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Coverage on the May 2014 Contemporary Auction Sales

I am sitting here looking over the contemporary results and I can’t help but think… “How many third world countries could you feed with the amount of money spent in one week?”  Truthfully, you could probably feed some with just the top lot from one of the evening sales… Instead, the ultra-rich made it rain … Continue reading

new Consumer Contract Regulations threaten the art market in UK

Under the British EU laws, purchases made via the internet or outside the seller’s business grounds permit buyers to return goods within a 14-day window due to the inability to personally inspect the goods before the sale. This law excluded the returns of purchases made at auction as it may encourage irresponsible bidding leaving the … Continue reading

Hirst and Disney collaborate for Kids Company Charity at Christie’s

Damien Hirst has unveiled an iconic yet rather unusual work that will be auctioned off at Christie’s, London, next month in an effort to raise money for the charity, Kids Company. Kids Company provides practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children and young people, a cause Hirst has supported for the past six … Continue reading

“The Gossips” loaned to the Norman Rockwell Museum

After being sold during a record-setting auction of the artist’s work at Sotheby’s in December, Norman Rockwell’s popular painting “The Gossip” will be on view at the Norman Rockwell Museum for a limited time. Created by Rockwell for the March 6, 1948 cover of “The Saturday Evening Post,” the original painting was previously on loan … Continue reading

13 Andy Warhol Polaroids for sale at Artnet Auction

Artnet Auctions has posted 13 Andy Warhol Polaroid’s with a ‘PURCHASE NOW’ option from not until January 3rd.  The works range from $9,500 for his ‘Diana Ross, 1981′ to upwards of $25,000 for his ‘Self-Portrait in Drag, 1981.  All of the Polaroid’s have been authenticated and embossed by the Warhol Foundation.

Sotheby’s Elects New Lead Director

Sotheby’s has officially announced that Domenico De Sole will be the new Lead Independent Director after being elected to the Board of Directors back in July. De Sole, who is the former President and CEO of Gucci Group as well as the co-founder and Chairman of Tom Ford International, will begin serving in his new … Continue reading