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  • New Faces at Phillips

    Last week, Bernard Arnault sold the bulk of his stake in Phillips auction house to Simon de Pury & Daniela Luxembourg, who have appointed Louise T. Blouin MacBain as the chief executive.

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  • Vying for the Citigroup Prize

    When Andreas Gursky won the Citigroup Private Bank Prize four years ago, he didn't attend the awards ceremony. This year, with photographers Thomas Ruff, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Elina Brotherus, Shirana Shahbazi, and Roger Ballen all vying for its large financial prize and Agnès B. as its television host, will it finally get the respect it's seeking?

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  • Artangel Brings the Art to You

    In ten years, Artangel has gone from being little more than a name on a closet-size office to the organization that produces some of the best site-specific art in England. Rupert Christiansen talks with its directors, James Lingwood and Michael Morris.

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  • Ofili Thanks His Elephants

    Chris Ofili wanted to do something nice for the elephants who have long supplied an essential element in his art. As it turns out, he has been even nicer to them than he intended.

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  • Sexually Explicit Exhibit Under Fire in England

    A video depicting explicit sex acts has come under fire by local officials in Birmingham, England, who have described it as “repetitive and obtrusive.” It's creator, Mexican artist Santiago Sierra, describes it as a serious work about the Third World sex industry.

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  • Continuity in Architecture

    In his latest article, Herbert Muschamp calls for American architects to learn to reconcile history and change as do the many international architects who have achieved success in the US.

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  • LVMH Sells Its Stake in Phillips

    Bernard Arnault's LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has sold its controlling stake in the Phillips auction house. Sources claim that Arnault believes the auction business will remain unprofitable for a long time.

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  • The Armory Show Comes of Age

    Started by a small group of gallerists in 1994 as the Gramercy Art Fair, the Armory Show is hardly the grand old man of art exhibitions. But with sturdier walls, carpeted floors, and better food, the 170-gallery exhibition appears to have come of age.

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  • Stockholm Art Theft

    Five paintings, including a valuable oil on copper by Flemish master Jan Brueghel, were stolen from the Stockholm international antiques fair over the weekend.

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  • Sounds Like Art

    Curators, in particular new-media curators, increasingly consider “sound” art a genre all its own. While modern music has been out of favor for several decades, “sound” art seems to have given new life to music that isn't necessarily musical.

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  • LACMA Acquires Islamic Art

    The acquisition of one of the world's foremost collections of Islamic art adds to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's already strong collection.

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  • Net Art Moves Uptown

    The Guggenheim Foundation has acquired Internet art by Mark Napier and John F. Simon Jr. But just what does it mean to collect something that exists everywhere and nowhere?

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