5 May 2022

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Maurizio Cattelan Sued – New York Auction Industry Deregulation – Major Tate Liverpool Refurbishment

The Italian Conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan is being sued in Paris over intellectual property infringement.

16 March 2022

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Should The V&A Close Their Fabergé Egg Exhibition – Tate And RA Sever Relations With Russian Billionaires – Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Bonhams Cancel Russian Art Sales

Whenever you hear the name Fabergé, you think of opulent, lavish, jewelled, decorated, and, let’s face it, kitsch, Russian Imperial eggs. Fabergé in London: Romance to Revolution opened on the 20 November 2021 at the V&A London. It is set to run until 8 May; however, should we be selling tickets to a show that […]

18 February 2022

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The Upside Of Macklowe’s Toxic Divorce – Sotheby’s Settlement Auction

Last November’s Sotheby’s sale of 35 works from The Macklowe Collection was nothing less than historic, realising $676.1 million, the highest value single-owner auction ever staged. Its success is a homage to the art of collecting in its highest form. Now, this spring, Sotheby’s will offer 30 more blue-chip works from this celebrated collection. Furthermore, […]

22 December 2021

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Sotheby’s Christie’s And Phillips Global Sales Surge – The 2021 Figures

It’s been a big year for the three major international auction houses with record sales and new developments in digital technology.

16 December 2021

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Sotheby’s Goes PLC After $7.3b Bumper Year – Omicron Variant Postpones TEFAF Maastricht Fair – Sally Mann Wins 9th Prix Pictet

Sotheby’s Goes PLC After $7.3b Bumper Year –  Omicron Variant Postpones TEFAF Maastricht Fair  – Sally Mann Wins 9th Prix Pictet

8 November 2021

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Harry And Linda Macklowe Headline Sotheby’s Most Caustic Divorce Sale

Harry Macklowe, a billionaire property developer from New York and his ex wife Linda are auctioning their collection.

14 October 2021

Banksy Shred Art Sells For Record £16m At Sotheby’s

A neo-dadaist painting by Banksy, which shredded itself at a Sotheby’s auction has sold for a record £16 million.

5 September 2021

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Can Art Basel Take Place Without The Brits and Americans – Banksy Shred-Art Back On Market For £6m – First Art World Led NFT Platform Gets Physical

Can Art Basel Take Place Without The Brits and Americans – Banksy Shred-Art Back On Market For £6m – First Art World Led NFT Platform Gets Physical

29 June 2021

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Lucian Freud Portrait Of  David Hockney Sells For £14.9m $20.7m At Sotheby’s

A portrait by the English figurative painter Lucian Freud depicting his friend David Hockney has sold for £14.9 million ($20.7 million) with buyer’s premium at London’s Sotheby’s.

15 June 2021

Sir Tim Berners-Lee Auctions WWW Source Code As NFT

Sir Tim Berners-Lee the inventor of the World Wide Web is to auctions his original source code as an NFT

13 May 2021

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Picasso Monet Basquiat and Kusama Brighten Up New York Spring Auctions

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.

22 April 2021

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Nan Goldin Harassed By Sackler PI – Olafur Eliasson Climate Change Initiative – Sotheby’s First Women-Only Artists Sale

Nan Goldin Harassed By Sackler PI – Olafur Eliasson Climate Change Initiative – Sotheby’s First Women- Only Artists Sale

28 January 2021

Sotheby’s Botticelli Portrait Sells For Record $92m – Star Rembrandt Painting Withdrawn

The sale of Young Man Holding A Roundel  1470-80) by Sandro Botticelli, which went under the hammer today at Sotheby’s has made in excess of $80m ($92.1m plus fees).

22 October 2020

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Banksy’s Show Me The Monet Sells For £7.6m At Sotheby’s

Banksy’s Show Me The Monet Sells For £7.6m At Sotheby’s

24 September 2020

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$80m Price Tag For Botticelli Portrait To Be Sold At Sotheby’s

A portrait of a Young Man Holding a Roundel by Sandro Botticelli painted in the 15th century will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s in January. Young Man Holding a Roundel is expected to fetch more than 80 million dollars the highest estimate ever placed on a work by an Old Master in Sotheby’s history, the auction house says.

30 July 2020

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Sotheby’s Sells A Rembrandt For The Price Of A Leger – Hugh Mendes 

I also visited the auction house to view all the lots, which made up quite an impressive exhibition: from ‘Rembrandt to Richter’ as it was called.

11 June 2020

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Sotheby’s Rembrandt Self Portrait Should Be Returned To Holland

Sotheby’s announced this week that a small, delicate Rembrandt self-portrait is to be auctioned on July 28th, here in London. The painting is unusually intimate, (about 17 x 22cm) and was painted in 1632 when the artist was 26 years old. 

2 April 2020

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Sotheby’s Announce Significant Redundancies Due To Coronavirus

Sotheby’s has announced significant redundancies, staff hiatuses, and pay cuts as a result of the Coronavirus.

7 March 2020

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Late Francis Bacon Triptych Set To Soar At Sotheby’s

Francis Bacon’s late large-format Triptych Inspired by the Greek tragedy Oresteia of Aeschylus, will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s. This will be the highlight their Contemporary Art Evening Auction in New York on 13 May 2020, when it will be offered with an estimate in excess of $60 million.

24 February 2020

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Carolina Mazzolari: Painting With Thread – Interview – Paul Carter Robinson

Carolina Mazzolari is one of the key artists currently in an exhibition and auction sale at Sotheby’s to benefit Fine Cell Work, a charity and social enterprise working with prisoners. 

11 February 2020

David Hockney’s Iconic Splash Painting Sells For £23m

David Hockney’s iconic work, The Splash, has been sold for £23.1m at Sotheby’s in London. The name of the buyer has not been disclosed. It had been estimated to sell for £20m-£30m – and ended up going for £23,117,000.

28 October 2019

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Sotheby’s Appoints Charles F. Stewart New CEO

Sotheby’s has announced the appointment of Charles F. Stewart as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Stewart succeeds Tad Smith, who served as CEO of Sotheby’s since 2015. 

23 July 2019

Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne Collection To Be Auctioned At Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s Paris is to offer the personal collection of Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne this autumn.

27 June 2019

Bacon, Freud and Saville Top Sotheby’s Evening Contemporary Sale

Sotheby’s London Evening Sale of Contemporary Art has realised £69,143,300/ $87,811,991/ €77,440,496 (est. £58-82.8 million/ $73.5-105 million / €64.7-92.4 million).

15 May 2019

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Monet Haystacks Breaks the $100m Mark At Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s New York has broken yet another record for the Impressionist artist Claude Monet. The painting titled Meules (Haystacks) from 1890 sold for $110.7 million.

1 April 2019

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Francis Bacon Screaming Pope Portrait to Be Auctioned At Sotheby’s

Francis Bacon’s $20-30m ‘Screaming Pope’ Study for a Head is to go under the hammer at Sotheby’s, in May. It is one of the most iconic works by the artist remaining in private hands

20 November 2018

Billion Dollar Week For Christie’s And Sotheby’s As Iconic Works Smash Records

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.

17 October 2018

Banksy Sotheby’s Shredder Stunt Was All Smoke And Mirrors

Was the art stunt of the century carried out by the Street Artist Banksy on the 5th of October an elaborate magic trick? or was it an expression of true anarchy? Much of the world now knows that a stencil spray-painting self-destructed when the frame turned into a paper shredder

6 October 2018

You’ve Been Framed – Banksy Shreds £1m Painting At Sotheby’s – Buyer Completes

A stunt performed by the Street Artist Banksy at Sotheby’s during London’s Autumn Contemporary Art Evening Sale has gone viral.

23 September 2018

Frank Dunphy: Damien Hirst Manager’s Art Collection Sells For Millions At Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s, London, have sold the collection of Damien Hirst’s business manager, mentor and ‘partner in crime’, Frank Dunphy for a total of £10,088,125 million

10 August 2018

Sotheby’s Announces Second Quarter 2018 Results And It’s Not Great

Sotheby’s has reported its financial results for the second quarter and six months ending June 30, 2018.