A Chance to Spend 99-Plus Years in Venice (in the Afterlife)

A Chance to Spend 99-Plus Years in Venice (within the Afterlife)

VENICE — To let: 4 small tons with a 99-year (renewable) lease, on an unique Venetian island. Fixer-uppers. Illustrious neighbors: Igor Stravinsky, Joseph Brodsky, Emilio Vedova. Starting public sale value: round $300,000. It was not, admittedly, fairly so easy. But that was the gist of a call for bids that appeared on Venice’s municipal web […]

Sean Combs Is Revealed as Buyer of Kerry James Marshall Painting

Sean Combs Is Revealed as Buyer of Kerry James Marshall Painting

Ever for the reason that sale at Sotheby’s on Wednesday night of “Past Times,” a monumental portray by Kerry James Marshall with a story centered on black experiences, many individuals have been speculating about which collector or museum might need positioned the successful $21.1 million bid. The sale was an public sale excessive for Mr. […]

Back to the Tried and True Blue (Chip) at Christie’s

Back to the Tried and True Blue (Chip) at Christie’s

Following the thrill of $21.1 million paid for a portray by the African-American artist Kerry James Marshall at Sotheby’s Wednesday evening, the highest finish of the artwork market returned to extra tried and examined manufacturers at Christie’s and Phillips night modern auctions that concluded New York’s spring season of marquee gross sales. Buyers have been […]

Supreme Invades the Auction House

Supreme Invades the Auction House

What was billed as the primary road tradition sale simply befell in Paris, and it introduced in an entire new crowd. Artcurial mentioned its C.R.E.A.M. public sale, held Wednesday in Paris, was the primary to focus on road tradition. (The being auctioned was a 2012 picture of Kate Moss sporting a Supreme T-shirt.) PARIS — […]

Painting That Hung in a Chicago Convention Center Brings Unexpected Windfall

Painting That Hung in a Chicago Convention Center Brings Unexpected Windfall

A lone portray by a celebrated modern artist became a windfall on Wednesday night time for a small municipal company in Chicago. The portray, Kerry James Marshall’s “Past Times,” offered for $21.1 million at Sotheby’s in New York, almost 900 instances the $25,000 that the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority spent on it in 1997, […]

As a Black Artist Soars at Auction, Rethinking ‘Blue Chip’

As a Black Artist Soars at Auction, Rethinking ‘Blue Chip’

At Sotheby’s public sale on Wednesday evening, a daring up to date work that takes its cue from the European masters shook up the artwork market’s conventional hierarchy of “blue-chip” names. Titled “Past Times,” by the Chicago-based painter Kerry James Marshall, the monumental canvas bought for $21.1 million with charges. The value was 4 occasions […]

A Malevich and a Bronze by Brancusi Set Auction Highs for the Artists

A Malevich and a Bronze by Brancusi Set Auction Highs for the Artists

Tuesday evening, the excessive finish of the artwork market confirmed life at Christie’s when Constantin Brancusi’s 1932 polished bronze portrait of the flamboyant transport heiress Nancy Cunard offered for $71 million with charges, a brand new excessive for the artist at public sale. Another work that carried out effectively was Kazimir Malevich’s “Suprematist Composition,” an […]

Pablo Picasso Painting, Valued at $70 Million, Is Damaged Before Sale

Pablo Picasso Painting, Valued at $70 Million, Is Damaged Before Sale

It’s the artwork world’s equal of a person struck twice by lightning. On Friday, the 1943 Pablo Picasso portray “Le Marin” (“The Sailor”), valued at $70 million, was “accidentally damaged” on the presale exhibition of Christie’s Tuesday night public sale of Impressionist and Modern artwork. “After consultation with the consignor today, the painting has been […]

It Didn’t Hit $1 Billion, but Rockefeller Sale Still Set a Record

It Didn’t Hit $1 Billion, however Rockefeller Sale Still Set a Record

No, the Rockefeller trove didn’t carry $1 billion this week, regardless of business hypothesis that it’d attain that historic excessive. The whole fell significantly shy at practically $833 million. But the treasures of David and Peggy Rockefeller nonetheless set a report for probably the most helpful non-public assortment offered at public sale, surpassing the $443 […]

What if the Rockefellers Had Bought Pollock Instead of Porcelain?

What if the Rockefellers Had Bought Pollock Instead of Porcelain?

The costs set a brand new public sale excessive, but the style was from a bygone period. Just 44 photos from the gathering of David and Peggy Rockefeller raised $646.1 million with charges in an public sale at Christie’s on Tuesday. It took solely two hours to change into the most important private-owner public sale […]