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Fisk Faces Yet Another Challenge Over Sale of Collection

Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn., is once again facing another legal challenge in its long-running efforts to sell a half share of its multimillion dollar art collection in order to raise cash that university officials say is desperately needed for operating and other expenses. Read More

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Steel Walls

Artist’s welded abstract sculptures find buyers on both sides of the Atlantic Read More

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Gagosian Sued Over Sale of Lichtenstein Painting

Art collector Jan Cowles, mother of former Manhattan gallery owner and former Art Forum publisher Charles Cowles, has sued New York’s Gagosian Gallery over the sale of her 1964 enamel on metal painting titled Girl in Mirror, by Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. Read More

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Beyond Borders

International demand for contemporary art from the Middle East is rapidly expanding Read More

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Fast Rising Market for Middle Eastern Contemporary Art

The market for contemporary art from a wide range of Middle Eastern countries has been rapidly expanding in recent years, both in concentrated regions there as well as in the U.S. and Europe. Read More

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Broad International Demand for Brian Wall’s Abstract Sculptures

In recent months, the Hackett | Mill gallery, San Francisco, has made a number of sales of the sculptural work of British-born, American artist Brian Wall on both sides of the Atlantic. Read More

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Another Hurdle for Proposed Fisk/Crystal Bridges Deal to Clear

The six-year-long effort by Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn., to raise $30 million for the institution by selling a 50 percent stake in 101 American Modernist paintings from its Alfred Stieglitz art collection, to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark., is subject to yet another legal challenge before the end of the month. Read More

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2011: A Good Year for Museum Acquisitions

In recent years, museums across the country have grappled with the economic uncertainty that has sparked staff cutbacks, delayed or canceled shows and, in some instances, lead to permanent shutterings. Read More

Jussi Pylkkänen, president of Christie's Europe is concerned about the impact of the resale royalty on the London art market
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‘Droit de Suite’ Debate Heats Up

Experts say expanded law will harm U.K. market Read More

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‘Droit de Suite’ Debate Heats Up as U.K. Expands Law

On both sides of the Atlantic, the issue of artists’ resale rights has jumped to the fore. Read More

Robert Gwathmey's  Prologue II, 1982, oil on canvas, 1962, sold for an artist's record of $72,000 at auction
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Southern Comforts

Gwathmey images of rural South gaining ground at auction Read More

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Robert Gwathmey’s Auction Market Gaining Momentum

On Nov. 17, a sale of American art at Swann Galleries set a new record for a work by social realist painter Robert Gwathmey, famous for his depictions of African-American life in the rural South. Read More

Breakfast, 2011, by Sarah Braman. Camper chunk, steel, plexiglas, and paint
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Sculpting Outside the Box

Collectors line up to buy at Sarah Braman’s first solo show Read More

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Auction Roundup: Robust Results At Regional Houses

On Dec. 11, Los Angeles Modern Auctions had one of its most successful auctions to date, realizing $2.9 million for a sale of modern art and design. Read More