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  • No Slump for Most US Museums

    A survey of museums conducted last month by the US Association of Art Museum Directors reveals that four out of five report current attendance to be the same or higher than it was before September 11.

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  • Vermeer Tops Museum Shows

    “Vermeer and the Delft School” at the Metropolitan Museum in New York was the most highly viewed show last year. The show also topped the league table in London.

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  • Record Week at Christie's

    Christie's auction house enjoyed a record-breaking £73 million in business last week and has broken six records for sales of individual artists, including Andreas Gursky, Thomas Demand, Glenn Brown, and Pierre Soulages.

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  • London ICA Chairman Sacked

    Ivan Massow, former chairman of London's Institute of Contemporary Art, was fired from his position on Monday following his public denunciations of British art-world figures such as Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate Gallery, and artist Tracey Emin.

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  • Warhola Rex

    The biggest Andy Warhol exhibition ever organized opened today at Tate Modern, where advance bookings were being sold so fast in January that it is expected to be the gallery's biggest draw ever.

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  • Francis Bacon Estate and Dealer Settle Suit

    Two years ago, the estate of Francis Bacon sued the Marlborough gallery for allegedly defrauding it of millions of dollars by systematically undervaluing the late painter's work. Both parties, however, have decided to avoid a bruising and expensive legal battle.

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  • Irish Museum Gets a New Wing

    The National Gallery of Ireland opened its new Millennium Wing last week. The soaring sixty-foot ceilings and white stone walls demonstrate Dublin's transformation into a European capital.

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