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AO Auction Preview – London Auction Week: June 18th – 27th, 2019

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Sotheby’s Sold to Business Mogul Patrick Drahi

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Sotheby’s London Imp/Modern Sale FEatures £16 Million Modigliani

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Mitch and Emily Rales Were Buyers for Record-Setting Lee Krasner Last Week

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

AO Auction Recap – New York: 20th Century and Contemporary Evening Sale, May 15th-16th, 2019

Friday, May 17th, 2019

AO Auction Recap – New York: The Impressionist and Modern Evening Sales, May 13th-14th, 2019

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

AO Auction Preview – New York: Impressionist/Modern and Post-War/Contemporary Evening Sales, May 13th -16th, 2019

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

Phillips Hires David Norman as Chairman for Americas

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Sotheby’s to Sell Lee Krasner Work Expected to Smash Record

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Phillips Hires Elizabeth Goldberg as Deputy Chair for Americas

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Watercolors by WIlliam Blake Sold by Bookstore to Go On View at Tate

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Francis Bacon “Screaming Pope” to Go on Sale at Sotheby’s

Friday, March 29th, 2019

Sotheby’s to Offer Monet Haystacks at May 14th Auction in NYC

Friday, March 15th, 2019

AO Auction Results – London: Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sales, March 5th – 7th, 2019

Friday, March 8th, 2019

Carmen Herrera Resets Auction Record at Sotheby’s

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Sotheby’s Reports Net Income of $85.7 million for Q4

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

AO Auction Recap – London: Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, February 26th – 27th, 2019

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

AO Auction Preview – London: The Impressionist/Modern and Post-War/Contemporary Evening Sales, February 26th – March 7th, 2019

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Lucian Freud Portrait of Guinness Heir Heads to Auction at Sotheby’s

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Guggenheim Deaccessions Zao Wou-Ki Painting

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Former Sotheby’s Employee Donates Collection of Artist Postcards to British Museum

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Dutch Royal Family Cleared to Sell Rubens Chalk Drawing

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Adam Chinn Leaves Sotheby’s

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Art Newspaper Explores Issues with Third-Party Auction Guarantees

Monday, November 19th, 2018
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LACMA Fundraising for New Building Expansion has Stalled, LA Times Reports

November 14th, 2019

The LA Times has an exposé on the stalled funding for LACMA’s new expansion, noting ballooning costs and a drop off in donation pledges following an impressive start to its fundraising campaign. “I can’t say it strongly enough: It’s not a question of whether there’s money in L.A for such a project: There is,” says director Michael Govan. “The question is, will people decide that’s what they want to do with it.”
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Foundation Pledges $15 Million to Cultural Repatriation Efforts

November 14th, 2019

George Soros’s Open Society Foundations has pledged $15 million towards cultural repatriation efforts.  “The legacy of colonial violence has deep implications for the ways that racism and imbalances of power are perpetuated today,” says Patrick Gaspard, the president of the Open Society. “This isn’t just about returning pieces of art, but about restoring the very essence of these cultures.”
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Rio Art Museum May Close Over Funding Delays

November 14th, 2019

The Rio Art Museum may close after delays in funding by the city’s prefecture for payroll. The prefecture “has been working incessantly to circumvent Brazil’s crisis,” the Rio de Janeiro municipal secretariat of culture said in a statement, “which affected economic activities, and thus the collection for the municipal coffers, and resulted in high unemployment rates”.
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