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Sotheby’s Spring Sales Will Offer 35 Works to Benefit MOCA Los Angeles

News of New York’s big spring contemporary auctions is beginning to trickle out, and it seems Sotheby’s has nabbed a fairly intriguing, if philanthropic, consignment.Its evening and day sales, on May 12 and 13, will feature a group of approximately … 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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Norman Rockwell's Boy and Girl Gazing at the Moon (Puppy Love).


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Scott Reyburn on the “bubble that never really bursts.” [The New York Times]The Pompidou in Paris will open pop-up locations across France. [The Art Newspaper]“One of the most unusual auctions of a single collection ever to take place, with lots … Read More


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Peter Doig's Cold Blooded (2003).

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Klara Lidén Painting Sets Artist Record at Sotheby’s London

Sotheby’s has officially surpassed itself this week, recording its highest-ever total sales of contemporary art in Europe. Gerhard Richter’s Abstraktes Bild, which sold for £30.4 million ($46.3 million), contributed significantly to a grand total of £140.4 million ($214 million) over … Read More


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Richter's Abstraktes Bild sold for £30.4 million ($46.3 million), a benchmark for any living European artist.

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New Records for Gerhard Richter, Jonas Wood at Buoyant $188.2 M. Sotheby’s London Sale

Multiple records were broken last night at the contemporary art evening auction at Sotheby’s in London, including the total for that annual auction, which made £123,515,250 ($188.2 million) on a presale estimate of £88.6 million to £125.5 million ($135.43 million–$191.84 million).The highlight of the evening was … Read More


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Sotheby’s to Raise Buyer’s Premiums

On February 1, Sotheby’s will raise its buyer’s premiums, according to an 8-K Securities and Exchange Commission form filed yesterday.The form reads:Effective February 1, 2015, Sotheby’s (the “Company”) will enact a new buyer’s premium rate structure. Generally, the new rate … Read More


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Sotheby’s S2 Gallery Heading to Palm Beach

Sotheby’s S2, the auction house’s contemporary art gallery, has mounted a show at Gavlak Gallery in Palm Beach, Florida that runs until January 25. The exhibition focuses on “the legacy of the flower through contemporary art” and–surprise, surprise–is Sotheby’s first … Read More


2014: The Year in Review Market
Georgia O’Keeffe, "Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1."© 2014 The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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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Photographs Auction Record Set at Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s 175 Photographs to Celebrate 175 Years of Photography sale last week set the record for a photographs auction, totaling $21,325,063 with 90 percent lots sold. The sale exceeded its high estimate of $20 million, and records were set for … Read More


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Sotheby’s Gives Outgoing CEO Bill Ruprecht $4 M. Golden Handshake

An SEC filing out today shows that outgoing Sotheby’s CEO William Ruprecht will receive $4 million in severance.The company, which has been the subject of scrutiny from hedge-fund billionaire Dan Loeb for the past year, announced last week that Ruprecht would … Read More


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Sotheby’s CEO to Step Down

The New York Times reports that Sotheby’s chief executive, William F. Ruprecht, will step down.He had been with the company since 1980, serving as director of marketing, executive vice president and managing director of Sotheby’s North and South America, before becoming director, … Read More


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Lost Dylan Thomas Notebook Will Hit the Block at Sotheby’s London In December

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Dylan Thomas’s birth, Sotheby’s will sell a previously undiscovered notebook by the poet dating to the 1930s, which Thomas’s mother-in-law had given to a member of her household staff to incinerate, though the servant … Read More


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Watch Record Set at Sotheby’s and Yet Time Marches On

In this era of auction records, let us not forget watches, and the people who love them. A Patek Philippe gold pocket watch from 1932 set a record for most expensive watch ever sold Tuesday night at Sotheby’s in Geneva, … Read More


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Cuckoo Clockwork: An Afternoon With Christie’s Loic Gouzer

Swiss specialist brings big numbers, guaranteed Read More