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Christie’s Offering Major Twombly Lot in May Post-War Sale

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Christie’s Closing One London Location, Scaling Back Amsterdam Operations

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

AO Auction Results – London: Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale, March 7th, 2017

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

AO Auction Recap – Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, February 28th, 2017

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Francis Bacon’s George Dyer Triptych Goes to Christie’s New York for its Auction Debut

Friday, February 24th, 2017

David Hockney’s “Fish and Chips Shop” Lithograph Goes to Christie’s After Years Hanging Over Fryers

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Christie’s Announces Los Angeles Flagship

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Christie’s Sales Down 27% for 2016

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Paul Gauguin’s “Te Fare” Leads Christie’s March Sale in London

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Dina Amin Leaves Christie’s for Phillips

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Brooke Lampley Leaving Christie’s to Join Sotheby’s as Vice Chair of Fine Art Department

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Christie’s Announces Rauschenberg and Rothko Top Lots for London Sales Next Month

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Jonathan Laib Leaves Christie’s to Join David Zwirner

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Christie’s CEO Patricia Barbizet Leaving Auction House

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Art Market Monitor Analyzes Brett Gorvy’s Departure from Christie’s

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Dallas Auction House Suing Christie’s for Alleged Data Theft

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Brett Gorvy Leaving Christie’s to Partner with Dominique Lévy

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

AO Auction Results – New York: Phillips 20th Century Evening Sale and Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, November 16th, 2016

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

AO Auction Results – New York: Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale, November 15th, 2016

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Christie’s Taking $250 Million in Art to China

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Robert Olnick Collection Set for Christie’s Sales Next Month

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Christie’s Changes Reported on Third-Party Financing Fees

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Christie’s Auctioning Collection of Surrealist Works Including Dali’s “Lobster Telephone”

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Christie’s Opening Flagship Beijing Offices This Week

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
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New York — “Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go” at Almine Rech Gallery Through December 16th, 2017

December 14th, 2017

Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Installation View)
Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Installation View)

Almine Rech Gallery, one of Paris’s foremost galleries, opened its first New York location more than a year ago on the Upper East Side, bringing with it a unique program that mixes a strong artist roster with a consistently adventurous curatorial project.  For its most recent venture, the gallery has brought together key figures from the canon of 20th century Western art for Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go. Adapting its title from a line in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the exhibition investigates ways artists use text as an allegorical element. Serving as a chronological and thematic starting point to the exhibition is Être ou ne pas être, Picasso’s 1912 painting considered as one of the foremost examples of appropriation of text in modern painting. Declaring “to be or not be” in French with gouache on paper, Picasso not only pays homage to one of the most emblematic texts ever written, but he also questions the mimetic essence of a painting. Can a painting of words serve to depict an image?
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Clearing Gallery Opens Shop Uptown

December 14th, 2017

Clearing Gallery's uptown space, via Art NewsClearing Gallery has opened a new space in New York City, setting up a second location at 43 East 78th Street. “We have private dealers, galleries, and museums around, so it’s a super location,” says gallery owner Olivier Babin. “As much as Bushwick is off the beaten path, this is in the center of everything. I mean, we’re across the street from the Carlyle!”
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American Collectors Rarely Sell Prized Works Once Purchased

December 13th, 2017

Christie's, via NY postA new study finds that few American art collectors sell their works once they have purchased them, the New York Post reports. “Collectors don’t apply the same principles to buying art that they would to a typical investment portfolio of stocks and bonds,” says John Mathews, head of private wealth management and ultra-high net worth at UBS Americas. “It is important, however, to institute management structures to ensure their legacy remains protected, correctly valued and insured.”
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