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As Biennale Budgets Shrink, Auction Houses Help Fill the Gap

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The post As Biennale Budgets Shrink, Auction Houses Help Fill the Gap appeared first on Artnet News. Christie's is supporting the British and Nigeria pavilions, while Sotheby's helped fund the U.S.

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A Colorado Auction House Rebuffs Mexico’s Pleas to Halt a Sale of Mayan Artifacts

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The post A Colorado Auction House Rebuffs Mexico’s Pleas to Halt a Sale of Mayan Artifacts appeared first on Artnet News. “There is nothing more immoral than put a price on the heritage of a nation,” said the country's culture minister.

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Operators of New York auction house charged with illegal sales of ivory and rhino horn artefacts

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The Manhattan District Attorney's Office has charged the owners of Merces Gallery with selling prohibited animal products online

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Christie's hit with class action lawsuit over exposure of clients' personal data in cyberattack

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The complaint, filed on 3 June by a Dallas-based customer, is the latest problem for the auction house following a major cyberattack

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Hackers claim responsibility for Christie's cyberattack and threaten to release client data

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The group RansomHub say they are behind the attack that took down the auction house's website earlier this month

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Christie’s first half auction sales decline 22% year-on-year, to $2.1bn

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But consistent strength in its sell-through rate and Asia Pacific buyer base show the auction house's ‘resilience’ amid obstacles

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Sotheby’s to lay off dozens of employees in UK with further cuts planned in other locations

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Auction house is in “consultation period” ahead of redundancies, sources say