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New York Times Looks at Ongoing Competition Among Top Auction Houses

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Christie’s to Auction Collection of Arthur and Anita Kahn This Fall

Friday, August 14th, 2015

New York Times Looks at Impact of China’s Poly Culture Group on National Art Market

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Phillips Hires Three Employees from Christie’s, Including Former Contemporary Deputy Chairman

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Christie’s CEO Patricia Barbizet Profiled in FT

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Sales in Art Market are Breaking Records but Growth is Showing Signs of Slowing Down

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Outcry Over Sale Classic Works in Ireland Halts Christie’s Old Masters Sale

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Bloomberg Charts Fierce Competition at Auction Houses

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

AO Auction Preview – London: Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, June 23rd-24th, 2015

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani Reportedly Buyer of $179 Million Picasso

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Christie’s Sells Over $1 Billion in Art This Week

Friday, May 15th, 2015

AO Preview – New York: Frieze Week, May 13th-17th, 2015

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Christie’s Moves Impressionist Auction to Second Week of May

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Giacometti Sculpture May Reach $130 Million at Christie’s Next Month

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Christie’s New York Post-War Sale Led by Rothko Stripe Painting from 1958

Monday, March 9th, 2015

AO On-Site – New York: SPRING/BREAK Art Show at Skylight Moynihan Station, March 3rd-8th, 2015

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Phillips’s Edward Dolman Interviewed in New York Times

Friday, February 20th, 2015

The Guardian Investigates the Blue Chip Market

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

AO Auction Recap – New York: Old Masters Week, January 28th-29th, 2015

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Christie’s Holds Lead in 2014 Auction Tallies

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

A Look Inside the Increased Push Towards Auction Guarantees

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Christie’s Names New Chairman of Modern and Impressionist Art for the Americas

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Cézanne Masterwork Looks to Achieve $12 Million at Christie’s London Next Year

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Christie’s Americas President Doug Woodham to Step Down

Friday, December 12th, 2014
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Michigan Dealer Arrested on Forgery Charges

February 4th, 2016

Eric Spoutz and his wife, via NBCMichigan-based dealer Eric Spoutz has been arrested on federal charges for the sale of forged masterworks claimed to be by de Kooning, Joan Mitchell, and more.  Authorities allege he wove a web of lies and deceit over his collection of works and high connections in the art world.  “The only real thing in this situation seems to be the financial losses the victims have incurred for purchasing what they thought were true works of art, whether for investment purposes or personal enjoyment,” says FBI New York assistant director Diego Rodriguez.
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Christie’s Not Obligated to Pay $11.5 million in Damages Caused by Superstorm Sandy

February 4th, 2016

Storm Damage, via Art NewspaperChristie’s Brooklyn will not have to pay $11.5 million in damages caused by flooding after Superstorm Sandy in 2012, following a New York state court decision this past month.  The lawsuits were filed by several insurance companies to recoup the costs paid out to their clients.
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Tefaf Coming to New York

February 4th, 2016

Tefaf, via NYTTefaf, the massive Dutch fair of fine art, antiques and design, is expanding to New York this October, taking up most of the Park Avenue Armory for the first edition of Tefaf New York.  “On numerous occasions, our exhibitors in Maastricht have expressed the need and desire for a Tefaf platform in the U.S., as have many private and institutional collectors,” says Patrick van Maris, chief executive of Tefaf. “Among the different possibilities Tefaf has explored over the past couple of years, this partnership with Artvest in the Park Avenue Armory New York really stood out. As the world’s most buoyant art market, New York is a perfect match.”
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