Rare Old Master up for auction at Christie’s

Following the record-breaking success of its Old Master & 19th Century Art sale in December in London, Christie’s will present its flagship New York sale of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings, and Watercolors in a two-part auction on Wednesday, January 27. Among the 320 works slated for the Old Masters auction, Le pont…

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Fisher Collection on Display at SFMOA June 2010

In September of 2009, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art announced an exciting new partnership with Doris and Donald Fisher, founders of Gap Inc., just two days before Donald Fisher’s death at age 81.  SFMOMA will be expanding the museum to nearly three times its current size creating space to house the Fisher Collection,…

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Jeffrey Deitch closes gallery to become director of LA Museum

In 2008 the Museum of Contemporary Art was rapidly approaching bankruptcy when Eli Broad, the billionaire collector and arts patron, offered a $30 million bailout gift.  As part of that bailout, the museum’s directory, Jeremy Strick resigned his position in December of the same year. It has recently been announced that Jeffrey Deitch, a renowned…

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The Economist publishes special report on the art market

The Economist news magazine recently published a special report on the art market titled, Suspended Animation, detailing recent and current trends in the art market, as well as speculation on the future of the art market. See link below: http://www.economist.com/specialreports/displaystory.cfm?story_id=14941181

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Louvre breaks ground on a new site in Lens, France

The Louvre Museum in Paris is making plans to build a second venue in the unlikely Northern French city of Lens.  This city, once devastated by World War I, then again by World War II, and more recently by the collapse of the coal mining industry in 1986, will soon boast of a new sleek…

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Paris Museum Workers Strike

In Paris, museum workers respond to government plans to drastically reduce the state workforce by replacing only one of every two workers who retire.  The strike began last week by cultural ministry employees from the Georges Pompidou Center and the Beaubourg modern art museum who say that this policy will have a devastating affect on…

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