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Yeats’ Homage to Roaring Boy Hero Leads Bonhams Modern British and Irish Art Sale

Donnelly’s Hollow by the Irish artist Jack B. Yeats leads Bonhams Modern British and Irish Art Sale in London on Wednesday 13 June. It is estimated at £300,000-500,000 (€340,000-570,000). The large work (36x24 inches) depicts the natural amphitheatre at the Curragh in County Kildare where, in 1815, the Irish boxer Dan Donnelly defeated the English champion, George Cooper. The victory assumed lasting...

Picasso ”Accidentally” Damaged, Withdrawn From Sale

A Picasso self-portrait estimated to be worth $70 million and due to go under the hammer in New York on Tuesday, has been "accidentally damaged" and withdrawn from auction, Christie's said. The 1943 masterpiece called "The Marin" or "The Sailor" had been a highlight of Christie's marquee impressionist and modern evening art sale. According to US media, it belongs to...

Claude Monet’s ‘Gare Saint-Lazare’ to lead Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale

Paintings can be like buses, or in this case like trains: you wait ages for one and then two turn up at once. Earlier this week in New York, Christie’s sold one of Claude Monet’s pictures of the bustling Gare Saint-Lazare from the Rockefeller collection for $32.9m; next month the auction house is selling another in London with a price...

A Painting by Pablo Picasso Is Now Collectively Owned by 25,000 Strangers

For any art lover, owning a painting by Pablo Picasso is possibly the ultimate dream. A titan of the 20th century, a father of modern art, and a pioneer of Cubism, Picasso created paintings that go for millions (if not hundreds of millions) at auctions around the world. This makes the ownership of a painting by the genius Andalusian...

Artemis Gallery Pesents an Auction of Ancient Artworks

World history is a subject of endless fascination to collectors of antiquities and ethnographic art. Volumes have been written about how and why ancient cultures lived as they did, but no words can present the story of an early civilization quite as vividly as the art and relics they left behind. At the pinnacle of auction houses known for...

New York Auction Houses Get Set for an “Extraordinary Season”

Six months after selling a Leonardo da Vinci for half a billion dollars, New York art auction season is back, gearing up to break new records with a magnificent Rockefeller collection and a Modigliani. The collection was amassed by the late billionaire banker David Rockefeller, who died last year aged 101, and his wife Peggy. In all, Christie's is selling 1,600...

Picasso portrait of Marie-Thérèse from 1932 to lead Sotheby’s London summer season

Painted during Pablo Picasso’s ‘year of wonders’, this monumental, yet remarkably tender and intimate, painting of Marie-Thérèse absorbed in the act of writing evokes a private moment from the artist’s clandestine relationship with his most beloved muse. Awake or asleep, writing or reading, Marie-Thérèse appears in manifold guises throughout Picasso’s oeuvre. In this painting, Picasso focuses on her innocence...

New $50m art Warehouse Opens in Harlem—with Foreign-Trade Zone Status

When Superstorm Sandy hit Manhattan on 29 October 2012, water from the Hudson River surged through Chelsea, rising up to five feet in some places. Basements and galleries were flooded and millions of dollars’ worth of art was damaged or destroyed. Since then, art dealers have been aware of the crucial need to keep their inventory safe from such disasters,...

World Auction Record Achieved for Keith Haring’s ‘Growing #2’ at Bonhams Los Angeles

The May 1 sale of Prints and Multiples achieved US$1,567,938 and the top lot of the sale was Keith Haring’s Growing #2, from Growing Suite, which realized $102,500, a world auction record for a proof from the Growing Suite. The work had been estimated at $20,000- 30,000. Morisa Rosenberg, Director Prints & Multiples, Los Angeles, commented: “The results of the...

Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018 Shortlist for £100,000 Prize Announced

The winning museum, which will receive £100,000, will be announced at a ceremony at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on Thursday 5 July 2018. The other four shortlisted museums will receive £10,000 each in recognition of their achievements. Art Fund awards the Museum of the Year prize annually to one outstanding museum, which, in the opinion of the judges,...

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