causing an evacuation of the fair.  “TEFAF has robust procedures in the event of a security breach,” a spokesperson for the fair said. “These were precisely followed, and all visitors, exhibitors and staff were safely evacuated. The fair has now reopened.”
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Michelangelo Sketch Sells for $24 Million in Paris

May 19th, 2022

A recently unearthed Michelangelo sketch, considered to be the artist’s first nude, has sold  at Christie’s Paris for a record 23 million euros ($24 million). “Michelangelo has decided to make the figure into something that corresponded more to his aesthetic by making him much more robust and monumental, while at the same time keeping the fragility of the figure, who is exposed and shivering” as he awaits baptism,” says Christie’s Old Masters expert Stijn Alsteens.
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Basquiat Work Sells for $85 Million at Phillips $224.9 Million Night

May 19th, 2022

The Jean-Michel Basquiat work from the collection of Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa had a strong return to auction last night at Phillips, where it achieved $85 Million, part of a total sale of  $224.9 million, the highest in the company’s history. 
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