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The 2014 ARTnews 200 Top Collectors

Who are the world’s most active art buyers? Presenting the 2014 ARTnews 200 Read More

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The $20,000 Picasso Catalogue the Art World Was Waiting For

Why scholars are clamoring for a near-exact copy of a Picasso catalogue published in black and white and last updated in 1978 Read More

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Inside the Secret Market for Nazi-Looted Art

The German dealer who left 1,400 works to his son was part of a network of dealers and others in Munich who helped implement the Nazi looting program, conceal stolen works, and sell them after the war Read More

A busy phone bank at Sotheby’s London sale of Impressionist and Modern Art this past June.

The Pleasures and Perils of Auction-House Phone Bids

The popularity of telephone bidding at auction surges, despite the danger of dropped calls and bad connections Read More

Thomas Stewart’s 1792 portrait of the cross-dressing Chevalier d’Eon was, 
until recently, thought to be a painting of a woman by Gilbert Stuart.

Knight in Shining Garters

London’s National Portrait Gallery buys a portrait of the Chevalier d’Eon—celebrated French spy, diplomat, fencing champion, and cross-dresser Read More

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Auction Roundup: Mood Is Upbeat at Major German Houses

German auctioneers had ample reason to celebrate as results showed a fairly strong and steady market ranging from Old Master paintings to vintage photographs. Read More

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South Asian Modern Sales Show Mixed Market

London sales of South Asian modern and contemporary art, at Sotheby’s and Christie’s last week, presented a mixed picture of the market with widely uneven results. Read More

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Private Collections Enliven 19th-Century European Sales

Several works in the 19th-century European paintings sales garnered strong prices at a typically quiet auction-market period that stretches from the end of the major, early, May New York auctions to the start of the London Impressionist, modern and contemporary art auctions each June. Read More

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Bugatti Sculpture Stars at Christie’s Design Sale

At the Christie’s Paris auction of 20th-century decorative arts and design, held on May 31, two new records were achieved. Read More

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Contemporary Art Sales Cap Robust Paris Auction Week

Sotheby’s auctions of Impressionist, modern and contemporary art sales, May 29–30, realized healthy and, at times, stunning, results with combined sales bringing a total of €35 million ($43.8 million). Read More

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Solid Prices at Midseason Old Master Auctions

Sotheby’s and Christie’s midseason Old Master sales, both held June 6, pulled in solid totals, with strong prices seen for fresh-to-the-market works, including museum collection offerings and a recently restituted painting. Read More

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Collector Files Lawsuit Over Lost LeWitt Paperwork

Missing paperwork related to a 1985 Sol LeWitt wall drawing, Wall Drawing #448, is at the center of a lawsuit filed in New York Supreme Court on May 22 Read More

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Vibrant Bidding at Christie’s Hong Kong Sales

Fine art accounted for more than HK$1.4 billion ($181 million) of the overall HK$2.7 billion ($351.7 million) total achieved at the recent Christie’s Hong Kong auctions, including six day and evening sales. Read More

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Private Collection Cachet Fuels High Prices at Paris Sales

Two days of auctions at Christie’s Paris, held May 22–23, achieved strong results for Impressionist and modern art, with combined sales achieving a total of almost €13 million ($16.3 million). Read More