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Latin American Art Auctions Achieve Solid Results

Latin American art auctions at Christie’s and Sotheby’s, Nov. 15–17, realized $40.2 million, compared with $43.4 million achieved last year (ANL, 11/30/10). Read More


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Writedowns Weigh on Sotheby’s Third-Quarter Earnings

On Nov. 7, with the major fall auctions in full swing, Sotheby’s posted third-quarter earnings that showed a net loss of $29.7 million, wider than the $19.4 million net loss reported last year. Read More


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Contemporary Art Eclipses Imp/Mod Again at Fall Auctions

Postwar and contemporary art sales surged again at the major fall auctions as fresh material sparked competitive bidding from buyers all over the world and affirmed the continued strength of the market. Read More


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Fall Imp/Mod Auctions: The Difference a Day Makes

Christie’s and Sotheby’s evening sales paint very different pictures of the health of the market Read More


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Collectors Shun High Prices At Christie’s Season Opener

Despite realizing $140.8 million in its evening sale on Nov. 1, Christie’s major Impressionist and modern art offering was widely viewed as a disappointment, especially since it marked the start of the fall season, as one high-priced lot after another—many by blue chip artists whose works are typically highly sought after—failed to sell. Read More


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Sotheby’s Sale Gives Market a Shot of Confidence

Sotheby’s officials appeared elated following the house’s Nov. 3 evening sale of Impressionist and modern art, as all of the top lots met or exceeded expectations and reasonable estimates encouraged healthy bidding throughout the sale. Read More


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Fall Imp/Mod Auctions: The Difference a Day Makes

Christie’s and Sotheby’s Impressionist and modern art evening sales painted very different pictures of the health of the market. Read More


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Pop Art Hits a High Note At Fall Print Sales

Fall sales of prints and multiples saw robust bidding as buyers snapped up works by blue chip names including Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Marc Chagall. Read More


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Wayne Event

Pop artist’s unauthorized Wayne portrait doubles expectations Read More


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Warhols Pop at John Wayne Sale

Heritage Auction’s recent sale in Los Angeles of memorabilia from John Wayne’s personal archives was met with intense bidding, with just three of 743 lots unsold. Read More


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Snapshot of a Vibrant Market

Fall photography auctions draw wide range of buyers Read More


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Middle Eastern Art Sale Falls Short of Expectations

Sotheby’s fourth sale of contemporary Arab and Iranian art held in London on Oct. 4, realized £2.3 million ($3.6 million), compared with an estimate in excess of £2.5 million. Read More


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Buying is Deep and Wide at Fall Photo Auctions

Fall photography sales fell roughly in line with totals seen last year as collectors continue to emphasize top-quality works by blue chip artists from across the spectrum of 19th to 20th century, vintage works to modern and contemporary prints. Read More


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Eakins Soars Above Expectations At American Art Auction

Christie’s American art sale on Sept. 27 took in $3.5 million for 208 lots offered. Read More