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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

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Janet Fish’s Lush Still Lifes Draw Devoted Buyers

D.C. Moore Gallery is exhibiting a dozen oil on canvas paintings by Janet Fish in a show that runs through March 17. Read More

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Hindman’s First African American Art Auction: Small But Solid

Auction house owner Leslie Hindman said the inaugural sale of African American art, on March 1, was a “terrific start,” with all 39 lots finding buyers. Read More

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From Pin-Ups to Post Covers: Illustration Art Brings $3 Million

The Heritage Auctions sale of illustration art on March 1–2 in Beverly Hills, Calif., brought in a total of $3 million, surpassing the presale estimate of $1.5 million/2.3 million. Read More

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Christie’s Midseason American Hits New High

Christie’s midseason sale of American art on March 1 realized $4.2 million for 202 lots offered. Read More

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Private Collections Fuel High Prices at First Open

As international contemporary art fairs cropped up all over Manhattan last week, auction houses Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips de Pury & Company added to the activity with their own middle-market sales of contemporary art. Read More

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Art Fairs Join Forces With ‘Virtual’ World

NEW YORK—Over its 14-year history, the annual Armory Show art fair has grown into one of the biggest events in the art world. Now the fair has turned to online art marketplace Paddle8 for what organizers describe as a “virtual … Read More

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Solid Prices at Swann Photo Sale

An 1873 book titled The Arctic Regions, complete with a narrative and 141 mounted photographs by American artist and explorer William Bradford, drew the top price at the Swann Galleries Feb. 28 photography and photobooks sale, earning $180,000 and exceeding the $100,000/150,000 estimate. Read More

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Buyers Snap Up Works at Adel Abdessemed Solo Show

Days after Algerian-born artist Adel Abdessemed’s solo show opened to the public, on Feb. 17 at New York’s David Zwirner gallery in Chelsea, the works were sold out to private buyers in Europe, the US and Asia at prices ranging from $800,000/2 million, reports Justine Durrett, director of sales. Read More

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Sotheby’s Earnings Show Mixed Picture

On Feb. 29, Sotheby’s posted results for 2011, indicating that the house had one of its best years to date in terms of auction and private sales. Read More

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Art Fairs Join Forces With ‘Virtual’ World

Over its 14-year history, the annual Armory Show art fair has grown into one of the biggest events in the art world. Read More