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Christie’s Is Selling ‘The Largest Cushion-Shaped Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond Ever to Come to Auction’

One day, when my worldly trials have ended and I look back on my life’s work, I’m sure that I’ll spend quite a bit of the time I have left on this earth contemplating the blog posts I wrote about … Read More


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Peter Doig, "Cabin Essence" (1993-4).COURTESY CHRISTIE'S

Proceeds From Christie’s Sale of Peter Doig’s ‘Cabin Essence’ Will Benefit World Justice Project

At its October 16 contemporary evening sale, coinciding with the Frieze art fair, Christie’s London will auction Peter Doig’s Cabin Essence, which the artist completed in 1994. The painting, according to Christie’s, is the largest work in Doig’s “Concrete Cabins” … Read More


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Robert Sheffield Hired as Associate Director of Dominique Lévy in London

Dominique Lévy announced today that Robert Sheffield will be joining the gallery’s London branch as associate director. Sheffield currently works at Christie’s, where he has been the associate director of the UK chairman’s office since 2010. He will start at … Read More


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Leonardo DiCaprio and Kenny Schachter in the late 1990s.MARCO BRAMBILLA

Killed Deals, Crashing Markets, Flailing Flippers: What Does It All Mean? Kenny Schachter on the Summer Past and the Season Ahead

Kenny Schachter is a London-based art dealer, curator, and writer. The opinions expressed here are his own.Could we be in for a rough ride this fall in the high-flying, gravity-defying top end of the contemporary art market?That was the billion-dollar … Read More


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Henry Darger, "Watch Where You Are Going Kid You'll Run Smack Into Those Phanto Flowers."

Christie’s Folk Art Sale Includes Hamilton Bust, Late Henry Darger Painting

Christie’s will hold its sale of Important American Furniture, Outsider and Folk Art on September 24, at Rockefeller Center in New York. Among the 117 lots are 25 selections from Credit Suisse’s Americana Collection, including a Gilbert Stuart portrait of … Read More


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K. Koch's Spewing Rubik’s Cubes. Purchased at a Boston thrift store, 2007.

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Morning Links: ‘Celebrating Failure Since 1993’ Edition

Linda Yablonsky reports on Havana’s rich art scene. [W Magazine]The Museum of Bad Art is celebrating its 21st birthday. [The Creator’s Project]The $16 million SeaGlass carousel, funded by the Battery Conservatory, will open next Thursday in Lower Manhattan. The three-and-a-half … Read More


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Morning Links: Thieving Librarian Edition

At the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, in China, a librarian admitted to stealing 140 paintings and replacing them with his own fakes. [ABC News]Could the latest Christie’s results show a slow in art sales? [Wall Street Journal]Pablo Picasso’s studio … Read More


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Christie’s Reports $4.5 Billion in Half-Year Sales

Christie’s released its half-year sales report Monday afternoon, recording £2.9 billion ($4.5 billion) in sales so far in 2015. This, according to Christie’s, is a new record for half-year sales for the auction house. It being late July and something … Read More


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Christie’s Imp-Mod Auction in London Nets $113 M., With Monet on Top

Christie’s London today offered 52 lots in its annual June evening sale of Impressionist and modern art, and netted £71.4 million, or about $113 million. Eighty-four percent of those lots sold, a solid figure. The house trumpeted in a release that … Read More


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Harper Lee Letters Failed To Sell At Christie’s New York Auction

Letters written by Harper Lee around the time she drafted To Kill a Mockingbird, that cornerstone of 9th grade English classes from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon, proved to be a flop at Christie’s New York auction on June 12.The … Read More


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Alberto Giacometti, L'Homme au doigt, 1947, bronze. COURTESY CHRISTIE'S

Steven A. Cohen Revealed as Buyer of $141.3 M. Giacometti Sculpture

Hedge fund billionaire Steven A. Cohen was the secret buyer who purchased Alberto Giacometti’s L’Homme au doigt (1947) for $141.3 million at Christie’s, Page Six reported earlier today. The six-foot-tall bronze sculpture, which now holds the record for the most … Read More


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Pablo Picasso, Les Femme d'Algers (Version “O", 1955. COURTESY CHRISTIE'S

Buyer of $179.4 Million Picasso Revealed? [UPDATED]

Unnamed art world sources have told the New York Post that the mystery buyer of Pablo Picasso’s Les Femme d’Algers (Version “O”) at Christie’s last week is the former Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani. The piece sold for $179.4 million on May … Read More


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Piet Mondrian’s Composition No. III, with Red, Blue, Yellow, and Black (1929) sold for $50.6 million, twice its high estimate of $25 million. It set a new record for the artist.

Mondrian Sells for $50.6 M., a New Record, at Christie’s $202.6 M. Impressionist-Modern Sale

Tonight Christie’s hosted a strong Impressionist and modern sale in New York that brought in $202 million, adding to the $1.7 billion it has totaled at various auctions during this record-setting week for the house. The sale featured works from the collection of the late … Read More