Art In America

Auction Preview: Christie’s Evening Contemporary Sale 2015

Midway through this week’s contemporary art sales and prices show no signs of softening. Last night Sotheby’s sale tallied $380 million, with outlandish auction records for Christopher Wool ($30 million) and Mark Grotjahn ($6.5 million) among plenty...

Auction Preview: Christie’s “Looking Forward to the Past”

Christie's launches the second week of big-ticket spring auctions with "Looking Forward to the Past," spanning the years 1902 to 2011. This auction follows a new format inaugurated by the house in 2014, bringing postwar and contemporary art together...

Picasso, Giacometti Lead $600 Million Auction Season Opener

A group of 14 rare modernist works by artists including Picabia, Moholy-Nagy and Mondrian is expected to ring up for as much as $92 million at auction next week at Sotheby's New York. These paintings, coming from an unnamed European seller, will be...

Will Sotheby’s $80-Million Warhol Break Auction Record?

The seasonal battle for trophies between New York's two main auction houses is on, with both Christie's and Sotheby's offering works by Pop master Andy Warhol. Sotheby's will offer Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster), 1963, a 13-foot-wide, two-panel...

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