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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

New York Times Profiles Modigliani Buyer Liu Yiqian

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

AO Auction Recap – New York: Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, November 12th, 2015

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Jussi Pylkkanen Profiled in Financial Times

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Loic Gouzer Appointed Deputy Chair of Post-War and Contemporary Art at Christie’s

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

Collection of Miles and Shirley Fiterman to Sell at Christie’s This Fall

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Christie’s Reformating April New York Sales

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Christie’s Leads November Sales in New York with $100 mil Modigliani

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

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
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Artists Sign Open Letter Rallying Against Brexit Vote

May 24th, 2016

David Cameron, via ArtnetA large group of artists, among them Tracey Emin, Anish Kapoor and Jeremy Deller, have signed an open petition opposing the vote on a British exit from the EU.  “From the smallest gallery to the biggest blockbuster, many of us have worked on projects that would never have happened without vital EU funding or by collaborating across borders,” the letter reads. “Leaving Europe would be a leap into the unknown for millions of people across the UK who work in the creative industries, and for the millions more at home and abroad who benefit from the growth and vibrancy of Britain’s cultural sector.”
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Romanian Government Raising Funds to Buy Brancusi Sculpture

May 24th, 2016

The Wisdom of the Earth sculpture, via The GuardianThe Romanian government has launched a crowd-funded campaign to buy a nationally treasured Constantin Brancusi sculpture that is currently for sale.  “I am calling on Romanians to take individual responsibility because I want Brâncuși to unite us, not divide us,” prime minister Dacian Cioloș said.
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Researchers Study Damage to Paintings Caused by Centuries Old Soap Bubbles

May 24th, 2016

Francisco de Goya, via C&ENAn article on the challenges for conservators in fixing microscopic eruptions on Old Masters paintings, caused by metal soap bubbles forcing their way to the surface of the piece.  “Every paint has its own peculiar chemical composition,” says physicist Jaap Boon.
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