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    Sotheby's 'Artists for Serpentine Sale' Doubles Pre-Sale Estimate; Raises $7,313,991
    Date: 1 Jul 2011 | Views: 2509
    Forty-four out of 46 artworks offered in Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Day Sale, generously donated by some of the world’s leading contemporary artists in aid of the Serpentine Gallery’s new space, the Serpentine Sackler Gallery... More...
    Sotheby's Establishes Highest Total for Any Sale of Contemporary Art Ever in London
    Date: 1 Jul 2011 | Views: 2629
    This evening, Sotheby’s London Contemporary Art Evening Sale brought the extraordinary total of £108,803,550 / $174,129,201 /ˆ120,923,897 – in excess of pre-sale expectations (estimate: £74-105 million) and establishing the highest total ever achieved for any sale of Contemporary Art in London. More...
    Attempt to return Mona Lisa to Italy dismissed
    Date: 30 Jun 2011 | Views: 3083
    An attempt to have the Mona Lisa return from France for a temporary visit to Italy has been dismissed by gallery chiefs. More...
    Second Highest Price Paid for a Work of Art at Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Sale
    Date: 30 Jun 2011 | Views: 2247
    A painting by Irish-born artist Francis Bacon sold for 18.0 million pounds ($28.7 million) on Tuesday, the second highest price paid for a work of art at a Christie's post-war and contemporary auction in London. More...
    MFA makes amends in probable plundering
    Date: 29 Jun 2011 | Views: 2154
    The MFA’s investigation of its works with little ownership history led to a payment for this 17th-century oil portrait. (Museum of Fine Arts) More...
    Christie's to Sell Most Outstanding Group of Lucian Freud Drawings to Come to Auction
    Date: 29 Jun 2011 | Views: 2946
    Christie’s will offer a selection of works from the collection of Kay Saatchi at the Post-War and Contemporary art auctions in London in June 2011. More...
    Artists in court over copyright payments
    Date: 22 Jun 2011 | Views: 2232
    Case should establish whether exhibitions will attract collectively negotiated fees More...
    Pablo Picasso Lovers Win Hearts at Christie's Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale
    Date: 21 Jun 2011 | Views: 2235
    Portraits of three different lovers of 20th century master Pablo Picasso fetched the three highest prices at a London auction at Christie's on Tuesday, the first in a key series of art sales over the coming weeks. More...
    Badge dug up in field is medieval treasure
    Date: 21 Jun 2011 | Views: 2313
    Scrap of twisted silver found by metal detector in Lancashire will be part of British Museum's exhibition of reliquaries More...
    Sotheby's Sale of Contemporary Art to Be Led by a Stunning Work by Francis Bacon
    Date: 20 Jun 2011 | Views: 2564
    Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Auction on 29 June in London will present a selection of works of major significance, including Francis Bacon's stunning Crouching Nude of 1961. More...
    19th Century Paintings Sale at Sotheby's Amsterdam Totals 1.6 Million Euro
    Date: 10 Jun 2011 | Views: 2404
    Today’s sale of 19th Century European Painting at Sotheby’s Amsterdam brought ˆ1,586,925 ($2,312,848), within pre-sale expectations (est. ˆ1.5 – 2 million). The auction achieved sell- through rates of 46.9% by lot and 69.2% by value, and set three new artist records. More...
    Treasured Pissarro Print Turns Into Costly Headache
    Date: 9 Jun 2011 | Views: 1954
    Sharyl Davis thought she was in luck 25 years ago when she bought a charming market scene by the Impressionist Camille Pissarro from a San Antonio art gallery for $8,500. More...
    Sotheby's in London Announces Impressionist & Modern Art Sale Highlights
    Date: 8 Jun 2011 | Views: 2309
    Sotheby’s London Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale, on Wednesday 22nd June 2011, will offer a selection of works of exceptional quality and rarity, many of which have remained in private collections for decades and have never before appeared at auction. More...
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