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Phillips To Sell Mark Bradford’s Helter Skelter II in May Sales

April 18th, 2019

Following Phillips’s $12m success with the sale of Mark Bradford’s Helter Skelter I in London last Winter, the auction house will sell the second part of the work this spring, carrying an $8m low estimate and a third party guarantee. “We are thrilled to offer Mark Bradford’s masterpiece, Helter Skelter II, in our May Evening Sale after realizing a world-record price for its companion work last year,” says Jean-Paul Engelen, Worldwide Co-Head of 20th Century & Contemporary Art.
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Pollock-Krasner Foundation Announces Latest Round of Grants Totalling $3 Million

April 17th, 2019

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has announced 111 grants to artists and 13 to nonprofit organizations, with $3.17 million distributed in total. “At the core of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s mission is fostering the work and development of artists, and our 2018–19 grant and award recipients highlight the impact we can have due to Lee Krasner’s legacy,” says Ronald D. Spencer, the foundation’s chairman and CEO.
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NYT Spotlights Artworks Removed from Notre Dame Days Before Fire

April 17th, 2019

A piece in the NYT spotlights the works removed from Notre Dame just days before its massive fire.  “Reconstruction and renovation of Notre-Dame could take between 10 and 20 years, probably for a cost of several hundred million euros,” says Patrick Palem, a veteran restoration expert with SOCRA.
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