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Booming 2015 Spring Art Sales

This year Christie’s have set the bar high. By hosting both its Impressionist and Modern Art and Post-War contemporary art New York sales in one week and also introducing their themed sale ‘Looking forward to the past’ in the same week, they have brought in $1.726 billion, making it the …

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Sotheby’s unveils buyer of Monet’s ‘Bassin Aux Nympheas, Les Rosiers’

Sotheby’s has confirmed the buyer of Monet’s Bassin aux nymphéas, les rosiers, which sold for USD $20.41 million (HKD $159 million) at its New York Impressionist & Modern Art auction on 5 May, as China’s Dalian Wanda Group. Unseen in the auction market for over two decades, Bassin aux nymphéas, les rosiers represents …

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$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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Monet painting discovered in Finland

Une Meule dans le soleil couchant, an 1891 painting by Impressionist master Claude Monet, was authenticated at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland. Purchased in the 1950s by the Gösla Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation, until recently no one had succeeded in assembling sufficient proof to conclusively prove that the work was an …

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Sotheby’s Impressionist, Modern & Surrealist Art Evening Sale results

The results of Sotheby’s Impressionist, Modern & Surrealist Art Evening Sale, which recently took place in London, have just been announced. The sale, which featured 75 lots, amassed a total sum of €247,287,288 and achieved a sold rate of 84%. The highest-selling lot was Claude Monet’s Le Grande Canal (1908), which went for £23,669,000 …

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A dealer’s view of the market

Whatever the economic situation, art will always be attractive to serious investors. International fine art dealer and agent Simon Shore says that its appeal lies in its consistency. “When economies are strong and there is general confidence, people will buy art,” he says. “Conversely, when economies are weak and banks …

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Picasso leads February sale at Christie’s

A 1955 Picasso painting, Femme au Costume Turc dans un Fauteuil, will lead the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale at Christie’s London on February 4. The painting is one of a small group of portraits by Pablo Picasso showing Jacqueline Roque in the costume of an ‘odalisque’, a woman …

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