Posts Tagged ‘ Christie’s ’

Art Market posts strong growth in 2013

Feb 20th, 2014 | By

  Figures compiled by the countless art information bureaus such as ArtTactic, the Mei Moses Index, Artnet and Artprice show that the art market posted strong results in 2013 across all leading fields.  Artprice has calculated that, excluding fees, public auction global sales in 2013 exceeded US$12 billion.  Whilst still a baby , measured against
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Focus on the London Art Market

Jun 28th, 2013 | By

The following article on the London Art Market was published by Art Media Agency ( and contains a good overview of London’s art maket and its status versus that of New York. Focus on the London Art Market London, 27 June 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). Following the end of Art Basel and the first exciting
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Christie’s and Sotheby’s go head to head in China but avoid Russia

Apr 13th, 2013 | By

Whilst Sotheby’s have entered into a partnership with the government associated auction house GeHua Christie’s have managed to obtain a license to operate independently and are holding their first auction in Shanghai later in the year. It is very hard to obtain true figures of turnover in the Chinese art market because sales are often
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Christie’s have to reimburse Victor Vekselberg pounds 1.7m for fake Kustodiev – 27/7/12

Jul 28th, 2012 | By

Anita Singh – The Telegraph Viktor Vekselberg, one of the world’s richest men, paid £1.7 million for Odalisque, a nude said to be the  work of Russian artist Boris Kustodiev. The price was 10 times the pre-sale estimate and represented the “pure absurdity” of the art market, the court heard. Soon after the purchase in
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Sotheby’s and Christie’s, the Goldman Sachs of the Art World by Martin Sosnoff.

May 10th, 2012 | By

Munch The Scream lithography (Photo credit: Wikipedia) (This thoughtful article by Martin Sosnoff on the current enormous prices recently seen at the art auctions came out in Forbes). I relish evening contemporary art auctions in the Big Apple.  It gives me a feel for the breadth and intensity of bidding on specific pieces of interest. 
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