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The Black Anniversary

In June 2015, I had the opportunity to visit the British Museum while in London with my family. While there, my father and I entered a room that he would later describe as “an entire room dedicated to thievery.” The room that he spoke of was the Duveen Gallery, which houses the famous, or rather … Continue reading

Coverage on the London Impressionist and Modern Sales

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

Coverage on the May 2014 American Sales

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

Coverage on the May 2014 Modern & Impressionist Sales

It’s that time again when the semiannual sales kickoff and collectors from around the world battle it out at auction for some of the newest Impressionist and Modern works to hit the market.  First up was Christie’s evening sale on the 6th which included works from the Viktor and Marianne Langen, Huguette M. Clark and Edgar … Continue reading