Sotheby’s Solid Night

Though hardly exciting, and for the most part, hum drum, apart from a few bouts Read more…

Christie’s Releases Diminished Auction Figures for 2016

As expected, Christie’s released diminished sales figures for 2016 on Thursday, showing that the privately Read more…

The World of the Irrevocable Bid

With the increasing popularity of pre-sale guarantees comes greater scrutiny If you we’re keeping score Read more…

Phillips’ Breakthrough 20th Century and Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Phillips, the boutique-scaled auction house and distant competitor to the duopoly of Christie’s and Sotheby’s, Read more…

On the Block – A Cautious Outlook

With the final results of May’s major auctions in New York still being tallied at Read more…

Rough Going at Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale

Hobbled by a chunk of mediocre yet aggressively estimated property and uncertainty over whether the Read more…

London Auctions Preview, Part 2: Christie’s June 22 Impressionist & Modern Sale

Given the cautious state of the current art market, predicting the prospects for London’s June Read more…

Christie’s Mild-Mannered Imp/Mod Closer

The Impressionist and Modern market continued to show signs of weakness on Thursday night, with Read more…

Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Sale Weathers a Softer Market

Faced with a more discriminating market fixated on both quality and value, the Sotheby’s Impressionist Read more…

Sotheby’s Mixed-Message Evening in London

Though impressively powered by four works that sold for over £10 million apiece, Sotheby’s Impressionist, Read more…