Auctions

Paintings

Francis Bacon’s “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” sells for $142.405.000 at Christie

Francis Bacon’s “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” sells for $142.405.000 at Christie

Posted November 13th, 2013

Auctions, Contemporary Art, News, Paintings

A work by British painter Francis Bacon was sold for $142.4 million in New York on Tuesday, smashing the world record for the most expensive piece of art ever auctioned. “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” by the 20th century figurative artist, who lived from 1909… Read More

Germany

Lost Caspar David Friedrich drawing found at Sotheby’s

Lost Caspar David Friedrich drawing found at Sotheby’s

Posted October 17th, 2013

Art History, Auctions, Drawing, Germany

A lost drawing by German artist Caspar David Friedrich known only from an archive photograph has resurfaced on the international market for the first time since circa 1900. On 20 November 2013 Sotheby’s London will present the drawing as a major highlight of the 19th… Read More

Photography

Andreas Gursky’s “Paris Montparnasse” at Sotheby’s

Andreas Gursky’s “Paris Montparnasse” at Sotheby’s

Posted October 16th, 2013

Auctions, Contemporary Art, Germany, Photography

Andreas Gursky’s epic urban panorama, Paris Montparnasse – one of the artist’s most refined, spectacular and definitive works – estimated at £1-1.5 million, will lead Sotheby’s London October Contemporary Evening Sale on 17th October 2013. Marking a critical turning point in Gursky’s career, Paris Montparnasse… Read More

Contemporary Art

Auction: Leading Artists Support Cancer Patients at Sothebys

Auction: Leading Artists Support Cancer Patients at Sothebys

Posted October 11th, 2013

Auctions, Charity, Contemporary Art

This October, some 40 leading artists from around the globe will pledge their support for those who are living through the challenges of cancer treatment by donating works, many created especially for the occasion, for a sale at Sotheby’s in aid of The Mimi Foundation…. Read More

Middle East

Christie’s new online initiative for Middle Eastern art market

Christie’s new online initiative for Middle Eastern art market

Posted July 17th, 2013

Auctions, Middle East

Christie’s, the market leader in the sale of art from the Middle East, announces a new online initiative to further complement and extend their successful Dubai sale format and increase accessibility for buyers. This new, curated Part III online-only sale will include works comparable in… Read More

Middle East

Christie's new online initiative for Middle Eastern art market

Christie's new online initiative for Middle Eastern art market

Posted July 17th, 2013

Auctions, Middle East

Christie’s, the market leader in the sale of art from the Middle East, announces a new online initiative to further complement and extend their successful Dubai sale format and increase accessibility for buyers. This new, curated Part III online-only sale will include works comparable in… Read More

USA

Sotheby’s Considers Selling Its Headquarters

Sotheby’s Considers Selling Its Headquarters

Posted June 21st, 2013

Architecture, Auctions, News, USA

Sotheby’s, the auction house that has for centuries put other people’s treasures up for sale, is in the early days of exploring whether it should place one of its own on the block: its glittering glass-and-granite-fronted worldwide headquarters on the Upper East Side of Manhattan…. Read More

Murals

Berlin Wall art sold for 730.000 euros at auction

Berlin Wall art sold for 730.000 euros at auction

Posted June 7th, 2013

Auctions, Germany, Murals

A single anonymous buyer on Thursday snapped up 48 sections of the Berlin Wall bearing works by international artists for 730,000 euros at auction in Paris, the auction house Pierre Berge & Associes announced. The fragments weighing several dozen kilos each are critiques of the… Read More

Law

European auction houses fail at checking for stolen artworks

European auction houses fail at checking for stolen artworks

Posted June 3rd, 2013

Art Market, Art Theft, Auctions, Law

European auction houses, dealers and collectors are failing to make adequate checks to avoid handling stolen artworks, an art lawyer has warned after recovering from an Italian auction an old master painting taken from its British owner in a burglary more than 30 years ago…. Read More