It’s been a big year for the three major international auction houses with record sales and new developments in digital technology.
Andy Warhol’s 1982 portrait of his friend, the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat from the collection of Peter Brant, achieved $40,091,500 at Christie’s
Results from the major Modern and Contemporary art sales at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Bonhams’ NY has conveyed a message of optimism to the COVID hit art market.
Van Gogh and Hals Theft Arrest – Bayeux Tapestry Loan In Jeopardy – $55m Picasso At Christie’s
Banksy ‘Game Changer’ painting Raises £16.8m For NHS Charities At Christie’s in London
A mural by the elusive Street Artist Banksy titled ‘Game Changer’ will go under the auction hammer at Christie’s
A long lost painting by LS Lowry which hasn’t been seen for 70 years has been rediscovered and heads for the auction block at Christie’s in the new year. The work titled The Mill, Pendlebury, painted in 1943 shows workers on a bank holiday with children playing cricket.
Christies Postwar and Contemporary Sale in New York has realised a total of $538,971,750 / £418,131,691 million, reaching their revised presale estimates after the withdrawal of two key works of art.
20 April 2019
Christie’s NY is to offer a rare Amedeo Modigliani’s limestone sculpture, Tête, carved circa 1911-1912, in its New York Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art, On May 13.
14 March 2019
The highly anticipated auction of British singer and songwriter George Michael’s art collection which captured the spirit of the 1980s and 1990s, has realised £9,264,000 / $12,302,590 / €10,848,145. Proceeds from the sale will be used to continue George Michael’s philanthropic work.
Post War and Contemporary Art at Christie’s London saw 41 lots finding buyers with three unsold and if not a record price for David Hockney’s Henry Geldzahler and Christopher Scott (1969), a solid over the estimated sale price £33 million ($43.4 million)
The late George Michael, the British singer and songwriter, is to auction off his extensive collection of YBA artworks.
20 November 2018
It’s been a week of record-breaking sales for the two leading auction houses Christie’s and Sotheby’s recording billion dollar sales totals and record-breaking prices for artists living and deceased.
16 November 2018
A David Hockney painting depicting an iconic landscape with swimming pool has broken world records in New York. Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), painted in 1972, realised $90.3 million after frantic bidding. This is a world record price for a living artist meanwhile the 20th Century season total passes the $1 billion mark.
14 November 2018
Important paintings from the Barney A. Ebsworth Collection totalled $317,801,250, at Christie’s last night with record prices achieved for the American artist Edward Hopper in the first high-net value Blockchain sale.
Two works by Grenfell victim Khadija Saye are to go under the hammer today at Christie’s
One of David Hockney’s most important paintings from the 1970s is to go under the hammer at Christie’s.
25 July 2018
A 26% rise has been reported at Christie’s with overall sales to almost £3bn ($4bn, up 35%) compared to £2.35bn in the first half of 2017.
22 July 2018
Sacred Noise explores themes of religion, faith and divinity in post-war and contemporary art through 30 works shown at Christie’s
9 May 2018
It wasn’t the billion dollar sale that Christie’s optimistically predicted but it was an evening of fierce bidding and record prices for both Matisse and the stalwart of Impressionism Monet.
3 April 2018
A Jeff Koons sculpture depicting a pile of Play-Doh is to go under the hammer at Christie’s.
21 March 2018
A painting stolen by the Nazis over 80 years ago by Lucas Cranach the Elder is to be auctioned at Christie’s.
10 March 2018
London’s contemporary sales both evening and day at Sotheby’s and Christie’s have totalled £295 million ($407 million).
2 February 2018
Christie’s has released their year ending December 2017 global figures and it is another record year for the auction corporation.
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.
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?
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.
Autumn Contemporary Art auction round-up, Autumn 2017
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
29 July 2017
Christie’s first half year auction sales top £2.2bn ($2.8bn, up 14%), a 29% increase from the same period in 2016. Continued global demand and creative sale planning have helped to drive a rise in Overall sales were £2.35bn ($3bn, up 1%), an increase of 14% compared to £2.1bn in the first half of 2016.