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Sotheby’s Drubs Christie’s in London Contemporary Sales

Sotheby’s had its best Contemporary European sale ever this week, outpacing Christie’s with over $230 million (£148 million) in combined sales.

The house was aptly led by an early hand-painted Andy Warhol “Dollar Bill” painting, which blew past it’s $20 million to $28 million (£13 to £18 million) estimate and sold for more than $32 million (nearly £21 million) at the sales July 1 and 2. 361 more words

Elodie Morel from Christie's France On: The Value of a Photograph

They say a picture is worth a thousand words but quite often, a viewer drawn by the works of Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Margaret Bourke-White will start to ask themselves: “ 770 more words

Lifestyle

The London Impressionist and Modern Sales

They are always the high point of the year for auction houses – and the rest of the art world gathers round these dates, keen to siphon off some of the excitement, glamour and wealth.   815 more words

2.77 milyon dolar ile alıcıyı ebediyete uğurlamak

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Afp, DW, BÖ/HS , Tarih: 06.02.2013

Haberlerde çoğu zaman ünlü müzayede evlerinin rekorlarını görürüz. Ekonomi sayfaları yerine ilk sayfada yer alan müzayede rekorlarının sebebini merak etmişsinizdir. 353 more words

Sanat / Art

Collecting Optical Art, a guide from Chritie's.com

Collecting Guide: Five Things You Need to Know about Optical Art. Head of First Open/NYC Han-I Wang shares her tips for collecting optical art, from the importance of condition to advice on incorporating these works into your home… 613 more words

Op Art

Why a $223,000 Hermes Birkin bag might actually be a good investment

Earlier this month, a single handbag sold at a Christie’s auction in Hong Kong for $223,000, breaking a world record for handbags sold at auction. That record-setting handbag was a pink crocodile-skin Hermès Birkin with gold and diamond hardware. 653 more words

Retail

London’s Burning: 3 On-Fire Artists to Watch at the UK Auctions

Art world trends pop up and down like Whac-A-Moles these days, but occasionally an artist will gain market popularity who actually deserves it (weird, right?) on their way towards having a long, successful career. 636 more words