Tags » Christies

A TOWNHOUSE OFF GROSVENOR SQUARE, THE COLLECTION OF DR PETER D. SOMMER - CHRISTIE'S AUCTION

Have you ever wandered through the quiet streets of Mayfair lined with Range Rovers and exotic sports cars and wondered what the interiors of the houses look like? 681 more words

Authors' Second Thoughts To Raise Big Bucks

According to last week’s NY Times Sunday magazine, Christie’s is set to auction 75 first editions, including art books, each annotated by its author/artist, to raise funds for the PEN American Center. 463 more words

Writing

Christie's & Sotheby's Auction Sales - Where Does the Art Market Stand?

As auction power houses wrapped up yet another record-breaking season with their latest cycle of Post-War & Contemporary (PWC) sales recently, posting an impressive $1.6 billion… 831 more words

Art

Art World Abstracts: Annie Leibovitz at the New-York Historical Society, and More!

Though she’s the queen of the celebrity portrait, Annie Leibovitz seems to be a little tired of the fame vortex—her show at the New-York Historical Society is mostly landscapes. 282 more words

The story of the first painting to sell for over a million pounds

Richard Cork relives the extraordinary moment in 1970 when a Velazquez’s portrait smashed the world auction record at Christie’s 722 more words

Contemporary art is judged by its price tag not by aesthetics

We have lost the ability to assess art for ourselves and on its own merits, writes Bendor Grosvenor

Among the many records set at Christie’s astonishing $852.9m… 657 more words

Ecology