Tag: Auctions

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A Struggling Historic Library Says It Needs to Sell Its Art

“We can no longer function as an art gallery,” he said, “and we could no longer provide proper...

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After Leonardo’s Sky-High Sale, the Art World Asks, Is There Still a Ceiling?

In interviews on Thursday, collectors, dealers and auction experts seemed to agree that the sale of the Leonardo...

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Critic’s Notebook: That $450 Million Leonardo? It’s No Mona Lisa.

Photo Crowds at Christie’s catching a glimpse of “Salvator Mundi.” Credit Benjamin Norman for The New York Times...

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Leonardo da Vinci Painting Sells for $450.3 Million, Shattering Auction Records

“This was a thumping epic triumph of branding and desire over connoisseurship and reality,” said Todd Levin, a...

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Chagall’s Romantic Love Story Leads Sotheby’s Impressionist Sale

Photo Marc Chagall’s “Les Amoureux” (1928) showing the artist in an embrace with his first wife and muse,...

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Van Gogh Injects Excitement Into Otherwise Solid Auction at Christie’s

Photo Vincent van Gogh, “Laboureur dans un Champ.” Credit Christie's The first fall auction of the season at...

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Get in Line: The $100 Million Da Vinci Is in Town

Nina Doede, 65, a former financial manager based in New York, experienced the kind of heightened emotional reaction...

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A Leonardo and a Ferrari Set the Contemporary Art Sales on a New Track

And when fees are added, it should also exceed the colossal $110.5 million spent by the Japanese collector...

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Court Blocks Berkshire Museum’s Sale of Rockwell Works and Other Art

The injunction will expire on Dec. 11, but the court added that the attorney general’s office may move...