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Heirs Outraged as Dutch Panel Rejects Nazi-Era Art Claim
Heirs Outraged as Dutch Panel Rejects Nazi-Era Art Claim

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

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
Final For the Evening

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
More on the Evening 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 Impressionist Evening Sale

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
Tino Sehgal: Invisible art worth £100k

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…

Jeff Koons
Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons

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”
Painting of the Day (hitting the SOLD archives on Friday) – Ridgway Knight’s “Après un dejeuner, bords de la Seine”

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…

Publisher Bets on Big Collectible Books
Publisher Bets on Big Collectible Books

Publisher Bets on Big Collectible Books

Publisher Bets on Big Collectible Books – the German publisher Taschen will release Genesis, a 704 page, two volume, collection of photographs depicting Sebastiao Salgado’s travels to remote areas of the world untouched by the modern world.  The book weights in … More…

Madonna, DiCaprio, Allen Boost $1.3 Billion May Auctions
Madonna, DiCaprio, Allen Boost $1.3 Billion May Auctions

Madonna, DiCaprio, Allen Boost $1.3 Billion May Auctions

Madonna, DiCaprio, Allen Boost $1.3 Billion May Auctions  – the auction action will begin this evening … should be an interesting month.  We will keep you updated on the results.