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Christie's Elton John evening sale proves Wednesday night is alright for buying

The auction nearly matched its $6.4m high estimate before fees, as art brought the money while luxury and memorabilia drove the bidding

Auction of living artist's skin cancelled after collector buys all lots in advance

Christie’s was due to support the sale of Wolfgang Flatz's tattooed tissue

Andy Warhol’s filmed portraits of celebrities head to Hollywood

Christie’s and the Andy Warhol Museum are staging a pop-up show of the artist’s “Screen Tests” during Frieze Los Angeles

Masterpieces from the Barbier-Mueller African and Oceanic Art collection to be sold at Christie's in Paris

The auction next month will include 100 pieces acquired by Josef Müller and his family

New York Old Master sales deliver tepid results at Christie's and Sotheby's

Scattered seven-figure highlights failed to make up for dozens of passed lots and multiple key withdrawals

Art marketanalysis

The Old Master trade is still seeking new ways to restore it to life

The category’s extraordinary works sell well, but the middle and lower ends of the market are in need of new ideas

Two more Egon Schiele works restituted to heirs of Holocaust victim will head to auction

The two works on paper once belonged to Fritz Grünbaum, an Austrian cabaret performer who was killed in the Holocaust

Metropolitan Museum's deaccessioned George Washington portrait could bring $2.5m at auction

The Gilbert Stuart painting is one of less than 20 versions of the image known to exist

Christie's projects 26.1% decline in sales in 'paradoxical' 2023

An exceptional 2022 buoyed by the $1.6bn collection of Paul Allen has proved a tough act to follow—but private sales are on the rise

Auctionsanalysis

Rediscovered paintings by Rembrandt and Canaletto fail to turbocharge London Old Master auctions

Evening sales at Sotheby's and Christie's drew in £19.4m and £21.3m, respectively

What did the New York auctions reveal about the state of the art market?

Plus, experimental art from the Eastern Bloc and a sculptural installation by Terry Adkins

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Climate activists disrupt Christie's auction in New York

Two activists affiliiated with the group Extinction Rebellion took to the rostrum during a sale of works on paper

Christie’s 20th century evening sale in New York defies fears of a jittery market

Swan song of veteran auctioneer Jussi Pylkkänen made $640.8m—the house's highest total for a non-single-owner sale in six years

Christie's 21st century evening sale falls short of expectations, opening New York's autumn auction cycle on uneasy note

Several 'wet paint' works soared while multiple blue-chip lots underperformed, defying conventional market wisdom

Auctionsanalysis

How will New York’s auctions perform? London’s Frieze Week evening sales offer hints

Results from London’s premier autumn auctions suggest price now matters as much as prestige

Art marketanalysis

What makes a masterpiece? It depends who is selling…

Traditionally reserved for an artist’s greatest works, the term “masterpiece” now appears routinely in auction catalogues, and may just mean a work is good, novel—or expensive

Christie’s longtime global president Jussi Pylkkänen is stepping down

After nearly 40 years at the auction house, Pylkkänen will work as an independent art adviser

Christie’s brings in a solid £96.5m across back-to-back Frieze Week evening auctions in London

The evening kicked off with a sale of 20th- and 21st-century art, followed by works from the collection of the late businessman Sam Josefowitz

‘Very short-sighted’: Swiss museum’s decision to sell Cézanne paintings sparks outrage

Three works will be going up for auction at Christie's New York—but with an unusual caveat

Egon Schiele works recently restituted to Holocaust victim's heirs head to auction

Christie’s will offer six of the seven pieces by Schiele that were restituted to heirs of Fritz Grünbaum last month during its November sales in New York

Art acquired by the late ‘Ghostbusters’ director Ivan Reitman could fetch more than $60m at Christie’s New York

The collection is led by Pablo Picasso’s Femme endormie (1934) which the auction house estimates will sell for between $25m and $35m

Private museum's collection of ancient arms and armour could bring in £22m at Christie’s

The privately-owned Mougins Museum of Classical Art closed in August for a revamp to rebrand as what has been described as Europe’s "first major museum dedicated to work by women artists"

Art marketanalysis

The art market is on a bumpy ride in 2023

Major auction houses have posted steep falls in turnover for the year so far—but some categories, such as luxury goods, are booming

Art, furniture and more from the Rothschild family’s private collection could fetch $30m in unprecedented New York sales at Christie’s

The autumn auctions will mark the first dedicated sales in North America tied to the powerful banking family

Christie’s calls off further sales of Heidi Horten’s controversial jewellery collection

Horten’s late husband became a billionaire during the “Aryanisation” of Nazi-era Germany

Christie’s eyes Austin, Texas as a potential hotspot for millennial clients

The auction house will host its first outreach event in the rapidly growing Texan capital next month

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Long-lost canvas by Flemish painter Michael Sweerts propels Christie's Old Master sale in London to its best result in seven years

The auction house made £53.9m (with fees) from 38 lots, and saw a new record established for Fra Angelico

Tel Aviv museum cancels art restitution conference with Christie’s over $202m auction linked to Nazi fortune

The event was scheduled to mark the 25th anniversary of the Washington Principles, which helps guide the return of artwork looted during the Holocaust.