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Christie’s New York 20th Century Sale
Beatrice Hastings by Amedeo Modigliani, sold at Christie's New York

Christie’s New York 20th Century Sale

On Thursday, November 17, Christie’s New York hosted their 20th Century evening sale, featuring works from many schools and styles, from impressionist to expressionist to surrealist to pop art. Though it was an impressive array of modern masterworks, unfortunately the … More…

Sotheby’s The Now Evening Sale
Yoshitomo Nara’s Light Haze Days / Study - portrait of a young girl in yellow and orange

Sotheby’s The Now Evening Sale

On the evening of Wednesday, November 16, Sotheby’s presented two sales, the first of which, The Now Evening Sale, included 22 works by contemporary (living) artists. It is crazy how this end of the market has taken off over the … More…

Banksy In Ukraine
Graffiti art in Kyiv, Ukraine by the British street artist Banksy entitled Children of War

Banksy In Ukraine

The anonymous British street artist Banksy is no stranger to areas of conflict. In 2017, he visited the West Bank, where he created several works on the border walls built by Israel to call attention to the plight the people … More…

Picture Perfect: How A Postcard Solved A WWII Art Mystery
View of Murnau with Church by Wassily Kandinsky, recently returned to the heirs of its original owner who was killed in the Holocaust

Picture Perfect: How A Postcard Solved A WWII Art Mystery

The Restitutions Commission of the Netherlands made a surprising decision recently to return an abstract masterwork stolen by the Nazis to the descendants of its Jewish owner. View of Murnau with Church by Wassily Kandinsky was created in 1910 and … More…

The Paul Allen Collection Part II At Christie’s NY
Typewriter Eraser, Scale X by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. sold at Christie's New York as part of the collection of Paul Allen

The Paul Allen Collection Part II At Christie’s NY

On Wednesday, November 10th, Christie’s New York continued in their sale of the Paul Allen Collection. Following the immense, billion-dollar sale the night before, the day on sale the following morning might’ve seemed a little measly. Still, it featured some … More…

Architecture in Art – Guy Carleton Wiggins’ City Hall Park
Guy Carleton Wiggins - City Hall Park

Architecture in Art – Guy Carleton Wiggins’ City Hall Park

This week we’re taking a look at one of New York City’s early skyscrapers through the work of Guy Carleton Wiggins. Wiggins’ City Hall Park captures a vantage point from the south end of the park. In the foreground to … More…

The Paul Allen Collection Part I at Christie’s New York
La Montagne Sainte-Victoire by Paul Cézanne, sold at Christie's New York as part of the collection of Paul Allen

The Paul Allen Collection Part I at Christie’s New York

On Wednesday, November 9th, Christie’s New York hosted what was expected to be the most valuable single collection ever sold at auction, that of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Previously, that title was held by Harry and Linda Macklowe. They sold … More…

Mondrian Hung Upside Down
New York City I by Piet Mondrian, displayed at the State Collection of North Rhineland-Westphalia in Düsseldorf since 1980

Mondrian Hung Upside Down

I know that much of modern art, especially the more abstract variety, gets a negative reputation from some casual viewers. “I don’t get it,” “My kid could do that,” “They’re just a bunch of lines,” and whatnot. It seems inconceivable, … More…

The Getty Collection Volume 2 At Christie’s New York
Paysage avec cyprès et oliviers aux environs de Nice by Henri Matisse, sold at Christie's New York as part of the collection of Ann and Gordon Getty

The Getty Collection Volume 2 At Christie’s New York

On Friday, October 21st, Christie’s New York continued its series of sales featuring the collection of Ann and Gordon Getty. While the first evening sale on Thursday mainly focused on what Christie’s referred to as “important pictures”, the day sale … More…

Architecture in Art – Mark Laguë’s Chrysler Building
Mark Laguë - Chrysler Building

Architecture in Art – Mark Laguë’s Chrysler Building

A few weeks ago, we took a look at Grand Central Station through the work of Johann Berthelsen. As I mention in that post, the station attracted a ton of real estate development in the area… it eventually became known … More…