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Contemporary Day Sales Heat Up NYC
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Contemporary Day Sales Heat Up NYC

While the weather may have been brutally cold last week in New York, I spent last Thursday and Friday warm and cozy at my desk watching some remarkable results of the Contemporary Day sales at Christie’s and Sotheby’s. Both auction … More…

Smooth Sailing at Sotheby’s – Post-War & Contemporary Evening
de Kooning

Smooth Sailing at Sotheby’s – Post-War & Contemporary Evening

With the auction mega-week coming to a close, it was Sotheby’s who had last licks at the Post-War and Contemporary arena… at this point the running total for the week, including day sales, was $932.9M so we’re definitely clearing that … More…

Come In, Radio. We’re Gonna Need More Guarantees!
Ruscha

Come In, Radio. We’re Gonna Need More Guarantees!

As always, November is a busy month covering the flurry of sales in New York… last week wrapped up with the major Post-War & Contemporary sales and there were genuine jitters coming off a not-so-stellar showing in the Impressionist & … More…

Heisman Trophy Just Makes It Into The End Zone
Ricky Williams's 1998 Heisman Trophy

Heisman Trophy Just Makes It Into The End Zone

Heritage Auctions scored a touchdown with the sale of Texas Longhorns’ running back Ricky Williams’s 1998 Heisman Trophy. The Heisman Trophy is awarded annually to the most outstanding player in NCAA football, a player that exhibits integrity, excellence, great ability, … More…

The Middle of the Road is No Place For an Evening Sale – Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern
Monet

The Middle of the Road is No Place For an Evening Sale – Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern

Following up Christie’s modest showing on Monday, Sotheby’s had the floor and they were in a good position to be the more favorable sale given the offerings and estimates but as you’ll soon see, things didn’t go so smoothly… and … More…

Really Rare Pokémon Pikachu
Pokemon Promo Card

Really Rare Pokémon Pikachu

In the late 1990s, the biggest craze in our house were Pokémon cards — Lance had to have them all and we probably bought hundreds of packs of cards to find the treasured Pikachu and Charizard cards; unfortunately, when Superstorm … More…

An Evening With a Moon But No Stars – Christie’s Impressionist Modern – November 2019
Magritte

An Evening With a Moon But No Stars – Christie’s Impressionist Modern – November 2019

This week we saw the big boys host their major semi-annual offerings in New York… that is, Sotheby’s and Christie’s Impressionist & Modern and Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sales. The presale buzz put a bit of a damper on expectations … More…

Comments on the Art Market – Volume 227
Hiroshi Furuyoshi - Amelie

Comments on the Art Market – Volume 227

This is a good one!  We cover all the regular topics: Upcoming Shows, Stocks, The Dark Side of the Art World, How to Safely Navigate The Art Market: Those Bare Spots, Really!, and coverage of some of the recent sale … More…

Will A Contemporary Japanese Painter Save The Market for Traditional European Art?
Hiroshi Furuyoshi - Amelie

Will A Contemporary Japanese Painter Save The Market for Traditional European Art?

Last year, at this time, we received our first work by Hiroshi Furuyoshi, and it sold before it even arrived at the gallery.  Since then, we have received four additional paintings … three of which sold the day they arrived … More…

Immerse Yourself In Childlike Wonder And Earthly Delight In The Real-Surreal World Of Mitsuru Watanabe
Mitsuru Watanabe - Shiro

Immerse Yourself In Childlike Wonder And Earthly Delight In The Real-Surreal World Of Mitsuru Watanabe

Rehs Contemporary Galleries is honored to present the intriguing work of Mitsuru Watanabe to collectors in American and throughout the world. Janet Whitmore, in her biography of the artist (which will be posted on our site very soon) notes that: … More…