Monday - 08 February 2016

Art Market

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Mixed results for London Imps and Mods series

08 February 2016

In a week of varying results, the Impressionist, Modern & Surrealist Art sales at Christie’s and Sotheby’s London took £228.8m with premium in total (compared with £381.4m for the equivalent series last year).

Rothko forgery in $25m court case

08 February 2016

Expert witnesses were called to give evidence during legal proceedings between Domenico De Sole, chairman of Sotheby’s, and Ann Freedman, the former president of Knoedler gallery, over the sale of a fake Rothko painting.

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Sandby tops Hooton Pagnell dispersal

10 December 2015

Topping Bonhams Knightsbridge’s marathon nine-hour sale of items from Hooton Pagnell Hall in South Yorkshire was this 20½in x 2ft 5in (52 x 76cm) watercolour and gouache work by Paul Sandby (1730-1809).

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Russian art sales suffer from flatter demand

07 December 2015

The latest Russian art sales in London posted the weakest results in over a decade as a drop-off in both demand and supply brought a further downturn in the 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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