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Christie’s Sales Down 27% for 2016

Friday, February 10th, 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

Art Market Monitor Forecasts Challenges to Future Market

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Market Continues to Grow for Jean Dubuffet

Friday, January 27th, 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

Guardian Charts Unstable Art Market Moving into 2017

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Arts Companies Push for Estate Consultation Services

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

New York Dealer Charged with Selling Illegally Obtained Art Objects

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

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

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Art Newspaper Forecasts Impact of Big Data on Art Market

Friday, December 9th, 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

WSJ Looks at Current Art Market Health as 2016 Concludes

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

David Hockney to Design Stained-Glass Window for Westminster Abbey

Friday, November 25th, 2016

New York Times Covers Conditions and Concerns of Current Auction Market

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Tad Smith Claims Trump Presidency Will Help Art Market Recovery

Friday, November 18th, 2016

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

Friday, November 18th, 2016

AO Auction Results – New York: Phillips 20th Century Evening Sale and Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, November 16th, 2016

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

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

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

AO Auction Results – New York: Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale, November 15th, 2016

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

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

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
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Maurizio Cattelan Profiled in NYT

April 24th, 2017

Maurizio Cattelan, via NYTMaurizio Cattelan is profiled in the New York Times this week, as a documentary on the artist hits theaters.  “Underneath it all, Maurizio’s a good person,” says director Maura Axelrod of the artist’s mischievous personality. “He’s not careening through life trying to upset people. His overall approach is playful. Although maybe not the Stephanie Seymour piece. That might be the exception.”
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Magdalena Abakanowicz Passes Away at the age of 86

April 24th, 2017

Embryology 1978-80 by Magdalena Abakanowicz born 1930Polish sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz has passed away at the age of 86.  The artist’s long career frequently challenged the authoritarian regime of Cold War Poland, and the impact of war on the psyche of its people.  “We are finally still questioning our own existence, the problem of our existence,” she once said, “because this is the greatest question and the greatest mystery—existence and sense or non-sense, the extraordinary power of man and his extraordinary weakness.”
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Case Over Pieter Bruegel the Younger Painting Hints at Problems with Painting Valuations

April 24th, 2017

Pieter Bruegel the Younger, via NYTThe New York Times reports on a recent court decision over the valuation and sale of a Pieter Bruegel the Younger the painting, where evidence showed a trend towards auction houses underpricing works so as to win favor from sellers when the works sold at strong prices.  The ruling echoes assertions by the I.R.S. that prices given for artworks are a likely “high abuse area.”
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