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Richard Serra Sculpture Vandalized in Qatar

Friday, January 8th, 2021

Palais de Tokyo Under Pressure for Show Sponsored by Qatari Art Museum

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Budi Tek Pushes Forward on Partnership with Qatar Museums

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

LACMA, Yuz Museum and Qatar Museums To Team Up on Exhibition Projects

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Germano Celant to Curate KAWS Show in Qatar

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Damien Hirst Fetus Sculptures Go on View in Qatar

Saturday, November 24th, 2018

Louvre Abu Dhabi Causes Uproar Over Map’s Omission of Qatar

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Qatari Artists Protest Blockade

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Art Newspaper Maps Challenges for Qatari Art Scene Amid Blockade

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Chilean Architects Designing Massive Exhibition Space in Qatar

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Qatari Royal Family Opens Institute of Arab and Islamic Art in New York

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Qatar Museums Employee Recaps Decline of Country’s Art Buying

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Qatari Royal Family Settles Case for Picasso Bust, Ownership Unclear

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Picasso Bust Case Sees Decision Allowing Qatari Agent to Interview Picasso’s Daughter

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Wildenstein & Company Suing Qatar Over Aborted Real Estate Deal

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Former Qatar Cultural Minister Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed Al-Thani Passes Away in London

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Richard Serra Reveals Massive Art Installation in Qatar

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Qatar Purchases Former Wildenstein Family Headquarters

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Qatar Appoints Head of National Museum

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Adel Abdemessed Sculpture Removed in Qatar Following Protests

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Art Review Places Qatar’s Sheika Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani as Most Powerful Art World Figure

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Damien Hirst Debuts New Sculptures in Qatar

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Qatari Wealth Plays Out in the International Market

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Damien Hirst to Launch Massive Exhibition in Qatar

Monday, June 24th, 2013
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Michelangelo Sketch Sells for $24 Million in Paris

May 19th, 2022

A recently unearthed Michelangelo sketch, considered to be the artist’s first nude, has sold  at Christie’s Paris for a record 23 million euros ($24 million). “Michelangelo has decided to make the figure into something that corresponded more to his aesthetic by making him much more robust and monumental, while at the same time keeping the fragility of the figure, who is exposed and shivering” as he awaits baptism,” says Christie’s Old Masters expert Stijn Alsteens.
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Basquiat Work Sells for $85 Million at Phillips $224.9 Million Night

May 19th, 2022

The Jean-Michel Basquiat work from the collection of Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa had a strong return to auction last night at Phillips, where it achieved $85 Million, part of a total sale of  $224.9 million, the highest in the company’s history. 
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Independent Art Fair to Launch New Fair Around 20th Century Work

May 17th, 2022

The Independent Art Fair will launch a new fair in September this year that will focus on 20th Century Works. “Over the years, there has been a shift, with next-generation dealers showing a more diverse group of artists and territories, geographically, socially, politically,” says Independent director Elizabeth Dee. “They are looking forward and looking back, saying, ‘We need to have a canon that looks like our program.’”
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