Christie's New York wrapped up the first week of major evening auctions with a $158.5-million sale of Impressionist and modern art. Even examples of middling quality inspired eager bidding. Fully 47 of the 50 works on offer found buyers over the 75-minute auction, with bidders competing, mostly by phone via Christie's staffers, from more than 30 countries. Read More
Sotheby's kicked off the spring New York auction season last night with a $230-million, over-two-hour Impressionist and modern art sale that included a record price for a Marc Chagall work on paper and an auction record for Georges Braque, despite material on offer that two New York dealers described to A.i.A. as not of the highest quality. Read More
A German artist who died young in 1968 but left behind a remarkable body of work is belatedly having his first U.S. solo show.
Curator Christophe Cherix will be head of a new super-department of some 74,000 objects at New York's Museum of Modern Art.
Impressionist and modern works of art from the collections of Madonna, Gregory Peck and Alex Lewyt, the inventor of the clip-on bow tie, will be up for grabs when Sotheby's and Christie's start the New York spring auction season next week. Read More
2012, aluminum, wood, sublimation print on polyester and concrete, 71 3/4 by 122 1/2 by 135 inches overall. Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New Yor