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Seeking Clarity – Contemporary Curated at Sotheby’s
KENNETH NOLAND - EMBER

Seeking Clarity – Contemporary Curated at Sotheby’s

It is getting to the point where auctions go out of their way to add a layer of opacity to the results, seemingly in an effort to make it more difficult to analyze their sales… I assume the underlying reason … More…

Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Day Sale
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Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Day Sale

Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Day Sale was a full-day event for me as I began watching it at 10:00 AM, and there were still six lots to go when I left the gallery at 5:35 PM. Unfortunately, there was really … More…

Christie’s 19th-Century: Part II
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Christie’s 19th-Century: Part II

On the 16th, Christie’s presented Part II of their 19th-century works, and it was a continuation of a difficult situation — lack of good quality material. Taking the top spot was Francois-Joseph Navez’s Two Italians. The painting was estimated to … More…

19th Century European – Sotheby’s Mid-Level Sale
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19th Century European – Sotheby’s Mid-Level Sale

When I first saw the Sotheby’s sale (and we did physically view it), I knew they would have a tough go – there were very few outstanding works.  A few years ago, they moved their major 19th-century sale from the … More…

Christie’s – Part I – 19th Century
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Christie’s – Part I – 19th Century

Well, the 19th century action continues (and there is more coming).  Today, Christie’s presented a small, select, group of more expensive works, and the results were ok (for those items that were really nice). We went to view the sale … More…

Birds Fly By Estimate
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Birds Fly By Estimate

We are happy as larks to be presenting Taking Flight, an exhibition that benefits the American Bird Conservancy. As such, I thought it would be very apropos to find a recent auction item with a bird theme…I was successful! John … More…

Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Day Sale – Not Enough Meat!
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Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Day Sale – Not Enough Meat!

On October 8th, Christie’s held their Impressionist & Modern Day Sale, and I am sure they were not very happy with the end result.  I have said this before, the auction rooms are flooding the market with material … some … More…

Mao Zedong Scroll Recovered, But Cut In Half
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Mao Zedong Scroll Recovered, But Cut In Half

Three people were arrested in connection to a September 10th burglary in Hong Kong that is said to be the most expensive heist in the region to date.  According to reports, the apartment of Fu Chunxiao, a well-known collector of … More…

Christie’s 20th Century Evening Sale
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Christie’s 20th Century Evening Sale

On October 7th, Christie’s presented their sale of 20th century works of art.  The title is a little misleading since the earliest lot was some 67 million years old, and there were 5 works from the 19th century.  As you … More…

You Said It, Not Me – Banksy Prints Sales at Sotheby’s & Christie’s
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You Said It, Not Me – Banksy Prints Sales at Sotheby’s & Christie’s

Last week, Sotheby’s and Christie’s hosted online sales of works by Banksy through their London locations… they were not originals, but prints; however, given his aura, they made some impressive prices. Before we get into it, I have to say … More…