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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

Dance Photography

By Matt Damsker

The camera freezes motion; but when the subject is dance, it also freezes the grace, angularity and aspiration of the human form and spirit. Thus, the best…

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Collecting Resources

The Insider's Guide to Buying Photographs

Besides historical and aesthetic considerations, most photography collectors ultimately will face the real economic issue of both buying and selling images.

Few of us merely inherit a collection and then pass…

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