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New York Dealer Charged with Selling Illegally Obtained Art Objects

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

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

New York Times Covers Conditions and Concerns of Current Auction Market

Friday, November 25th, 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 Opening Flagship Beijing Offices This Week

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Stefan Simchowitz Bought Aggressively at Christie’s Last Evening

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

AO Preview – Frieze London Art Fair in Regent’s Park, October 6th – 9th, 2016

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Christie’s Changes Premium Fee Structure

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Lori Holtz Leaves Christie’s, Continuing High-Profile Departures

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Christie’s Employees Leave Following Announcement of Sales Drop

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Christie’s Sees 29% Drop in Sales for First Half of 2016

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

AO Auction Recap – London: Christie’s “Defining British Art” Sale, June 30th, 2016

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Christie’s Jussi Pylkkanen Interviewed in Art Newspaper

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Alex Rotter Joining Christie’s Next Year

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Christie’s Still Facing $23 Million in Lawsuits Over Sandy Damages

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Yusaku Maezawa Identified as Buyer of Record-Setting Basquiat

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

New York Post Chases Hints on Buyer of Cattelan Sculpture

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

David Hammons Work from Mnuchin Gallery on Block for Christie’s Sale

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Christie’s Selling Basquiat Poised to Possible Break Auction Record

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

New York Times Summarizes Impact of Panama Papers on Art World

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
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Musée D’Orsay Facing Accusations of Discrimination Over Student Tour Policy

April 20th, 2017

Musée D'Orsay, via ArtforumThe Musée D’Orsay is facing accusations of discrimination, after a clause on its education policies noting mandatory smaller tour groups for students coming from low-income areas was widely shared on social media.  “I demand that [the museum] ensures that it welcomes all students from all educational establishments under the same conditions,” Audrey Azoulay, national culture and communication minister, said in a statement online. 
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Sotheby’s Withdraws Eighteen Works from Sale by Artists Pension Trust

April 20th, 2017

Ivan Navarro, via TelegraphEighteen lots from a sale of contemporary art at Sotheby’s this month have been withdrawn.  The works, sold by the Artist Pension Trust (APT), were contested by the artist’s respective galleries.  “We had conversations with some of the artists, and the closer the auction got, the more the artists and their galleries said that auction was not in their best interests,” says Al Brenner, CEO of MutualArt Group.  “Some of the galleries said they could get better prices.”
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Hermann Nitsch Performance Sees Protests Over Slaughter of Bull

April 20th, 2017

Hermann Nitsch, via Art NewspaperAnimal rights protestors in Australia are calling for the cancellation of a Hermann Nitsch performance in Tasmania, which calls for the slaughtering of a bull before the performance.  The protesting group, Animal Liberation Tasmania, says the work “trivializes the slaughter of animals for human usage, and condemns a sentient being to death in the pursuit of artistic endeavors.”
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