11 February 2018

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Art Genève A Pleasant Encounter By Virginie Puertolas-Syn

I really enjoyed visiting Art Genève (1-4 February) as well as discovering the city’s art scene last week.

7 February 2018

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20/21 British Art Fair Sold And Rebranded At Saatchi Gallery

The 20/21 British Art Fair, is to be rebranded as The British Art Fair and move to the Saatchi Gallery, as part of a major investment by its new owners.

14 January 2018

Picasso Portrait Painted The Same Year As Guernica To Be Auctioned

Pablo Picasso’s Femme au béret et à la robe quadrillée (Marie-Thérèse Walter), goes under the hammer at Sotheby’s after an international tour of exhibition dates including Hong Kong 30 January- 2 February, Taipei 6 -7 February, New York 12- 14 February, London 22 -28 February. The portrait has been identified as one of Picasso’s weeping women […]

2 January 2018

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Condo London Announce Gallery Line Up For 2018 Event

Condo London opens its third edition (13 January-10 February) with 17 galleries in the capital hosting 27 of their international contemporaries.

26 December 2017

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Stolen Hans Hofmann Paintings Recovered – Scandalous Inside Job Exposed

Part of a collection of Hans Hofmann paintings stolen in 2004 from a New York City-based fine art storage facility has been recovered. Working with the NYPD and the FBI, Art Recovery International negotiated the release of one of the paintings.

21 December 2017

Sotheby’s Rounds Off 2017 Reaching $4.7 billion Annual Sales Total

Sotheby’s concluded their 2017 auctions this week, reaching an annual sales total of $4.7 billion that represents a 13.1% increase over our 2016 results.

11 December 2017

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Art Basel Miami Beach What The Dealers Said – 2017 Round-Up

Art Basel in Miami Beach now in its 16th edition closed with buoyant sales across the board.

10 December 2017

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Art Collecting Beyond Investment A Legacy Of Love – New Report

The UBS annual art market report released last week (6 December 2017) has recorded that despite high-profile sales; art collectors were largely driven by legacy and love, not investment and profit.

6 December 2017

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Abu Dhabi Identified As Buyer Of $450m Da Vinci Salvator Mundi

We now know that the Louvre Abu Dhabi is going to exhibit Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi,” which sold last month in a Christie’s Contemporary sale in New York for a cool $450 million. However the identity of the buyer has remained a secret with speculation now focusing on the Abu Dhabi  Royals as the purchaser.

4 December 2017

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Art Basel Parent Company MCH Buys Masterpiece London In Takeover Deal

MCH Group which owns and operates Art Basel has acquired a majority shareholding in Masterpiece London.

Guide Miami Beach Art Week 2017 Plus Satellite Fairs And Museums

The week of Miami Beach Art Basel has become a major event for Miami and the global art pack.

22 November 2017

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Peggy and David Rockefeller Auction Revealed In Hong Kong Exhibition

Highlights from what many have dubbed the sale to watch in 2018, the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller has been revealed by Christie’s.

20 November 2017

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Why Tintin illustrations by Politically Controversial Hergé Break the £1m Mark

Last week, an India ink drawing of Tintin and his dog Snowy sold for almost $500,000 (£380,000) at auction in Paris.

19 November 2017

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London Art Fair 2018 Marks 30th Anniversary With Milestone Curated Exhibition

The 30th Anniversary of the London Art Fair 2018 will be marked with a wide range of leading British and international galleries.

17 November 2017

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Da Vinci Buyer: The Collector Behind The World’s Most Expensive Painting

Speculation is rife following the $450.3m sale of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvatore Mundi. The painting, sold at Christie’s New York salesroom this week has become the most expensive work of art sold at auction to date.

16 November 2017

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Leonardo da Vinci $450m Christ Becomes Most Expensive Painting Sold At Auction

A Leonardo da Vinci painting depicting Christ has become the world’s most expensive work of art sold at auction. The rediscovered masterpiece by the Renaissance master sold for a historic $450,312,500, superseding the previous world record for the most expensive work of art at auction.

14 November 2017

Van Gogh Landscape Achieves $81.3m Heralding New York Auction Season

Christie’s autumn auction of impressionist and modern art in New York saw a painting by Vincent Van Gogh achieving $81.3 million kicking off what may prove to be a record season.

13 November 2017

Da Vinci Salvator Mundi: Will Condition Detract From $100m Christie’s Price Tag

So why is Salvator Mundi the last Leonardo Da Vinci painting in private hands up for sale in a Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale?

30 October 2017

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Paris Art Exhibitions Autumn 2017 Black Flags, Bears And Reflections

While Touring around Paris attending the 44th edition of FIAC at the Grand Palais, Zoltan Alexander encountered countless art exhibitions throughout the city.

27 October 2017

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Did Donald Trump Buy His Fake Renoir From Woodshed Gallery On Invaluable?

Fake art like fake news has been making headlines lately. But where do you go to buy it? Invaluable the online auction platform who lists respected international firms such as Sotheby’s, Swann and Tajans as “Auction House, Gallery & Dealer Partners”is a good place to start.

25 October 2017

FIAC 2017 The Grande Dame of Art Fairs By Virginie Syn

FIAC opened this year under an incredible Indian summer heat. One could see the clear blue sky through the glass roof of the magnificent 1900 Belle Époque Grand Palais. With 193 galleries from 30 countries, FIAC succeeded this year in getting back American collectors who had come in far fewer numbers last year.

25 October 2017

Howard Hodgkin Estate Sale Soars At Sotheby’s

A testament to the exceptional eye of British painter Howard Hodgkin has been finalised when the kaleidoscope of exquisite objects that the artist so carefully drew together in his home, exceeded pre-sale expectations and sold for a combined total of £5,184,887 / $6,843,532 / €5,806,049

22 October 2017

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Missing Matisse Cut-Outs To Be Returned To Artist’s Heirs

Two cut-outs by the Post Impressionist artist Henri Matisse ‘White Palm on Red’ and ‘Green Snail on Blue’, valued at $4.5 million are to be returned to the Heirs of the artist.

11 October 2017

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Privately Owned Leonardo da Vinci Painting To Be Sold At Christies

Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi. Painted by one of the Renaissance greatest masters is to go under the hammer at Christie’s. Titled Salvator Mundi, it is one of fewer than 20 known paintings by Leonardo and the only one in private hands.

11 October 2017

Frieze London Reports Strong Sales And Robust Institutional Support 2017 Round-Up

Frieze London which closed on Sunday 8th October has brought together more than 160 galleries from 31 countries and driven strong sales across the fair and throughout the week.

8 October 2017

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Contemporary Art Holds Its Own At Christie’s, Sotheby’s And Phillips

Autumn Contemporary Art auction round-up, Autumn 2017

11 September 2017

Howard Hodgkin Personal Collection To Go Under The Hammer At Sotheby’s

Howard Hodgkin had an eye for the exceptional when it came to collecting. His personal taste resonates through his paintings, his ability to identify the extraordinary in unexpected places was deployed in his incessant hunt for art and objects of exquisite beauty.

6 September 2017

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Francis Bacon Pope Portrait Resurfaces After 50 Years At Christie’s London

A portrait by the British artist Francis Bacon which has not been seen in public for over 55 years is to be sold at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction

30 August 2017

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Frieze London 2017 The Galleries Curators And Vibe Inside The Tent

Frieze London 2017 will present more than 160 leading galleries from across the world will showcase ambitious presentations by international emerging and established artists.

25 August 2017

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Fake Jackson Pollock Paintings – Oh No Here We Go Again

Fake Jackson Pollock paintings have again infiltrated the art food-chain. This time it’s not the upper-end of the market, as in the case of the very ‘blue-chip’ Knoedler Gallery in NY, but at the inexperienced collector level. The scam has ensnared at least three buyers according to an investigation by the International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR). 

25 August 2017

Edward Albee Collection Unveiled By Sotheby’s Ahead Of September Auction

Sotheby’s has unveiled the full contents of The Collection of Edward Albee, which will be offered in a dedicated auction in New York on 26 September 2017.

23 August 2017

Sotheby’s Scraps Online Only Auction Buyer’s Premium But Hikes Regular Tariffs

Sotheby’s has taken the bold move to scrap buyer’s premium on all of its online-only auctions. The auction house has at the same time announced that it will raise its regular buyer’s premium