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AO Auction Results: Sotheby’s New York Impressionist and Modern Art, despite select notable sales, overall results were poor

Thursday, November 6th, 2008
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Inside the Frick Collection’s Takeover of the Former Met Breuer

January 27th, 2021

A piece in Town and Country this week documents the Frick’s takeover of the Met Breuer building. Director Ian Wardropper says the exhibitions at the newly renovated space will “remind people that the Frick is not just a painting collection.”
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Rembrandt Work Firmly Reattributed as Work of the Artist

January 27th, 2021

A piece in the collection of Pennsylvania’s Allentown Art Museum has been firmly reattributed as an official Rembrandt.  “It’s very exciting,” says museum VP of curatorial affairs, Elaine Mehalakes. “It was a painting that had been in good standing for three centuries, and this is really a reassertion of the attribution.”
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Ai Weiwei: China “The Greatest Challenge the West has Ever Faced

January 27th, 2021

In a recent public appearance, Ai Weiwei called China “the greatest challenge the West has ever faced,” referring in particular to the current political state of Hong Kong and its relationship to mainland China.   “This is not just a struggle between Hong Kong and China. It is a struggle between freedom and a sectarian state. Hong Kong represents a value we should all protect,” he says.
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