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Koons, Ray and De Kooning will lead Christie's marquee November sales in New York

Two of the star lots have been consigned by the Greek Cypriot industrialist and collector Dakis Joannou

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From a rare Book of Kings folio to a Lady Gaga hair sculpture: our pick of the highlights from October's sales

Plus, a collection of meteorites, a Belle Époque fob watch and a nude by Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita

Within Ann and Gordon Getty's $180m collection, bound for Christies, a musical theme makes itself both seen and heard

“Gordon always believed that any collection should involve both the eye and the ear, as did Ann. Yes, you may like how a painting looks, but what is it telling you? Hearing is as important as seeing.”

The $100m collection of former Whitney Museum president David Solinger will be sold at Sotheby’s

Star lots include one of Picasso’s earliest paintings of his muse Marie-Thérèse Walter and a dynamic De Kooning

Phillips partners with Beijing auction house Yongle for series of joint sales

Joint venture announced amid declining sales figures at Chinese auction house

Manet's best friend: artist's dog portraits poised to make an impression at Christie's Getty collection auctions

Though most famous for his Impressionist portraits of women and scenes of Parisian café society, Édouard Manet’s portrait of Bob the dog hits all the right notes

Regional auction firm Rago/Wright continues to grow, merging with Chicago-based house Toomey & Co.

Each of the houses in the growing consortium will keep its identity, but share the back end of the business

Sotheby's to sell $70m of art stored at MoMA to benefit New York museum's digital initiatives

Francis Bacon triptych and Renoir still life among works from the collection of CBS founder William S. Paley that have been "under the museum's stewardship" since his death

L.S. Lowry painting could fetch a record £8m for football charity that received official ‘mismanagement’ warning

The Players Foundation says the current financial crisis has forced it to reassess how it manages its assets and ensures its benevolent work is ongoing

Christie’s partners with renowned French antiques dealer Benjamin Steinitz on blockchain-recorded sale

The collaboration with Artory is the first in the history of the decorative arts

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne and estranged husband Tom Girardi’s art collection up for sale in court-ordered auction

Works by Miro, Hockney and Glenna Goodacre are among those being sold to pay off creditors as couple face allegations of embezzlement

Radiant Baby that Keith Haring drew on his childhood bedroom wall heads to auction

The work narrowly escaped being lost forever at the hands of a paint-happy homeowner who “didn’t think it was particularly interesting”

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Auction houses say the art market is booming. But what lurks beneath these shiny numbers?

Despite what hyperbolic marketing might suggest, sales of 20th-century titans are failing to reach expected price points

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Digging deep for Old Master treasures: mixed results at London sales as dearth of 'good material' continues

Christie's made a perky £28.1m while Sotheby's raised only £7.1m—a dramatic drop from pre-pandemic totals

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From a new recording of the song that made Bob Dylan famous to a gay rights protest artefact: our pick of the highlights from this summer's sales

Plus, a “crypto-jukebox”, a striking piece of Modern British silver and a sea battle by a Dutch Old Master

Banking on the Monets: Christie’s London to Paris relay auctions bring in a solid £203.9m

There were few fireworks in the three-part sale as the froth comes off the top of the market

A single owner sale of works by Gertrude Abercrombie may bring her market the attention it has long deserved

The 21 lots come from the collection of the Chicagoans Laura and Gary Maurer, the preeminent collectors of Abercrombie works

Francis Bacon’s portrait of rival and friend Lucian Freud could make more than £35m in London sale

Work from a private European collection fuels the market for the blue-chip artist

Why the sudden deregulation of New York's auction houses could lead to a more transparent art market—and a more opaque one too

With old codes now dispensed of, my hope is to lobby for new oversights that could enforce stricter and clearer rules

What does New York’s abrupt winding back of auction house regulations mean for the art market?

The houses say they will not change their practices, but the move could mean more opaque bidding and guarantees

Can Ernie Barnes score again? A sale at Bonhams may hold the answer

After his record-shattering sale at Christies in May and the announcement of gallery representation, can Ernie Barnes hold on to the momentum?

Frieze Week in New York: mammoth auction sales and a shifting art fair landscape

Plus, the Albers Foundation plans a Senegal space, and a golden Indian manuscript at the British Library

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American museums try to cash in as deaccessioning truce expires

This month’s New York auctions brought mixed results for museums that sold off works just as pandemic exemptions ended

Late artist Ernie Barnes finally scores gallery representation—and a new auction milestone

Andrew Kreps Gallery and Ortuzar Projects have announced they will co-represent the artist’s estate

Paintings rescued from Ukraine—by being rolled up in drainpipes—offered in Sotheby's humanitarian fundraising sale

Artists and dealers have donated works to the online auction raising money for the International Rescue Committee in Ukraine

New York City removes rules governing auction houses in bid to stimulate business

But firms say they will continue to operate policies and practices that promote transparency