19 May 2017

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Overhyped Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting Sells For $110.5m At Sotheby’s NY

A major painting by the New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat has sold at Sotheby’s for an unprecedented $110.5m (£85.4m).

18 May 2017

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Photo London Returns For Edition Three With A Swagger

Photo London returns for its third edition with a swagger this year, confidently asserting its position as a premier international photo event. Like it or not, it has become the event around which all photography in London now revolves, and in this edition, it goes someway towards justifying its gravitational pull.

17 May 2017

Sotheby’s New York Impressionist and Modern Spring 2017 Sale Achieves $173 Million

Sotheby’s New York Impressionist and Modern sale last night achieved $173 Million, despite an important early work by the Austrian master Egon Schiele being withdrawn at the last minute. Kazimir Malevich’s Suprematist painting Composition With Plane In Projection (1915). topped the sale.

16 May 2017

Constantin Brancusi Head Smashes Artist’s Auction Record At Christie’s

A bronze sculpture by the Modernist artist Constantin Brancusi has sold for the record-smashing price of $57.37 million in New York on Monday. This is the highest price achieved for the Romanian-born sculptor and more than twice the pre-sale estimate.

7 May 2017

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Frieze New York 2017 Lizanne Merrill Chooses Her Top Six Booths

Whether you reach the luxurious tent that is Frieze by waterway or highway, the art fair’s weekend home on Randall’s Island is as accessible as the art itself.

4 May 2017

TEFAF Spring New York Presents Exemplary Modern and Contemporary Art & Design

TEFAF New York opens to the public today to take on Spring from May 4-8, 2017.

26 April 2017

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Super Gallery: Thaddaeus Ropac Opens New Mega Mayfair Space

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac opens their third mega gallery in London on Friday 28 April 2017. The new London gallery is located at Ely House in Mayfair, a historical five-floor 18th-century mansion being sensitively restored by New York-based architect Annabelle Selldorf. The gallery will be inaugurated with a series of four separate exhibitions in the ground and first-floor galleries: Since […]

25 April 2017

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Online Art Trade Report Shows Art Market Sales Reach £2.92 Billion

Online art market sales have reached £2.92 Billion $3.75 billion. This is up 15% according to Hiscox, who commissioned the report.

23 April 2017

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Frieze Sculpture In Regent’s Park Moves To Summer Calendar Slot

Frieze Sculpture, a free outdoor exhibition of 3D work will open from 5 July to 8 October, for the first time.

20 April 2017

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Is This Basquiat The Most Hyped Auction Painting Of 2017?

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s ‘Untitled’ painting from 1982, a monumental canvas that has rarely been seen since it last appeared on the market in May 1984, is the centrepiece of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art sale in New York on the 18 May.

13 April 2017

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Knoedler Gallery Rothko Forgery Case Settles With Casino Owner

Another of the mounting lawsuits in the worlds largest art forgery case, centring around the now-defunct Knoedler Gallery in New York has settled out of court. Seven of the 10 lawsuits involving the scandal have now come to agreements out of court. The Knoedler Gallery was one of the most respected galleries in the world and NY’s longest established.

12 April 2017

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Planning Secured For New London Art Gallery Hub In South Kensington

Council approval has been secured to provide a new home for up to 30 independent art galleries in the heart of South Kensington. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has rubber stamped the plans and the construction work is due to break ground over the next few months.

6 April 2017

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Chris Levine Queen Portrait Triples Estimate Selling For £187K At Sotheby’s

The auction was led by a record for pioneer of ‘light art’ Chris Levine as his strikingly modern portrait of Queen Elizabeth II tripled its pre-sale estimate to sell for £187,500 (£50,000-80,000).

2 April 2017

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TEFAF 2017 The Journey Virginie Puertolas-Syn Picks Six Of The Best

Coming to TEFAF 2017 is a journey, but it is worth it. The fair is a feast for the art lovers eyes.

31 March 2017

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Important Picasso Muse Dora Maar Portrait To Be Sold At Christie’s

Femme assise, robe bleue by Pablo Picasso will go under the hammer at Christie’s NY as a highlight of its Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale (Estimate: $35,000,000-50,000,000).

29 March 2017

Greta Garbo’s Sophisticated Modern Art Collection To Be Sold At Christies

The avant-garde collection of Greta Garbo’s modern art will go under the hammer at Christie’s NY, in its Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art.

26 March 2017

Art Basel HK Verdict – Encouraging Sales Across The Board For 2017

Art Basel’s fifth edition in Hong Kong has closed with encouraging sales recorded across all levels of the market.

23 March 2017

Art Basel HK Compete With TEFAF By Introducing Global Art Market Report

Art Basel along with partners UBS have launched the first Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report. T

14 March 2017

TEFAF Maastricht 2017 Buoyant Sales And Brisk Activity – Market Report

TEFAF Maastricht the world’s leading fine art and antiques Fair has reported buoyant sales with brisk activity during the opening days of the event.

9 March 2017

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TEFAF Art Market Report Highlights 7% Global Downturn In 2016

TEFAF, The European Fine Art Foundation which is connected to the world’s most exclusive art fair, has released their annual report. This is always the most important barometer of the health of the global art market. The 2017 edition spearheaded by Professor Rachel A. J. Pownall confirms suspicions of a downturn in the international art market. It also identifies positive […]

9 March 2017

Sotheby’s Spring 2017 Contemporary Art Sale Reinforces Art Market Strength

Sotheby’s London Contemporary Art Evening Auction in London out-shined predicted estimates to total £118,015,150 – an increase of 70% (GBP) / 43% (USD) on the equivalent sale last year.

8 March 2017

Christie’s To Close South-Ken Salesroom Despite Art Evening Auction Achieving $117,781,248

Christie’s record-shattering Contemporary sale in London last night has not halted downsizing of their operations in London and Amsterdam.

5 March 2017

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Armory Show 2017 Indicative Of Art Market’s Changing Economic Landscape

It’s a week of art fairs in New York. The Armory Show, held in a crowded, bustling convention center on the Hudson River is the biggest of the fairs and indicative of the art markets changing economic landscape.

2 March 2017

Sotheby’s Breaks Ceiling Achieving Highest Total For Any London Auction

Sotheby’s has achieved the highest total for any auction ever staged in London.

28 February 2017

Global Art Sales Fall 22% As Market Reacts To Trump And Brexit

Global art sales are down by 22% from 2015, as the Art market reacts to a turbulent year with the election of Donald Trump and Brexit. The number of mega-expensive works sold and this represents pieces over the value of $10m for a single work of art has also tumbled by up to 50%. China has regained its status as the world’s top market,over the US another revelation that the west isn’t performing as well as it was a year ago.

16 February 2017

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Art Basel 48th edition Announces Stellar Gallery Line-Up

Art Basel, which is now in its 48th edition has released an impressive gallery list for the fair in Basel, Switzerland, which takes place from June 15 to June 18, 2017. This year, 291 leading international galleries will present works ranging from the early 20th century to contemporary artists. The Basel show, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will present galleries from 34 countries and six continents.

14 February 2017

Erotic Art And Objects Go Under The Hammer At Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s is presenting their first sale of Erotica, 16 February. Timed just a few days after Valentine’s day the sale offers a range of art and decorative objects, all with erotic overtones. Across the centuries, art has always been intrinsically linked to expressions of passion and sensuality. The Erotic: Passion & Desire sale in London encompasses representations of love and sex from antiquity to the present day.

13 February 2017

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Around The London Auction Rooms Impressionism To Contemporary Spring 2017

Adam Clayton Bassist in the Rock band U2 has put a rare Jean-Michel Basquiat Drawing up for auction at Christie’s. The self-portrait goes under the hammer next month, after residing for 25 years in his private collection. The pop star bought the artwork in 1990 when they were recording their album Achtung Baby in New York.

31 January 2017

Iconic NASA Space Images Go Under The Hammer At Swann

Photographs from a number NASA missions, dating from 1965 to the 1980s go under the hammer as a single lot at Swann Auction Galleries NYC. The sale titled Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks takes place on 14 February. Their significance has been thrown even more into focus by the approaching 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing in 2019, […]

26 January 2017

Gerhard Richter Eisberg Goes Under The Hammer At Sotheby’s

An important painting by the German artist Gerhard Richter goes under the hammer for the first time in March 2017 at Sotheby’s London Evening sale of Contemporary Art.

21 January 2017

Rothko And Rauschenberg Paintings Featured In Christie’s Post-War And Contemporary Sale

Iconic American painting will be featured in Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on 7 March 2017 in London.

12 January 2017

Frieze New York Announces Edition Six For Randall Island Park

Frieze New York has announced the sixth edition of this international art fair held at Randall’s Island Park from May 5–7, 2017. The event brings together more than 190 galleries from 30 countries, showcasing an unparalleled program of ambitious presentations by today’s most significant international artists