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Interior of the Wedgwood Museum Via: Armour Systems

£2.7 Million Needed to Save Wedgwood Collection

Alexander Forbes
It's set to be sold off at Christie's.
Agnes and Karlheinz Essl Photo: Frank Garzarolli, © Sammlung Essl Privatstiftung, 2009

€160 Million Essl Collection Will Be Liquidated

Alexander Forbes
Sales will start in London this October.

Sotheby’s Bets Big on Market Boom, Boosting Auction Guarantees

Eileen Kinsella
The house takes an aggressive position, and assumes more risk.
Tobias Rehberger in his Schirn Kunsthalle retrospective in Fall 2013 Photo: Alex Kraus via Die Welt

Nightclub Loses $4 Million Suit Over Trashed Tobias Rehberger Work

Alexander Forbes
Owners say the installation was destroyed without their permission.
The Rivera Court at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Photo: courtesy of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Will $4 Billion Art Loan Derail Detroit’s Grand Bargain?

Eileen Kinsella
Art Capital Group proposal could split bankruptcy court vote.
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$3.2 Million on eBay for Superman Comic Sets New Auction Record

Alexander Forbes
Not bad for a 10 cent investment.

Can Brazil’s Art Scene Survive Economic Turmoil?

Liza Niéster
A major market correction may be on the horizon.

Where To Stay During Art Basel in Miami Beach

artnet News
The lowdown on where to party, where to relax, and where to spot celebrities.
Annette Schönholzer Photo: Courtesy Art Basel

Is Art Basel in Turmoil?

Alexander Forbes
Annette Schönholzer is the second of the fair's directors to resign in a month.
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Gucci, YSL, and More Sue Alibaba for Selling Fakes

Eileen Kinsella
Luxury brands call China's e-commerce giant a "pirate."
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Vintage Cars Overtake Art on Luxury Asset Racetrack

Rozalia Jovanovic
Rare car market revs up as $38 million Ferrari 250 GTO breaks record.
Previous owner Darren Adams with Action Comics No. 1 ahead of the sale Photo: Courtesy eBay

First Superman Comic Breaks $2 Million on eBay

David LaGaccia
Will Action Comics #1 set a new record for most expensive comic sold at auction?
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The Future of Commercial Art Galleries, Part Two

Anthony Haden-Guest
The art world has shifted into high-speed. What does this mean for dealers?

Will Art Basel Lose A Major Sponsor?

Alexander Forbes
Switzerland wants to ban tobacco brands from funding international events.

Spring 1883 Is the Enticing Boutique Fair Down Under

Jane O'Sullivan
New kid on the block draws established collectors and new fairgoers alike.

Melbourne Art Fair Delivers Buoyant Sales and Attendance

Jane O'Sullivan
A revamped floor plan and affordable prices bring back buyers.

Hot Trends at the Melbourne Art Fair

Jane O'Sullivan
From Indigenous art to edgy salt sculptures, a showcase of the old and new alike.

Artspace Sale Augurs Inevitable Shake-Out in Online Art Sales

Benjamin Genocchio
It's time for some honest talk about online art sellers.
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Sarah Jessica Parker Super-Jewel at Sotheby’s Hong Kong

Christie Chu
What do 4,698 diamonds look like?
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Must-See Art Guide: Los Angeles

Alissa Darsa
Photography shows at the Getty, the De Soto Gallery, M+B, and more.

Sotheby’s Exec Hectors Media after Sales Drop

artnet News
Auction house bristles at analysis of first half results.
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What Sotheby’s Isn’t Advertising About Its Private Sales

Philip Boroff
SEC filing reveals private sales down 48 percent in first half of 2014.
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Shanghai Gallery Beat

Sam Gaskin
Showing Feng Mengbo, Tobias Rosenberger, Shan Feiming, and others.

Big Market for Tiny Furniture

Eileen Kinsella
Dollhouse and dollhouse collections are big draws for regional auction houses.

Wine Forger Rudy Kurniawan Gets 10 Years in Prison

Eileen Kinsella
Fake wine, a counterfeit kitchen, and bad intentions do not pay off.
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