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Sotheby’s Signs “Definitive Agreement” to Be Acquired by BidFairUSA; But Wait, There May Still Be a Twist

Last month Sotheby’s signed a "definitive" merger agreement to be acquired by BidFair USA, an entity wholly owned by the French-Israeli “media and telecom entrepreneur, as well as art collector”,…

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Featured Exhibit

Salt Print Masterworks: 1840s-1850s

By Matt Damsker

The salt print was photography's earliest negative and positive print technique, and occupies an exalted place in photography's history, having been developed by William Henry Fox Talbot in…

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Collecting Resources

Cindy Sherman's Film Stills: An Evaluation Nearly 30 Years Later

"She's good enough to be a real actress."

--Andy Warhol, n.d.

"Cindy Sherman's Film Stills are the best of my generation."

--Richard Prince, May 5, 2007 email

Almost 30 years after its completion, Cindy…

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