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Occupy Museums Confronts The One Percent

by Paddy Johnson on October 28, 2011
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Rain did not deter this week’s Occupy Museums General Assembly, the second in what is an ongoing series of protests. Joined this week by the Art Handlers’ Union, Teamsters Local 814, a group of roughly 60 people collected on the steps of MoMA to protest a system they say has a funding structure and relationship to the market that “disempowers artists, and alienates art from the 99%”. From the museums, they traveled across town to join the picket lines at Sotheby’s just before the launch of their evening Prints sale.

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Locked Out of Sotheby’s: Auction House Puts Multi-Million Dollar Artworks at Risk

by Whitney Kimball on August 3, 2011
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It’s not a strike, it’s a lock-out. Sotheby’s barred its team of art handlers from entering the building last Friday, bringing ongoing negotiations to a halt. Collectors have need for concern; the company has supposedly replaced its experienced team with low-paid, temporary workers with little or no art handling backgrounds.

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