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Is This the World's Most Expensive Picasso?

Christie’s is making two bold moves this spring: it’s adding a curated sale to its annual May roster, and it will be offering a historically significant work by Pablo Picasso with a stunning estimate of $140 million—one of the highest estimates for a work of art, ever. 744 more words

Jewel of the day: Group of antique brooches

I think the Art Nouveau period is one of my favourites. The styles are light and delicate, and the workmanship had to be fine to accommodate the materials – often platinum, diamonds, pearls, and enamels. 176 more words

Jewelry

Someone should tell Dan Loeb that Tad Smith will never turn Sotheby's into the next Gucci

One of the mysteries of the spectacularly successful global market for art is that the higher the value of all transactions climbs, the more instability it seems to create at its very heart, in the duopoly of auction houses that account for almost a quarter ($14 billion) of the overall art market’s estimated $60+ billion in sales.  2,301 more words

Venetian Ball paintings: the confusion about dates

Over the years there has been considerable confusion about the two pairs of paintings of Venice going to, and coming from, the Ball exhibited at the Royal Academy, in 1845 and 1846. 556 more words

JMW Turner

Original Asterix Artwork Raises $150,000 for Charlie Hebdo Victims

Christie’s auction house also waived its commission

The original artwork for an Asterix cartoon from the 70s was auctioned for more than $150,000 on Sunday, with proceeds going to victims of January’s attack on French satirical magazine  91 more words

War Room

Original Asterix Artwork Raises Over $150,000 for Charlie Hebdo Victims

The original artwork for an Asterix cartoon from the 1970s was auctioned for more than $150,000 on Sunday, with proceeds going to victims of January’s attack on French satirical magazine… 90 more words

San Francisco Feature

Bay Watch

I enjoyed looking at San Francisco from a resident’s point of view for Christie’s International Real Estate Magazine.  While Victorian houses can still be found along with million dollar bay views, the landscape is changing. 26 more words

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