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Christie's Modern and contemporary evening sale in London plummets 66% from last year's equivalent auction

Few big-ticket consignments and New York's turbo-charged May sales marred tonight's performance

'The prestigious places are the worst': low pay still dogs the art industry, despite optimistic salary survey

The art market salary report offers insights into salaried employment but the impact of low wages—and having children—in a time of rapid inflation are missing

For just the third time this century, a Fra Angelico work heads to auction

Rediscovered panel painting comes to Christie’s evening sale in London next month with an estimate of £4m-£6m

Propelled by Marie Antoinette's poodle, mid-season Old Masters auctions in New York fetch nearly $13m

Specialists at Christie’s and Sotheby’s dismissed concerns about a decline in the Old Masters market

Two important collections of Chinese art coming to Christie's New York during next Asia Week sales

Sales of the ancient Chinese sculptures and jade carvings are expected to collectively fetch nearly $10m in September

Sotheby's veteran Kevin Ching joins Christie's as chairman of Asia

Ching will be based in Hong Kong and starts the new role on Wednesday

Late real estate developer Gerald Fineberg’s collection comes up short at Christie’s New York

Despite the underwhelming result, the sale notched new auction records for Barkley Hendricks and Alma Thomas

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Christie’s pulls off a safe 21st-century evening sale in New York, powered largely by a $58m Basquiat

While a handful of lots—including new records for Diane Arbus and Simone Leigh—created a buzz in saleroom, bids felt reined in amid economic uncertainty

Christie’s kicks off New York’s spring auctions with record-breaking Rousseau

The auction house’s bottom line benefitted from the strong performance of works from the collections of S.I. Newhouse and Paul G. Allen

Photographs from Madonna’s Sex book go to auction for the first time

Proceeds from prints that were first published in the bestselling coffee table book will go toward the singer’s Malawi non-profit

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Auction houses anticipate $2.2bn from New York spring sales despite cooling market

Demand for ultra contemporary works may have eased but there is little sign of a sales slump, say the New York firms

Battle of the Basquiats: Christie’s and Sotheby’s both have big, eight-figure paintings lined up for marquee spring sales

'El Gran Espectaculo (The Nile)' and 'Now’s the Time' are estimated to sell for $45m at Christie’s and $30m at Sotheby’s, respectively

Renoir, Degas and Goya works from collection of Rhode Island School of Design’s founding family head to auction

The paintings and drawings are estimated to fetch more than $8m at Christie’s New York in May

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Is art once again becoming a lifestyle choice rather than an asset?

Results from the recent auction season, where young, “red-chip” artists surpassed expectations, while big names of Modern art went unsold, point to a shift in how collectors think

Christie's launches grant programme to support research of Nazi-era provenance

The year-long grant will support three graduate students researching Nazi-confiscated cultural artefacts between 1933 and 1945

Paintings by Ed Ruscha, Philip Guston and others from major Chicago collection headed to auction at Christie’s

A group of paintings and works on paper from the collection of Alan and Dorothy Press is estimated to fetch more than $50m across multiple sales in New York this spring

Bracelet worn by Marlene Dietrich in Alfred Hitchcock film could bring $4.5m at Christie’s

The diamond and ruby bracelet is part of an auction of the jewellery collection of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s granddaughter

Late Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston trustee’s collection could fetch more than $270m at Christie’s

Two sales featuring work from Gerald Fineberg’s collection will take place in May in New York

Works worth more than $20m accounted for nearly half of auction sales in 2022, according to new Sotheby's report

Report also highlights how Asian, Millennial and Gen X buyers are changing the demographic of the market

Seven more paintings from Paul Allen’s collection could fetch $30m at Christie’s

Last year, the late Microsoft co-founder’s art collection brought in a record $1.6bn over two auctions

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From a rediscovered Montelupo statue to a never publicly displayed Richter painting: our pick of the highlights from March's sales

Plus, a painting by an overlooked Surrealist woman artist, and a postcard by M.F. Husain, made for a friend over tea and kebabs

Christie's 20th and 21st century evening sales in London represent a 32% decrease from 2022

Two-part sale spanning Impressionism to the ultra-contemporary had few headline lots—but Brexit is not to blame, auction house specialists maintain

Works from publishing billionaire S.I. Newhouse’s collection could bring more than $144m at Christie's

A previous group of 11 works from Newhouse's collection brought in $216.2m across two Christie's sales in 2019

Did Vincent van Gogh get Gordina pregnant? Christie’s is selling her portrait

Coming up for auction on 28 February for £1m-£2m, the painting has been hidden in a private collection for 120 years

Auction of longtime Vogue editor André Leon Talley’s collection exceeds expectations at Christie's

The white-glove sale brought in nearly $1.4m (with fees) across 64 lots, including rare portraits and works by Andy Warhol

Surrealist collection with ‘pioneering’ interest in exiled and women artists heads to Christie’s

Paintings by Remedios Varo, Leonora Carrington and Dorothea Tanning among the 25 works to be sold in London

French court orders Christie's to restitute a Nazi-looted painting sold in London

As the panel was looted in Paris, the magistrates claimed jurisdiction of the French courts over the High Court in London

The donating game: How artists like Tracey Emin are driving philanthropy in the art world

The British artist is among those who have donated millions of pounds’ worth of art to charities—perhaps we could all take a leaf out of her book?