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Gauguin, Renoir and Cézanne works restituted by Musée d'Orsay head to auction at Sotheby's

Four works recently returned to heirs of the influential French dealer Ambroise Vollard will go under the hammer in New York next month

Art marketanalysis

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

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Backroom deals for wet paintings: why contemporary art is driving private sales for auction houses

Shortening art market cycles and the politics around "flipping" artworks are leading collectors to conduct business away from public scrutiny

Sotheby's to offer rare Hammershøi painting with highest-ever estimate for the artist

"Interior. The Music Room, Strandgade 30", expected to sell for between $3m and $5m, was painted in the artist's most productive period

After fallout, Sotheby’s seeks to fix ‘glitch’ in its NFT sale by including more women

Auction house faced online backlash over male-dominated digital art sale

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New York court dismisses case over ownership of ‘world’s first NFT’ sold for $1.5m at Sotheby’s

Lawsuit is one of the first in the US to examine how blockchain technology affects the ownership of digital art

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

Venus Williams and Adam Pendleton team up for charity auction to fund restoration of Nina Simone’s childhood home

The legendary civil rights activist and musician was born in the North Carolina house and spent the first years of here life there

Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi heads to court in case against Sotheby's

New York judge rules the auction house must face trial as part of Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev’s art fraud lawsuit

Collection of San Francisco photography museum could fetch $15m at Sotheby’s

The family behind Pier 24 Photography, which will close in 2025, is sending much of its enormous collection to auction, though the Maryland-based Glenstone Museum has already snapped up 112 choice pieces

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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

Kandinsky makes £37m auction record at a procedural but solid Sotheby's London evening sale

Strong Asian bidding helped secure the success of the 58-lot two-part auction, which brought the house £147m

Rubens portrait from Met trustee’s collection could fetch $30m at Sotheby’s

“Portrait of a Man as the God Mars” once broke the Old Master’s auction record and was on display at the Metropolitan Museum for several years

A 200-year-old family collection of largely unseen Théodore Géricault paintings heads to auction

The sale at Sotheby’s Paris will include seven works by the artist with Portrait of Zoé Elmore carrying the highest estimate of €1.2m

Restituted Kandinsky painting lost in the Holocaust could sell for $45m

The painting, which was the subject of a decade-long provenance dispute, will go up for sale at Sotheby’s London in March

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?

Princess Diana gown, Lebron James jersey and ornate Bronze Age disc lead Sotheby’s latest cross-category auction experiment

The auction house’s first “The One” sale in New York included a mix of ancient artefacts and modern memorabilia organised into thematic sections

Restituted, record-setting Bronzino and gruesome Rubens lead Sotheby’s Old Masters sales in New York

The auction house’s four-part auction extravaganza was a decidedly mixed bag, bringing a total of $74.5m across 124 lots

Kim Kardashian buys amethyst cross worn by Princess Diana at Sotheby’s

A representative for the reality television star and entrepreneur emerged victorious from a five-minute bidding war

Another monumental Munch painting once hidden from Nazis in a barn heads to the block

Heirs of Jewish art critic forced to sell the work estimated at $15m now set to benefit from Sotheby’s auction

New business, familiar face: former Sotheby’s chairperson Patti Wong launches advisory focused on top Asian collectors

Patti Wong & Associates will partner with London-based advisory The Fine Art Group to expand its global reach

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From a gruesome Old Master to a potential million-dollar superhero: our pick of the highlights from January's sales

Plus, a pair of Thornton Dial assemblages, a rare Chinese bowl and a work made out of flip-flops and suede

The art market in 2022: art fair shake ups, single owner auctions and an NFT winter

Despite headline figures of record sales, is the art world's bull market coming to an end?