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Steven Cohen Allegedly Behind $28 Million Basquiat Canvas Offered at Christie’s Next Month

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Art Advisor Ordered to Pay $1 Million Back from Basquiat Sale

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Malaysian Businessman Sells Record-Setting Basquiat After Probe

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Yusaku Maezawa Identified as Buyer of Record-Setting Basquiat

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Christie’s Selling Basquiat Poised to Possible Break Auction Record

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Mugrabis and Christie’s Settled Basquiat Dispute

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Jose Mugrabi Sued by Christie’s Over Missed Payments on Basquiat Work

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Art Newspaper Notes Mysterious Conditions Behind Basquiat Sale

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

Major Works from Basquiat and Warhol to Sell This May

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Christie’s Halts Basquiat Auction in Face of Lawsuit

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Christie’s To Sell Landmark Collection of Early Basquiats

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Schulhof Family Sues Art Advisor Over Alleged Basquiat Fraud

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Supreme Releases Fall Lookbook, Featuring Basquiat Collaborations

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Basquiat Heads to Broadway in New Musical Production

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Seized Basquiat Sheds Light on Art World Money Laundering

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Christie’s Looks to Break Auction Records with Basquiat’s “Dustheads” This May

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Gagosian Sees Huge Attendance Numbers for Basquiat Show

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

2012 Basquiat Sales Top $161 Million

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Basquiat’s William Burroughs Triptych to Sell at Auction at Sotheby’s in London

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Bacon Triptych Joins Basquiat and Richter in Sotheby’s Auction Next Month

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

AO November Auction Roundup 3 of 5: Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art, New York, Wednesday, November 12th: Basquiat’s “Boxer” sells while the Bacon does not, “The market is adjusting down”

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Metallica’s drummer to sell Basquiat painting at Christie’s New York, November 12th auction; ‘Boxer’ to be displayed during Frieze Art Fair in London

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

AO News Summary: Basquiat’s $8 Million “Hannibal,” Found In Warehouse, may return to Brazil

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

New York Times Profiles Efforts of Auction Houses to Stay Ahead of Game in Current Market Landscape

Sunday, October 15th, 2017
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Leonardo da Vinci Painting Inspires Mystery Over Depiction of Transparent Orb

October 19th, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, via The GuardianThe Guardian has a piece this week on the mysterious orb held by Christ in the Leonardo da Vinci painting currently on view at Christie’s. “Solid glass or crystal, whether shaped like an orb or a lens, produces magnified, inverted, and reversed images,” historian Walter Isaacson says of the image. “Instead, Leonardo painted the orb as if it were a hollow glass bubble that does not refract or distort the light passing through it.”
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In Rare Move, Several Florine Stettheimer Works Change Hands this Fall

October 19th, 2017

Florine Stettheimer, New York Liberty, 1918, via Art NewsIn an extremely rare occurrence, two works by Florine Stettheimer have changed hands this year, with one going into the collection of the Whitney Museum, and one going onto the open market.  Stettheimer rarely sold or gave her works away, making one’s appearance, let alone two in the same year, a momentous event. 
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Kader Attia Wins 2017 Joan Miró Prize

October 19th, 2017

Kader Attia, via Art DailyFrench-Algerian artist Kader Attia has been named  winner of the 2017 Joan Miró Prize.  “Attia’s passionate engagement with current affairs and with the shared fate of humanity [which] has close links to Joan Miró’s involvement in the critical episodes that marked his generation, while Attia’s unique take on complex, often traumatic, human relationships across cultures resonates with Miró’s universal aspirations,” the award’s jury said in a statement.
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