Sales

It's a woman’s world: what sold on Frieze's VIP day

Work by women, much of it featuring women's bodies, has been attracting the attention of buyers at the London fair

Anny Shaw2 days ago

Social media replaces fairs as the third most successful sales channel for galleries in 2020, study reveals

Websites have replaced walk-ins as the second best way to sell art, but staying in top position is outreach to existing clients, according to Artsy Gallery Insights 2021 Report

The great museum sell-off: should public collections deaccession to survive Covid-19?

Plus, the artist Jennifer Packer on a Buddhist mural in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

Hosted by Ben Luke and Margaret Carrigan. with guest speaker Georgina Adam. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

Christies winds up belated summer auction season with £21.2m Classic Art sale led by £4m Rubens

16th century Italian marble attributed to Antonio Lombardo steals the show, but auction house's digital face is showing its age against stiff competition

How to buy a... René Magritte

The artist’s trademark motifs make his work easily recognisable and desirable—but there is more to this Surrealist than apples and bowler hats

Number of Manhattan's park art vendors can be limited by New York City, court rules

Appeals court says that guidelines limiting number of sellers in four green spaces are constitutional

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New York family at war in legal dispute over sale of multi-million-dollar Reinhardt

Court told that abstract work said to be of “no value” was resold for up to $10m just months later at Art Basel

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Are fairs big enough for both galleries and auction houses?

Some galleries feel the major auction houses are encroaching on their rightful territory

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Forbes family hold sale of 38 Victorian pictures

Brothers raise cash with a few pictures from their extensive collection

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Economically tough times lead to backroom deals and distress selling

Now that auction houses are no longer offering guarantees, an increasing number of purchases are likely to take placeas discreet transactions brokered by art dealers

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Diamond skull will go to auction if it fails to sell, says Damien Hirst

"A number of interested individuals are looking to purchase the skull at its full price of $100m"

Successful Amsterdam sale concludes the series of Goudstikker auctions

Old masters, recovered as a result of one of the world’s largest Nazi restitution claims, net $20m

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Tax breaks fuel Korean sales

Buyers were active in recent auctions and three new art funds have been started

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Eighth year of strong Russian art sales in New York

This sales report demonstrates the intense interest in Russian late 19th-century classical paintings, early 20th-century modernist paintings, and Fabergé works

Bonhams u-turns on no-sale of Sevso silver

Last month the auction house told us it would not sell the hoard, but now it says it might

Bonhams to show Sevso silver in first exhibition since its discovery

Scholars, curators, dealers and collectors have been invited to the private exhibition of the treasure known for its astonishing provenance

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Removing French trade barriers still leaves London auction houses with upper hand

Five years ago, France finally allowed outsiders to hold auctions in the country by ending the 400-year-old monopoly of state-appointed auctioneers

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Fritz the Cat comic drawings hot on the art market, but highly rare

Robert Crumb, the creator, is now a cult figure in the contemporary art market

Respected Pre-Colombian art dealers indicted over fraud

The Merrin brothers are accused of defrauding clients out of millions of dollars

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Auction sales of art shrank again in 2003

Figures show between 1.2% and 17% decline in turnover

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Disappointing sales for sothebys.com

Only a quarter of the lots are selling, mostly at prices under $5000

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Chirac’s Musée de l’Homme raises prices for primitive art

Fetish figures, tribal shields and masks command attention

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