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Good Queen Bess

Queen Elizabeth I has one of the most recognizable faces in the world. The portraits commissioned during her reign display only some of her regality and her great achievements throughout her life. One of the most famous of these portraits is known as the Armada Portrait. Actually, there are three copies of the Armada portrait: … Continue reading

Coverage on the November 2014 Contemoprary & Post-War Sales

Ok, just give me a second while I pick my jaw up off the floor. Wow. Just, wow… $2.3 Billion worth of art sold in 2 weeks.  Damn, that’s a lot of money.  So, in case you forgot to read the title, we are talking Contemporary & Post-War and as shocking as it may seem, … Continue reading

Coverage on the November 2014 Impressionist & Modern Art Sales

Incredible records were made early in November as the Impressionist & Modern Art auctions were held in New York City.  Kicking off the week was Sotheby’s Evening sale on November 4th.  Buyers in 40 countries, most of which were from the US, Europe and China, battled it out on the block for the latest pieces … Continue reading

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

Sotheby’s and eBay Announce Digital Partnership

The world’s largest online marketplace and the first international auction house have come together to form a new online platform. EBay and Sotheby’s announced today that they will join forces, creating an innovative online marketplace for costumers to discover, browse and buy art, antiques and collectibles.  Bringing Sotheby’s top-notch auctions in real time, right in … Continue reading