Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers – Since the beginning of this year, 77 complaints had been filed against this firm with the Better Business Bureau. On April 7, the Missouri Attorney General Charles Koester announced that he has obtained a temporary restraining order prohibiting the 187 year old firm from doing any further business. In another action, Koester … Continue reading
As the month came to a close, Sotheby’s and Christie’s held their series of Impressionist and Modern sales in London. With the day sales and works on paper sales being rather… “Ho-hum, nothing to write home about,” we typically turn to the evening sales to gauge the health of the market, but these results could … Continue reading
Both Sotheby’s and Christie’s unveiled their top American works at the end of May, leading to strong sell through rates and strong realized prices. At Sotheby’s, half of the top ten lots were by Norman Rockwell (in fact, there were 10 Rockwell’s sold in the sale and together they totaled $20M). After the Prom, painted in … Continue reading
Students and faculty are outraged as 60 destroyed works were found in a dumpster outside the Kunstkademie Dusseldorf (Dusseldorf Academy of Art). According to an article posted on ArtNet News, a frustrated janitor or group of janitors took knifes to the canvases and stomped on the works in order to break their stretchers. While the individual(s) who … Continue reading
In celebration of Antoni Gaudi’s Birthday, let’s celebrate the late Spanish artists 162nd birthday with a retrospective of his most dazzling works!