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Big Money Matisse

Christie's pulled off a marathon sale last night at Rockefeller center, selling a total of $231.4 million, a result in the middle of its projection. A healthy sale-67 lots sold, of 84-suggests tht col…

Purple Craze for Warhol

Last night Sotheby's demonstrated the enduring ability for the auction houses to sell high-powered art, and sell it well. Sotheby's had a tightly edited 53-lot sale; only three lots failed to sell. Se

Auction Thriller

Christie's did it again last night, this time as the famed Michael Crichton collection spearheaded its evening sale of Post war and contemporary art. The quintessential American sale was exciting, wit…

Good Impressions at Sothebys

The dust has safely settled on one of the biggest weeks that  Christie's and Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern sales has seen in some time. And while Christie's dispensed with the most expensive art…

Miami Basel Slow but Steady

Some 265 galleries from 33 countries participated in the eighth installment of Art Basel Miami Beach, newly and entirely in the Miami convention center. The new space, boasted 502,848-square-feet (as…