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Sotheby’s Announces $60 Million Basquiat for New York Sale in May

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Roy Lichtenstein’s ‘Nude Sunbather’ to Sell at Sotheby’s this Spring in New York

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Sotheby’s Opens New Office in Dubai

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

AO Auction Results – London: Sotheby’s Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale, March 8th, 2017

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Sotheby’s Stock Posts 20% Increase Despite Low Earnings

Monday, March 6th, 2017

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
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Critics Sign Letter Opposing Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

December 12th, 2017

Donald Trump, via Art NewspaperA group of over 100 artists, writers and critics have signed an open letter condemning Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “We reject Trump’s collusion with such racist manipulation and his disregard for international law,” the letter reads. “We deplore his readiness to crown the Israeli military conquest of East Jerusalem and his indifference to Palestinian rights.”
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Spanish Law Enforcement Seizes Works in Catalonian Museum

December 12th, 2017

Spanish demonstrators protest outside of the Lleida Museum, via Art NewspaperSpanish law enforcement has seized a selection of paintings and artifacts  from the Lleida Museum in Catalonia this week, continuing fierce tensions in the region over Catalonia’s attempted independence from Spain. “Aragonese authorities have a great interest in recovering pieces in Catalan museums, but have no desire to recover other objects from Sijena that are, for instance, in the Prado in Madrid,” says Santi Vila, Catalonia’s former cultural minister. “Why? For political reasons.”
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WSJ Reports Buyer of da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ as Saudi Crown Prince

December 8th, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi (circa 1500) final price $450,312,500, via Christie'sA conflicting report in the Wall Street Journal notes that the buyer of the da Vinci piece last month at Christie’s is actually Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, noting that another prince served as a proxy buyer for the work.  The news comes as the Louvre Abu Dhabi has claimed that it will be showing the piece in its museum.
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