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2 hrs ago | Mid-Day Mumbai

Web or gallery: What is art's new go-to place?

With more people indulging in online art purchases and with the emergence of platforms to facilitate it, Ruchika Kher spoke to gallery owners and artists on how this development will affect India's art canvas A few facts to shake things up: a) The number of artworks purchased online from Sotheby's website increased 36% in 2013, as compared to 2012, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Hunch, eBay, Startups, Retail, Sothebys Holdings

13 hrs ago | InStyle

#RocksMyWorld: Jackie Kennedya s Jewels

"Jackie's Jewels" was conceived by my co-author Penny Proddow and me, shortly after Sotheby's in New York City auctioned the majority of her estate in 1996.

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Related Topix: Retail, Sothebys Holdings, Watches, Versailles, NY

15 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Sotheby's to auction part of L.A. gallerist Joni Gordon's collection

Joni Gordon was a maternal figure to many local, up-and-coming artists, painter Martha Alf told The Times after Gordon died in 2012.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Sarasota Magazine

Inside the Fascinating, Frenzied World of Art Collecting

More than $31 million for Picasso's oil painting The Rescue , $28.1 million for Jeff Koons' 6 1 2-foot-high stainless-steel sculpture of Popeye, $22.5 million for Norman Rockwell's 1957 Red Sox spring-training locker-room work The Rookie .

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Collecting, Retail, Sothebys Holdings, Sarasota, FL, Metal, Damien

Forbes.com

The $17 Million Pocket Watch: The Henry Graves Supercomplication Goes Up For Auction

What makes a watch the most valuable in the world? It's supercomplicated-literally.

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Related Topix: Retail, Sothebys Holdings

ABC News

Aboriginal protesters evicted by auction house

Members of Tasmania's Aboriginal community tried unsuccessfully to stop the auction of three ancestral photographs at Sotheby's in Melbourne on Tuesday night.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Switched

Stunning Auction Highlights The New Faces Of Middle Eastern Art

Ahead of Sotheby's landmark auction in Doha, Qatar this October, the auction house is exhibiting highlights at its New Bond Street galleries in London.

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Related Topix: Retail, Sothebys Holdings, World News, Qatar, Middle East, Painting, Arts, Techno, Japan, Getty Images

Forbes.com

Local Savvy Helps Ravenel Battle Global Rivals In Growing Asia Auction Business

"I was awestruck at how much knowledge auctioneers had of the works on sale, artists and whole art periods, " Kuo recently recalled.

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Related Topix: Taiwan, World News, Retail, Sothebys Holdings

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Examiner.com

Liu Yiqian cup: Multimillionaire sparks outrage when he drinks tea

Chinese multimillionaire Liu Yiqian is sparking outrage when he bought a rare 500-year-old Ming Dynasty wine cup for nearly $34 million and drank from the cup.

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Examiner.com

Liu Yiqian cup: Drink from 'Holy Grail' ignites worldwide protest

To many it looks like any ordinary tea cup. But this 'ordinary' cup, offered at a Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong, just set a world record as the most expensive piece of Chinese art.

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Related Topix: Retail, Sothebys Holdings, World Records

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Daily Republic

Suisun Valley's grandest villa set for September auction

Randy Franklin knows the story of Villa de Madre better than anyone. He's the nephew of the owner, saw it built and may see it sold.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Retail, Copart, Solano County, CA, Fairfield, CA, Manhattan Beach, CA

The New York Observer

Something in Stripes?: Art World Power Couple Drops Time Warner Pad for $16.22 M.

Tobias Meyer , who last year left his long-held post at Sotheby's as the auction house's principal auctioneer and global head of contemporary art, was known-and no-doubt prized by his employer-as an "expert at separating collectors from their millions."

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Related Topix: Retail, Sothebys Holdings

Canada.com

Portrait of aboriginal leader Joseph Brant sells at auction for $7.5 million

It may be the most valuable portrait of a Canadian historical figure that's ever been produced.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Retail, Sothebys Holdings, Ohio, Home Listing, Home

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Age

Whiteley painting sells for $1.7 million at auction

When Menzies Art Brands director Rod Menzies caught wind of the sale of a long lost Brett Whiteley painting in New York in May, he expected much more competition.

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Related Topix: New York, Retail, Sothebys Holdings, Home Listing, Home

The Real Deal

From left: French Ambassador Fran ois Delattre and River House

The co-op board at the Upper East Side tower had been close to sealing the deal following a number of concessions from the French government, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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Hispanic Business

Sotheby's to auction works of Middle-Eastern artists in Doha

AUCTION house Sotheby's has announced that it will auction key works of Middle Eastern as well as international artists in As a precursor to this auction, Sotheby's is holding an exhibition of outstanding works by regional artists such as , Sotheby's International Contemporary Art Specialist, said: "This carefully-curated exhibition showcases the ... (more)

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The Mercury

Truganini sale labelled 'an insult'

THE Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre will ask auction house Sotheby's to abandon the sale of rare photographic prints of Tasmania's last full-blood Aborigines.

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Daily Mail

Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian drinks world's most expensive cup of tea

Eccentric Chinese art collector pays A 21million for rare 500-year-old porcelain cup and uses it to drink world's most expensive cup of tea It is the 'holy grail' of Chinese porcelain, a 500-year-old antiquity owned by emperors - and now the world's most expensive cup of tea.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Bloomberg

In Art the Safest Bet is the Biggest Bet

"Abstraktes Bild" by Gerhard Richter is on display at Sotheby's during a preview of their Impressionist and Modern Art sale in New York on October 28, 2011.

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Copart Introduces Motors Auction Group a " MAG

Copart, Inc. has announced the new trade name for its public auction facilities: Motors Auction Group - MAG.

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Related Topix: Retail, Copart, Mag, Alternative-Rock, Detroit, MI

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