Author Archives: Eileen Kinsella

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Solid Results at Sotheby’s Midseason Imp/Mod Sale

Sotheby’s March 14, midseason sale of Impressionist and modern art, including Russian art, realized $2.6 million, for 137 lots offered. Read More

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Contemporary Auctions Complement Bustling Fair Roster

Contemporary art auctions held March 7 were timed to coincide with the numerous art fairs that dotted New York city, yielding healthy results. Read More

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From Armory Halls to Hotel Rooms, NY Art Fairs Thrive

There were no fewer than ten overlapping art fairs spread across Manhattan last weekend (March 7–11) in spaces ranging from cavernous armories and shipping piers to boutique hotel rooms, where an array of international galleries displayed art. Read More

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Christie’s Midseason American Hits New High

Christie’s midseason sale of American art on March 1 realized $4.2 million for 202 lots offered. Read More

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Private Collections Fuel High Prices at First Open

As international contemporary art fairs cropped up all over Manhattan last week, auction houses Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips de Pury & Company added to the activity with their own middle-market sales of contemporary art. Read More

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Art Fairs Join Forces With ‘Virtual’ World

NEW YORK—Over its 14-year history, the annual Armory Show art fair has grown into one of the biggest events in the art world. Now the fair has turned to online art marketplace Paddle8 for what organizers describe as a “virtual … Read More

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Buyers Snap Up Works at Adel Abdessemed Solo Show

Days after Algerian-born artist Adel Abdessemed’s solo show opened to the public, on Feb. 17 at New York’s David Zwirner gallery in Chelsea, the works were sold out to private buyers in Europe, the US and Asia at prices ranging from $800,000/2 million, reports Justine Durrett, director of sales. Read More

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Sotheby’s Earnings Show Mixed Picture

On Feb. 29, Sotheby’s posted results for 2011, indicating that the house had one of its best years to date in terms of auction and private sales. Read More

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Art Fairs Join Forces With ‘Virtual’ World

Over its 14-year history, the annual Armory Show art fair has grown into one of the biggest events in the art world. Read More

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Fisk Continues Fight to Leverage Multimillion-Dollar Art Collection

Fisk University, in Nashville, Tenn., has filed yet another motion in its long-running battle with the state’s attorney general over whether it should be allowed to leverage its art collection in order to raise cash, which officials say is desperately needed to keep the school afloat. Read More

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London Sales Affirm Market Vibrancy

The strength of the recent London series of Impressionist, modern, Postwar and contemporary art (Feb. 6–17) at Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Bonhams and Phillips de Pury & Company, surprised even the most bullish of observers and affirmed the continued vitality of the global art market. Read More

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A Matter of Opinion

Concerns about liability have led several artist’s foundations to stop authenticating their work Read More

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Split Opinions on Sharing Profits

Debate on artist resale rights in U.S. heats up amid legal wrangling Read More

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2011: Banner Year for Auctioneers As Demand for Fine Art Surges

Auction houses Christie’s and Sotheby’s reported yet another record year as the art market continues to shake off broader global economic woes. Read More