Latin America is no longer a geographical description: itâs a cultural phenomenon. Never does the city of Miami feel more a part of the south of the great American landmass as when the art crowd hits town for the powerhouse fair Art Basel Miami
The 1969 triptych, “Three Studies of Lucian Freud,” sold for $142.4 million at Christie’s, described as the highest price ever paid for an artwork at auction.
Last night Christie’s New York hosted the highest-grossing auction ever with a fall postwar and contemporary art evening sale that brought in $691.6 million and included a new all-time high for a publicly traded artwork, Three Studies of Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon (1969), which sold for $142.4 million with premium to Acquavella Galleries. The&
The week’s Impressionist and modern evening sales ended last night with a respectable auction at Sotheby’s that brought in $290.2 million, besting the $144.3 million thatÂ Christie’s garnered at its lackluster sale the previous night. Though tonight’s figure marked the second-highest-grossing Impressionist and modern sale for Sotheby’sâthe first being the $330.6 million it earned in spring&
A combination of high prices and middling quality made for a disappointing auction, where paintings by Picasso, Modigliani and LÃ©ger failed to receive even one bid.
The November auctions in New York have been compared to a stock exchange for art â at least for the tip-top end of it. This coming week sees Christieâs and Sothebyâs roll out their Impressionist and modern art sales, and pretty heavy-hitting they