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Soutine $18 Million Pastry Chef Leads Christie’s Auction
Soutine $18 Million Pastry Chef Leads Christie’s Auction

Soutine $18 Million Pastry Chef Leads Christie’s Auction

Soutine $18 Million Pastry Chef Leads Christie’s Auction – more on the Christie’s sale … as I said last night there were a few good results; but overall, the sale was rather lackluster.  Top lot was the Soutine which sold for … More…

The Final Numbers
The Final Numbers

The Final Numbers

The Christie’s sale is over and the numbers were not as strong as last night’s sale.  Total take was $158.5M (low end of the estimate was $139.6M … so they needed the buyer’s premium to beat the number).  There were … More…

The Other Impressionist Sale
The Other Impressionist Sale

The Other Impressionist Sale

Well, what a difference a day makes … results here, while strong in certain instances, were weak in others.  One of the top lots – Andre Derain’s Madame Matisse au kimono (est. $15-$20M) filed to find a buyer.     … More…

House Painter Accused of Stealing Art From NY Estate
House Painter Accused of Stealing Art From NY Estate

House Painter Accused of Stealing Art From NY Estate

Joselito Vega is facing up to 26 years in jail after being arrested for charges stemming from the theft of a number of artworks which were taken from the estate of Michael Schulhof in Kings Point, NY. Vega, a 42 … More…

Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) Ben Bauer’s “Snow in Mondovi, WI”
Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) Ben Bauer’s “Snow in Mondovi, WI”

Painting of the Day (AVAILABLE) Ben Bauer’s “Snow in Mondovi, WI”

Just in!! Another beautiful Ben Bauer winter scene, Snow in Mondovi, WI.  

Tax Investigators Raid Home Of German Artist Georg Baselitz
Tax Investigators Raid Home Of German Artist Georg Baselitz

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”
Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Edouard Cortes’s “Porte St. Denis”

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

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!