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12 hrs ago | 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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14 hrs ago | 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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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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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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Knowledge@Wharton

Will Consumers Be Sold on an eBay-Sotheby's Collaboration?

The huddled masses could soon come knocking on the doors of the exclusive Sotheby's.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Daily Mail

Piano from the Oscar winning film Casablanca is expected to sell...

Piano from the Oscar winning film Casablanca is expected to sell for at least $1 MILLION at a November auction in New York Iconic piano is featured in the scene in which Dooley Wilson sings, 'As Time Goes By' for Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart The piano used in 'As Time Goes By' during the flashback sequence sold at Sotheby's in 2012 for ... (more)

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Art Daily

Sotheby' opens exhibition of masterpieces by Middle Eastern & international artists

Following last year's record-breaking sale of Arab and Iranian and International Contemporary Art in Doha - in which nine artist records were achieved - this year's sale features artworks of the highest calibre that corresponds to the demand from both Middle Eastern and International collectors.Photo: Sotheby's.

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The Independent

Magna Carta Island goes on sale

The historic island in Berkshire where Magna Carta was reputedly sealed has been put up for sale for A 4m by Sotheby's.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

News Observer

Paul Gilster: eBay's allure remains hidden treasures

If you're a collector of almost anything, auctions can be fun, which is what makes eBay so interesting.

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Bangor Daily News

Sotheby's to cut jobs to cut costs

Sotheby's said it would cut an unspecified number of jobs to cut cost, months after ending a long-running battle with billionaire investor Daniel Loeb by appointing him to its board.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Bloomberg

Collector Gets 422 Million AmEx Points With Cup Purchase

A Chinese collector who bought an ancient Chinese ceramic cup for a record HK$281 million at auction in April got an unexpected bonus when he paid for it today: almost 422 million American Express points.

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TheStreet.com

How Will Sotheby's (BID) Stock Be Affected By Layoffs?

Company executives told staff that an undisclosed number of its workers would be reassigned to expanding departments or laid off, sources told the Wall Street Journal.

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TheStreet.com

How Will Sotheby's (BID) Stock Be Affected By Layoffs?

Company executives told staff that an undisclosed number of its workers would be reassigned to expanding departments or laid off, sources told the Wall Street Journal.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Hyperallergic

Sotheby's Lays Off Staff Amid Restructuring

Sotheby's auction house underwent a round of layoffs today as part of an internal restructuring, CNBC reported .

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Hyperallergic

Relics of Slavery and Hate, on Display in New York

On the left is a KKK hood, while on the right is a quilt made by Lucinda Ward Honstain of Brooklyn to commemorate the Civil War and chronicle post-war life.

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The Peninsula

Sotheby's auction to highlight Hirst's butterfly masterpiece

DOHA: A Damien Hirst butterfly masterpiece, valued between $1m and $1.5m, will be the highlight of Sotheby's auction of Contemporary art by Middle Eastern and International artists on October 13 in Doha.

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