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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

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
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Sotheby’s Appoints Benjamin Dollar as Chairman, Americas

June 24th, 2016

Benjamin Doller, via Sotheby'sSotheby’s has announced that Benjamin Doller will take over as the chairman of Sotheby’s Americas, effective immediately.  Dollar has worked with the company for over 35 years, and has recently served as the company’s Vice Chair for the Americas.  “The auction world is an evolving space, and I thrive on change,” he said in a statement.  “Sotheby’s its embracing that evolution in everything it does, which makes this a particularly exciting time to be a part of this business.” 
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Anish Kapoor Designs Stage Sets for Tristan and Isolde

June 24th, 2016

Anish Kapoor's set for Tristan and Isolde, via The GuardianAnish Kapoor has designed for the performance of Tristan and Isolde at the English National Opera.  “My sculptures are deeply rooted in orientating the body, in putting one in a frame of a certain kind of looking and thinking,” he says.  “I think that’s religious. It’s often processional and intentionally philosophical, too. That’s what Wagner is about, too.”
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Spanish Police Release List of Works Confiscated from Collector Benito Amor

June 24th, 2016

Collection of Benito Amor, via Arts JournalSpain’s Guardia Civil has released the inventory of works seized from collector Benito Amor, totaling over 10,000 pieces of art and antiques, including an alleged fragment of Jesus’s cross.  The collector had been arrested over several counts of theft, and questions remain as to the provenance of many of these works.
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