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Coverage on the July 2014 Contemporary & Modern Sales

Sotheby’s Evening auction was up first with just 59 works on the block.  Leading the way was a small scale Francis Bacon triptych, Three Studies for Portrait of George Dyer (on Light Ground), which far surpassed it’s £15-20M estimate after a heated 4-party battle, bringing £26.6M ($33.3M).  Two other Bacon’s sold in this sale as … Continue reading

Coverage on the July 2014 Old Masters & British Art Sales

Christie’s evening Old Masters and British Paintings began the week and if the results were a sign of what was to come, some people were not going to be very happy. The top selling lot was Francesco Guardi’s Venice, the Bacino di San Marco with the Piazzetta and the Doge’s Palace. Painted at the height … Continue reading

August Edition

Marcel Lazar Lehel – this hacker, who broke into the email accounts of numerous US and European leaders, was sentenced to 4 years in jail by a Romanian court.  Lehel, whose hacker handle was Guccifer, is best known for informing the world that George W. Bush was spending a great deal of his post-retirement time … Continue reading