Painting of the Day (hitting the SOLD archives yesterday) – Henry Lesur’s “La Porte Neuve, Paris”
La Porte Neuve, Paris. We are pleased to inform you that this lovely painting by Henry V. Lesur, titled La Porte Neuve, Paris, is making its way to a new home today.
Contemporary Art Frenzy
Contemporary Art Frenzy – here is Souren Melikian’s take on the Christie’s blockbuster evening sale. In case you are wondering, when you add up all the works sold at the two main salerooms the total reaches $977.2M … then tack … More…
Warhol ‘Marilyns’ Lead Muted $79 Million Phillips Sale
Warhol ‘Marilyns’ Lead Muted $79 Million Phillips Sale – the last of this weeks contemporary sales in NYC … this one squeezed past its low estimate only with the help of the buyer’s premium (presale est. $77.5-$105.5). Warhol’s Four Marilyns (a 29 … More…
Painting of the Day (NEW & AVAILABLE) Erika Baez’s “Jax”
A new piece by Erika Baez hitting the market, Jax.
Only in America, or maybe not? By Howard Rehs
Only in America, or maybe not? By Howard Rehs – I was recently asked if I would contribute to the Art, Antiques and Luxury Design Blog … so here is my first post: some of my favorite questions and comments we … More…
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Herbert W. Weekes’ “Backyard Gossip”
Backyard Gossip. Here is a cute little British Victorian painting by Herbert W. Weekes that the gallery sold back in the 1980s.
Swatch’s Harry Winston Buys Diamond for $26.7 Million
Swatch’s Harry Winston Buys Diamond for $26.7 Million -and it isn’t just art that is attracting ‘the money’.
Basquiat, Pollock Lead Christie’s $495 Million Record
Basquiat, Pollock Lead Christie’s $495 Million Record – here is a little more on last night’s record breaking auction … the results were off the charts.
More on Tonight’s Sale – Holy Moly!
It was an amazing display of people spending money — and a lot different from last night’s session at Sotheby’s. Here, Christie’s blew the doors off the competition. By lot 50 they were up to $377M — and I will … More…
AND Tonight’s Contemporary Sale
The madness continues .. Basquiat makes $43.5M ($25-$35M); Pollock make $52M (est. $25-$35M); Guston make $23M (est. $8-$12M); de Kooning hits $17M (est. $12-$16M); Lichtenstein hits $50M (est. on request). Of the first 39 lots 2 were bought in and … More…