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Richard Artschwager's charcoal on paper, Weave, 1989
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Paper Chase

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Artschwager Drawings Draw Eager Buyers

An exhibition of works by Richard Artschwager, including 24 works on paper (drawings and watercolors), five paintings and one sculpture, at New York’s David Nolan Gallery, closed on Dec. 3. Read More

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The Sam Francis Exhibition Boom

Seven Shows in U.S. and Europe Mark Publication of Catalogue Raisonné Read More

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Flurry of Shows Shine Spotlight on Sam Francis Paintings

Numerous fall exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe are dedicated to the artwork of Sam Francis—coinciding with the publication of the Catalogue Raisonné of Canvas and Panel Paintings, 1946–1994, edited by Debra Burchett-Lere, who is the director of the Sam Francis Foundation in Glendale, California. Read More

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Heritage Contemporary Sale Offers Big Names at Lower Prices

At the Heritage Auctions Oct. 26 sale of modern and contemporary art in Dallas, the top lot was an untitled 1998 silkscreen and pigment on foamcore by Richard Prince, which sold for $131,450 including premium, albeit missing the estimate of $150,000/250,000. Read More

Boetti's embroidery Tutto, 1988, sold for $2.1 million at Christie's Italian art sale last month
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Uncommon Threads

Boetti Tapestry Takes $2M at London Auction Read More

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Uncommon Threads: Boetti Embroideries Have Wide Appeal

Numerous works by Italian conceptual artist Alighiero Boetti hit the auction block in recent weeks at the fall series of contemporary art sales in London. Read More

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Freeman’s First Photo Sale Captures Some Solid Prices

Philadelphia auction house Freeman’s first- ever dedicated sale of photographs and photobooks on Oct. 21 offered a mix of old and new pictures—by famous and less-well known photographers alike—and yielded modest results overall. Read More

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Hits and Misses at Swann Photo Sale

A number of lots in the Oct. 18 Swann Galleries sale of photographs did quite well, some far exceeding modest estimates. Read More

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Robust Bidding for Top Works Lifts Swann African-American Sale

The Oct. 6 Swann Galleries sale of African-American fine art produced strong prices for major artists. Read More

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Little Known Collection Brings Big Prices at L.A. Auction

On Oct. 9, Los Angeles Modern Auctions held a single-owner sale of work from the collection of the late Hollywood talent agent and television producer Richard Dorso. Read More

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Margaret Bowland’s Paintings Surprise, Intrigue Audiences

Margaret Bowland’s first solo exhibition in Manhattan last spring at Babcock Galleries (March 1-May 3) was met with considerable interest and demand, with nine of the 18 paintings and pastels on display selling to buyers in New York, the Southeast, the Southwest and the Midwest, according to gallery owner John Driscoll. Read More

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Romanians of the Day

Romanian artists are in the spotlight all over the world Read More

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Solid Results at Swann Print Sale

The heavy hitters came through at the Swann Galleries Sept. 22 sale of 19th- and 20th-century prints and drawings, as works by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Pablo Picasso, Edward Hopper, Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall brought the highest prices. Read More