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AO Auction Preview – New York Auction Week, November 11th – 14th, 2019

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Two Fabrizio Morettis Team Up For Selling Exhibition at Sotheby’s

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Sotheby’s New Owner Patrick Drahi Profiled in Bloomberg

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Marc Jacobs to Sell Work at Sotheby’s Next Month

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Charles F. Stewart to Take Over at Sotheby’s

Monday, October 28th, 2019

Sotheby’s Has $25m Rothko for New York Sale in November

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Sotheby’s New York to Sell Francis Bacon’s “Pope” this November, Benefitting the Brooklyn Museum

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Robert Mnuchin to Sell de Kooning Work for $25 to $35 Million at Sotheby’s New York

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

AO Auction Results – London: Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale, October 3rd, 2019

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

KAWS Under Fire in China for Work Depicting Mao

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

AO Auction Recap – London: Phillips 20th Century and Contemporary Evening Sale, October 2nd, 2019

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

AO Auction Preview – London: Contemporary Art Evening Sales, October 2nd – 4th, 2019

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Sotheby’s and Ugo Rondinone Partner to Fight Bladder Cancer

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Sotheby’s Shareholders Approve Acquisition Deal

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Major Print Portfolio to Sell at Sotheby’s London this Fall

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Fourth Sotheby’s Shareholder Sues to Block Drahi Sale

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

Auction Gains for Works by Women Are Outpacing Those for Men

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Stakeholders Sue Over Sotheby’s Sale

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Lee Rosenbaum Looks at the Auction Landscape as Sotheby’s Goes Private

Monday, July 1st, 2019

SFMoMA Buys 11 Works with Funds from Rothko Sale

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

AO Auction Results – London: Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale, June 26th, 2019

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

NY Judge Rules Rybolovlev Suit Against Sotheby’s Can Proceed

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

AO Auction Recap – London: Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, June 19th, 2019

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

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

Monday, June 17th, 2019
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NYT Notes Generation Gap in Online Art Sales

June 9th, 2020

As art sales go online, the NYT notes an increasing generation gap, with older buyers tapering off their purchases and younger buyers continuing to collect. “The resistance from older collectors is still there,” says Anders Petterson, founder of analytics firm ArtTactic.  “When there is no physical art world, how do you substitute that experience?” he added. “Younger people are a lot quicker to adapt.”
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Unrest Over Killing of George Floyd Forces Museums to Address Institutionalized Racism

June 9th, 2020

A piece in the New York Times charts pressure on institutions to address problems of systemic racism and injustice in their organizations, collections and programs, following the social unrest caused by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police.  “I do not think art museums have done enough,” says Chris Anagnos, executive director of the Association of Art Museum Directors. “We have dabbled around the edges of the work, but in our place of privilege we will never live up to the statement that ‘museums are for everyone’ unless we begin to confront, examine and dismantle the various structures that brought us to this point.”
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Art Basel Cancelled

June 9th, 2020

Art Basel has completely cancelled the 2020 edition of its fair in the Swiss town, after an attempt to move the fair’s dates to September.  “While there are signs of hope as individual countries are coming out of lockdown, the global situation remains precarious, and, unfortunately, too many uncertainties remain to go ahead with the fair,” the organization said in a statement. “These include the health risks posed by large gatherings, the limitations on intercontinental travel, and the unclear Swiss regulatory environment for shows of Art Basel’s size. Given these uncertainties, we believe that the best option concerning the Basel show is to focus on next year’s edition and delivering a fair of the exceptional international quality that the artworld expects.”
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