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By Adrian Darmon
BAD SALE FOR IMPRESSIONIST AND MODERN WORKS AT CHRISTIE'S Christie's Impressionist and modern sale on Thursday, May 12, 2016 totaled $141 million, just at the low tip of the $138.3 million to $203.4 million range. Of 51 lots on offer, one was withdrawn) and 44 were sold. Link
OVER 318 000 US DOLLARS FOR CHRISTIE'S MAY 10, 2016 SALE OF POST-WAR AND CONTEMPORARY ART
A VERY DISTURBING CASE OF FAKES FOR THE FRENCH ART MARKET by Adrian Darmon On April 27, 2016 artcult
indicated that following the scandal of forged 18th Century pieces of
furniture sold by Jean Lupu, a famed Parisian dealer, a greater one
likely to disrupt the French art market was about to emerge, notably
concerning certain acquisitions made by the Château of Versailles.
CHRISTIE'S 2015 SALES DOWN BY 5% Christie's, the world's leading art business, announced 2015 sales of £4.8 billion ($7.4 billion), down 5% (by£) for the same period in 2014. Link
WORLD RECORD PRICE FOR A 16TH CENTURYTALMUD A 16th century Talmud
printed by Daniel Bomberg sold at Sotheby's on New York for $9.3 million
to rare books expert Stephan Loewentheil—who was apparently a proxy for
private equity baron Leon Black—and set a world record for Judaica sold
at auction.The book is one of first complete editions of the Babylonian
Talmud, all printed by Bomberg in the 1500s, of which only 14 copies
ONLY £130 MILLION FOR SOTHEBY'S SALE OF CONTEMPORARY IN LONDON Sotheby's sale of Contemporary art held in London on July 1, 2015 only achieved £130,4 million, a fine total however 12 million short from its low expectations as four of its top lots were unsold. Link
OVER 18 MILLION GBP FOR PHILLIP'S SALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN LONDON
150 MILLION USD FOR CHRISTIE'S SALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN LONDON
Christie's realised £95.6 million, or $150.1 million for its sale of Contemporay art held in London on June 30, 2015, of sales, well within the pre-sale estimate of £82/117 million (prices include the buyer's premium) while 30 lots sold on or below the low estimate with little bidding, and no less than four gerhard Richter's paintings, including two abstracts, were unsold.
OVER 112 MILLION USD FOR CHRISTIE'S SALE OF IMPRESSIONIST AND MODERN ART IN LONDON Christie's Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale held on June 24, 2015 realised £71,461,000 with strong sell-through rates of 84% by lot and 92% by value. Link
NEW RECORD PRICE FOR MONDRIAN An oil painting by Dutch artist Piet Mondrian sold for a record $50.6m (£32.1m) against a high estimate of 25 million at an auction held on May 15, 2015 by Christie's in New York. Link
ALMOST 380 MILLION USD FO SOTHEBY'S IN NEW YORK Sotheby's evening sale of contemporary art held on May 12, 2015 in New York realized $379.7 million, well over the presale expectation of upwards of $320 million but failed to register impressive prices with 55 lots out of 63 sold. Link
WORLD RECORD PRICES FOR PICASSO AND GIACOMETTI Picasso's Women of Algiers has become the most expensive painting to sell at auction, going for $160m (£102.6m) on May 11, 2015 at Christie's in New York. Link
ALMOST 9,5 MILLION USD FOR CHRISTIE'S SALE OF SWISS ART IN ZURICH The Swiss Art Sale held by Christie's in Zurich on May 5, 2015 realized Sfr 8,548,680 ($ 9,489,035) with a work titled "Femme"(3e Recherche) by Le Corbusier (1887-1965) which fetched a World record price of Sfr 3,120,000 (inclusive of costs) against a pre-sale high estimate of 600,000. Link
RARE MONET PAINTING TO BE SOLD BY CHRISTIE'S ON MAY 11 2015 Estimated at US$35-45 million, Le Parlement, soleil couchant by Claude Monet will be among the top lots of Christie's Looking Forward to the Past evening auction on May 11, a curated selection of top-quality works that explores the most innovative artists and movements of the 20th Century. Link
OVER £ 117 MILLION FOR CHRISTIE'S SALE OF POST-WAR AND CONTEMPORARY ART IN LONDON Christie'sPost-War & Contemporary Artevening auction held on February 11, 2015 realised atotal of £117,142,500 selling 95% by value with outstanding sell-through rates. Link
Over 123.5 £ MILLION FOR SOTHEBY'S CONTEMPORARY ART SALE Sotheby's first contemporary art sale of the year held on February 10, 2015 held in London yielded £123,515,250 ($188.2 million) with 87% of lots sold, its highest ever for contemporary art in Britain. Link
147 MILLION GBP FOR CHRISTIE'S SALE OF IMPRESSIONIST, MODERN AND SURREALIST ART Christie's sale of Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist art held in London on February 4, 2015 art yielded an impressive £147 million, which exceeded estimates of £92.8–133.8 million, and in which 88 percent of the 80 lots offered were sold. Link
170 MILLION GBP FOR SOTHEBY'S SALE OF IMPRESSIONISTAND MODERN SALE IN LONDON
Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern art sale held in London on February 3, 2015 yielded 170,3 million GBP against a high estimate of 164 million for 46 lots sold out of 52.
The Surrealist section comprising 18 lots out of 23 totaled on its part 16,2 million GBP compared with a 18–26 million estimate.