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Christie’s Auction of Bruno Giacometti’s Estate Won’t Include Paintings and Drawings by Alberto or Diego

Furniture of Diego Giacometti, part of the estate. (Courtesy Christie's)

The estate of Bruno Giacometti, the youngest of the four Giacometti brothers, of which sculptor Alberto was the eldest, will be offered in the Swiss Art Sale on Sept. 24 in the Kunsthaus Zurich. Bruno Giacometti, an architect whose best-known work was the Swiss pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 1952, died in March at the age of 104. And while there will be plenty of personal effects and design works for sale, what you won’t see auctioned off are paintings, preparatory drawings and works of art by Alberto and Diego and any artist friends. Read More

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John Good Leaves Gagosian, Reportedly For Christie’s Private Sales

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Longtime Gagosian director John Good has left the gallery. He had been with Gagosian since the mid-1990s, and was based at its headquarters at 980 Madison Avenue. News of his departure was confirmed by a call to the gallery.

Unconfirmed rumors from a handful of art world sources have him landing in the private sales department at Christie’s, though calls and text messages to Mr. Good were not returned. Read More