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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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Guy Wildenstein Accusations Summarized in Bloomberg

September 30th, 2016

Guy Wildenstein, via Art News

Bloomberg has a lengthy summary on the charges leveled against dealer Guy Wildenstein and his family this week, exploring Wildenstein’s various offshore holdings.  The article notes that about $875 million in work is held around the globe, and were used to maintain a flow of cash to the family.  “There were sales in order to generate the money for making distributions to support their lifestyles,” says Brian Taylor of the Royal Bank of Canada, which administered the funds.


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Sotheby’s Selling Large David Hockney in November New York Sale

September 30th, 2016

woldgate-woods-24-25-and-26-2006-via-art-market-monitorThe Art Market Monitor notes Sotheby’s choice to sell a recent David Hockney Woldgate landscape in its upcoming November sales in New York, and notes a series of interesting choices made by the auction in its selection.  “It has an eye-opening estimate of $9-12m for a body of work that has not seen action on the public market; and, Sotheby’s seems to be banking on the success of February’s big Tate retrospective which isn’t always a slam-dunk,” Marion Maneker writes.
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Pair of Van Gogh Works Stolen in 2002 Recovered in Italy

September 30th, 2016

seascape-at-scheveningen-via-nytA pair of Van Gogh works stolen from the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam in 2002 have been recovered in Italy, the New York Times reports, found during an investigation into Mafia clans in the country.  “In this case, they were most likely used in what we call ‘art-napping’ — the Mafia often steals work of art and uses them as a kind of payment within their own families,” says art crimes expert Arthur Brand. “Or if a boss is caught, he can sometimes make a deal for a lesser sentence in exchange for offering to help find stolen works of art.”
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