Tag: Christie’s

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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...

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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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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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French Court Orders Return of Pissarro Looted by Vichy Government

Advertisement A court in Paris ruled that an American couple must return an Impressionist masterpiece by Camille Pissarro...

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Why Christie’s Put a Rare Leonardo da Vinci in a Contemporary Auction

“This is an old master painting,” he said. “But because it’s extraordinarily highly valued, they inserted it into...