Art In America

Collectors Push Past Sotheby's Protestors, Spend

Nine angry protesters were arrested on York Avenue outside of Sotheby's last night as some of the world's wealthiest art collectors spent $315.8 million at the contemporary art auction, blasting by the $270-million projected high estimate. The...

Christies Contemporary Sale Sets Nine Artist Records

Financial jitters faded from the picture last night at Christie's Rockefeller Center headquarters as contemporary artworks sold by software mogul Peter Norton helped propel the auction to a $247.6-million tally, with 90 percent of lots finding...

Phillips Hedges Bets With High Reserves

A contemporary sale studded with works by Cy Twombly, Damien Hirst and Cindy Sherman tallied $71.3 million last night at Phillips de Pury & Company in New York. The sale, held in the company's Midtown auction room, launched the second week of big...

Amidst Catcalls, Sotheby's Sale Brings Relief

Catcalls and taunts from the 99 percent didn't puncture the 1 percent's enthusiasm to spend last night at Sotheby's. An Impressionist and modern sale totaled a robust $199.8 million, above the $168-million low estimate. Over 80 percent of the 70...

Household Names Can't Save Christie's Impressionist-Modern Sale

A rocky sale last night at Christie's tallied just $140.8 million, well below the projected $300-million high estimate. Collectors rejected bullish estimates as nearly 40 percent of lots failed to sell. Amid global economic jitters, the...

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