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Let Them Eat Cake: Sotheby’s Board Member Refuses to Negotiate

by Will Brand on December 3, 2011
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At Thursday night’s meeting of the Hudson River Park Trust, a pair of locked-out Sotheby’s art handlers stood up to ask the chair, Diana Taylor, some questions. Her reply revealed the inhumanity inherent in Sotheby’s refusal to negotiate.

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Locked Out of Sotheby’s: Auction House Puts Multi-Million Dollar Artworks at Risk

by Whitney Kimball on August 3, 2011
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It’s not a strike, it’s a lock-out. Sotheby’s barred its team of art handlers from entering the building last Friday, bringing ongoing negotiations to a halt. Collectors have need for concern; the company has supposedly replaced its experienced team with low-paid, temporary workers with little or no art handling backgrounds.

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