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Asia Week Auctions Haul in Rip-Roaring $250.7 M. at Big Two Houses, a Record

New York’s annual Asia Week concluded last Saturday, and its organizers have since reported a stunning $360 million in sales. That figure represents an 80-percent increase over last year, with the big two auction houses, Sotheby’s and Christie’s, accounting for nearly 70 percent of that haul. As … Read More


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Loic Gouzer Follows Up ‘Gritty’ Sale With Auction Featuring Potentially Historic Picasso

Loic Gouzer, international specialist at Christie’s auction house, has organized a special contemporary evening sale during the spring auctions in New York for the second year in a row, this one called “Looking Forward to the Past.” It is a … Read More


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Phillips 2.0: Can Auction Veteran Ed Dolman Turn Around the Art World’s Third-Place House?

On a gray Sunday last October, during Frieze Week in London, Phillips auction house opened its new headquarters in a 73,000-square-foot building on tony Berkeley Square, with renovations by architects Aukett Swanke. Visitors sipped champagne and orange juice next to … Read More


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Elizabeth Taylor Trust Sues Christie’s

A federal complaint against Christie’s was filed on Tuesday by Elizabeth Taylor’s Southern Trust. The claim alleges that the auction house mismanaged the sales of Taylor’s “most prized and valuable possessions” (including her jewelry, wardrobe, and art collection) and stole … Read More


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Skate’s: Top Four Online Auction Houses Cleared $144 M. Last Year

In its latest Market Note, Skate’s notes that Berlin-based online art trading platform Auctionata published its 2014 results, rising to the number-one spot ahead of peers like Paddle8, Christie’s, and artnet.com with $41 million in gross merchandise value sold, a 148 percent increase … Read More


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Comparing the Francis Bacon and Gerhard Richter Markets After a Hot Week in London

The past week’s evening sales of postwar and contemporary art in London saw major results for painter powerhouses Gerhard Richter and Francis Bacon. At Sotheby’s, a 1986 abstract painting by Richter made $46.3 million. At Christie’s, Richter’s landscape painting Vierwaldstatter … Read More


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Christie’s Nets $177.9 M. at Contemporary Sale in London, Led by $30 M. Twombly

It has been a roaring week for the contemporary art market in London. Last night, Sotheby’s sold £123.5 million (or about $188.2 million) worth of art at its annual postwar and contemporary sale across 65 lots (out of 75 on … Read More


2014: The Year in Review Market
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Women’s Worth: The Price of Being a Female Artist

There has never been a time when auction results for art made by women have equaled those of art made by men. This year has seen a reawakening of the discussion of this disparity—of why, and by how much art … Read More


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Christie’s Americas President to Depart

The Financial Times reports that incoming Christie’s CEO Patricia Barbizet will soon need to find someone to replace Christie’s President of the Americas Doug Woodham. Ms. Barbizet is herself a replacement for Steven Murphy, who announced that he would step down … Read More


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Steven P. Murphy Stepping Down as CEO of Christie’s

A press release from Christie’s today announced that Steven P. Murphy will be stepping down as chief executive officer of the auction house at the end of the year. Patricia Barbizet will succeed Murphy while additionally continuing in her role … Read More


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Christie’s Contemporary Art Sale Nets $852.9 M., All-Time Auction Record

Records fall for Twombly, Ruscha, Doig, Kippenberger, Sturtevant, Price, and more Read More


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Cuckoo Clockwork: An Afternoon With Christie’s Loic Gouzer

Swiss specialist brings big numbers, guaranteed Read More


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Christie’s Appoints Elizabeth Beaman as New Head of American Art Department

Yesterday, Christie’s New York announced the appointment of Elizabeth Beaman to the Head Of Department, American Art. Beaman, who joined the department in 2011 as Vice President, will replace Liz Sterling, who has decided to depart the auction house to … Read More


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Young and Worldly: China’s Newest Collectors

A new generation reaches out far beyond its traditions and borders Read More