Auction Report

Princess Diana gown, Lebron James jersey and ornate Bronze Age disc lead Sotheby’s latest cross-category auction experiment

The auction house’s first “The One” sale in New York included a mix of ancient artefacts and modern memorabilia organised into thematic sections

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

Records for rising stars and women artists power an otherwise subdued Sotheby’s New York contemporary art evening sale

The firm’s contemporary and “The Now” evening auctions totalled a combined $314.9m and notched new best prices for Barbara Kruger, Betye Saar and Elizabeth Peyton

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

Record-breaking Mondrian leads an evening of mixed results at Sotheby’s marquee Modern art sales in New York

The auction house held a competitive, white-glove single-owner sale and a lacklustre modern art sale on Monday night

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

After San Francisco museum acquires Canaletto painting in pre-auction deal, Christie’s marquee Getty sale brings in $79.4m

A Japanese museum made a major purchase during an evening auction that also saw strong results for a diminutive dog portrait and enormous bird statues

Christie’s Frieze Week evening sale delivers, as London’s market continues to perform

Led by a £20.8m Hockney and £11.2m Richter, the white-glove sale saw competitive bidding across categories and records smashed for younger artists’ works

Phillips racks up a record $225m in New York—with Basquiat alone bringing in $85m

Women accounted for nearly half of the lots, led by Yayoi Kusama and her early Infinity Net paining which sold for a record $10.5m

Sotheby’s Modern art evening sale in New York brings in over $408m, the third-highest total for a sale at the auction house

Despite a hefty number of lots, the sale flew by and was peppered with memorable moments, auction records and Oliver Barker’s tireless showmanship

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

Franz Marc's £42.6m Foxes leads Christie's marathon Shanghai-London auction of Modern and contemporary art

The sprawling 20th and 21st century sale took over five hours and spanned Boudin to Banksy

'There are too many auctions and not enough collectors': Christie's and Sotheby's thin Old Master sales fetch a combined £29.3m in London

The star of the sales was a pair of half-length portraits by Van Dyck that sold for £6.2m at Sotheby's, the second-highest price for the artist at auction

Sotheby's triple-header New York auction night notches up $234.2m with artist records for Lisa Brice, Maria Berrio and seven others

The auction house also accepted cryptocurrency on two works by Banksy and sold a rare copy of the US Constitution for $41m

Frida Kahlo breaks record for a Latin American artist in Sotheby's $238m Modern art sale

While the auction's star lots included the $34.9m Kahlo and four Monets, the most aggressive bidding was on works by Alexander Calder and Pierre Soulages

Macklowe collection auction brings $676.1m, the highest sale total in Sotheby’s history

Bidders from Asia snapped up the sale’s two biggest lots, trophy works by Giacometti and Rothko

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

Young female painters and bored apes turn heads at Christie's £64.6m auction

The first NFT to be sold at auction in Europe sells for £800,000, while collectors compete for emerging women artists, leaving more established names on the shelf

Bellotto's view of Verona sells for record £10.5m at Christie's Old Master sale in London

Seven new artist records were set in tonight's auction, including for Georges de La Tour, while a second highest prices were set for female painters Angelica Kauffman and Artemisia Gentileschi

Head of a bear sets new record for a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, selling on a single bid for £8.8m at Christie's

The tiny "Post It note" drawing was sold by Thomas Kaplan, owner of the Leiden collection of Rembrandts, who bought it in 2008 based on a fax

England may be through to the Euro finals, but Sotheby's Old Master paintings sale scores an own goal

The auction house's £17.2m offering in London tonight was only 57% sold, overshadowed by the football match

Lucian Freud's portrait of David Hockney fetches £14.9m in strong hybrid sales at Sotheby’s in London

Asian bidders and British art boosted figures to make auction house's highest summer total since 2018

Records set for Cinga Samson, Avery Singer, Vija Celmins, Titus Kaphar and Julie Curtiss at Phillips's $118.2m evening sale

Auction house chose to hold its 20th century and contemporary art evening sale in New York during what is traditionally the London season due to "detonated" calendar

Sotheby's American Art auction saw some prices soar, while Christie's remained grounded

A museum sells art to balance its budget, a gorgeous Sargent goes unwanted, and a painting of a giraffe reaches high.

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