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2014-06-11 16:25:25

LONDON and NEW YORK, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TBWA was today announced as Sotheby's (BID) global strategic and creative agency partner. The TBWA\London office, which has been working on a project basis with Sotheby's over the past two months will lead the account. Sotheby's, founded 1744, is a pioneering art business that operates 90 offices in 40 countries, with principal salesrooms located in New York, London, Paris, Geneva and Hong Kong. Sotheby's has broadened its focus from...

2014-05-22 08:26:16

MIAMI, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two original Picasso drawings and one of Francisco Botero's most sought-after sculptures are among the 95 prized artworks entered in Beaux Auctions' May 27 absentee and online-only sale. Every piece included in the fine art and antiques auction has been personally chosen and carefully curated by Beaux Auctions, and most will be offered without reserve. Additionally, each of the sale's headliners is accompanied by a written study prepared during the...

2014-04-25 16:22:35

Egan-Jones Joins Glass Lewis in Supporting Sotheby's and Rejecting All of Third Point's Nominees NEW YORK, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sotheby's (NYSE: BID) today announced that Egan-Jones Proxy Services, a leading independent proxy advisory firm, has recommended that Sotheby's shareholders vote "FOR" ALL 12 of Sotheby's director nominees on the GREEN proxy card at the Company's 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on 6 May 2014. Egan-Jones is the second proxy...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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