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Sothebys  to sell  SFMOMA’s   Mark Rothko  “Untitled” 1960 at  May auction  in New York (Feb. 15)

Sothebys to sell SFMOMA’s Mark Rothko “Untitled” 1960 at May auction in New York (Feb. 15)

Frieze LA concludes; full recap here

The Met to return prize artifact when discovered to be stolen (Feb. 15)

Don Bacigalupi, Founding President of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art steps down (Feb. 15)

Morgan Library & Museum announces $12.5M exterior restoration project (Feb. 15)

Artists react to Amazon’s decision to not expand to Long Island City (Feb. 15)

Phillips releases 2018 financial results (Feb. 14)

Elizabeth Dee pens essay on the future of the industry (Feb. 13)

Prada is mounting an advisory group on diversity; Theaster Gates and Ava DuVernay as co-chairs (Feb. 13)

Axel Ruger appointed Chief Executive of London’s Royal Academy of Arts (Feb. 13)

Art Basel releases exhibitor list (Feb. 13)

Christie’s returned 8 looted ancient artworks to Italy (Feb. 13)

Laura Hoptman and Verne Dawson collection profiled by the New York Times (Feb. 12)

Bona Yoo fires back at Lehmann Maupin with her own lawsuit against the gallery (Feb 11.)

Louvre Abu Dhabi unveils £9.48m Rembrandt study (Feb. 11)

Tory Burch debuts collection inspired by Black Mountain College (Feb. 11)

New Orleans Museum of Art to open expanded sculpture garden (Feb. 8)

Simon and Michaela de Pury have split up, ending their personal and professional relationship (Feb. 8)

Frieze Sculpture, a new public art initiative at Rockefeller Center (Feb. 5)

Artist News

T-Magazine profiles Jasper Johns (Feb. 17)

Frank Stella profiled in the New York Times about collecting (Feb. 17)

Hilton Als and Thelma Golden discuss James Baldwin on the Zwirner podcast (Feb. 14)

Lehmann Maupin now representing L.A.-Based ‘Light and Space’ artist Helen Pashgian (Feb. 14)

Hilton Als essay in the Paris Review on seminal James Baldwin exhibition at David Zwriner "God Made My Face: A Collective Portrait of James Baldwin.” (Feb. 15)

Early Gauguin works owned by the same family for a century, to be auctioned by Sothebys in Paris (Feb. 14)

Theaster Gates co-chairs Prada’s new Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council (Feb. 13)

Cindy Sherman wins 2019 Max Beckmann prize (Feb. 12)

Robert Ryman, Minimalist Painter Who Made the Most of White, Dies at 88 (Feb. 9)

On Now

Lucio Fontana exhibition at the Met Breuer

Lucio Fontana exhibition at the Met Breuer

Nan Goldin refusing to show her work in a retrospective at the National Portrait Gallery in London if the institution accepts a £1 million donation from the Sackler family (Feb 17)

An unexpected, perplexing pairing - Bill Viola /Michelangelo: Life, Death, Rebirth (Feb. 13)

Frida Kahlo’s home is still unlocking secrets, 50 years later (Feb. 7)

Lucio Fontana profiled in the New Yorker (Feb. 4)

Roberta Smith: White Cube? These 3 Art Shows Buck Convention (Jan 3.)

Financial & Global Markets

Is art an asset? First in a five-part series about illiquid assets by Paul Sullivan in the New York Times (Feb. 15)

California Governor Gavin Newsom proposes big tech pays “Data Dividend” (Feb. 15)

Amazon pulls out of planned New York City Headquarters (Feb. 14)

Hong Kong tycoons on 2019 Forbes rich list face multiple headwinds (Feb. 14)

Bill Gates discusses the wealth-tax (Feb. 12)

When Private Fights Over Millions Become Public (Things Get Ugly). How art has created high-stakes estate planning scenarios discussed in the New York Times (Feb. 8)

Two differing wealth-tax proposals from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren reviewed (Feb. 1)


Steve Cohen’s west village apartment (Feb. 18)

George Economou gifts Peter Doig painting to Met (Feb. 15)

Mary Boone sentenced to 30 months in prison for tax evasion (Feb. 15)

Lee Clow, Ad Legend for Apple’s campaigns, retired (Feb. 15)

As Levi Strauss prepares to IPO, Mimi Haas emerges as powerful force (Feb. 14)

Carlyle Group LP’s billionaire founders David Rubenstein, William Conway and Daniel D’Aniello collected a combined $183 million in compensation (Feb. 13)

London art dealer Richard Green sued by US tycoon for €5m over Old Masters purchases (Feb. 13)

Swizz Beatz profiled for T-Magazine in his bridging the worlds of hip-hop and contemporary art (Feb. 13)


Artsy users experience data-security breach (Feb. 14)

The Getty Foundation has awarded $1M in grants to support virtual preservation of cultural heritage locations (Feb. 13)

The Dutch Government is backing the Odyssey Hackathon (Feb. 13)

Amazon quietly acquired robotics company Dispatch to build Scout (Feb. 8)

Video game revenue tops $43 billion in 2018, an 18% jump from 2017