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The Warhol Supreme Court Faceoff
Andy Warhol

The Warhol Supreme Court Faceoff

Andy Warhol is known for many things, soup cans and flowers among them. But his portraits are often cited as some of the pop art icon’s most recognizable works. From Marilyn Monroe to Mao Zedong to Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol … More…

Bonhams 19th Century & British Impressionism Sale
A nude woman reclining of a sofa after a night at the ball sold at Bonhams

Bonhams 19th Century & British Impressionism Sale

Last Wednesday’s 19th Century sale at Bonhams London certainly left one feeling astounded for various reasons. The one-hundred sixteen available lots came up a few hundred thousand pounds short, despite some works greatly exceeding their estimates, in some cases undeservedly … More…

Sotheby’s Paris Modern & Impressionist Online Sale
A painting of a man and woman looking over their shoulders against houses in the background

Sotheby’s Paris Modern & Impressionist Online Sale

Sotheby’s Paris had remarkable back-to-back days at the end of March. They had the second half of the Robert and Nadine Schmit collection on Thursday. The following day, they held their modern and impressionist online sale, full of great surprises … More…

Sotheby’s Orientalist Sale
A nineteenth-century Cairo street scene by David Roberts sold at Sotheby's

Sotheby’s Orientalist Sale

This past Tuesday, Sotheby’s held their Orientalist sale, featuring sixty-six works by various European and North American artists, predominantly French. While the sale as a whole didn’t do as well as Sotheby’s specialists estimated, there were still some beautiful works … More…

The Doodle Exhibition
A collection of Renaissance-era caricatures by Antonio Caracci

The Doodle Exhibition

We all doodled and scribbled during school. Animals or 3D cubes or, if you’re a nineties kid like me, the Superman S covered the inside covers of notebooks and in the margins of notepaper. A new exhibition at a museum … More…

Anna Sorokin: Con Artist Turned Artist?
Tales from the dark side

Anna Sorokin: Con Artist Turned Artist?

I hadn’t heard of Anna Sorokin until last month when I learned that Netflix had come out with a nine-episode miniseries based on her exploits. But reading about her life consistently and unfailingly left me baffled. For four years, she … More…

Sotheby’s Schmit Collection, Part II
A peasant woman hauls a bundle of kindling on her back, trudging through the snow accompanied by her young daughter and a goat that she’s pulling on a rope

Sotheby’s Schmit Collection, Part II

This Thursday, Sotheby’s Paris saw the second half of Robert and Nadine Schmit’s collection come across the block. (w/p = with buyer’s premium) The first half was already featured at a sale back in early December. Robert Schmit was a … More…

Christie’s Modern British And Irish Evening Sale
A minimalist acrylic on canvas painting by Bridget Riley

Christie’s Modern British And Irish Evening Sale

This Tuesday, Christie’s London hosted a short, hour-long auction for their Modern British and Irish evening sale. It was a very strong day for Christie’s, with nearly all the lots either hitting or exceeding their estimates. Of the thirty-one lots … More…

Deflategate 2.2
NFL football thrown by Tom Brady in playoff game in january 2022

Deflategate 2.2

Tom Brady has found a new way to deflate a football – this time, the controversy doesn’t have Brady allegedly ordering the physical deflation of footballs used in games, like in 2014 against the Indianapolis Colts. In this case, Brady … More…

Discovering More At Notre Dame
The western facade of Notre-Dame de Paris

Discovering More At Notre Dame

In December, I wrote about the state of Notre Dame Cathedral’s restoration following its devastating 2019 fire. And now, this week, workers have made a fascinating discovery at the site. While workers were testing the ground’s stability to prepare to rebuild the … More…