Search Results

AO Auction Results – New York: Phillips 20th Century Evening Sale and Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, November 16th, 2016

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

AO Auction Results – New York: Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale, November 15th, 2016

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Christie’s Taking $250 Million in Art to China

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Robert Olnick Collection Set for Christie’s Sales Next Month

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Christie’s Changes Reported on Third-Party Financing Fees

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Christie’s Auctioning Collection of Surrealist Works Including Dali’s “Lobster Telephone”

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Christie’s Opening Flagship Beijing Offices This Week

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Stefan Simchowitz Bought Aggressively at Christie’s Last Evening

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

AO Auction Recap – London: Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sales, October 6th, 2016

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Late Kandinsky Leads Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Sale in New York This Fall

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Christie’s Changes Premium Fee Structure

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Lori Holtz Leaves Christie’s, Continuing High-Profile Departures

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Christie’s Employees Leave Following Announcement of Sales Drop

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Christie’s Sees 29% Drop in Sales for First Half of 2016

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Leslie Waddington’s Art Collection to Go On Sale at Christie’s This Fall in London

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

AO Auction Recap – London: Christie’s “Defining British Art” Sale, June 30th, 2016

Friday, July 1st, 2016

AO Auction Recap – London: Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale, June 29th, 2016

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Christie’s Jussi Pylkkanen Interviewed in Art Newspaper

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

AO Auction Recap – Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, June 22nd, 2016

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Alex Rotter Joining Christie’s Next Year

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Christie’s Still Facing $23 Million in Lawsuits Over Sandy Damages

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

AO Auction Recap – New York: Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, May 12th, 2016

Friday, May 13th, 2016

AO Auction Recap – New York: Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale, May 10th, 2016

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

AO Auction Recap – New York: Christie’s “Bound to Fail” Curated Evening Sale, May 8th, 2016

Sunday, May 8th, 2016
Global contemporary art events and news observed from New York City. Suggestion? Email us.
NEWS

Sotheby’s Acquires Anti-Forgery Firm in Continued Development of Advisory Arm

December 5th, 2016

Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait (Fright-Wig) (1986), via Sotheby'sSotheby’s has purchased Orion Analytical, an anti-forgery firm run by James Martin, as part of a new Scientific Research Department at the auction house, continuing recent efforts to build an advisory firm inside the company.  “Sotheby’s has had the pleasure of working with Jamie for the better part of the past two decades, and over time it became increasingly clear that rather than work on a one-off basis we could create something unique within Sotheby’s that would further distinguish us in the marketplace and at the same time help to make the art market a safer place,” CEO Tad Smith says.
Read More »

Dealers Sue Sotheby’s Over Da Vinci Work Resold for Over $120 Million

December 5th, 2016

da-vinci-via-nytThe New York Times reports on a lawsuit between a group of New York dealers and Sotheby’s stemming, from Yves Bouvier’s sale of a Da Vinci painting to Dmitriy Rybolovlev at over $120 million.  The dealers reportedly sold Bouvier the work at $80 million shortly before the Swiss dealer turned around and resold the work to Rybolovlev at a substantial markup, and are suing the auction house for misleading them over the work’s value.  “Apparently experiencing seller’s remorse, [the dealers] are trying to gain the benefit of a subsequent sale price that Sotheby’s had nothing to do with,” a lawyer for the auction house said.
Read More »

Artist Pension Trust Merges with MutualArt

December 5th, 2016

carl-cheng-via-ftThe Artist Pension Trust has merged with MutualArt.com, with plans to use their shared resources to create a new sales platform for art.  “There are innate characteristics to art and its market that mean that, for the foreseeable future, the majority of sales will happen offline,” says Al Brenner, chief executive of the merged MutualArt Group.
Read More »

REFERENCE LIBRARY