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Could a rare Edward Steichen photograph break the auction record for the medium?

One of the highlights of Christie’s upcoming sale of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s collection, Steichen’s 1904 image is a symbol of photography’s transition into the world of fine art

Christie's comes under fire for 'art handler' streetwear collaboration

After multiple art handlers complained online about low wages, misrepresentation and class tourism, traces of the collaboration with Highsnobiety all but disappeared and a senior executive issued a mea culpa

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

All hot air on climate action? Auction houses pledge to cut CO2 while organising global tours for star lots

In our new series Reality Bites, we assess whether the art market's key players are addressing the urgent issues affecting the wider world

Within Ann and Gordon Getty's $180m collection, bound for Christie's, 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”

Christie’s launching new platform that will allow for sales to exist fully on the blockchain

The inaugural sale on Christie's3.0 will consist of nine NFTs by the artist and activist Diana Sinclair

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Will Christie’s strike gold with its first private fund for tech ventures?

Crypto might have crashed, but online-only sales and other digital channels are allowing auction houses to deepen their business beyond the thin market for blue-chip art

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

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

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From a Niki de Saint Phalle fountain to a splashy David Hockney print: our pick of the highlights from September's sales

Plus, a Pre-Raphaelite treasure, an iconic James Bond poster and a set of nine intricately inlaid panels

Microsoft mogul Paul Allen’s art collection heads to Christie’s and could be first to hit $1bn

The auction in November includes prized works from Paul Cezanne and Jasper Johns

From Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s doomed Colorado projects to Precious Okoyomon’s utopian garden, Aspen Art Week's must-see exhibitions

The event coincides with the second edition of the Intersect Aspen art fair and the Aspen Art Museum’s annual ArtCrush benefit auction

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Paula Rego’s influence will live on—here's why her market will too

Long undervalued, especially at auction, her works are now appealing to a wider base of collectors and prices are set to rise accordingly

Christie’s launches venture capital fund for art tech startups with a focus on NFTs

Move follows concerted drive by the auction house to gain ground in the blockchain and fintech domains

'This market will not turn quickly': Christie's, confident amid fears of a coming recession, reports $4.1bn in sales in the first half of 2022

The auction house’s quick reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic has positioned it well to survive any approaching economic headwinds, executives claim

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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

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

NFT apostle Noah Davis leaves Christie’s for CryptoPunks

Davis helped usher NFTs into the mainstream as Christie’s head of digital sales, and has vowed to keep the Punks pure

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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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

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

New art sea shipping service promises 80% emissions reduction compared with air freight

Collaboration between art logistics company Crozier and Christie's will send shipping containers between London, New York and Hong Kong

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

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

Degas, Monet and Rothko among Texan philanthropist Anne Bass’s trove, expected to sell at Christie’s for $250m

Only two of the 12 works have been guaranteed, an oddity in the recent string of high-profile single-owner sales

'I’ve done my duty on spreadsheets': senior staff reshuffles at Christie's and Sotheby's

A number of new appointments are announced today at the auction houses, with a different EMEA president for Christie's and new managing director in the Middle East at Sotheby's

Two lots withdrawn from Christie’s antiquities sale after possible ties emerge to dealers known to traffic in illicit artefacts

The artefacts were flagged by Christos Tsiogiannis, who has, since 2006, been identifying looted antiquities through photographic archives of suspected and convicted dealers in plunder