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New York auction houses' calendars align with Armory Week

Bonhams is offering a Robert Colescott work in a single-lot sale, while Sotheby’s online fashion series includes Princess Diana’s famous black-sheep sweater

Sotheby’s to sell €11m collection from the Hydra home of Pauline Karpidas

The British patron’s annual meetings on the Greek Island were a “who’s who of the contemporary art world”

Couple behind Shanghai's Long Museum to sell part of their collection at Sotheby's

Paintings by Modigliani and Kusama among the 50 works to be offered in Hong Kong—with more potentially coming to the block in New York

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Killer Queue: Freddie Mercury fans go Ga Ga and line up round the block for Sotheby’s show

The masses are being drawn in by the chance to see objects both fine and personal

Sotheby’s UK profits dropped by almost a quarter last year amid 'Brexit red tape'

An auction house spokesperson says Companies House figures do not represent full scope of business

Breuer building's miniature sculpture to stay put after takeover

Sotheby's, which is the new owner of the Madison Avenue building, “will proudly act as stewards” of Charles Simonds’s tiny installation

Bored Ape Yacht Club collectors sue Sotheby’s over NFTs auction

The auction house’s 2021 sale helped lend legitimacy to the line of cartoon apes, the plaintiffs claim, and was “misleading promotion”

Drake buys Tupac Shakur ring at Sotheby's for $1m

The Canadian superstar revealed himself as the Crown Ring's new owner in an Instagram story

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What goes around comes around: the art of finance

As a show at the Monnaie de Paris explores how money and creativity have been intertwined since the early 19th century, Sotheby’s is set to move into the Whitney’s former home

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Selective buying leaves 35% of lots unsold at Sotheby's Old Master sale in London

The £39.4m auction was led by a 15th-century painting by the Master of the Baroncelli Portraits at £7.9m, while a new record was set for a work by William Hogarth—albeit sold to a single bid

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Sultry Klimt portrait smashes European auction record, selling for £85.3m in London

The night's star lot made up nearly half of the £190.3m total for Sotheby's Modern and contemporary evening auction

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Damien Hirst on painting river views, aiding assistants and why Sensation was just too silent

The artist's spin painting of musician Pete Townshend will be sold for charity at Sotheby's

Gustav Klimt's last portrait has highest estimate ever put on a painting in Europe at over £65m

Lady with a Fan (1917) was last sold for $11.6m in 1994 and will be offered at Sotheby's in London on 27 June

Sotheby’s will pay $100m for the Whitney Museum’s Marcel Breuer building

The auction house expects to move into the Madison Avenue building in 2025, vacating its current York Avenue headquarters

Carlie Porterfield. , with additional reporting by Scott Reyburn

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

Louise Bourgeois's record-breaking $32.8m Spider crawls to top of Sotheby's contemporary art sale

A double-header night of The Now and contemporary art auctions set ten new artist records, boosting confidence after a lacklustre Christie's sale of the Gerald Fineberg collection

The oldest Hebrew Bible in existence breaks auction record for a manuscript at Sotheby's

The price for the Codex Sassoon surpassed the sum Bill Gates paid for a Leonardo da Vinci codex in 1994

Works by Klimt and Magritte lead Sotheby’s stolid Modern art sales in New York

The firm’s Modern art evening sale and single-owner Mo Ostin auction brought in a below-estimate hammer total of $363.9m, or $427m with fees

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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

On eve of the coronation, Sotheby's offers document in which Charles II set out his vision for restoration of the British monarchy

"Transformational" signed 1660 copy of The Declaration of Breda leads mixed-category sale featuring manuscripts, royal portraits, medals and memorabilia

‘Duplicative’ or discarded? Whitney's sale of more Hopper works from historic bequest comes under scrutiny

Questions resurface over New York museum’s rationale for consigning works by the artist to auction

Auction Queen: hammer to fall on Freddie Mercury’s art collection at Sotheby’s

More than 1,500 lots, including original lyrics and Victorian paintings, from the rockstar’s London home will be sold in September by former girlfriend and close friend Mary Austin

Rare Gustav Klimt lake landscape to make auction debut in New York

The painting is estimated to sell for around $45m next month at Sotheby's

Towering Louise Bourgeois Spider sculpture could reach $40m at Sotheby’s

The ten-foot-tall metal arachnid is being sold by a Brazilian foundation and could reset several auction records

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