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Never-Before-Auctioned Léger Leads Christie’s Auction with $65 Million Estimate

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Christie’s to Offer Last da Vinci in Private Hands Next Month in New York

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

AO Auction Recap – London: Christie’s and Phillips Contemporary and Post-War Evening Sales, October 6th, 2017

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Francis Bacon’s Last “Pope” Painting to Sell Next Month at Christie’s in London

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Francis Bacon Pope Painting to Star at Christie’s in London

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Christie’s Moves Contemporary and Modern Middle Eastern Sales to London

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Private Sales Drastically Down at Christie’s

Monday, July 24th, 2017

AO Auction Results – London: Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, June 27th, 2017

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Rockefeller Art Collection Heads to Christie’s

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

AO Auction Recap – New York: Christie’s Post-War and Modern Evening Sale, May 17th, 2017

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

AO Auction Recap – New York: Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, May 15th, 2017

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Spiegel Family Collection Sparks Sibling Rivalry at Christie’s and Sotheby’s

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Loic Gouzer and Alex Rotter Named Christie’s Contemporary and Post-War Co-Chairs for Americas

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

“Reloaded” Christie’s Profiled in Art News

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Christie’s to Offer Brancusi “La Muse Endormie” at New York Sale Next Month

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Lilly Chan Leaving Christie’s for Phillips as Managing Director for Asia

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Steven Cohen Allegedly Behind $28 Million Basquiat Canvas Offered at Christie’s Next Month

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Christie’s Announces Spiegel Collection for May Sale in New York

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Christie’s Offering Major Twombly Lot in May Post-War Sale

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Christie’s Closing One London Location, Scaling Back Amsterdam Operations

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

AO Auction Results – London: Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale, March 7th, 2017

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

AO Auction Recap – Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, February 28th, 2017

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Francis Bacon’s George Dyer Triptych Goes to Christie’s New York for its Auction Debut

Friday, February 24th, 2017

David Hockney’s “Fish and Chips Shop” Lithograph Goes to Christie’s After Years Hanging Over Fryers

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
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Leonardo da Vinci Painting Inspires Mystery Over Depiction of Transparent Orb

October 19th, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, via The GuardianThe Guardian has a piece this week on the mysterious orb held by Christ in the Leonardo da Vinci painting currently on view at Christie’s. “Solid glass or crystal, whether shaped like an orb or a lens, produces magnified, inverted, and reversed images,” historian Walter Isaacson says of the image. “Instead, Leonardo painted the orb as if it were a hollow glass bubble that does not refract or distort the light passing through it.”
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In Rare Move, Several Florine Stettheimer Works Change Hands this Fall

October 19th, 2017

Florine Stettheimer, New York Liberty, 1918, via Art NewsIn an extremely rare occurrence, two works by Florine Stettheimer have changed hands this year, with one going into the collection of the Whitney Museum, and one going onto the open market.  Stettheimer rarely sold or gave her works away, making one’s appearance, let alone two in the same year, a momentous event. 
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Kader Attia Wins 2017 Joan Miró Prize

October 19th, 2017

Kader Attia, via Art DailyFrench-Algerian artist Kader Attia has been named  winner of the 2017 Joan Miró Prize.  “Attia’s passionate engagement with current affairs and with the shared fate of humanity [which] has close links to Joan Miró’s involvement in the critical episodes that marked his generation, while Attia’s unique take on complex, often traumatic, human relationships across cultures resonates with Miró’s universal aspirations,” the award’s jury said in a statement.
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