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

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Stolen Works by Mondrian and Picasso Recovered in Greece

Friday, July 2nd, 2021

Picasso Stolen from Athens Museum May Still be in Greece

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

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

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Christie’s to Sell Picasso Dora Maar Portrait in New York, Estimated at $20-$30 Million

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Man Who Punched Picasso at Tate to Face 18 Months in Prison

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Protests Begin in Norway as Picasso Mural is Removed from Damaged Building

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

David Nahmad Raffles Picasso Off for Charity

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Steve Wynn Buys Two Picassos from Marron Estate

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Jamie Botin’s Fine Increased to $101.2 million Over Picasso Work

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Dentist Arrested After Trying to Pass off Fake Picassos

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Jamie Botín Sentenced to 18 Months Jail Time Over Picasso Smuggling

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Man Arrested for Ripping £20 Million Picasso at Tate Modern

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Olivier Widmaier Picasso Gives NYT a Tour of His Collection

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

French Court Upholds Sentence for Picasso’s Electrician

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Businessman Accused of Smuggling Picasso Looking at $111 M. Fine

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

NYT Profiles Picasso Show in Beijing

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Swiss Farmer Wins Contest to Show Picasso on His Barn

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Stolen Picasso Recovered by Art Detective Arthur Brand

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Romanian Theater Group Tricks Writer into Believe He Found Stolen Picasso

Monday, November 19th, 2018

Four Picasso Women from Collection of Sam Rose Head to Christie’s this Fall

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Ten Picasso Works Rediscovered in Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Nahmad Family Buys Picasso, Sends to Paris for Show at Musée d’Orsay

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Steve Wynn’s Picasso Withdrawn from Christie’s Sale Following Damage

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
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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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Independent Art Fair to Launch New Fair Around 20th Century Work

May 17th, 2022

The Independent Art Fair will launch a new fair in September this year that will focus on 20th Century Works. “Over the years, there has been a shift, with next-generation dealers showing a more diverse group of artists and territories, geographically, socially, politically,” says Independent director Elizabeth Dee. “They are looking forward and looking back, saying, ‘We need to have a canon that looks like our program.’”
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