News Recap: July 25, 2014

Fortnightly recap of art world news.

Sotheby’s and eBay Announce Art Auction Partnership.
Starting this fall, most of Sotheby’s New York auctions will be broadcast live on a new section of eBay’s website. Eventually the auction house expects to extend the partnership, adding online-only sales and streamed auctions taking place anywhere from Hong Kong to Paris to London. The pairing would upend the rarefied world of art and antiques, giving eBay’s 145 million customers instant bidding access to a vast array of what Sotheby’s sells, from fine wines to watercolors by Cézanne.” —Carol Vogel and Mike Issac
Read the full story (NY Times).

Annual IPA Photography Competition Registration Ends This Week!
“The International Photography Awards conducts an annual photography competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global level, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. The IPA recognizes and awards photography’s leading talents who are creating, shaping and changing the world of photography today.” —IPA website.
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Photographing Public Art May Land You in Jail.
“Pictures of all the sites that Prigoff and Conklin were attempting to photograph — the “Rainbow Swash” and the Valero and Shell refineries in Benicia and Martinez, California (respectively) — can be easily found online. But, as the complaint explains, “Taking photographs of infrastructure falls under one or more of the behavioral categories identified by Defendant PM-ISE under Functional Standard 1.5 as ‘suspicious,’ and also falls under one or more behavioral categories identified by Defendant DOJ, such as the catch-all behavioral category of ‘acting suspiciously.’” —Jillian Steinhauer
Read the full story (Hyperallergic).