Auctions

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

Christie's aims to raise $1m for Ukraine in string of benefit sales

In April and May, the auction house will sell works to support the World Monuments Fund, Médecins Sans Frontières and CORE, the relief organisation founded by Sean Penn

Christie’s uses hologram technology to take a $20m Degas sculpture on tour

The hologram, produced by the Los Angeles-based company Proto, is currently on view at Christie’s San Francisco and will next be transported via the cloud to Hong Kong

With a $20m estimate, this Louise Bourgeois spider is the most expensive sculpture offered at auction in Asia

Spider IV will be offered at Sotheby's Hong Kong contemporary evening sale later this month

Three accused in New Zealand art auction political donations scandal

Claims centre on five paintings bought by Chinese businessman Yikun Zhang for a combined $60,000 in a charity sale held by the country’s Labour Party in 2017

Picasso’s muse as sea creature—will it break $100m at Sotheby's New York sale?

Femme nue couchée was shown in Tate blockbuster exhibition in 2018

Rodin's The Thinker to sell for up to €14m

Christie's Paris will offer the posthumous cast of the famous bronze at auction in June

A surfeit of riches: a good time to sell art, despite the war?

From the $200m Warhol Marilyn at Christie's to the second part of the Macklowe sale at Sotheby’s, the May auctions in New York will be bigger than ever—against the odds

Newly attributed Michelangelo drawing expected to make €30m at Christie’s Paris next month

Formerly attributed to “the school of Michelangelo”, experts now say the nude sketch is by the master's own hand

Philip Guston painting could make $30m, potentially breaking the artist's auction record

The sale at Sotheby's New York in May will coincide with the delayed opening of the controversial exhibition Philip Guston Now in Boston

Has the art market recovered? A deep dive into the Art Basel/UBS report

Plus, an exhibition about wartime hideouts in Poland and Ukraine, and Mondrian’s final work Victory Boogie Woogie

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