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AO Roundup: 2008 Frieze Art Fair, Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips London Auctions; Art Market Inflection Point Reached

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

With a sweeping survey of Chinese contemporary art, Charles Saatchi opens much anticipated new gallery in Duke of York Headquarters Building, Chelsea, London

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Sotheby’s stock drops 14% (down 75.7% from its high) following dismal Asian auction results

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Saatchi Gallery reopens with Asian art exhibit on October 9th, 2008

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Saatchi to open new London site October 9, beginning with Chinese focus

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Auction news: Chinese contemporary sells well at Sotheby’s Hong Kong

Monday, April 14th, 2008

London Auction Activity Round Up

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

GO SEE: SOTHEBY’S CONTEMPORARY ART SALE, LONDON, FEBRUARY 27TH

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

NEWSLINKS 1.28.08

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Chinese contemporary outsells western artists at auction this weekend

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Asia Sale

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

AO Auction Preview: Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and Phillips de Pury to Hold Contemporary Art Auctions This Week in London During Frieze Art Fair

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Frieze opens to kickoff an arts-packed London weekend

Thursday, October 11th, 2007
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Michelangelo Sketch Sells for $24 Million in Paris

May 19th, 2022

A recently unearthed Michelangelo sketch, considered to be the artist’s first nude, has sold  at Christie’s Paris for a record 23 million euros ($24 million). “Michelangelo has decided to make the figure into something that corresponded more to his aesthetic by making him much more robust and monumental, while at the same time keeping the fragility of the figure, who is exposed and shivering” as he awaits baptism,” says Christie’s Old Masters expert Stijn Alsteens.
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Basquiat Work Sells for $85 Million at Phillips $224.9 Million Night

May 19th, 2022

The Jean-Michel Basquiat work from the collection of Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa had a strong return to auction last night at Phillips, where it achieved $85 Million, part of a total sale of  $224.9 million, the highest in the company’s history. 
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Independent Art Fair to Launch New Fair Around 20th Century Work

May 17th, 2022

The Independent Art Fair will launch a new fair in September this year that will focus on 20th Century Works. “Over the years, there has been a shift, with next-generation dealers showing a more diverse group of artists and territories, geographically, socially, politically,” says Independent director Elizabeth Dee. “They are looking forward and looking back, saying, ‘We need to have a canon that looks like our program.’”
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