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Al Held Estate Goes to White Cube

White Cube is branching out. Venturing into the artist estates market for the first time, the British gallery announced its global representation of the late American painter Al Held, starting in January 2019.

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Will Robert Indiana’s legacy get stuck in a legal battle?

What will become of Robert Indiana’s legacy, and who will be in charge of preserving it? The answer might only come out of a closely-watched legal battle over the artist’s estate and his recent output, which started the day before Indiana’s death on 19 May, aged 89, and looks set to heat up this summer.

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Dalí foundation sues California museum

Monterey’s Dalí17, which displays the 500-work private collection of the Ukrainian-born real estate developer Dimitry Piterman, features the Surrealist’s face—complete with upturned moustache—on its logo

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Joan Mitchell Foundation Heads to David Zwirner

In the increasingly fierce battle among top-tier art dealers to work with the estates of top-tier artists, David Zwirner has just notched a victory. The gallery, which currently has spaces in New York, London, and Hong Kong, announced today that it now represents the Joan Mitchell Foundation, which works to support the legacy of the great Abstract Expressionist painter, who died in 1992 at the age of 67.

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Sam Francis Catalogue Raisonné Goes Online

Today brings another entry into the online field, with the Sam Francis Foundation declaring that the first volume of its catalogue for the late painter is now available digitally. It covers 201 works that Francis made between 1945 and 1949, and for a limited time, it is open to the public, at no cost.

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