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AO Auction Recap – New York: Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sales, November 14th – 15th, 2018

David Hockney, Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) (1972), Final Price: $90,312,500, via Christie’s After a marathon of sales this evening, running through a heavy first snowfall of the year in New York, the Contemporary and Post-War Evening Sales are a wrap, closing out the year on a high note.  Over the course of […]... | Read More

Everson Museum Receives $4.8 Million Gift

Syracuse’s Everson Museum of Art in New York has received a donation of $4.8 million, one of the largest gifts ever made to a Syracuse arts organization, given by board members Paul Philips and Sharon Sullivan. “This campaign is the most ambitious fundraising effort in our institution’s 120-year history,” says Elizabeth Dunbar, director and CEO of the Everson. Read more […]... | Read More

New York Times Spotlights Art Storage Facilities

The New York Times looks at the new storage facilities popping up in New York and around the US for art collectors. “Dealers have to store it, then they sell it to collectors who have to store it, then they donate it to museums that have to store it,” says art adviser Todd Levin. Read more at […]... | Read More

Knight Foundation Donates $435,000 to Digital Arts Projects

The Knight Foundation in Miami, Florida, has earmarked a total of $435,000 for four digital art projects. “As in many parts of modern society, technology advancements have revealed both new opportunities and challenges for artists,” says Chris Barr, director of arts at the Knight Foundation. “At the moment, there are few organizations providing support systems for digital art.... | Read More

Dmitry Rybolovlev Charged by Monaco Police in Corruption Probe

Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev has been formally charged by Monaco prosecutors in relation to corruption probe over his ongoing dispute with Geneva art dealer Yves Bouvier. “we do insist on the fact that at this stage Mr. Rybolovlev is presumed innocent,” said Herve Temime, a lawyer for Rybolovlev, “and that this presumption and the rights attached to it should be... | Read More

Tony Bechara Donates $1 Million to El Museo del Barrio

Tony Bechara, the chair emeritus of El Museo del Barrio’s board of trustees, has donated $1 million in support of the museum’s curatorial and education programs, and towards its endowment. “This is a significant moment for Latino artists and for El Museo,” he says. “We are entering into a transformative period of achievement after some years […]... | Read More

Gustav Klimt Work Sent to Wrong Family

The Austrian government is facing criticism after sending a Gustav Klimt due for repatriation to the wrong family, the Art Newspaper reports. The complicated case and the misplaced painting traces several generations of Austrian owners and families, and underscores the challenges faced by institutions over restitution cases.  Read more at Art Newspaper... | Read More

Hannh Levy and Puppies Puppies on Forbes’s 30 Under 30

The Forbes 30 under 30 list has been released, featuring a group of young artists that includes Puppies Puppies and Hannah Levy.   Read more at Forbes... | Read More

Auctions from Robert Indiana’s Estate Profiled in The Guardian

The Guardian has a piece on the Robert Indiana estate’s auctioning of two works from its holdings this week to pay legal fees, diving into the controversy behind the late artist’s passing and his legacy. “If the estate is ever going to be preserved or studied or visited, whether it’s a museum or research center, it seems […]... | Read More

Pace Gallery Launches “Partnership” with Christo

Pace Gallery has begun a partnership with the artist Christo, foregoing outright representation while presenting and assisting with the artist’s work. The gallery will present a series of works by the artist at Art Basel Miami Beach, and will present a solo show in 2020. “Christo is a dreamer and an artist of mythic energy who has […]... | Read More
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