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Breaking: Qatar purchase of $250-$300 million ‘Card Players’ by Paul Cézanne is most expensive art sale in history

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

AO on site – Final installment and news summary – Art Basel, Switzerland, sets attendance records, sets very positive tone, concludes

Monday, June 21st, 2010

AO November Auction Roundup 3 of 5: Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art, New York, Wednesday, November 12th: Basquiat’s “Boxer” sells while the Bacon does not, “The market is adjusting down”

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

AO November Auction Roundup 1 of 5: Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art, New York, Thursday November 6th: “Obviously, prices have changed”

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Sonnabend private estate sale largest on record

Monday, April 7th, 2008
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The Louvre Working to Complete VR Tour of the Mona Lisa

October 16th, 2019

The Louvre is putting the finishing touches on a virtual reality tour that focuses on the Mona Lisa as it prepares its landmark show on Leonardo Da Vinci. “She is seated, and spectators will be facing her like a conversation, face to face,” says Dominique de Font-Réaulx, the Louvre’s director of mediation and cultural programming.
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German Arts Center Z.K.M. Recognized by NYT

October 16th, 2019

A piece in the NYT recognizes the German art center Z.K.M. in Karlsruhe, which has a reputation for spotting new and dynamic creative ideas, and which was an early supporter and collector of visual art.  “No other institution has a track record of really looking at the medium in depth,” says Christiane Paul, a media studies professor at the New School.
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Nick Cave Profile in NYT

October 16th, 2019

Nick Cave gets a profile in the NYT this week, part of a series celebrating “The Greats,” and discusses his career, including the construction of his first sound suit after the 1992 Rodney King beating.  “I felt like my identity and who I was as a human being was up for question. I felt like that could have been me,” he says. “Once that incident occurred, I was existing very differently in the world. So many things were going through my head: How do I exist in a place that sees me as a threat?”
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