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Turner at Brunnen, Lake Lucerne

2018 brings an especially Sublime sighting. On 30 January, Christie’s, New York offers a superb late Turner watercolour of ‘The Lake of Lucerne from Brunnen, with a Steamer’. 4,316 more words

#Guaranteed #Sales Fuel the #Art Market

#Christie’s and #Sotheby’s increasingly are lining up third-party guarantors, sophisticated financial players, to minimize their own risk at #auction.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-20/guaranteed-sales-fuel-the-art-market

Check out remnants of the Diego Voci #Estate owned by Helga Voci, Diego’s widow.: 16 more words

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How Prussian blue changed everything

Not my favorite color.

The creation of Prussian blue was the result of a simple error by two German alchemists, Jacob Diesbach and Johann Konrad Dippel.

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How a Restored da Vinci Became the Most Expensive Artwork Ever

What does it really take to create a $450 million painting from Leonardo “Dough” Vinci?

“Salvator Mundi,” the most expensive painting ever sold at auction, was hammered down at the Christie’s Contemporary evening sale last month. 712 more words

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Just Off Madison

I came across these two well-dressed gentlemen several times during an evening of gallery hopping called “Just off Madison” (billed as an Open House of American Art at Private Art Dealers) on the Upper East Side.

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Will a Titian painting from the 1560s beat Salvator Mundi’s $450m hype?

The art world has been abuzz for weeks over the sale of Leonard da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” for $450.3 million. The painting—which is the most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction—will hang in the new branch of the… 551 more words