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AO Auction Recap – New York: Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, May 14th, 2015

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Artwork From the Detroit Institute of Art Worth Up $8.5 Billion

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Death of Recluse Collector Reveals More Modern Masters in Collection

Friday, July 25th, 2014

San Francisco Real Estate Investor Charged with $11 Million Art Fraud

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Paris – Georg Baselitz at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Through October 31st, 2013

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Los Angeles – Cecily Brown at Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills Through October 12th, 2013

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

‘Becoming Picasso’ at Courtauld Gallery, London through May 26, 2013

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Sotheby’s Modern Art Auction in London Yesterday Produce Uneven Results

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Madrid – Vik Muniz: “Pictures of Magazine 2″ at Galeria Elba Benítez through January 26th, 2013

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

AO Newslink

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Los Angeles: Elizabeth Peyton at Regen Projects through May 12, 2012

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Don’t Miss – Hong Kong: Roy Lichtenstein ‘Landscapes in the Chinese Style’ at Gagosian through December 22, 2011

Monday, December 19th, 2011

AO Auction Preview- New York: Christie’s & Sotheby’s to Hold Impressionist and Modern Art Auctions In New York, November 1 & 2, 2011

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

AO on site photoset – London, Frieze Week: Opening night of the The Return of the House of the Nobleman, private viewing

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

AO On Site – New York: Opening of Vik Muniz at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. through October 15, 2011

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Deceased Artists

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Go See – Paris: “Manet, the Man Who Invented Modernity” at Musée d’Orsay, through July 3, 2011

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

AO Onsite Auction Results – New York: Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale Realizes $170.5M for 44 Lots Sold on May 3, 2011

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

AO Onsite Auction Results – London: Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale and Art of the Surreal Sale at Christie’s London on Wednesday February 9, 2011 Bring in £84.9 million ($136.3 million); Record-Breaking Bonnard is Top Lot

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

AO Auction Preview: Picasso and Gauguin Lead Impressionist & Modern Art Sales at Sotheby's & Christie's in London February 7-8th, 2011

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

AO Onsite Auction Results: Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale in New York Brings in $231.4M; Sets Records for Matisse & Gris (UPDATED WITH VIDEO)

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

AO Onsite Auction Results: Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale Realizes $227.5M; Sets Auction Record with $68.9M Modigliani Sale (UPDATED with VIDEO)

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

AO News Summary: Corot painting disappears, is found, more details emerge

Monday, September 20th, 2010
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American Collectors Rarely Sell Prized Works Once Purchased

December 13th, 2017

Christie's, via NY postA new study finds that few American art collectors sell their works once they have purchased them, the New York Post reports. “Collectors don’t apply the same principles to buying art that they would to a typical investment portfolio of stocks and bonds,” says John Mathews, head of private wealth management and ultra-high net worth at UBS Americas. “It is important, however, to institute management structures to ensure their legacy remains protected, correctly valued and insured.”
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Getty Museum Survives Brutal California Wildfires

December 13th, 2017

Getty, via ReutersThe Getty has survived a week of chaotic wildfires, keeping its collection intact while flames raged around the museum by wetting the surrounding hills with water and closing off all air intake valves. “By putting all these bells and whistles in, we are able to wet down our hillsides, close intake valves and keep smoke and debris out,” says Linda Somerville, assistant director of insurance and risk management for the J. Paul Getty Trust.
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The Frick Collection Acquires First Work in 30 Years

December 13th, 2017

François-Pascal-Simon Gérard, via ArtforumThe Frick Collection has acquired its first work since 1991, a 7-feet-tall portrait of Prince Camillo Borghese by François-Pascal-Simon Gérard, Artforum reports. “The last opportunity the Frick had to purchase a major French School painting was nearly thirty years ago, with the acquisition of [Jean-Antoine] Watteau’s Portal of Valenciennes,” director Ian Wardropper says. “Today, it is deeply rewarding to have the rare opportunity to bring to the museum such an important work as this one, a historic portrait we feel would have compelled Henry Clay Frick. While the portrait has been shown in Rome, it has never been seen publicly in America.”


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