Art Basel Hong Kong 2018 saw a strong collector turnout and vigorous sales across all sectors of the market.
Liz Taylor’s Van Gogh Vue de l’asile et de la Chapelle de Saint-Rémy is back on the market again after selling in an auction at Christie’s in February 2012 for £10,121,250.
14 March 2018
The second edition of the Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report has been released
As we reach the end of another New York Armory Show few revelations are on hand.
10 March 2018
London’s contemporary sales both evening and day at Sotheby’s and Christie’s have totalled £295 million ($407 million).
28 February 2018
The second-highest recorded auction price for any work of art ever sold in Europe was achieved tonight when Picasso’s Weeping ‘Golden’ Muse
23 February 2018
As we all suspected Frieze have now officially announced that they are to mount an event in LA. The new annual contemporary art fair in Los Angeles will be presented at Paramount Pictures Studios.
I really enjoyed visiting Art Genève (1-4 February) as well as discovering the city’s art scene last week.
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
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 […]
Condo London opens its third edition (13 January-10 February) with 17 galleries in the capital hosting 27 of their international contemporaries.
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 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.
Art Basel in Miami Beach now in its 16th edition closed with buoyant sales across the board.
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.
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.
MCH Group which owns and operates Art Basel has acquired a majority shareholding in Masterpiece London.
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.
Last week, an India ink drawing of Tintin and his dog Snowy sold for almost $500,000 (£380,000) at auction in Paris.
The 30th Anniversary of the London Art Fair 2018 will be marked with a wide range of leading British and international galleries.
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.
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
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
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?
While Touring around Paris attending the 44th edition of FIAC at the Grand Palais, Zoltan Alexander encountered countless art exhibitions throughout the city.
25 October 2017
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
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
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.
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 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.
Autumn Contemporary Art auction round-up, Autumn 2017