News Flash: Has the Recession Hit the Art Market?



The exception: L.A. based collector Dean Valentine sold John Currin's Nice N'Easy above the pre-sale estimate for $5.4 million at Sotheby's contemporary art auction, in an otherwise slow sale

A Dreary Night for Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s (NY Times)

Christie’s Impressionist Sale Falls Short; 44% Fails to Sell (Bloomberg)

Art Auctions Come Down to Earth (IHT)

New York Impressionist Sales Fall 37% Since 2007 (Bloomberg)

New York Gallery Shows in November (ARTINFO)

Frankenthaler’s New Way of Making Art (WSJ)

Maya Lin:  Once Inspired by a War, Now by the Land (NY Times)

Loot:  The Battle Over the Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World (NY Times)

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