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Tax Investigators Raid Home Of German Artist Georg Baselitz
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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”
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Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – Edouard Cortes’s “Porte St. Denis”

Here is one that never made it to our web site. A beautiful example of Edouard Leon Cortes’s work from the 1950s. It sold at the Chicago show. Edouard Leon Cortes’s – Porte St. Denis.

Heirs Outraged As Dutch Panel Rejects Nazi-Era Art Claim
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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
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Cezanne ‘Les Pommes’ Leads Sotheby’s $230 Million Tally

Here is more information on last night’s sale of Impressionist and Modern paintings. Top lot of the sale was Paul Cezanne’s Les Pommes. Source: Cezanne ‘Les Pommes’ Leads Sotheby’s $230 Million Tally

Final For The Sotheby’s Evening Sale
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Final For The Sotheby’s Evening Sale

During the Sotheby’s evening sale, 71 works were offered, 11 unsold (84.5% sell-through rate) and a total take was $230M (the lower end of the estimate range was $162.45M) … nice sale!  

More On The Sotheby’s Evening Sale
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More On The Sotheby’s 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 – … More…

The Sotheby’s Impressionist Evening Sale
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The Sotheby’s 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
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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
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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 … More…