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Phillips Hires Former Brooklyn Museum Director Arnold Lehman as a Senior Advisor

Last September, Arnold Lehman announced that he was retiring from his post as director of the Brooklyn Museum, a job he has held since 1997. Today, however, it became clear that his retirement won’t last very long, with Phillips announcing that he has … Read More

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Skate’s: China Aims to Buoy Art Market Through Poly Auction House

Over in its Market Notes section, Skate’s has taken a look at the intriguing machinations of Poly Culture Group, the third-largest auction house in the world, which is owned by the Chinese government and which got a new executive at the … Read More

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Louis Vuitton Ends Its 13-Year Relationship With Takashi Murakami

Louis Vuitton has announced that the company will be ending its 13-year relationship with Takashi Murakami—signifying either a final farewell to the Marc Jacobs era (1997–2013) or a fresh start for former Balenciaga creative director Nicolas Ghesquière, depending on where your … Read More

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Christie’s Reports $4.5 Billion in Half-Year Sales

Christie’s released its half-year sales report Monday afternoon, recording £2.9 billion ($4.5 billion) in sales so far in 2015. This, according to Christie’s, is a new record for half-year sales for the auction house. It being late July and something … Read More

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Here’s a Look at Attendance Numbers at Recent Art Fairs

Skate’s Art Market Research has released its quarterly report on art fairs, which examines attendance numbers and exhibitor totals, and above is a brief summary of some of its findings in graph form. It confirms that Art Basel remains the … Read More

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Inside the Salander-O'Reilly Galleries back in the day.

Leigh Morse, Convicted in Salander Ponzi Scheme, Denied Restitution Reprieve

But the dealer faces no penalties for slow payment Read More

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Production still from Charles Atlas' 2015 Frieze Film commission. MICK BELLO

Frieze Film 2015 Commissions Include a New Charles Atlas Film

Frieze London announced its 2015 film commissions today. Part of an initiative known as Frieze Film, which is part of Frieze Projects and curated by Nicola Lees, it includes a new work by Charles Atlas. All four films will air in England on … Read More

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Berry Campbell to Expand into Freight + Volume’s Space [Updated]

Berry Campbell told ARTnews today that it will expand, filling the entire ground floor of 530 West 24th Street. Currently, the gallery has 1,200 square feet, but, with the new expansion, it will gain 800 more, bringing its total area to … Read More

An installation view of 'Raymond Roussel' at Galerie Daniel Buchholz, New York, through August 29, 2015.COURTESY GALERIE DANIEL BUCHHOLZ, BERLIN/COLOGNE/NEW YORK

Daniel Buchholz Opens in New York, Celebrating the Elusive Raymond Roussel

One afternoon in early July, just hours before the opening of his new gallery in Manhattan, the German art dealer Daniel Buchholz—tan, in a crisp white shirt and jeans—could be found in the ground-floor space on the Upper East Side … Read More

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How Has the 200 Top Collectors List Changed Over the Past 25 Years?

A look at shifts in where buyers are from, and what they acquire Read More

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How Do Art Businesses Stack Up on Facebook?

This week, Skate’s Art Market Research took a look at the state of competition among art businesses on Facebook, and revealed that brand recognition is not necessarily what one would expect on the social-networking service. The most-followed art companies, as the graph at right shows, run the gamut, … Read More

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Sotheby’s London Cleaners Barred From Work After Protest

The Independent reports today that cleaners at Sotheby’s London have been banned from work in the wake of a protest staged last night over better sick-pay terms.While million-dollar-art auctions raged inside of Sotheby’s, outside a group of workers and sympathizers staged … Read More

Anna Kustera will change its name and relocate to Redhook

Chelsea’s Anna Kustera Gallery Changes Name, Heads to Brooklyn

The gallery exodus from New York’s Chelsea neighborhood continues. Anna Kustera Gallery, which shuttered its longtime home there on West 21st Street, near Gagosian Gallery, in 2013, announced that it will reopen in Red Hook in Brooklyn on July 18. Its new name will be … Read More

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Installation view of 'La Tyrannie des Objets,' 2013.

A Gallery Grows In the Galeries: The Grandest Shopping Center in Paris Turns to Contemporary Art

‘Public financing is decreasing, budgets are low, so it’s our role to support art,’ says the director of Galeries Lafayette’s art space Read More