Tag: Auctions

Who Buys a Guillotine? Someone Who Wants an ‘Amusing Acquisition’

Christophe Février, a businessman and father of four from the small town of Château-Gontier in northwest France, decided...

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How Tastes Have Changed: ‘Imps and Mods’ Stutter at London Auctions

LONDON — It’s a commonplace of the art market that Impressionist and modern art is not the force...

Sean Combs Is Revealed as Buyer of Kerry James Marshall Painting

Ever since the sale at Sotheby’s on Wednesday night of “Past Times,” a monumental painting by Kerry James...

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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...