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Tuesday 09 April 2013
A 1962 painting by artist Francis Bacon of his lover Peter Lacy is expected to sell for as much as $40 million when it is auctioned in New York next month, Sotheby's said on Monday.
Sunday 24 February 2013
Hundreds will queue overnight to buy postcard-size artworks that could be worth tens of thousands
Wednesday 20 February 2013
The UK's biggest estate agency has fired the starting gun on a £650m float which could net millions for the company's top executives.
Wednesday 13 February 2013
It was a "healthy" night of sales at Sotheby's yesterday evening as a contemporary art auction brought in more than £74 million - the auction house's second-highest total for a February sale of contemporary art in London.
A budget-busting night: Picasso's 'Femme Assise Pres d'une Fenetre' snapped up for £28.5m and Egon Schiele portrait sells for record price
Wednesday 06 February 2013
A Picasso painting has fetched more than £28.5 million at auction.
Friday 18 January 2013
"You don't need lots of money to buy works of art that are over 200 years old." This newcomer auctioneer from London has started an online auction of pictures at 25 Blythe Road in Kensington.
Saturday 15 December 2012
A piano used in the classic Bogart and Bergman film Casablanca sold for just over $600,000 yesterday, falling far short of predictions that it could fetch $1 million or more.
Thursday 06 December 2012
The rare drawing went for double its pre-sale expectations
Monday 26 November 2012
Works by the enfant terrible of YBAs have sold for 70 per cent of their original price
Friday 16 November 2012
A run of art auctions ended with a bang on Wednesday as Christie's staged the most successful sale of post-war and contemporary art in history, taking in $412m (£260m) as records were set for Jeff Koons and Jean-Michel Basquiat, while an Andy Warhol soared to $43.8m.
Economic crisis, what economic crisis? Sotheby's auction makes a whopping $375 million led by Rothko and Pollock sales
Wednesday 14 November 2012
Sotheby's staged the biggest auction in its 268-year history last night, led by a $75 million (£47.1 million) Mark Rothko and a record-setting $40 million (£25.1 million) work by Jackson Pollock at its post-war and contemporary art sale.
Saturday 10 November 2012
A member of the Qatari royal family and one of the largest art buyers has pledged the world's most expensive watch and about 240 other collectibles to Sotheby's to cover debts owed to the auction house, according to court documents.
Friday 26 October 2012
Is the Square Mile game over, kaput, finished? That is the question raised in the very good series of articles entitled "The City in Crisis" running all this week in the business section of i. To answer the question, start first by examining what is required to be a world-class financial centre. Do we still have the necessary qualities? One of the most important qualities is that the locals have some sort of aptitude for trading.
Thursday 18 October 2012
An American-born Italian-Bulgarian curator little known outside the art world has topped ArtReview magazine's annual Power 100 list, the first female to do so in its 11-year history.
Sunday 14 October 2012
A Gerhard Richter painting owned by Eric Clapton sold on Friday night for £21.3m - more than 30 times what he paid for it in 2001.
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