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Sotheby’s Brings William Eggleston to Silicon Valley

In an inaugural pop-up gallery show, Sotheby’s is showcasing the work of renowned photographer William Eggleston in Palo Alto, California, from September 16 through 18. Hosted at the Bryant Street Gallery, the seventeen color photographs come predominantly from Eggleston’s renowned … Read More

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A 'Triple Elvis'


Christie’s Nabs Two Celebrity Warhols

The New York Times reports that this November’s auctions will feature two major works by Andy Warhol, one featuring Marlon Brando, the other Elvis Presley. Read more at The New York Times.

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Poly Auction House Reports Eight Percent Profit Increase

Poly Auction House today reported that its profits for the first six months of this year totaled 209,622,000 Chinese Yuan (or around $34 million), an increase of 8.4 percent over the same period last year. The auction house went public … Read More

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Auction Houses Are Peaking, Financial Analysts Say

Whether or not the art market is a bubble that will inevitably burst is a topic of much debate for people invested (ahem) in this kind of thing. Scott Reyburn in The New York Times today questions how the art … Read More

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The Market for Jane Austen Ephemera Is Heating Up

The New York Times today examines the market for objects related to the life of Jane Austen, which have seen a curious hot streak at auction recently. From The Times: Scraps of Austen penmanship are also sought. In June an autographed … Read More

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Art Basel’s Annette Schönholzer Is Stepping Down

After 12 years with Art Basel in a variety of high-profile positions, Annette Schönholzer, who is currently director of new initiatives, will leave at the end of the month, the fair giant announced today. She will continue to collaborate with … Read More

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Louise Lawler Plans Sotheby’s Project for High Line

  The New York Times reports that the High Line’s next commission for the billboard at the base of the High Line will be an image by Louise Lawler taken at Sotheby’s auction house. The piece features work by Donald … Read More


Contemporary Art Finds a Place at the Santa Fe Indian Market

Last year, when artists Terrance Houle, Adrian Stimson, and Jamison Chas Banks did a performance at Santa Fe’s Indian Market, a giant outdoor fair that features the work of Native American and First Nation artists from across the U.S. and Canada, … Read More

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Six Regional Auctioneers Launch Online-Auction Site, Challenging LiveAuctioneer and Non-Paying Bidders

The worldwide art and collectibles auction trade has become worldwide over the past decade because of greater wealth that has been accumulated by entrepreneurs around the globe and because of the ability of buyers in far-flung locations to participate in … Read More

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Who Was the Art Dealer in Madame Claude’s Stable?

The just-out September issue of Vanity Fair has a fun and tawdry story on Madame Claude, “the world’s most exclusive madam.” The story’s print-only for now but here’s something: apparently one of Claude’s ladies included a “major art dealer,” who … Read More

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Qatar May Have Purchased Warhol’s ‘Eight Elvises’

A few days ago the video for the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies’ impressively stacked Andy Warhol panel—moderated by Bob Colacello Peter Brant, Donna De Salvo, Larry Gagosian, Jane Holzer, Alberto Mugrabi, and Aby Rosen—went online and it’s … Read More

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Tilton Gallery Hires Isaac Lyles as Director

Isaac Lyles, of Chelsea’s Derek Eller Gallery, is headed uptown to join Tilton Gallery as a director. “I’ve had three and a half great years as the associate director at Derek Eller Gallery and Tilton Gallery is the perfect next … Read More

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Mary Grace Wright Joins New York’s Bureau Gallery as Director

New York’s Bureau gallery has hired Mary Grace Wright to be its director. She joins the Lower East Side spot from SoHo’s Team Gallery, where she was associate director. Before Team, Wright was director at Chelsea’s Martos Gallery and helped start its … Read More

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The apartment.


Tobias Meyer, Mark Fletcher Sell New York Apartment for $16.2 M.

Curbed NY reports that former Sotheby’s auctioneer Tobias Meyer and his husband, the art adviser Mark Fletcher, have sold their apartment in Columbus Circle for $16.2 million. The sum falls just short of their $16.9 million asking price, which is … Read More