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Selective Buying at Sotheby’s Sale

Sotheby’s April 3 sale of photographs realized a total of $3.8 million for 203 lots offered, down from last spring’s $5.8 million realized for 173 lots offered. Read More

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Banksy Leads Bonhams Sale

The March 29 Urban Art sale held at Bonhams, London, realized £747,300 ($1.2 millon), falling within the £720,000/1 million estimate and indicating healthy demand for this relatively new sale category at auction. Read More

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Photo Dealers Report Healthy Sales at AIPAD Show

The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) recently wrapped up its annual show (March 29–April 1) at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan. Toronto photography dealer Stephen Bulger, who is completing his second two-year term as head of the AIPAD, told ARTnewsletter: “Everyone I spoke with sounded pretty happy. I’ve never been happier or more relieved.” Read More

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Collector Sues Berry-Hill Over Promised Painting Sale

Berry-Hill Galleries is facing a new lawsuit, filed in New York earlier this month, by a collector who alleges that the gallery promised to sell a painting but failed to do so. Read More

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Selective Buying at Swann Galleries Print Sale

The Swann Galleries sale of paintings, prints and drawings, on March 8, including a large trove of works by Jean-Émile Labourer, realized a total of $2.5 million, missing the overall estimate of $2.8 million/4.3 million. Of 792 lots offered, 635, or 80 percent, were sold. Read More

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Raising the Bar: Christie’s Eggleston Sale Takes $6M

Christie’s sale on March 14, “Photographic Masterworks by William Eggleston,” realized a total of $5.9 million, well above the $2.7 million presale estimate, with proceeds earmarked for the Eggleston Artistic Trust. Read More

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Janet Fish’s Lush Still Lifes Draw Devoted Buyers

D.C. Moore Gallery is exhibiting a dozen oil on canvas paintings by Janet Fish in a show that runs through March 17. Read More

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Hindman’s First African American Art Auction: Small But Solid

Auction house owner Leslie Hindman said the inaugural sale of African American art, on March 1, was a “terrific start,” with all 39 lots finding buyers. Read More

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From Pin-Ups to Post Covers: Illustration Art Brings $3 Million

The Heritage Auctions sale of illustration art on March 1–2 in Beverly Hills, Calif., brought in a total of $3 million, surpassing the presale estimate of $1.5 million/2.3 million. Read More

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Solid Prices at Swann Photo Sale

An 1873 book titled The Arctic Regions, complete with a narrative and 141 mounted photographs by American artist and explorer William Bradford, drew the top price at the Swann Galleries Feb. 28 photography and photobooks sale, earning $180,000 and exceeding the $100,000/150,000 estimate. Read More

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Mixed Results at Swann African American Art Auction

The Feb. 16 auction of African American art at Swann Galleries had its share of highs and lows. Read More

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Strong Prices at Skinner Auction

Skinner’s two-part sale of American and European art on Feb. 3 was marked by plenty of demand and strong prices. Read More

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Sohan Qadri’s ‘Spiritual Paintings’ Find Eager Buyers

In 2001, when gallery owner Sundaram Tagore began representing the paintings of the late Indian artist Sohan Qadri, the dealer claims: “I couldn’t give them away at $3,000 or $5,000. But since then people have been converted.” Read More

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Fisk Faces Yet Another Challenge Over Sale of Collection

Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn., is once again facing another legal challenge in its long-running efforts to sell a half share of its multimillion dollar art collection in order to raise cash that university officials say is desperately needed for operating and other expenses. Read More