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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


joseph cornell's "aviary [cockatoo and watches]" sold big at christie's

The Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art auction which took place on November 12, 2014 in NYC yielded sales totaling $852,877,000 (€682,309,600) — the highest total auction in history. 308 more words


Sotheby's President to Step Down Amid Power Battles Within the Firm

Willliam F. Ruprecht, who stepped in to helm Sotheby’s auction house 14 years ago when it’s top management was forced to resign amidst a Justice Department investigation of price-fixing, is leaving the company. 281 more words

Van Gogh and Warhol - Big Names & Big Money

Lately there has been a marked upturn in the art world as names like Warhol and Van Gogh seem to spark new interest. Christies’ Auction House just sold a Warhol work for a very large sum of money, and it exceeded what they had thought buyers would pay. 326 more words


Islamic Art Auctions, Fall 2014 - Some notes

Sometimes researchers tend to close themselves in an ivory tower made of books, articles, journals and objects of art (in my case inscriptions), without considering how the world outside actually relies on money. 1,081 more words

Islamic Art

Kickstarter Update: That's It, Folks!

So, in case you haven’t heard already…WE WON! Not only did we win Des Grieux but we also won one of only five first editions of… 317 more words

Oscar Wilde