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Sotheby’s Announces $60 Million Basquiat for New York Sale in May

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Roy Lichtenstein’s ‘Nude Sunbather’ to Sell at Sotheby’s this Spring in New York

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Sotheby’s Opens New Office in Dubai

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

AO Auction Results – London: Sotheby’s Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale, March 8th, 2017

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Sotheby’s Stock Posts 20% Increase Despite Low Earnings

Monday, March 6th, 2017

AO Auction Recap – London: Sotheby’s Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist Sale, March 1st, 2017

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Provenance Questions Resolved Over Gustav Klimt Portrait, Will Go to Auction Block Tomorrow at Sotheby’s in London

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Sotheby’s Posts $65.5 M. Profit for 2016 Fourth Quarter

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Telegraph Notes Sotheby’s Aggressive Guarantee Strategies for Upcoming Auctions

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Sotheby’s Files Lawsuit Over Allegedly Fake Frans Hals Work

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Adam Chinn Promoted to COO at Sotheby’s

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Sotheby’s Leads London Sale with Richter Iceberg Painting

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Brooke Lampley Leaving Christie’s to Join Sotheby’s as Vice Chair of Fine Art Department

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Sotheby’s Sues Collector Over Allegedly Forged Painting

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Sotheby’s Brings on Rauschenberg Foundation CEO Christy MacLear to Advise on Artist Estates

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Sotheby’s Acquires Anti-Forgery Firm in Continued Development of Advisory Arm

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Dealers Sue Sotheby’s Over Da Vinci Work Resold for Over $120 Million

Monday, December 5th, 2016

AO Auction Results – New York: Sotheby’s Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale, November 17th, 2016

Friday, November 18th, 2016

MoMA Purchases László Moholy-Nagy’s “EM 1 (Telephone Picture)” at Sotheby’s

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

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

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Sotheby’s Tallies $24 Million for First Sale of Works from David Bowie’s Art Collection

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Sotheby’s Posts $54.5 Million Loss for Third Quarter of 2016

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

AO Auction Recap – London: Sotheby’s Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale, October 7th, 2016

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Sotheby’s Reimburses Buyer for $10 Million After Discovery of Forged Old Master Painting

Saturday, October 8th, 2016
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New York — “Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go” at Almine Rech Gallery Through December 16th, 2017

December 14th, 2017

Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Installation View)
Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Installation View)

Almine Rech Gallery, one of Paris’s foremost galleries, opened its first New York location more than a year ago on the Upper East Side, bringing with it a unique program that mixes a strong artist roster with a consistently adventurous curatorial project.  For its most recent venture, the gallery has brought together key figures from the canon of 20th century Western art for Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go. Adapting its title from a line in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the exhibition investigates ways artists use text as an allegorical element. Serving as a chronological and thematic starting point to the exhibition is Être ou ne pas être, Picasso’s 1912 painting considered as one of the foremost examples of appropriation of text in modern painting. Declaring “to be or not be” in French with gouache on paper, Picasso not only pays homage to one of the most emblematic texts ever written, but he also questions the mimetic essence of a painting. Can a painting of words serve to depict an image?
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Clearing Gallery Opens Shop Uptown

December 14th, 2017

Clearing Gallery's uptown space, via Art NewsClearing Gallery has opened a new space in New York City, setting up a second location at 43 East 78th Street. “We have private dealers, galleries, and museums around, so it’s a super location,” says gallery owner Olivier Babin. “As much as Bushwick is off the beaten path, this is in the center of everything. I mean, we’re across the street from the Carlyle!”
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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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