Guess what? 2014 was a record year at auction

Christie’s on top again as contemporary art takes the biggest share—but Asia sales fall

Published online: 20 January 2015

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Sotheby’s wins case involving questionable Caravaggio

A court finds the auction house was not negligent in its assessment of a work Denis Mahon later identified as by the artist’s hand

Published online: 16 January 2015

New York’s first Italian sale to look beyond Arte Povera

Curator Francesco Bonami is organising a Phillips auction in April

Published online: 12 January 2015

High-level exits herald change at big two houses

Focus on business models of Sotheby’s and Christie’s as chief executives go

Published online: 07 January 2015

Sleeper Constable sketch back on the auction block with $2m-$3m estimate

Recently sold for £3,500, the work has been authenticated as a study for the Tate’s Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows

Published online: 07 January 2015

Former director of Barnes Foundation heads to Christie’s Impressionist and Modern art department

Derek Gillman’s appointment comes in the midst of a management shake-up at the auction house

Published online: 06 January 2015


Whitmore joins burgeoning Phillips stable

Phillips auction house seems to be on a hiring frenzy, having appointed Matt Carey-Williams, a former White Cube staffer, as deputy...

That’s all she wrote

Virginia Woolf said that for a woman to be a successful writer she required two deceptively simple things: money and a room of one’s own....

Happy 50th Aldrich!

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a little help from some very creative friends. To mark the...