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AO Auction Results – London: Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale, June 28th, 2017

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

AO Auction Results – London: Sotheby’s Actual Size Curated Sale and Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, June 21st, 2017

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Sotheby’s Names Jan Prasens Managing Director of Europe

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Art Newspaper Traces Rise and Fall of Market Strength for Gutai Group

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Andy Warhol’s First Self-Portrait to Hit Auction Block at Sotheby’s this Month

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Art Market Monitor Analyzes Marcato Capital Holdings in Sotheby’s

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Timothy Sammons Facing Extradition Over Larceny Charges

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

New York Times Spotlights Challenges Over Nazi-Looted Arts and Provenance

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

New York Times Asks if African Art is Being “Gentrified”

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

The Guardian Breaks Down Auction Market after Record-Setting Sales

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

AO Auction Recap – New York: Phillips 20th Century and Contemporary Sale at Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale, May 18th, 2017

Friday, May 19th, 2017

New York Times Profiles Market Growth for Basquiat Works

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

AO Auction Recap – New York: Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, May 16th, 2017

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

AO Auction Recap – New York: Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, May 15th, 2017

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

AO Auction Preview – New York: New York Auction Week, May 15th – 18th, 2017

Monday, May 15th, 2017

CNBC Forecasts Strong Auction Week as Sotheby’s Points to Structural Growth Potential for Market

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Spiegel Family Collection Sparks Sibling Rivalry at Christie’s and Sotheby’s

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Sotheby’s Posts $11 million loss in Historically Weak First Quarter, Showing Promise for Strengthening Market

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Sotheby’s Carrying $217 Million in Guarantees Next Week

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Laure de Beauvau-Craon, former chair of Sotheby’s France, Passes Away at the Age of 74

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Case Over Pieter Bruegel the Younger Painting Hints at Problems with Painting Valuations

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Sotheby’s Withdraws Eighteen Works from Sale by Artists Pension Trust

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

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
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Met Museum Receives $80 Million Gift

November 19th, 2017

Irvings, via Art NewsThe Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has received $80 million from trustee Florence Irving, the Art News reports.  “The Irvings have been inspirational donors in building the museum’s collections and galleries of Asian Art since 1987,” says Daniel H. Weiss, the museum’s president and CEO. “This additional gift is truly transformative for the Met, and will ensure that the legacy of scholarship, programming, and collection-building they have been so instrumental in building will continue to thrive.”
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Laura Owens Makes Statement on Protests Against 356 S. Mission Rd

November 16th, 2017

356 MissionArtist Laura Owens has penned a public statement on the current pressure her project space, 356 S. Mission, is facing from anti-gentrification activists. “Alongside the protesters’ demands to close, we have also heard the voices of artists, community groups, families, and individuals in the area who want 356 to remain open,” she writes. “In addition to urgent basic needs and facilities, people in all neighborhoods, of all ethnicities and classes, benefit from quality education and art. We do not believe that access to one should sacrifice the other in a healthy and thriving society. I have always been and remain committed to engaging in productive dialogue that results in effective actions to battle the issues facing our communities.”
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Darsie Alexander Appointed Chief Curator at Jewish Museum

November 16th, 2017

Darsie Alexander, via ArtforumDarsie Alexander has been appointed the Susan and Elihu Rose Chief Curator at the Jewish Museum in New York, Artforum reports. “The Jewish Museum has a remarkable collection that includes contemporary art, historical objects, material culture, and Jewish ceremonial art,” she says. “This combination allows for a lively dialogue between culturally diverse works related to Jewish identity and the groundbreaking work of artists who have shaped art history in profound ways.”
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