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Restituted, record-setting Bronzino and gruesome Rubens lead Sotheby’s Old Masters sales in New York

The auction house’s four-part auction extravaganza was a decidedly mixed bag, bringing a total of $74.5m across 124 lots

Record-breaking Goya portraits lead the way at Christie’s muted $62.7m Old Masters auctions in New York

Despite works the collection of film producer Jacqui Eli Safra that were enticingly offered with no reserves, the auction house’s two marquee sales fell short of expectations

Modigliani and Basquiat push Christie’s New York double-header sales of 20th and 21st century art to $421.9m

The epic evening saw strong results from a wide-ranging, two-part offering that spanned the 1880s to this year

Phillips’s $138.7m contemporary art sale in New York reflects ‘a general cautiousness in the market’

The measured result, which slightly surpassed its low estimate and the total take from the same sale last year, was bolstered by a late Cy Twombly that fetched $41.6m

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's collection brings record-smashing $1.5bn at Christie's evening sale in New York

A $149.2m Seurat studio scene and $137.7m Cézanne landscape led the 60-lot, white glove sale

'It's about setting the record straight': A Warhol of disputed authenticity and chequered association heads to auction

Offered next month for $500,000 to $700,000, the silkscreen canvas work is from the same series as another that was at the centre of $20m lawsuit against the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

As market for young artists grows, Sotheby’s turbocharged The Now sale in New York threatens to eclipse its contemporary evening auction

While both back-to-back sales did well, works by artists under 40 were snapped up at a rate not matched by their elders, making seven artist records

Christie’s evening sales total $831.3m, with Texan poker player’s surprise bidding spree upstaging blue-chip successes

On a night when many works outpaced expectations in Christie's New York saleroom, Ernie Barnes’s “The Sugar Shack” sold for more than 76 times its high estimate

Warhol's Blue Marilyn sells for record-smashing $195m at Christie's auction of Swiss dealers' collection

The collection of Thomas and Doris Ammann brought in $317.8m with fees, making it one of Christie's biggest single-owner sales ever

Late Botticelli painting sputters at Sotheby’s Old Masters auction in New York, selling for $45.4m

The star lot of the sale, a rediscovered and austere portrait of Christ, hammered just below its estimate

Strong prices for female painters and young artists—but Francis Bacon's Pope sells to the guarantor—at Phillips's $137.9m auction in New York

The 20th century and contemporary art evening sale saw stiff competition for works by Shara Hughes, Joan Mitchell, Amy Sherald and Cecily Brown

Caillebotte masterpiece goes to Getty and four auction records smashed at Christie’s New York sale of Edwin Cox’s Impressionist trove

Last night's single-owner sale of the late Texan oilman's vaunted collection brought in a massive $332m

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Basquiat remains 'king of capital gains' as rare work fetches $40m at Christie's white-glove sale in New York

All lots sold and records were set for ten artists, including Peter Doig, Stanley Whitney, Xinyi Cheng and Nicolas Party at last night's confidence-boosting 21st-century evening auction

Christie's rounds off New York's auction week with strong $481m 20th century sale—and half of it was pre-sold through guarantees

The sale was led by a classic 1932 Picasso of Marie-Thérèse at $103.4m and set new records for Alice Neel, Grace Hartigan, Barbara Hepworth and Alighiero Boetti

Hands up who's bidding for classic post-war art? Picky response to Anne Marion's all-American collection reflects market's shifting tastes

Sotheby's auction of the Texan rancher's collection totalled $157.2m and set new records for Kenneth Noland, Larry Rivers and Richard Diebenkorn

How did Adrian Ghenie conquer the art market?

The Romanian painter’s prices have increased 160-fold over the past decade. But who, or what, is behind this steep rise?

Art collector who perished in Trump Tower blaze remembered as 'expert' in Pop art

Todd Brassner was close with and owned works by Andy Warhol, who made him a portrait

Picasso’s broad brush lifts the market

Is the Spanish artist’s star turn in London the start of a new phase of his market, or business as usual?

Seller beware: why does the art market fail to learn from its past?

Chowaiki & Co has imploded, but it is just the latest in a long line of art scams

Phillips and Sotheby's deliver healthy totals for contemporary art

Capping an epic week of auctions, solid results featuring records for female artists and a Ferrari bode well for market's future—so long as it doesn't overheat

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Podcast episode nine: $450m! The Leonardo breaks all records

How the art sale of the century happened, with Judd Tully, our man in the salesroom. Plus, a new museum in Indonesia

Hosted by Ben Luke, Judd Tully and Lisa Movius. Produced by Julia Michalska and David Clack

Analysis: Christie's postwar and contemporary auction nets $785.9m, with a big assist from an Old Master

Despite buy-ins, the sale saw several strong prices and records below the dizzy height of $450.3m for Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi