How a $10 Million Miró Auction Flop Turned Into a Dream Come True for One Dutch Museum

How a  Million Miró Auction Flop Turned Into a Dream Come True for One Dutch Museum

While it’s rarely the case that the failure of a trophy multimillion-dollar artwork on the auction block has a happy ending, this one does. Nearly a year ago, Joan Miró’s Peinture poème (Musique, Seine, Michel, Bataille et moi) (1927), one of the artist’s last “dream” paintings, was offered at a Christie’s evening auction with an … Read more

The Rarely Seen Art Collection of a Former T.V. Lawyer Could Sell for $100 Million at Sotheby’s

The Rarely Seen Art Collection of a Former T.V. Lawyer Could Sell for 0 Million at Sotheby’s

An early de Kooning collage, a painted Giacometti bronze, one of the first portraits of Marie-Thérèse Walter by Picasso—these and other treasures from the collection of the late art patron David Solinger may bring in $100 million at Sotheby’s this fall.  With 90 lots offered across four sales in New York and Paris, it’s the … Read more

Sotheby’s Is Hosting Its First Auction and Exhibition Dedicated to Artist-Designed Jewelry

Sotheby’s Is Hosting Its First Auction and Exhibition Dedicated to Artist-Designed Jewelry

This weekend, Sotheby’s is set to open Art as Jewelry as Art, a first-of-its-kind online auction and exhibition in New York (September 24–October 4, 2022) featuring jewelry designed by 65 major artists of the 20th century and today. From gilded, birdlike Georges Braque brooches inspired by Greek mythology to Louise Nevelson’s sculptural pendants to a … Read more

Keith Haring drawing goes for big bucks at auction | Berks Regional News

Keith Haring drawing goes for big bucks at auction | Berks Regional News

A Keith Haring drawing that was found on a wall of his childhood home in Kutztown sold for much more than was expected at auction Wednesday. The person who bought the small piece of art placed a winning bid of $143,750. It was expected to sell for as much as $50,000. The artwork, titled “Radiant … Read more

WHAT’S HAPPENING: LGBTQ+ picnic in Charleston; Fall Book Sale at EIU; Quarter auction and more… | Entertainment

WHAT’S HAPPENING: LGBTQ+ picnic in Charleston; Fall Book Sale at EIU; Quarter auction and more… | Entertainment

Artist open house at Flourishes SHELBYVILLE — Keepers of the Arts at Flourishes invites the public to the opening “Drawn to Trees,” a new fine arts exhibit featuring the art of Carol Kessler from 1-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, in the ballroom. Kessler will be present to answer questions and comment of the display of … Read more

Colin McCahon painting could hit $2 million at BNZ art collection auction

Colin McCahon painting could hit  million at BNZ art collection auction

Colin McCahon – Is there anything of which one can say, Look, This is new? (1982). Video / Supplied Jane Phare recalls her first-close up viewing of a Colin McCahon painting as one of the artist’s masterpieces is expected to reach an eye-watering price at an art auction this month. Back in 1993 the Herald … Read more

A Banksy Mural in L.A. Is Hitting the Auction Block—With the Whole Building It Was Painted on Attached—for as Much as $30 Million

A Banksy Mural in L.A. Is Hitting the Auction Block—With the Whole Building It Was Painted on Attached—for as Much as  Million

A building in Los Angeles is set to hit the auction block with a special amenity—it includes a mural on its facade by the notorious street artist Banksy.  The painting, known Girl on a Swing, is a popular sight in the city’s downtown fashion district. It was stenciled on the side of a former costume … Read more

Georgette Chen artwork sells for record price of RM6.5mil at Sotheby’s auction

Georgette Chen artwork sells for record price of RM6.5mil at Sotheby’s auction

A record price of S$2.02mil (RM6.5mil) has been set for a painting by Singaporean pioneer artist Georgette Chen (1906-1993) at auction. Titled Boats And Shophouses (circa 1963 to 1965), the painting of the Singapore River measuring 64.5cm by 81cm was sold by auction house Sotheby’s at its first auction in Singapore in 15 years. Gallery … Read more

Simon de Pury’s Daring New Auction Venture Is a Bona Fide Success, With All 16 Lots by Women Artists Sold

Simon de Pury’s Daring New Auction Venture Is a Bona Fide Success, With All 16 Lots by Women Artists Sold

Veteran dealer and auctioneer Simon de Pury’s latest project was a bona fide success, based on today’s online auction, in which all 16 of the lots offered—all by women artists and created in the last two and a half years—were sold. The hammer total was $704,500 compared with expectations of least $568,500 to $787,500. After … Read more