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Met’s Picasso Masterpiece Subject of Repatriation Lawsuit

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

AO Onsite Auction Results – London: Impressionist & Modern Sale at Sotheby’s London February 8, 2011 Brings in £68.8 Million ($111 million); Featured Picasso Sells for £25.2 million, Giacomettis Bought In

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

AO Auction Preview: Picasso and Gauguin Lead Impressionist & Modern Art Sales at Sotheby's & Christie's in London February 7-8th, 2011

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

Go See – New York: Picasso ‘Picasso in the Metropolitan Museum of Art,’ The Metropolitan Museum of Art through August 1st, 2010

Friday, May 21st, 2010

AO Breaking Auction News: Record $106.5 million paid for Pablo Picasso's 1932 portrait of his mistress at Christie's, New York

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

AO Breaking News – Pablo Picasso Painting Incurs 6-inch Tear at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Monday, January 25th, 2010

AO – Auction Results: Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale, November 5, 2013

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

New York – AO Auction Results: Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale, Wednesday, November 7th, 2012, Fluctuating sales with records achieved.

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

AO on Site – New York: The Bruce High Quality Foundation's 'Field of Dreams' Saturday, July 24th, 2010 in Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Monday, July 26th, 2010

AO Auction Preview: Christie's and Sotheby's hold their biggest ever sales of Impressionist and Modern art in London

Monday, June 21st, 2010

AO On Site Report #2 – Art Basel, Switzerland, Focus on Quality Drives Buyers

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Newslinks for Friday January 15th, 2010

Friday, January 15th, 2010

AO Auction Results: Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale Surprisingly Strong, Auction Records Reached for Many Artists

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Newslinks for Monday, January 5th, 2009

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Sotheby's hopes to smash Russian art at auction record with $60 million sale of Malevich painting in New York on November 3rd

Saturday, October 11th, 2008
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Critics Sign Letter Opposing Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

December 12th, 2017

Donald Trump, via Art NewspaperA group of over 100 artists, writers and critics have signed an open letter condemning Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “We reject Trump’s collusion with such racist manipulation and his disregard for international law,” the letter reads. “We deplore his readiness to crown the Israeli military conquest of East Jerusalem and his indifference to Palestinian rights.”
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Spanish Law Enforcement Seizes Works in Catalonian Museum

December 12th, 2017

Spanish demonstrators protest outside of the Lleida Museum, via Art NewspaperSpanish law enforcement has seized a selection of paintings and artifacts  from the Lleida Museum in Catalonia this week, continuing fierce tensions in the region over Catalonia’s attempted independence from Spain. “Aragonese authorities have a great interest in recovering pieces in Catalan museums, but have no desire to recover other objects from Sijena that are, for instance, in the Prado in Madrid,” says Santi Vila, Catalonia’s former cultural minister. “Why? For political reasons.”
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WSJ Reports Buyer of da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ as Saudi Crown Prince

December 8th, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi (circa 1500) final price $450,312,500, via Christie'sA conflicting report in the Wall Street Journal notes that the buyer of the da Vinci piece last month at Christie’s is actually Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, noting that another prince served as a proxy buyer for the work.  The news comes as the Louvre Abu Dhabi has claimed that it will be showing the piece in its museum.
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