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Sotheby's Sets New World Record for Photography Auction

Coline Milliard
The market for classic female photographers has the wind in its sails.
Julien FrydmanPhoto: Philippe Lévy

Julien Frydman Quits Paris Photo

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
Can his successor continue the fair's impressive growth?

France Refuses to Halt Sale of Hopi Religious Artifacts

Henri Neuendorf
The tribe says this fourth sale of sacred artifacts in two years is "appalling."

Will Contemporary Art Sold Today Be of Any Value in 100 Years?

Benjamin Genocchio
Does monetary value of an artwork have any bearing on its importance?

Vienna Fair Rebrands as Vienna Contemporary

Alexander Forbes
Major changes are afoot as the fair enters its second decade.

Judge Threatens to Put Convicted Dealer Leigh Morse Behind Bars Again

Philip Boroff
The dealer is behind on her restitution payments.
The theft took place in the early hours right next to the Puerta de Alcalá, a landmark right in the center of MadridPhoto via; Madrid Guide

50 Paintings Stolen from Madrid Gallery

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
Thieves blasted through an adjacent wall to carry out the heist.

Hopi Tribe Fights to Stop Sale of Sacred Artifacts

Henri Neuendorf
The Holocaust Art Restitution Project has stepped in to help.

Who Are the Most Expensive Women Artists at Auction?

artnet News
Notable sales this year included Cindy Sherman, Joan Mitchell, and Yayoi Kusama.

Amazon Art Takes on eBay With Flexible Pricing Model

Alexander Forbes
Will the new purchase option for art loosen eBay's grip on the online auction market?

Picasso Stolen from Art Fair in Miami

Alexander Forbes
A handsome reward has been offered for the work's return.

Aqua Offers a Friendlier, Kinder Take on the Art Fair

Sarah Cascone
Things get intimate at the hotel venue.

NADA Art Fair Is the Most Fun You'll Have In Miami

Christie Chu
Pig brains, porn, and David Duchovny set the emerging art fair apart.

Art Basel in Miami Beach: The Definitive Sales Report

Eileen Kinsella
Keen South American collectors and well-curated booths drove exceptional business.

Old Masters in London Bask Comfortably in £79 Million Week

Colin Gleadell
A £30.3 million Turner for Sotheby's, a £866,500 Hendrick Bloemaert for Christie's.

Art Basel in Miami Beach 2014 is a Rip-Roaring Success

Ben Davis
Don't be afraid to get lost in the art.

CONTEXT Art Miami Sets Its Focus on Emerging Art

Christie Chu
But energy is in woefully short supply.

Art Basel in Miami Beach Blasts Out of the Gate

Eileen Kinsella
The artworks on offer are nothing short of spectacular.

What Design Miami Has That Other Fairs Don't

Cait Munro
Iceberg tables and life-size Peter Marino statues are just the start.
Christie's CEO Steven Murphy. Photo: Patrick McMullan

Steven Murphy Stepping Down as Chief Executive Officer of Christie's

Benjamin Genocchio
The auction world is in turmoil as two top auction house CEOs depart inside a month.
Auguste Rodin, The Walking Man (1877-78) Photo by David Monniaux via Wikimedia Commons

Paris Court Declines to Rule on Alleged Rodin Forgery

Coline Milliard
The Musée Rodin has logged an appeal.

Sanctions Are Killing Russia's Appetite for Art

Alexander Forbes
London’s annual Russian Week sales were appallingly bad.

Frenzy Over Jeffrey Smart Paintings at Fall Auctions in Australia

Jane O'Sullivan
Collectors love Smart's colorful urban realism.

$45 Million Tapestry Breaks World Record for Chinese Art

Henri Neuendorf
Billionaire Liu Yiqian says he's proud to bring the rare "thangka" back to China.

Which Top 50 Living Artists Performed Surprisingly Well at Auction in 2014?

artnet News
We crunched the numbers to find out what collectors are really buying.
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