Record-Breaking $110.7 M. Monet Painting Leads Sotheby’s Imp-Mod Sale to Robust $349.9 M. Finish

Powered by a stunning Claude Monet landscape that doubled its estimate and elicited hearty applause Read more…

Sotheby’s Rock Solid Contemporary Night

Sotheby’s London season opener contemporary art evening sale though absent of masterpieces, nevertheless delivered rock Read more…

Sotheby’s Small But Solid Night

In a small but solid evening led by Claude Monet’s sparkling Venetian scene, Sotheby’s Impressionist Read more…

Are Female Old Masters an Untapped Market or a Marketing Ploy?

Experts Are Divided, But Buyers Don’t Seem to Care. Rarely traded work by female artists Read more…

London Calling—The June Evening Auctions Cruise Comfortably

Strong demand, further enhanced by financial guarantees that insured success for top lots in the Read more…

Modigliani Nude Makes $157.2 M. in Uneven Impressionist-Modern Sale at Sotheby’s That Totals $318.3 M

There was no debate over the star lot in Sotheby’s evening sale of Impressionist and Read more…

£109 Million Sotheby’s Contemporary Sale Shows Market Stability—Even without Sparks

Primed with appealing and largely blue-chip offerings, the art market continued to show strength and Read more…

Sotheby’s Slow but Steady

Paintings by Pablo Picasso again dominated the field at Sotheby’s slow but steady Impressionist, Modern Read more…

Art Sales at Auction on the Rise

Revenue figures from the major houses show an uptick in earnings in 2017. Against a Read more…

Covering the Art Market—A Long yet Abbreviated Look Back

I started writing seriously about the art market as a stringer for the Washington Post Read more…