Wednesday - 02 December 2015

Art Market

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Lichtenstein’s Nurse sets artist’s record

12 November 2015

A new auction record came for American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) when 'Nurse' was knocked down at $85m (£58.6m) at Christie’s cross-category sale entitled The Artist’s Muse earlier this week.

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Results for Taubman collection question level of guarantee

09 November 2015

The hefty guarantee paid out by Sotheby’s to secure the Alfred Taubman collection meant the stakes were running high for the first and most financially crucial tranche of the four-part auction staged at Sotheby’s New York.

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No cut-price deal as £35m Rembrandt stays in UK

02 November 2015

A Rembrandt portrait sold in a £35m private sale negotiated by Sotheby’s will be staying in the UK after the overseas buyer withdrew their application to export the painting.

Frieze Week to move in 2016

28 October 2015

London’s Frieze Week, an annual high point of Modern and Contemporary art fairs and auctions, will take place one week earlier than usual in 2016, as the organisers of Frieze fairs have moved their dates forward to avoid clashing with the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur.

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Frieze Week serves up diverse visual feast

19 October 2015

London’s Frieze Week was as frenetic as ever and sales appeared to be solid. With so much going on, it was difficult to soak up all the numerous highlights across the fairs and auctions.