Tax Investigators Raid Home Of German Artist Georg Baselitz
Famous German artist, Georg Baselitz’s home was raided after his name came up on a CD bought last summer by North Rhine-Westphalia, containing a list of secret bank account data. It is believed that he was given prior warning about … More…
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Edouard Cortes’s “Porte St. Denis”
Porte St. Denis. Here is one that never made it to our web site … sold at the Chicago show.
Heirs Outraged as Dutch Panel Rejects Nazi-Era Art Claim
Heirs Outraged as Dutch Panel Rejects Nazi-Era Art Claim – here is an very interesting decision by the Dutch Restitutions Committee. They rejected the heir’s claim for 3 of the four paintings because the museum’s interest carried more ‘weight’.
Cezanne ‘Les Pommes’ Leads Sotheby’s $230 Million Tally
Cezanne ‘Les Pommes’ Leads Sotheby’s $230 Million Tally – more info on last night’s sale of Impressionist and Modern paintings.
Final For the Evening
71 works offered, 11 unsold (84.5% sell-through rate) and a total take of $230M (the lower end of the estimate range was $162.45M) … nice sale!
More on the Evening Sale
Tiny Van Gogh – Eglogue en Provence – un couple d’amoureux – (13 x 9 inches) makes $7.1M (est. $5-$7M) Picasso’s Buste d’Homme makes $9.7M ($5-$7M est.) This Gauguin – La maison du pan-du – makes $2.7M (est. $1-$1.5M) … More…
The Impressionist Evening Sale
The sale is underway and prices are pretty strong. Cezanne brought over $41M ($25-$35M est.); Modigliani made $25.9M ($20-$30M est.); Braque $15.8M ($10-$15M est.); Picasso sculpture $13.6M ($12-$18M); Madonna’s Leger brought $7.2M (est. $5-$7M); Rodin sculpture over $15M ($8-$12M est.) … More…
Tino Sehgal: Invisible art worth £100k
British-born artist (and I am using the title artist loosely), Tino Seghal, produces art however there is no physical creation. Yet, amazingly his works are for sale and can fetch anywhere from £50,000 to £100,000. So, what is a Sehgal … More…
Writer, Carl Swanson, had an amazing opportunity that allowed him to visit Jeff Koons West Chelsea studio. In his article, he tells stories of the Koons family and the work spaces concealed in the quarter-city-block studio. Workers meticulously sculpting statues and cautiously painting … More…
Painting of the Day (hitting the SOLD archives on Friday) – Ridgway Knight’s “Après un dejeuner, bords de la Seine”
Après un dejeuner, bords de la Seine. This fabulous 19th century European painting by Daniel Ridgway Knight (exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1881) has found a new home … it is one of the most important paintings by the … More…