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AO Auction Preview – New York: Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and Phillips de Pury to Hold Contemporary Art Sales May 9-12, 2011

Monday, May 9th, 2011

AO Onsite Auction Results – London: Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Sale on Wednesday February 16, 2011 Realizes £61.4 million ($99.2 million); Warhol & Martial Raysse Are Top Lots

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

AO AUCTION RESULTS: DISAPPOINTMENT AT PHILLIPS DE PURY’S LONDON CONTEMPORARY ART AUCTION on june 29th AS THE SALE FELL SHORT OF PRESALE ESTIMATES

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

AO AUCTION RESULTS: FEW SURPRISES AT SOTHEBY’S CONTEMPORARY EVENING AUCTION JUNE 28 LONDON

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

AO Onsite – Art Basel Miami Beach 2009 Round- up – “A lot less ornament and a lot more substance”

Monday, December 7th, 2009

AO On Site Auction Results – New York: Phillips de Pury’s Contemporary Evening Sale Wednesday November 12, 2009 – a modest sale totaling within estimate at $7,099,250

Friday, November 13th, 2009

AO On Site Auction Results – New York: Sotheby’s Post-War and Contemporary Sale Tuesday November 11, 2009 – Only Two Lots Go Unsold in a highly successful Sale Dominated by Warhol

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

AO On Site Auction Results – London: Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale Friday October 16th, exceeds expections of conservative estimates

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

AO On Site Auction Results – London: Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Sale Friday October 16th, Overall, expectations are reached and in many cases exceeded

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Newslinks for Saturday, June 13, 2009

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Newslinks for Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Newslinks for Monday, April 13, 2009

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Newslinks for Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

AO Roundup: 2008 Frieze Art Fair, Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips London Auctions; Art Market Inflection Point Reached

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Update: Damien Hirst goes to Auction at Sotheby’s, September 15-16, 2008

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

The Man With 800 Warhols

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Jeff Koon’s “Diamond (Blue)” sells under estimate

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

2007 Whitney Gala & Studio Party

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007
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Economist Explores Implications on Restoration and Appraisal Technology

January 19th, 2018

Rijksmuseum, via ArchdailyA piece in The Economist looks at recent technologies in art appraisal and conservation, and questions how these developments may challenge the authority and stability of work in the field. “In the pursuit of knowledge about works of art, the language of science and that of the humanities both have to be spoken,” claims Robert van Langh, the Rijksmuseum’s head of conservation. 
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Andreas Gursky Speaks on His Early Work for The Guardian

January 19th, 2018

Andreas Gursky, via GuardianThe Guardian has an interview with Andreas Gursky this week, detailing the artist’s early experimentations in a photo of Salermo harbor that brought him to realize his most iconic works. “My teachers, the conceptual artists Bernd and Hilla Becher, had told me to avoid photographing with sunlight, blue sky or strong shadows, he says. “But I thought the warm sunlight here made for something quite kitsch. Also, up until this point, human beings had been the focus of my work – but here there were none in sight. Yet I was overwhelmed by what I saw: the complexity of the image, the accumulation of goods, the cars, the containers. I hadn’t been sure the photograph would work. I just felt compelled. It was pure intuition.”
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Tate Britain Director Alex Farquharson Interviewed in Art Newspaper

January 19th, 2018

Tate Britain, via ArtforumTate Britain director Alex Farquharson is interviewed in the Art Newspaper this week, detailing his vision for a major rehang at the museum. “Tate Britain has an exciting role in presenting art in a societal context, both past and present, so it is a question of the stories that we tell,” he says. “I have set out three pillars that inform our curatorial choices and how we communicate them. These are a trio of relationships: art and society, history and the present, and Britain and the world.”
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