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AO Auction Recap – London: Sotheby’s Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist Sale, March 1st, 2017

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Provenance Questions Resolved Over Gustav Klimt Portrait, Will Go to Auction Block Tomorrow at Sotheby’s in London

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Sotheby’s Posts $65.5 M. Profit for 2016 Fourth Quarter

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Telegraph Notes Sotheby’s Aggressive Guarantee Strategies for Upcoming Auctions

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Sotheby’s Files Lawsuit Over Allegedly Fake Frans Hals Work

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Adam Chinn Promoted to COO at Sotheby’s

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Sotheby’s Leads London Sale with Richter Iceberg Painting

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Brooke Lampley Leaving Christie’s to Join Sotheby’s as Vice Chair of Fine Art Department

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Sotheby’s Sues Collector Over Allegedly Forged Painting

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Sotheby’s Brings on Rauschenberg Foundation CEO Christy MacLear to Advise on Artist Estates

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Sotheby’s Acquires Anti-Forgery Firm in Continued Development of Advisory Arm

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Dealers Sue Sotheby’s Over Da Vinci Work Resold for Over $120 Million

Monday, December 5th, 2016

AO Auction Results – New York: Sotheby’s Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale, November 17th, 2016

Friday, November 18th, 2016

MoMA Purchases László Moholy-Nagy’s “EM 1 (Telephone Picture)” at Sotheby’s

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

AO Auction Results – New York: Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, November 14th, 2016

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Sotheby’s Tallies $24 Million for First Sale of Works from David Bowie’s Art Collection

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Sotheby’s Posts $54.5 Million Loss for Third Quarter of 2016

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

AO Auction Recap – London: Sotheby’s Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale, October 7th, 2016

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Sotheby’s Reimburses Buyer for $10 Million After Discovery of Forged Old Master Painting

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Sotheby’s Selling Large David Hockney in November New York Sale

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Sotheby’s Working with Taikang Life to Find “Mutually Acceptable” Independent Director for Board Seat

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Martin Klosterfelde Joins Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Department in London

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Steven Cohen’s Point72 Cuts Much of Stock Holdings in Sotheby’s

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

NYT Analyzes Net Profit for Sotheby’s in Trying Market Quarter

Friday, August 12th, 2016
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Atelier Van Lieshout Work to Go to Centre Pompidou

October 17th, 2017

Atelier Van Lieshout, via NYTDesign group Atelier Van Lieshout’s Domestikator sculpture, originally deemed too lewd for an installation outside the Louvre, will go on view outside the Centre Pompidou.“To have this major piece in front of the Pompidou is a victory,” says Julien Lombrail, director of the London-based gallery Carpenters Workshop, which represents the artists. “It’s an incredible moment for Paris and the public when we have so many issues surrounding art and censorship. It’s important for us to engage for the future.”
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New York Times Spotlights Challenges for Fall Auction Calendar

October 17th, 2017

Francis Bacon in London, via NYTA piece in the New York Times notes the growing stature of the London Contemporary Art auctions each October, and the challenges of two sets of major auctions each fall focusing on marquee works between New York and London. “There’s a volume issue,” says advisor Anthony McNerney of this month’s sales in the British capital. “A lot of collectors were feeling ‘art blind.’ ”
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Never-Before-Auctioned Léger Leads Christie’s Auction with $65 Million Estimate

October 17th, 2017

Fernand Leger, via NYTFernand Léger’s Contraste de formes, a work which has never been auctioned, will go on sale at Christie’s next month in New York, carrying with it an estimate of $65 million.  The price would set a new record for the artist. “Executed just months before the First World War, Contraste de formes, with its groundbreaking abstract conception and its thrillingly preserved physical state, is without question a major work of Modern Art,” says Conor Jordan, deputy chairman of Impressionist and modern art at Christie’s.
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