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Posts Tagged ‘Christie’s’

Contemporary Arab And Iranian Art Shines In Upcoming Sotheby’s And Christie’s Sales

Mounir Fatmi "Save Manhattan 01"; Books, strings, spotlight and table 68.5 by 150 by 90cm.; 27 by 59 1/8 by 35 1/3 in. 2004-2010

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Here We Go Again: Auction House Superlatives Test The Art Market

Do they ever stop? I mean, if the sale of this year’s Francis Bacon portrait of  lover Peter Lacy is “the greatest,” what will Sotheby’s say when they try to sell another one? “Second-greatest”? Who wants to buy that?  Yet Sotheby’s London has announced an invitation to photograph “1/4 Billion [sic] Dollars of Impressionist, Modern, & Contemporary Art” at its London headquarters, including the above-mentioned Bacon, along with a “Sensational Modigliani portrait” and “one of the most famous sculptures of all time” — Rodin’s “Thinker” — not to mention “one of Cezannes’ most perfect still lifes” (as opposed to one of his “less-perfect” ones?).

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Sotheby’s And Christie’s Record Contemporary Sales: Is Anyone Really Surprised?

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Help For New York Galleries And Artists Affected By Hurricane Sandy

In place of adding to my previous post, I thought I’d gather information here.  If you know of anything being done that is not mentioned, please add it in the comments or e-mail me.

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Why New York’s Art Scene Will Be Just Fine After Sandy. Here’s Help.

photo Tom Chen, Artinfo

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Hot And Getting Hotter: Islamic Contemporary On The Block At Christie’s Dubai

Tonight and tomorrow, Christie’s Dubai will hold its Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian,and Turkish art sales, featuring some of the stars of the region including Charles Hussein Zenderoudi, Shirin Neshat, Lalla Essaydi, and Farhad Moshiri, along with modern masters Mahmoud Said, Louay Kayyali and Paul Guiragossian.

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Eric Clapton’s $34 Million Gerhard Richter And The Provenance Problem

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