National Portrait Gallery Rejects Donation From Purdue Pharma’s Sackler Family

A British art gallery has decided it won’t take 1 million pound ($1.3 million) pledge from a charitable organization run by Purdue Pharma’s Sackler family. In a statement on Wednesday, the National Portrait Gallery said that “recent reporting of allegations made against Sackler family members may cause this new donation to deflect the National Portrait […]

Brexit Is Turning Auction Houses and Art Collectors Into Currency Traders

With a parade of Monets, Picassos, and Basquiats heading to the auction block in London during the next two weeks, art collectors are keeping a keen eye on the daily drama over Brexit and currencies. Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Phillips are offering as much as 700 million pounds ($927 million) of Impressionist, modern, postwar, and contemporary […]