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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

Christie’s Preparing Sale Centered Around Theme of Failure This May in New York

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

Christie’s Must Pay $700K in Damages Over Works Damaged During Hurricane Sandy

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

Mugrabis and Christie’s Settled Basquiat Dispute

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Jose Mugrabi Sued by Christie’s Over Missed Payments on Basquiat Work

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Christie’s Not Obligated to Pay $11.5 million in Damages Caused by Superstorm Sandy

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

AO Auction Recap – London: Christie’s Impressionist, Modern and Art of the Surreal Evening Sales, February 2nd 2016

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

AO Auction Preview – London: Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist Sales, February 2nd-3rd, 2016

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Christie’s Sales for 2015 at $7.4 Billion, Down 5% Over 2014

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Cooling Contemporary Market Doesn’t Stop Surge in Modern Sales, Art Newspaper Notes

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Auction Houses Look to China in Upcoming Auctions

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Art Newspaper Notes Mysterious Conditions Behind Basquiat Sale

Saturday, December 19th, 2015
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Sotheby’s Leads London Sale with Richter Iceberg Painting

January 20th, 2017

Gerhard Richter's Eisberg, via Art Market MonitorSotheby’s will lead its London Contemporary sale with a photorealist work by Gerhard RichterEisberg, estimated at £8-£12 million.  The work comes from a period shortly after the artist’s divorce from his first wife Emma, and reflects his mindset during this dark period.“What Richter saw reflected in the painting… was his own state of mind…the photographs he took in Greenland were visual analogues for his own failed hopes,” Richter’s biographer, Dietmar Elger, says.  “He was exhausted by the struggle to find his own way as a husband and father, and felt that his dream domestic happiness had, as a consequence, been wrecked.”
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Auctionata Paddle8 Files for Insolvency

January 20th, 2017

Auctionata Paddle8, via Art NewspaperAuctionata Paddle8 has filed for insolvency, with Paddle8 reportedly finding a buyer for its company in New York.  “Auctionata and Paddle8 have redefined the online auction market for art and luxury goods,” says Thomas Hesse, CEO of the joined company. “This procedure will enable both brands and companies to maximize their potential.” 
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Ruba Katrib Joins Frieze London as Curatorial Advisor

January 20th, 2017

Ruba Katrib, via Art NewsRuba Katrib, curator of SculptureCenter, will join Frieze London as a curatorial advisor this year, working on the fair’s “Focus” section.  “I tend to begin my journey through Frieze London in the Focus section,” she said. “I’m eager to see who’s there and what they’ve brought, knowing that the galleries in Focus can be counted on to bring lesser-known artists, new work, and exciting ideas—they consistently work hard to convey a fresh approach.” 
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