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NY Supreme Court Rules for Pace Gallery in Agnes Martin Dispute

Friday, July 12th, 2019

NYS Supreme Court Dismisses Case Over Painting Ownership

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Berlin Museums Seek Dismissal in €200m Guelph Treasure CAse

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Lehmann Maupin Gallery Suit Against Employee Dismissed

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Auction Sparks Disputes at Barnes Foundation

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Czech Culture Minister Antonin Stanek to Resign Over Dismissal of National Gallery Director

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

German Man Fined Over Selling Discarded Gerhard Richter Pieces

Friday, April 26th, 2019

Underpainting Discovered in Artemisia Gentileschi Canvas

Friday, April 12th, 2019

City of Venice to Launch Official Arts District During Biennale

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

DW Catalogs Disputes Between France and Italy Over Da Vinci Loans

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Matthew Barney Discusses New Film in Art News

Friday, March 1st, 2019

NYT Profiles Jan Six, Man Who Rediscovered Two Lost Rembrandts

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Dealer Arrested in Ongoing Dispute

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Dealer to Auction Disputed Caravaggio

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

New York – Bruce Nauman: “Disappearing Acts” at MoMA Through February 2019

Monday, December 24th, 2018

Artists Discuss Impact of Andy Warhol on Their Work in NYT

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

New York Mag Spotlights Discovery of de Kooning Works Heading to Auction

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Ten Picasso Works Rediscovered in Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

State Tretyakov Effectively Bans Discussion Over Artworks at Museum

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Dealer Discovers Purported Willem de Kooning Works in New Jersey Storage Locker

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Curator Nikki Columbus Accuses MoMA PS1 of Discrimination Over Her Pregnancy

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Gagosian Gallery Moves to Dismiss Lawsuit Over Jeff Koons Work

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Freelands Foundation Issues Report on Gender Disparity in British Arts

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Accademia Carrara in Bergamo Discovers $30 Million Mantegna in Storage

Friday, May 25th, 2018
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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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