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Sotheby’s Old Masters, London

On July 4th, while we were celebrating our Independence, a group of dealers and collectors were enjoying a fairly successful evening at Sotheby’s Old Master sale in London.  Taking the top position was Rubens’ Portrait of a Venetian Nobleman at … More…

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Guy Wildenstein – Breathing A Sigh Of Relief.

For years, the French tax authorities have been after the Wildenstein family for tax fraud. In January of 2017, the court found evidence that Wildenstein tried to hide hundreds of millions of euros worth of art, real estate, racehorses, etc.  … More…

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Comments on the Art Market – Volume 211

We just released Volume 211 of our Comments on the Art Market.  In this issue, we cover our four upcoming shows (Aspen, Newport, Nantucket, and Baltimore), The Dark Side, Stocks, some Really good stories, and The Art Market – the recent … More…

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Sotheby’s Contemporary In London. So Close, Yet So Far.

This week, Sotheby’s London presented their Contemporary works of art and it began with an evening sale that went pretty well.  Taking top honors was Lucian Freud’s’ Portrait on a White Cover which carried a £17-20M estimate and hammered for £19.7M or £22.5M ($29.8M) … More…

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The Berkshire Decimation Continues

The Berkshire Museum just announced that it will be selling 9 more works (seven paintings, one sculpture, one Chinese vase, and one Chinese screen)  … hoping that it will reach its goal of $55M.  That will bring their total to … More…

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Christie’s Impressionist & Modern — Another Day, A Lot More Money.

In addition to Sotheby’s sale last week, Christie’s also took it’s shot at the Impressionist and Modern market over in London… the results were a stark contrast from the evening prior… while both sales had similar pre-sale estimates, Sotheby’s realized … More…

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Impressionist & Modern – Sotheby’s London

Earlier this week over in London, Sotheby’s offered up a selection of Impressionist and Modern works in a compact evening sale consisting of just 36 lots… let’s just get it out of the way now as it is going to … More…

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Anish Kapoor Sues The NRA. By The Way, Who Are “They”?

Anish Kapoor is suing the National Rifle Association (NRA) for copyright infringement after the promotional video, The Violence of Lies, was released with images of his Chicago sculpture, Cloud Gate (2004). According to the suit, filed in Illinois, Kapoor demanded … More…

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Letting Your Kids Run Free Near Some Art, Might Just Cost You A Lot!

In case you missed this one, a 5-year-old boy damaged a glass sculpture that was on display at an Overland Park community center.  A surveillance video shows the young ‘art lover’ hugging the work of art before it fell to … More…

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No A/C? It’s Gonna Cost You!

In early May, the Frieze Art Fair took place on Randall’s Island in New York.  In case you do not remember, that weekend was a scorcher … temperatures rose above 90 degrees.  Since it was still early in the season, … More…