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Frieze London Announces Raphael Gygax as New Projects Curator

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

Pre-Raphaelite Mural Discovered in Home of William Morris

Monday, August 19th, 2013

New York – “Reinventing Abstraction,” Curated by Raphael Rubenstein at Cheim & Read Through August 30th, 2013

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Leon Black is the buyer of Raphael’s “Head of a Young Apostle”

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

UK Places Export Ban on £29 Million Raphael

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Raphael’s “Head of a Young Apostle” raises record $47.8 Million at Sotheby’s

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Raphael Sanzio

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

London – Elizabeth Peyton at Sadie Coles HQ Through February 20th, 2015

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Sotheby’s Will Sell Rosetti “Prosperine” This Fall in London

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

London Old Masters Sales bring uneven results

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Louvre opens its first outpost in Lens, France

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

AO Newslink

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

AO Newslink

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

AO Newslink

Friday, July 13th, 2012

New York: ‘Keith Haring: 1978–1982′ at the Brooklyn Museum through July 8, 2012

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

AO Breaking: Titian’s Diana and Castillo purchased by the National Galleries of London and Scotland

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

AO On Site (with Photoset) – Paris: FIAC 2011 Opening Day Review, October 21, 2011

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

AO On Site Photoset with Video – New York: Bring To Light | Nuit Blanche New York 2011, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, October 1st, 2011

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Deceased Artists

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Go See – New York: Luhring Augustine celebrates its 25th Anniversary through June 19th, 2010

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

AO Auction Preview – Old Master’s Week, New York City

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Art Observed Newslinks For Wednesday December 16th, 2009

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

AO Auction Results: Old Masters Week at Christie’s and Sotheby’s in London – numerous records set at two ground-breaking auctions

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Newslinks for Tuesday October 27th, 2009

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009
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V&A Unveils Design for New London Site

July 30th, 2016

Victoria and Albert Museum, via Art NewspaperThe V&A in London has unveiled the design for its new building at the former Olympic site in east London, now named Olympicopolis.  Called a “museum for the digital era” in press materials, the structure will feature a brick and glass design by O’Donnell + Tuomey and will open in 2021.  
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Bloomberg Takes a Look at Sotheby’s Lending Practices

July 30th, 2016

Jho Low, via BloombergBloomberg has an article on Sotheby’s increasingly broad lending practices, which have grown from $682 million to almost $1 billion in recent years, a point that some consider extremely inviting for those looking to launder money.  “One way to launder is to use art as a security for a loan,” says David Hall, former special prosecutor for the FBI Art Crime Team. “The level of scrutiny you’ll receive from a bank is much higher than you will receive from an auction house.”
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China’s Taikang Life Buys 13.5% Share in Sotheby’s

July 30th, 2016

Chen Dongsheng, via China OrgTaikang Life, one of China’s largest insurance companies, now owns a 13.5% stake in Sotheby’s, CNN reports.  The company is run by Chen Dongsheng, who is also the founder of China Guardian Auctions, the country’s first government-run auction house.  Taikang has not disclosed whether it will seek an active position in the company.
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