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‘Pope’: Francis Bacon’s painting seeks new home

A Francis Bacon painting titled Pope, dated 1958, is being “deaccessioned” from The Brooklyn Museum. In plain English that means it is being sold and will be offered at a Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction on November 14, 2019. Also going up in that week’s auction is Monet’s Charing Cross …

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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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Yoshitomo Nara painting fetches US$25 million in Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction

Yoshitomo Nara’s Knife Behind Back just sold for a whopping US$25 milllion at Sotheby’s Hong Kong.

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How Feral Horses is taming experience-led art ownership

The London-based art start-up is selling art one share at a time. Saddle up!

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‘Devolved Parliament’ sets Banksy’s new auction record at £9.9m

Moments ago in London, Banksy’s derisive portrayal of The House of Commons reduced to an assembly of parliamentary primates achieved a record £9,879,500 / $12,142,893 / €11,127,304 in Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction (est. £1.5-2 million). The hammer came down after thirteen minutes of competitive bidding, with ten determined collectors driving the price well …

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Osman Hamdi Bey painting sets new personal world record price

Young Woman Reading (1880) sold for £6.3 million ($7.8 million) at Bonhams London.

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First-ever London Mural Festival to open in September 2020

The first-ever London Mural Festival (LMF) will take place across London in September 2020. The festival sets out to use London as a vast canvas, painting a minimum of 20 new large-scale murals across the city, accompanied by a weekend of activity at Here East and Hackney Wick in East London. The weekend …

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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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€6m Cimabue painting discovered in a northern French town

The rare painting understood to be lost for years is the first work by the Italian painter to be auctioned off in modern history.