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Sotheby’s Shake Up: Chairman William F. Ruprecht Resigns

by Corinna Kirsch on November 21, 2014
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The rise and fall of Ruprecht’s empire.

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Sotheby’s Private Sales Drop by Nearly Half

by Andrew Wagner on August 12, 2014
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In the latest sign of trouble at Sotheby’s, artnet News reported that the company’s second-quarter report displayed a significant drop in private sales. (As opposed to public auctions, in a private sale, Sotheby’s is consigned a work of art and then privately approaches individuals about buying the work.) For the first half of 2014, Sotheby’s made $294 million in private sales, as compared with $561 million over the same period in 2013. That’s a 48 percentage point drop.

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The American Royalties Too Act: Are Artist Resale Royalties a Reality?

by Henry Kaye on July 17, 2014
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Artist royalties are, and have always been, notoriously under-legislated. This past Tuesday, however, we saw an important tipping point for legal change.

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Sotheby’s Brings Live Online Auctions to EBay

by Andrew Wagner on July 14, 2014
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Sotheby’s and eBay team up for online auctions. We’re dubious.

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