Art & Auctions

$46m abstract sets European record

Thu, Feb 12, 2015

A Sotheby’s sale of contporary European art achieved a new milestone for the auction house in the category, with a masterpiece by Gerhard R ...

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Sotheby’s to stage fundraising auction for children

Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Sotheby’s is to stage a fundraising auction in February in support of a major charity initiative to help educate underprivileged children in ...

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UBS backs Jeddah art show

Wed, Jan 21, 2015

UBS, one of the world’s leading wealth managers, will partner with the Saudi Art Council to sponsor the 2015 edition of Jeddah Arts “21 ...

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Holdeman gets key post at Sotheby’s

Tue, Jan 20, 2015

International auction house Sotheby’s has appointed of Joshua Holdan as Worldwide Head of 20th Century Design, Photographs and Prints. ...

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$457,000 price tag for Royal coach

Thu, Jan 15, 2015

A stately coach commissioned by King William IV of the UK is expected to fetch close to half a million dollars an upcoming auction. spanT ...

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$101m sculpture was top buy at Sotheby’s in 2014

Fri, Jan 2, 2015

A sculpture beat other works of art and paintings including a $61 million Van Gogh to fetch the highest price at Sotheby’s auctions last year ...

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Size matters: art records in 2014

Fri, Jan 2, 2015

The most valuable object by weight and size sold by Sotheby’s in 2014 was The British Guiana One‐Cent Black on Magenta which sold in June at ...

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Christie’s Indian art sale fetches $12.09 million

Sat, Dec 13, 2014

Christie’s second auction in India totalled Rs752.74 million ($12.09 million) with the works selling 90 per cent by lot and 97 per cent by va ...

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Christie’s to sell top Indian modern art

Wed, Dec 10, 2014

Mumbai will once again take its place at the heart of the international art market tomorrow as Christie’s holds its second auction in India. ...

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By George! Thanksgiving Proclamation worth millions is sold

Wed, Dec 3, 2014

An historic Thanksgiving Proclamation from George Washington, the first President of the US, has been sold to a private collector. The only ...

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Famous Matisse work expected to fetch $19m

Sun, Nov 30, 2014

A famous Matisse painting is expected to fetch close to $19 million when it goes under the hammer at a Sotheby’s sale in London next year./p ...

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Street art engages viewers in debut expo

Sun, Nov 23, 2014

Interesting sculptural works from French-Tunisian street artist eL Seed are currently on display in Dubai, UAE, in what is his first solo exhibitio ...

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Red hot ruby sells for record $6.8m

Mon, Nov 17, 2014

A rare red ruby sold for a record $8.6 million at Sotheby’s sale of Magnificent and Noble Jewels in Geneva, Switzerland. The 8.62-car ...

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Whopping $853m art sale sets a new world record

Thu, Nov 13, 2014

A Christie’s art sale held yesterday in the US fetched $852.88 million, setting what is said to be a world record for a single auction. ...

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Rare Egyptian works included in modern art sale

Tue, Nov 11, 2014

A new sales series from Sotheby’s aimed at promoting 20spansupth/sup/span century art will feature works from artists who were trailb ...

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