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Phillips Opens New Headquarters in London

Yesterday collectors and dealers crowded Phillips’s new headquarters at 30 Berkeley Square for a VIP preview of its upcoming Frieze Week auctions and to take in the building, which reportedly cost the company $160 million. In the airy front room … Read More

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London Auction Preview: ‘Abstraktes Bild’ by Gerhard Richter (1990)

It’s not always possible to know what motivates a collector to sell an artwork at auction, but estimates can provide a look into their thinking. Assuming the work is not being sold because one of the three Ds (Debt, Divorce, … Read More

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London Auction Preview: ‘Ohne Titel’ by Martin Kippenberger (1992)

It’s not always possible to know what motivates a collector to sell an artwork at auction, but estimates can provide a look into their thinking. Assuming the work is not being sold because one of the three Ds (Debt, Divorce, … Read More

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Sotheby's building in New York City.

Schlumberger Collection Could Fetch $85 M. At Auction

On Monday, Sotheby’s announced that a block of modern and contemporary art from the personal collection of Pierre and Sao Schlumberger is expected to sell for upwards of $85 million when it goes to auction this November. Highlights of the sale … Read More

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EBay Launches Its Live Auction Platform

Today eBay unveiled its new online auction platform, which aims to open up a rarefied market to the broadest possible audience, providing a virtual entrance to auction house salesrooms for eBay’s whooping 149 million online shoppers (technology that will, presumably, soon … Read More

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Skate’s Releases Report On Art Fairs

Earlier today the art market analysis service Skate’s released its Art Fairs Report, part of a series of 16 annual reports covering, “art industry earnings and statistics from listed companies (tracked with Skate’s Art Stock Index since 2009), art trading … Read More

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Brian Faucette Joins New York’s Derek Eller as Director

Chelsea’s Deller Eller Gallery has hired Brian Faucette as director. Faucette, who joins Eller after six years at 303 Gallery, is co-owner and director of the Knowmoregames gallery, which is located in the so-called Donut District of Brooklyn, on the … Read More

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A Crawford drawing at Fulton Ryder.COURTESY FULTON RYDER

7 Things to Get Very Excited About at the 2014 NY Art Book Fair

I know I’m sounding like a broken record these days, but I’ll say it again: the NY Art Book Fair, which opened last night and runs through Sunday at MoMA PS1 in Queens, is just the best. The vibe is low-key … Read More

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Here’s the 2014 Miami Project Exhibitor List

The fourth edition of Miami Project, the Miami art fair that is a sister to Texas Contemporary, Art Market San Francisco, and Art Market Hamptons, returns December 2–7, in Midtown Miami, where it will fill a custom-built tent. A full list of … Read More

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Vija Celmins's Burning Plane, 1965.

Sotheby’s ‘Contemporary Curated’ Sale Nets $28.3 M., Sets Celmins Record

Sotheby’s “Contemporary Curated” sale in New York pulled in $28.3 million yesterday, with a solid 80 percent of lots finding buyers. The result was good enough to beat the presale estimate of $15.8 million to $22.7 million. The high numbers were due in part … Read More

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Michael Krebber, Untitled, emulsion paint and acrylic on canvas, 1999.

Christie’s ‘First Open’ Sale Nets $11.2 M. With Strong Online Presence

Yesterday Christie’s First Open NYC live auction brought in over $11.2 million across 203 lots, with a 70 percent sell-through rate by lot. One-hundred forty-seven further lots remain available online until September 30. The auction set record sales for Cheyney … Read More


Frieze Names Victoria Siddall Director of All Fairs

Victoria Siddall, who has served as director of London’s Frieze Masters fair since its inception in 2012, has also been named director of Frieze New York and Frieze London. Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover, who founded Frieze and had been … Read More

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Sotheby’s Bets Big on Six-Figure Shirin Neshat Video for Qatar Auction

On October 13th, Sotheby’s will put Passage, a 2001 video piece by Iranian artist Shirin Neshat, up for auction at its outpost in Doha, Qatar. Filmed in Essouaria, Morocco, Passage is a single channel work depicting three parts of an … Read More

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Sotheby's To Auction Joe DiMaggio's 1936 Yankees Uniform

Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Ebay Try To Block Ninth Circuit Royalty Act Rehearing

Last Friday in San Diego, a joint effort between Christie’s, Sotheby’s and eBay attempted to move the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals away from rehearing a class of artists’ appeal to their challenge of the California Royalties Act, Law360 reported … Read More