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Paris Auctions: Vibrant Market for 19th-Century, Old Master Drawings

Three sales held by Sotheby’s, Christie’s and ArtCurial that coincided with the city’s prestigious Old Master drawing fair, the Salon du Dessin, pointed to a lively and vibrant market for Old Master through modern drawings. Ketty Gottardo, director of the department of Old Master and 19th-century drawings at Christie’s France, said: “Old Master and 19th-century drawings once again inspired vivid interest in international collectors, who expressed a particular taste for masterpieces from the 17th and 18th centuries, such as drawings by Claude Lorrain.” Read More

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Photo Dealers Report Healthy Sales at AIPAD Show

The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) recently wrapped up its annual show (March 29–April 1) at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan. Toronto photography dealer Stephen Bulger, who is completing his second two-year term as head of the AIPAD, told ARTnewsletter: “Everyone I spoke with sounded pretty happy. I’ve never been happier or more relieved.” Read More

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Warhols Lead at London Print Sales

London print sales at Christie’s and Sotheby’s (March 28–29), ranging from Old Master to modern and contemporary works, saw solid demand and yielded healthy overall totals. Read More

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Two Top Galleries to Expand in Chelsea District

Two major Manhattan galleries have announced plans to expand their operations in the Chelsea gallery district. Read More

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Paris Auction Roundup: Picture of a Lively Market

The Artcurial | Briest – Poulain – F. Tajan auction house in Paris held several sales in March with solid results. Read More

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Maastricht Maintains Premier Status as Fair Turns 25

The European Art Fair (TEFAF) celebrated its Silver Jubilee in Maastricht, March 16–25, attracting 72,000 visitors, among whom were collectors from the US, Europe, China and the Middle East, and representatives of 234 different museums from around the globe. Read More

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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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Collector Sues Berry-Hill Over Promised Painting Sale

Berry-Hill Galleries is facing a new lawsuit, filed in New York earlier this month, by a collector who alleges that the gallery promised to sell a painting but failed to do so. Read More

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Prices Soar at Final Sale of Serge Lifar Collection

Buyers were on a high at the March 13 sale of the collection of dancer Serge Lifar’s estate, held at auction house Hôtel des Ventes, Geneva. Read More

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Asian Art Sales Dip From Year-Ago Highs

Asian art sales held in New York the week of March 19–23, yielded lower overall volumes than last year, despite broad international demand for certain categories. Read More

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Selective Buying at Swann Galleries Print Sale

The Swann Galleries sale of paintings, prints and drawings, on March 8, including a large trove of works by Jean-Émile Labourer, realized a total of $2.5 million, missing the overall estimate of $2.8 million/4.3 million. Of 792 lots offered, 635, or 80 percent, were sold. Read More

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Raising the Bar: Christie’s Eggleston Sale Takes $6M

Christie’s sale on March 14, “Photographic Masterworks by William Eggleston,” realized a total of $5.9 million, well above the $2.7 million presale estimate, with proceeds earmarked for the Eggleston Artistic Trust. 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