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AO Auction Recap – Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, February 28th, 2017

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

“Spider-Man” Art Burglar Gets Eight Years in Prison for Paris Theft

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Paul Gauguin’s “Te Fare” Leads Christie’s March Sale in London

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Thief in Paris Theft Case Claims He Threw Away €100 Million in Art

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

“Spider-Man” Art Thief’s Trial Begins in Paris

Monday, January 30th, 2017

WSJ Looks at Current Art Market Health as 2016 Concludes

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

AO Auction Results – New York: Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, November 14th, 2016

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

AO Auction Preview – New York Auction Week, November 14th – 17th, 2016

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

New York – Jasper Johns: “Monotypes” at Matthew Marks Gallery Through June 25th, 2016

Monday, June 13th, 2016

London: Tom Wesselmann “Collages 1959-1964″ at David Zwirner Through March 24th, 2016

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

Sergei Shchukin of Modernist Masterpieces to be Reunited in Paris

Monday, February 8th, 2016

AO Auction Recap – London: Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist Sales, February 3rd, 2016

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

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

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

WSJ Breaks Down Market’s “Cooling Off”

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

Trailer Carrying $250,000 in Art Stolen from LA Industrial Park

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

New York – Carroll Dunham at Gladstone Gallery Through December 4th, 2015

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

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

Friday, November 13th, 2015

AO Auction Recap – New York: Sotheby’s Taubman Masterworks Sale, November 4th, 2015

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Harvard Allowing Students to Rent Prints from Collection

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Frieze London Announces 2015 Projects

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Two Works From Gurlitt Collection Set to Return to Heirs

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

AO Preview – New York: Frieze Week, May 13th-17th, 2015

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

AO Auction Recap – New York: Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, May 5th, 2015

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

As German Court Upholds Gurlitt Will, More Questions Arise

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Leonardo da Vinci Painting Inspires Mystery Over Depiction of Transparent Orb

October 19th, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, via The GuardianThe Guardian has a piece this week on the mysterious orb held by Christ in the Leonardo da Vinci painting currently on view at Christie’s. “Solid glass or crystal, whether shaped like an orb or a lens, produces magnified, inverted, and reversed images,” historian Walter Isaacson says of the image. “Instead, Leonardo painted the orb as if it were a hollow glass bubble that does not refract or distort the light passing through it.”
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In Rare Move, Several Florine Stettheimer Works Change Hands this Fall

October 19th, 2017

Florine Stettheimer, New York Liberty, 1918, via Art NewsIn an extremely rare occurrence, two works by Florine Stettheimer have changed hands this year, with one going into the collection of the Whitney Museum, and one going onto the open market.  Stettheimer rarely sold or gave her works away, making one’s appearance, let alone two in the same year, a momentous event. 
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Kader Attia Wins 2017 Joan Miró Prize

October 19th, 2017

Kader Attia, via Art DailyFrench-Algerian artist Kader Attia has been named  winner of the 2017 Joan Miró Prize.  “Attia’s passionate engagement with current affairs and with the shared fate of humanity [which] has close links to Joan Miró’s involvement in the critical episodes that marked his generation, while Attia’s unique take on complex, often traumatic, human relationships across cultures resonates with Miró’s universal aspirations,” the award’s jury said in a statement.
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