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Modern and Contemporary African art soars at Sotheby’s auction

Sotheby’s’s fifth sale of Modern and Contemporary African Art (15 October) surpassed pre-sale expectations to realise £4 million / $5.1 million (pre-sale estimate: £1.9-2.8 million / $2.4-3.5 million) – the highest total ever achieved for a sale in this category. The sale featured over 100 works from 56 artists across …

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Monet’s ‘Charing Cross Bridge’ from a private collection to go up for auction

One of Claude Monet’s paintings of London’s Charing Cross Bridge is expected to fetch between $20 million and $30 million at a Sotheby’s evening auction, in New York, on November 12. The auction will showcase Impressionist and Modern art from various private collections. Other prominent lots include works by Marc …

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Can chimps become one of the art market’s new champs?

In what appears to be an emerging theme in the art world, these past few weeks painting and chimpanzees have shown they have more in common than one might normally assume. In London, art industry professionals have spent their time – and no doubt money – on art fairs and …

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The ‘Art of Collecting’: what it means today

Anita Choudhrie is the founder of The Stellar International Art Foundation. Currently the Foundation comprises over 600 works dating from the late 19th century to the present day, including international artists, and ranging from paintings to sculptures.

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Agents for change: how the emerging agency model will change the art market

Marine Tanguy, CEO, MTArt Agency Marine Tanguy is CEO of MTArt Agency, an award-winning agency for the world’s most exciting upcoming visual artists. It is a quirk of history that when we talk about artists it is far sexier to focus on financial tragedy than success. Vincent van Gogh and …

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African Modernism pioneers to headline Sotheby’s sale

African artist Ben Enwonwu and contemporary Gerard Sekoto are set to star in Sotheby’s sale of Modern and Contemporary African Art in London in October 2019.

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Sotheby’s Asia Week surpasses estimated auction sales

Sotheby’s New York hosted seven auctions of Asian art last week, which concluded in total sales worth $37.4 million. Image courtesy: Sotheby’s

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Banksy’s ‘Devolved Parliament’ could set a new personal best

A Banksy painting titled Devolved Parliament will go on public display at Sotheby’s in London from September 28, ahead of its sale on October 3, 2019. The exhibition of Devolved Parliament (2009) will be followed by an auction on the evening of October 3, in which the painting is estimated to sell …

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Sotheby’s auction of Chinese art collection to bring $23 million

In celebration of Asia Week New York 2019, Sotheby’s is hosting an auction of Chinese art worth $23 million (min) from The Met.

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Banksy truck to be an outlier at Bonhams Goodwood-Revival show

Bonhams will auction UK street artist’s largest-ever artwork – a graffiti covered truck – at its annual Goodwood Revival show.

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