For Some at Auction the Stakes are Sizzling

In Christie’s posh salesroom on Park Avenue last week, “Self-Portrait” by Jean-Michel Basquiat, the onetime Read more…

At the Auctions

A rich trove of impressionist and other 19th century works of art, acquired mostly after Read more…

A Stinging Blow to Art Market Expectations

In a stinging blow to art market expectations for a recovery, Sotheby’s tonight registered its Read more…

Marcos Sale Tops High Expectations;$15 Million for Philippine Projects, Trial Costs

The tarnished provenance surrounding the old-master paintings formerly belonging to Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos got Read more…

At Auction – Lowering the Boom

He looked like someone out of central casting, but Osamu Nakata was really the president Read more…

Renoir’s ‘Moulin’ Sells for $78 Million

Pierre Auguste Renoir’s flirtatious tour de force, “At the Moulin de la Galette,” sold for Read more…

$82.5 Million For van Gogh; Japanese Buyer Sets Art Auction Record

A stunning Vincent van Gogh “Portrait of Dr. Gachet” set a world record at Christie’s Read more…

What Price Picasso?

Self-Portrait From 1905 to Be Auctioned A spectacular Picasso bistro painting from 1905, showing the Read more…

Old Master Nets Record $35 Million; Pontormo Portrait Sold to Getty Museum

A stunning Renaissance portrait, reputed to be of the teenage Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici Read more…

Pablo Picasso’s Haunting Double Portrait for Record $38 Million

Pablo Picasso’s haunting double portrait in watercolor, “Acrobat and Young Harlequin,” sold at Christie’s London Read more…