Auction Report

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Christies winds up belated summer auction season with £21.2m Classic Art sale led by £4m Rubens

16th century Italian marble attributed to Antonio Lombardo steals the show, but auction house's digital face is showing its age against stiff competition

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Restituted Renaissance battle scene highlight of Sotheby’s pick-and-mix £150m evening sale

Six works were withdrawn by nervy vendors just before the start but Rembrandt to Richter sale still totalled nearly £150m, topped by a £22.3m Joan Miró

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Brave new world: Francis Bacon triptych sells for $84.5m in Sotheby's first major live-streamed evening sale

Marathon online high-tech auction was the first of its kind attempted by Sotheby's and totalled $363.2m, boosting confidence that a top-end market still exists

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And all that jazz: upbeat sale at Christie's sees Tamara De Lempicka portrait beat record set just three months ago

Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist art auction last night made £106.8m, 35% down on last year—but with three works sold for over £10m

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Sotheby's new owner Patrick Drahi comes to auction house's first sale in post-Brexit Britain

“No fireworks” at last night's Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist art auction that featured three restituted works

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Sale reports: Impressionist and Modern, Surrealism, and Contemporary

Peaks for best modern and contemporary artists High prices for works by Miró, Bacon, Moore and Richter are reminiscent of the boom

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Turkish artists get more international exposure following art sale at UK auction houses

A careful look at the catalogues unveils some of the peculiar dynamics of the market for Turkish contemporary art

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Chinese auction data lacks credibility

Leading British university research questions saleroom reporting

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Hesitant buyers pull through with satisfactory sales at Sotheby's Arab and Iranian contemporary art auction 2010

But Iran’s Moshiri can’t get into the Middle East top ten

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Post-war and contemporary auction report: cautious but confident

Some good prices were made, but top quality works were relatively thin on the ground

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Iran

Lukewarm reception of US's first Iranian contemporary art sale a reflection of tentative market

Experts blame poor sales on a dearth of representation in US museums

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Contemporary Art auction report: Warhol’s dollar bills attract big bucks in New York sales

The market has recalibrated, but major pieces spark highly charged bidding wars

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Paintings dumped at charity shop make six figures

The paintings were appraised after a Goodwill employee spotted the pair

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British Art Auction report: The Bacon and Freud effect

Recent record prices for the two artists boosted results for 20th-century British works, while Victorian art struggled

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Iranian art

Iranian artists triumph at Christie's Dubai as contemporary market hits its stride

Christie's '08 auction report sees the mediocre pushed aside to make way for big names

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Ukrainian artists lead the day at Kiev auction

Yet secrecy over values remained a priority at the Art Kapital auction

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Tax breaks fuel Korean sales

Buyers were active in recent auctions and three new art funds have been started

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Sevso silver

Bonhams u-turns on no-sale of Sevso silver

Last month the auction house told us it would not sell the hoard, but now it says it might

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Auction sales of art shrank again in 2003

Figures show between 1.2% and 17% decline in turnover

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Cambodia

British auction houses develop ties with Cambodia

Sotheby's and Christie'shave been working with Cambodian authorities and organisations in the art world

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New York auction season report: Strong bidding, powerful prices

Sotheby’s cuts losses, sells London Institute

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Christie’s Picasso sale saw prices soar; but the highest-priced lots were the least desired

Most of the unsold lots were high-value items unlikely to attract new buyers

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Sales results provide reinforcing evidence that the field of photography and its market remain steadfast and financially solid

“Traditional notions of composition and beauty do very well”

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With the Paris auction market soon to be cracked wide open to outside competition, all eyes were on the first major sales to be held this year

Tip-top results for two very different sales

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An overview of Paris’s top five auction houses at the turn of the millennium

Tajan and PIASA lead the list

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Sotheby's and Christie's auction review

Strongest sales to date for both houses.

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London auction report: Sotheby’s and Christie’s last month show strong performances for Impressionists in London

Many new, middle-aged, collectors, say Christie’s

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Amedeo Modigliani

Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern auction report: Record price for Modigliani

No market for the mediocre, however

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Glerum Auctioneers

Glerum Auctioneers sale report: Growing Indonesian demand for colonial-period art

Dutch auction house holds successful sale in Singapore

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An assessment of Symbolism's market fortunes

We explore the rapid fall from favour of Symbolist art and its recovery in value after academic exposure

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South East Asia

Indian art generates solid sales as Persian market shows signs of life: Indian, South East Asian and Islamic sales 1995

Strong bidding from expatriate Iranians recalls pre-Revolution prices

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Sotheby's

Contemporary sales report, London: Infectious enthusiasm pulls in bidders at Sotheby's

Bacon, Kitaj, Warhol and Richter attract keen competition

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Contemporary art sales 1994: Poor stock meets fittingly lukewarm response, exemplified by Sotheby's Warhol fiasco

Contemporary art sales '94 auction report

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Amedeo Modigliani

Alain Delon collection auction: Delon sells a Modigliani “to buy a super Modigliani”

Japanese buyers come away with large proportion of lots