Auctions & shows

$66 million Van Gogh leads Sotheby’s Impressionist sale

Last night the Impressionist and Modern art evening sale took place at Sotheby’s New York bringing in a total of $368.3 million. Sotheby’s sold took $368.3 million at its New York Impressionist and Modern art evening sale last night. The most expensive work was Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘L’Allée des Alyscamps’ …

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It’s all about the Monet (sorry)

As the spring auction season comes closer both Sotheby’s and Christie’s have announced their programmes for their May Impressionist and Modern sales. Both have works by Claude Monet. Christie’s is set to sell Monet’s ‘Les meules á giverny (Haystacks at Giverny)’ which they say is an important precursor to his …

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Art FairsOpinion

The five stages of reacting to online art

Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. The five stages of grief are also very similar to the way traditional businesses react to the internet. Like many other retailers galleries and auction houses argued that their products were different. This week the Hiscox Online Art Trade Report 2015 estimated that the value …

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Abstract art sales results for first quarter of 2015

For abstract art sales at Christie’s in the first quarter of 2015, three of the four highest-selling lots were works by Joan Miró, all of which were sold on 4 February 2015 at Christie’s King Street London location, at the “Art of the Surreal Evening Sale”. The highest-selling lot was …

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Lauren Bacall collection sold by Bonhams New York

Bonhams New York’s sale on 31 March and 1 April 2015 auctioned 750 pieces from the Lauren Bacall collection, bringing in a turnover of $3.64 million. One of the most important results of the sale was realised by an engraving of a white pelican dating from 1836, originating from the …

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Bonhams to hold groundbreaking sale of Iraqi Modernism

Auctioneer Bonhams is to hold a comprehensive sale showcasing the major Iraqi artists and artistic movements of the 20th century. It will be the first auction of its kind anywhere in the world. The sale, titled ‘A Century of Iraqi Modernism’, will run alongside the annual spring Modern and Contemporary …

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Iconic Picasso masterpiece expected to fetch US$140 million

Pablo Picasso’s Les Femmes d’Alger (Version “O”) is expected to fetch US$140 million when it goes on the block at Christie’s New York on Monday, May 11. The painting will be one of several masterpieces offered in ‘Looking Forward to the Past’, a sale created in the spirit of the …

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Sotheby’s and eBay launch live online auctions

Sotheby’s and eBay have announced that their first two live auctions will take place on 1st April 2015. The first will be a New York themed sale celebrating the city and the second a photography sale featuring works from 19th century, Modernism and Post-War eras. Sotheby’s and eBay officially announced …

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Art Fairs

Alan Koh takes top job at Affordable Art Fair Singapore

Alan Koh, the Affordable Art Fair Singapore’s marketing manager since it arrived on the Singapore Art scene five years ago, has been promoted to the position of fair director. During his time with the Affordable Art Fair, Koh has played a leading role in positioning the biannual event as accessible, …

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ZoomF1 Formula One photo auction races to success

Annual charity photo auction Zoom F1 has raised over £20,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Hosted by Money Sport Media, the third annual Zoom F1 charity photo auction, saw Formula One professionals and enthusiasts participating in the auction by submitting photographs to be sold at auction at the end of …

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