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Posts Tagged ‘Sotheby’s’

On Art Markets, Art Collecting, And “Flipping”: Bert Kreuk Responds

Bert Kreuk

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

photo Tom Chen, Artinfo

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What No One Is Telling You About FIAC 2012

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

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