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Aby Rosen to Pay $7 Million in Settlement Over Unpaid Sales Taxes on Collection

May 5th, 2016

Aby Rosen, via The Real DealAby Rosen must pay $7 million in settlement to cover taxes he failed to pay on over $80 million worth of art he purchased in recent years.  “Law-abiding New Yorkers should not be stuck footing the bill for those who fail to pay their fair share,” state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said of the case.
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Whitney Curator Scott Rothkopf Profiled in New York Times

May 5th, 2016

Scott Rothkopf, via NYTThe Whitney’s chief curator, Scott Rothkopf is profiled in the New York Times this week, and noted for his embrace of emerging artists and focus on dynamic programming.  “He has really reinvigorated the contemporary program,” says director Adam D. Weinberg. “What he’s doing is recognizing young talent and people who work hard and moving them up. It’s important for a museum devoted to contemporary art not to just have curators who are over 60.”
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Fire at Rosemarie Trockel’s Home Destroys $34 Million in Art

May 5th, 2016

Rosemarie TrockelA fire at artist Rosemarie Trockel’s Cologne home has destroyed around $34 million in art from her personal collection, Artforum reports.  Police suspect an electrical fire, but have not yet ruled on the cause of the blaze.


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