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Robust Demand at Sales of Prints and Multiples

Prints and multiples sales in late April yielded healthy results at Swann, Christie’s and Phillips de Pury & Company. Read More


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Fisk Wins Lengthy Fight to Leverage Art Collection

Ending a six-year-long saga, the Tennessee Supreme Court refused an appeal from the state’s attorney general, Robert Cooper, to overturn an appellate court ruling that would permit the Nashville-based Fisk University to sell a 50 percent stake in a 101-piece art collection, donated by artist Georgia O’Keeffe to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Ark. Read More


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New Records at Orientalist and 19th-Century Painting Auctions

Ahead of the major spring Impressionist and modern art sales taking place in New York in the first week of May, 19th-century paintings drew strong prices at auctions in New York and London, including at sales of Orientalist art. Read More


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Loeb Collection A Sell Out At Sotheby’s Paris

In an auction on April 5, Sotheby’s Paris presented Sources et Affinités, auctioning works from the collection of Florence Loeb, the daughter of Pierre Loeb, the visionary Paris dealer and founder of the Galerie Pierre in Paris, which closed in 1963. Read More


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Brisk Sales at Salon du Dessin

The 21st edition of the Salon du Dessin, the prestigious, annual, antique drawing fair, was held March 28–April 2 at the Palais de la Bourse, the city’s former stock exchange. Read More


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Consignor Files Lawsuit Over Withdrawn Auction Lot

On April 9, Sotheby’s and artist Cady Noland were the target of new allegations in a suit brought by a consignor whose artwork was withdrawn from a contemporary art sale last fall. Read More


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Robust Bidding Drives Christie’s Dubai Sales

Christie’s part one sale of modern and contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish art, held on April 17 in Dubai, realized $4 million, clearing the high estimate of $3.9 million, for 40 lots offered. Read More


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Private Collections Shine at Paris Contemporary Auctions

Two contemporary art sales at Drouot-Richelieu in Paris, with works from two high-profile collections, yielded strong results for artists including Yves Klein, Eduardo Chillida, Joan Miró and Mark Tobey. Read More


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Sotheby’s Hong Kong Sales Reap Rewards of Regional Buying

Sotheby’s Hong Kong spring sale series, held April 2–4, totaled HK$2.4 billion ($316 million), compared with a total last spring of HK$2.6 billion ($337 million). Read More


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Collector Claims Artist’s New Work Hurts Value of Older Prints

Less than a month after Christie’s held a sold-out, $6 million auction of new, large-edition works by photographer William Eggleston (ANL, 3/20/12), a New York financier and collector of Eggleston’s work has filed a lawsuit against the artist, alleging that the value of works he owns have been damaged as a result. Read More


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Solid Results at Swann Photo Sale

A 1970, untitled William Eggleston dye-transfer print (part of the artist’s “Los Alamos” series), depicting dolls in frilly dresses sitting on a shelf, was the top lot at the Swann Galleries April 4 sale of photographs and photobooks. Read More


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Phillips de Pury Photo Auctions Gaining Ground

Untitled Film Still #49, 1979, by Cindy Sherman was the top seller at Phillips de Pury & Company’s two-part photography sale on April 4, realizing $626,500 and outstripping the $300,000/400,000 estimate. Read More


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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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Healthy Demand at Spring Photography Auctions

Spring photography auctions, held immediately after the major annual (Association of International Photography Art Dealers) show (ANL, 4/10/12), pointed to an overall healthy market, though volume was down from last spring and buying appeared to be selective. Read More