29 November 2022

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Andres Serrano: Talks About Free Speech And NFTs – Artlyst Interview 

Serrano’s photograph, Piss Christ (1987), became the subject of a US national debate on freedom of artistic expression.

10 November 2022

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Paul G. Allen Collection Achieves $1.5B Auction Record For Christie’s

The Paul G. Allen Collection, auctioned last night at Christie’s, has become the biggest sale in auction history

11 October 2022

Arms Around The Child Fundraising Art Auction – Christie’s London

This November, artists from around the globe will donate their work to a fundraising art auction in aid of Arms Around The Child,

15 May 2022

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Man Ray Sets New Photography Record Price at $12.4m

A Man Ray photograph ‘Le Violon d’Ingres’ has set a new record price for a photograph, selling for $12.4 million

10 May 2022

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Andy Warhol Marilyn Breaks 20th c Auction Records – Art Fund Museum Of The Year Shortlist Announced – Sackler Name Removed From National Gallery London And Guggenheim

Andy Warhol’s Shot Sage Blue Marilyn made double history last night as the most expensive pCostly Costly painting ever sold by a US artist and the most costly 20th-century work of art to sell at auction

5 May 2022

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Maurizio Cattelan Sued – New York Auction Industry Deregulation – Major Tate Liverpool Refurbishment

The Italian Conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan is being sued in Paris over intellectual property infringement.

16 March 2022

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Should The V&A Close Their Fabergé Egg Exhibition – Tate And RA Sever Relations With Russian Billionaires – Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Bonhams Cancel Russian Art Sales

Whenever you hear the name Fabergé, you think of opulent, lavish, jewelled, decorated, and, let’s face it, kitsch, Russian Imperial eggs. Fabergé in London: Romance to Revolution opened on the 20 November 2021 at the V&A London. It is set to run until 8 May; however, should we be selling tickets to a show that […]

2 March 2022

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Restituted Franz Marc Painting Achieves £42.6m At Inaugural Christie’s Shanghai Sale – Ukraine Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Bombed By Russia – Jerwood Donates £5m Gallery To Hasting’s Contemporary

Christie’s has launched the inaugural 20th/21st Century: Shanghai to London sale series with staggering results. This pioneering cultural dialogue between two major international art hubs, live-streamed from Christie’s in Shanghai and London with incorporated salerooms in Hong Kong and New York proves you can sell from anywhere. The sale series coincides with Christie’s new gallery […]

22 December 2021

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Sotheby’s Christie’s And Phillips Global Sales Surge – The 2021 Figures

It’s been a big year for the three major international auction houses with record sales and new developments in digital technology.

12 November 2021

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Warhol’s Portrait of Basquiat Tops Christie’s Sale Achieving $40,091,500 

Andy Warhol’s 1982 portrait of his friend, the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat from the collection of Peter Brant, achieved $40,091,500 at Christie’s

13 May 2021

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Picasso Monet Basquiat and Kusama Brighten Up New York Spring Auctions

Results from the major Modern and Contemporary art sales at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Bonhams’ NY has conveyed a message of optimism to the COVID hit art market.

7 April 2021

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Van Gogh and Hals Theft Arrest – Bayeux Tapestry Loan In Jeopardy – $55m Picasso At Christie’s

Van Gogh and Hals Theft Arrest – Bayeux Tapestry Loan In Jeopardy – $55m Picasso At Christie’s

23 March 2021

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Banksy Game Changer Raises £16.8m For NHS Charities

Banksy ‘Game Changer’ painting Raises £16.8m For NHS Charities At Christie’s in London

10 March 2021

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Banksy Game Changer Mural Donated To The NHS Auctioned

A mural by the elusive Street Artist Banksy titled ‘Game Changer’ will go under the auction hammer at Christie’s

26 December 2019

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Lost LS Lowry Painting Sells At Christie’s For £2.65m

A long lost painting by LS Lowry which hasn’t been seen for 70 years has been rediscovered and heads for the auction block at Christie’s in the new year. The work titled The Mill, Pendlebury, painted in 1943 shows workers on a bank holiday with children playing cricket.

16 May 2019

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Jeff Koons $91m Rabbit Sets World Auction Record for Living Artist

Christies Postwar and Contemporary Sale in New York has realised a total of $538,971,750 / £418,131,691 million, reaching their revised presale estimates after the withdrawal of two key works of art.

20 April 2019

Rare Modigliani Limestone Sculpture To Be Auctioned At Christie’s

Christie’s NY is to offer a rare Amedeo Modigliani’s limestone sculpture, Tête, carved circa 1911-1912, in its New York Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art, On May 13.

14 March 2019

George Michael Art Collection Auction Raises £9.4m For Philanthropic Work

The highly anticipated auction of British singer and songwriter George Michael’s art collection which captured the spirit of the 1980s and 1990s, has realised £9,264,000 / $12,302,590 / €10,848,145. Proceeds from the sale will be used to continue George Michael’s philanthropic work.

7 March 2019

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Hockney Tops Christie’s Contemporary Sale With £33m Double Portrait

Post War and Contemporary Art at Christie’s London saw 41 lots finding buyers with three unsold and if not a record price for David Hockney’s Henry Geldzahler and Christopher Scott (1969), a solid over the estimated sale price £33 million ($43.4 million)

8 February 2019

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George Michael’s Contemporary Art Collection To Be Auctioned At Christie’s

The late George Michael, the British singer and songwriter, is to auction off his extensive collection of YBA artworks.

20 November 2018

Billion Dollar Week For Christie’s And Sotheby’s As Iconic Works Smash Records

It’s been a week of record-breaking sales for the two leading auction houses Christie’s and Sotheby’s recording billion dollar sales totals and record-breaking prices for artists living and deceased.

16 November 2018

David Hockney Pool Painting Breaks All Records For Living Artist $90 312 500

A David Hockney painting depicting an iconic landscape with swimming pool has broken world records in New York. Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), painted in 1972, realised $90.3 million after frantic bidding. This is a world record price for a living artist meanwhile the 20th Century season total passes the $1 billion mark.

14 November 2018

Hopper’s Iconic Chop Suey Painting Achieves $91,875,000 In Blockchain Sale

Important paintings from the Barney A. Ebsworth Collection totalled $317,801,250, at Christie’s last night with record prices achieved for the American artist Edward Hopper in the first high-net value Blockchain sale.

5 October 2018

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Grenfell Victim Khadija Saye Estate Prints Go Under The Hammer At Christie’s

Two works by Grenfell victim Khadija Saye are to go under the hammer today at Christie’s

14 September 2018

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David Hockney’s £80m Splash To Go Under The Hammer At Christie’s

One of David Hockney’s most important paintings from the 1970s is to go under the hammer at Christie’s.

25 July 2018

Christie’s Record £3bn Half-Year Figures Eclipses Sotheby’s

A 26% rise has been reported at Christie’s with overall sales to almost £3bn ($4bn, up 35%) compared to £2.35bn in the first half of 2017.

22 July 2018

Sacred Noise: Explores Religion, Faith And Divinity – Revd Jonathan Evens

Sacred Noise explores themes of religion, faith and divinity in post-war and contemporary art through 30 works shown at Christie’s

9 May 2018

Rockefeller Sale Misses Billion Dollar Mark Despite Monet And Matisse Records 

It wasn’t the billion dollar sale that Christie’s optimistically predicted but it was an evening of fierce bidding and record prices for both Matisse and the stalwart of Impressionism Monet. 

3 April 2018

A Child Could Do It! Jeff Koons $20m Play-Doh Sculpture Auctioned

A Jeff Koons sculpture depicting a pile of Play-Doh is to go under the hammer at Christie’s.

21 March 2018

 Lucas Cranach Painting Stolen By The Nazis To Be Auctioned

A painting stolen by the Nazis over 80 years ago by Lucas Cranach the Elder is to be auctioned at Christie’s. 

10 March 2018

Record London Contemporary/Modern Art Auctions Set Spring 2018 Alight

London’s contemporary sales both evening and day at Sotheby’s and Christie’s have totalled £295 million ($407 million).

2 February 2018

Christie’s Staggering £5.1b $6.6b Global Results 2017 – Crunch This

Christie’s has released their year ending December 2017 global figures and it is another record year for the auction corporation.