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CHRISTIE'S CONTEMPORARY DOES A RECORD $388 MILLION

May 9, 2012

Say one thing for ace auctioneer Christopher Burge -- he knows how to make an exit. Taking his final turn at the podium at Christie’s New York evening sale of post-war and contemporary art on May 8, 2012 (Burge is not retiring, though he is giving up the auctioneer’s gavel to Jussi Pylkkanen), he oversaw a sale that totaled a record-setting $388,488,000 (with premium), with 56 of 59 lots selling, or 95 percent.

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May 3, 2012
Art Market Watch
THE SCREAM: SOTHEBY'S IMP & MOD DOES $330.6 MILLION
A huge 76-lot sale, led by the record-setting Munch The Scream at $119.9 million.
May 3, 2012
Art Market Watch
WHAT MONEY LIKES
by Charlie Finch
The sale of Edvard Munch's The Scream for $119 million prompts a definition of "market esthetics."
May 2, 2012
Art Market Watch
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A $19 million Cezanne, a $19 million Matisse, a $10 million Picasso, ho-hum.
Apr. 30, 2012
Art Market Watch
NEW HIGH FOR PHILLIPS DESIGN IN LONDON
by Jessica Mizrachi
Diego Giacometti, Ruhlmann, Mies lead Phillips de Pury & Company London spring sale of contemporary design.
Apr. 25, 2012
Art Market Watch
EUROPEAN ART AT CHRISTIE'S NEW YORK
by Jessica Mizrachi
Christie's small sale of 19th-century European art totals $6.3 million and sets two new records.
Apr. 9, 2012
Art Market Watch
NEW YORK SPRING PHOTO SALES, PLUS SOTHEBY'S HONG KONG
by Jessica Mizrachi

New auction records for Brassai, Carl Van Vechten, Sally Mann, Francesca Woodman, Philip Lorca-diCorcia, Christian Schad, and a $26.7 million Chinese brush washer.
Mar. 30, 2012
Art Market Watch
ANDY WARHOL: DOCUDRAMA
Andy Warhol’s self-portrait photostat revealed! Plus, on artnet Auctions, a sale devoted to “The Art of the Photographic Document.”
Mar. 27, 2012
Art Market Watch
ASIA WEEK NEW YORK 2012
by Jessica Mizrachi
Sotheby's, Christie's, Doyle, Bonhams -- more than $120 million in Asia Week auctions in New York.
Mar. 22, 2012
Art Market Watch
HOW BIG IS THE GLOBAL ART MARKET?
by Rachel Corbett
A new report from The European Fine Art Foundation slices and dices the global art market.
Mar. 21, 2012
Artnet Design
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Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld is set to stage a Belle Époque atmosphere at the posh Paris Biennale this fall.
Mar. 19, 2012
Art Market Watch
BOSTON MFA BUYS FRANS FRANCKEN MASTERPIECE FOR $12 MILLION
by Paul Jeromack
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, acquires a Frans Francken masterpiece at TEFAF Maastricht and sets a record for both the artist and for the museum.
Mar. 13, 2012
Art Market Watch
WHY ART IS LIKE SPORTS
by Charlie Finch
If it has always been about the money, is it only about the money?
Mar. 12, 2012
Art Market Watch
WOMEN TAKE OVER IN NEW YORK MOD & CONTEMPO SALES
by Jessica Mizrachi
International Women's Day in the auction salesrooms? Mid-season sales of modern and contemporary art at Christie's, Sotheby's and Phillips de Pury in New York.
Mar. 1, 2012
Art Market Watch
SOTHEBY'S $5.8 BILLION FOR 2011 IS SECOND-HIGHEST YEAR EVER
by Jessica Mizrachi
Sotheby's announces year-end results for 2011, the highest total since 2007 boom.
Feb. 21, 2012
Art Market Watch
AFRICAN-AMERICAN ART AT AUCTION
by Daniel Grant
Twice-yearly auctions of African-America art at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers and Swann Galleries.
Feb. 17, 2012
Art Market Watch
LONDON SALES OF CONTEMPORARY ART
by Jessica Mizrachi
Tweeting the results of the Richterrific sales and Baconfidence at the auctions in London.
Feb. 14, 2012
Old Masters
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by Paul Jeromack
A dispute over a looted Old Master ends after the work is seized while on loan to a U.S. museum.
Feb. 10, 2012
Art Market Watch
SALES IN LONDON: IMPRESSIONIST, MODERN AND SURREALIST
by Jessica Mizrachi
Jon Kessler, Alec Soth, Kay Rosen, Anne Truitt, Terry Winters, Willie Doherty, Mary Corse and Zimoun.
Feb. 6, 2012
Art Market Watch
OLD MASTERS IN NEW YORK
by Jessica Mizrachi

More than $130 million in the January Old Master sales at Christie's and Sotheby's New York.
Jan. 27, 2012
Art Market Watch
ARTNET AUCTIONS 2011: A YEAR OF TOP LOTS
by Jessica Mizrachi

The highlights of 2011's Artnet Auctions, for those of you who haven't yet started taking note of the haps in online art sales.
Jan. 26, 2012
Old Masters
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by Paul Jeromack

In Christie's New York "Old Master Paintings" sale, Jan. 25, 2012, the NGA wins out over fierce competitors to acquire its first painting by Dutch master Thomas de Keyser.
Jan. 24, 2012
Old Masters
PJ's PICKS IN THE NEW YORK OLD MASTER AUCTIONS
by Paul Jeromack

Peter Paul Rubens, Frans Hals, Gerrit Dou, Hubert Robert, Ambrosius Bosschaert, Charles-Antoine Coypel, Sandro Botticelli, more.
Jan. 18, 2012
Art Market Watch
BAKU IN LONDON AND PRINTS IN NEW YORK
by Jessica Mizrachi

"Fly to Baku: Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan" at Phillips de Pury & Co. in London, and "Editions" at Phillips de Pury & Co. in New York.
Jan. 9, 2012
Art Market Watch
TASTEMAKERS, AMERICANA, OLD MASTERS AND MORE
by Jessica Mizrachi

Marketing the art auctions -- "Tastemakers," "Americana Week" and "Old Masters Week" in January 2012.
Dec. 20, 2011
Art Market Watch
THE MILLION-DOLLAR DESIGN FLOCK
by Jessica Mizrachi

Before Christmas, big prices for Francois-Xavier and Claude Lalanne, Eileen Gray, Frederick Kiesler, Naum Slutzky, Paul Lobel, more.
Dec. 12, 2011
Art Market Watch
ANTIQUITES, VELAZQUEZ AND FRANK SINATRA
by Jessica Mizrachi

Antiquities sales at Christie's and Sotheby's in New York, Old Masters sales in London, and some paintings at auction by Frank Sinatra.
Dec. 6, 2011
Miami Art Week
SALES HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ART FAIRS

A round-up of what sold at Art Basel Miami Beach, Pulse Miami, Art Miami and more.
Nov. 30, 2011
Art Market Watch
WARHOL'S SEASIDE CHIC

In conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach, 50 Andy Warhol works go up for sale on artnet Auctions. Plus, a screening of the artist's never-before-seen film San Diego Surf at the Standard Miami hotel.
Nov. 22, 2011
Art Market Watch
SECRETS OF THE FINE ART FUNDS
by Daniel Grant

Wealthy investors are increasingly turning to fine art funds – and the top funds are reporting some very encouraging rates of return.
Nov. 14, 2011
Shepard Fairey
ARTWALK NY FEATURES SHEPARD FAIREY BENEFIT PRINT

The annual benefit for the Coalition for the Homeless features a special print by Shepard Fairey available exclusively in Artnet Auctions.
Nov. 11, 2011
Art Market Watch
OCCUPY LICHTENSTEIN
by Charlie Finch

What does Christie's sale of another record-breaking Lichtenstein mean to the One Percent?
Nov. 10, 2011
Art Market Watch
STILL & RICHTER STAR AT SOTHEBY'S CONTEMPORARY ART AUCTION

Clyfford Still paintings for $61.7 million and $31.4 million, Gerhard Richter for $20.8 million and $18 million, plus more.
Nov. 9, 2011
Art Market Watch
RECORDS FALL AT CHRISTIE'S CONTEMPORARY ART AUCTION

Record-setting $43 million Lichtenstein, $10.7 million Bourgeois, $4.5 million Paul McCarthy, more.
Nov. 9, 2011
Layla Love
LIFT THE VEILS THAT CLOUD THE BEAUTY THAT SURROUNDS
by Anthony Haden-Guest

Photographer Layla Love and the 11-11-11 PeaceLink live benefit in Culver City.
Nov. 8, 2011
Art Market Watch
A GOOD $71.2 MILLION AT PHILLIPS DE PURY
by Rachel Corbett

Phillips de Pury contemporary art evening sale pushes into the big leagues -- and raises $2.7 mil for the Guggenheim Museum.
Nov. 3, 2011
Art Market Watch
SOTHEBY'S IMP & MOD DOES A TRIUMPHANT $199.8 MILLION

A $40.4 million Klimt, a $23 million late Picasso, an $18 million Caillebotte and more in Sotheby's Impressionist and modern sale.
Nov. 2, 2011
Art Market Watch
CHRISTIE'S DOES $140.7 MIL IN WAN IMP & MOD EVENING SALE

At Christie's New York, sometimes the bids come fast, and sometimes they come slow.
Oct. 19, 2011
Art Market Watch
FRIEZE WEEK CONTEMPORARY AUCTIONS
by Emily Nathan

A $16.5 million Gerhard Richter, a $5 million Lucian Freud, a $5 million Alberto Burri and more at Sotheby's, Christie's and Phillips de Pury in London.
Sept. 28, 2011
Art Market Watch
HUFFING AND PUFFING
by Rachel Corbett

Five "tune-up" sales of contemporary art in New York kick off the fall auction season.
Sept. 27, 2011
Art Market Watch
MODERN MARKET PREDICTIONS FROM "ARTELLIGENCE"
by Rachel Corbett

Miró, Matisse, Leger, Kandinsky and more art market advice for big spenders from the "Artelligence" conference.
Sept. 16, 2011
Art Market Watch
HERBERT MATTER PHOTOGRAPHS ON ARTNET AUCTIONS
by Christopher Sweet

Photograms, darkroom abstractions, nudes and fashion images from New York School photographer Herbert Matter.
Aug. 31, 2011
Art Market Watch
THE MARKET FOR ANSEL ADAMS AND MOONRISE, HERNANDEZ, NEW MEXICO
by Daniel Grant

Gaging the variations in the market, and in the print itself, for Ansel Adams' most famous photograph.
Aug. 24, 2011
Art Market Watch
ARTIST EPHEMERA

For the most avid collector, signed artworks and other items that were an intimate part of artists' lives.
Aug. 15, 2011
Art Market Watch
CONTEMPORARY MIDDLE EAST

Artnet Auctions Middle Eastern Art sale offers provocative and inventive artworks by artists from Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and other countries in the region.
Aug. 11, 2011
Art Market Watch
TOP TEN LOTS, JULY 2011

The art market moves to London and China for the summer, while the top ten lots total almost $150 million for July.
Aug. 5, 2011
July 26, 2011
Art Market Watch
Skate's Market Notes on Poly International Auction. Plus, a Ming Dynasty horse at Duke's in Dorset.
July 22, 2011
Art Market Watch
STRONG HALF-YEAR SALES AT CHRISTIE’S

Asian sales up by 48 percent, contemporary art up 52 percent in the first half of 2011.
July 20, 2011
Art Market Watch
ARTNET'S RECORD-BREAKING WARHOL SALE

Warhol sells for 1.3 million in artnet auctions.
July 14, 2011
Art Market Watch
INSIDE THE LONDON OLD MASTER AUCTIONS
by Paul Jeromack

A £22.4 million Stubbs at Christie’s trumped by a £26.7 million Guardi at Sotheby's.
July 5, 2011
Art Market Watch
LONDON CONTEMPORARY AUCTIONS, A SLIDE SHOW

Top lots at Sotheby's London ($206 million), Christie's London ($146.8 million) and Phillips de Pury & Company London ($26.7 million).
June 16, 2011
Art Market Watch
OLD MASTER PAINTINGS IN NEW YORK
by Paul Jeromack

The Master of the Parrot, Nicholas Berchem and Etienne Jeaurat.
June 9, 2011
Art Market Watch
NO GO FOR CHRISTIE'S IPO?
by Rachel Corbett
Is French luxury tycoon François Pinault looking to take Christie’s public?
June 3, 2011
Art Market Watch
BOTERO & THE GANG
by Rachel Corbett

$48 million in sales at Latin American art auctions at Christie’s and Sotheby’s in New York in late May.
May 26, 2011
Art Market Watch
DULL AMERICAN?
by Rachel Corbett

The American art market looks weaker than it is in May auctions at Sotheby’s and Christie’s.
May 20, 2011
Art Market Watch
PIECE BY PIECE
by Daniel Grant

Large contemporary art installations, difficult to sell as a whole, can sometimes be collected by their component parts.
May 19, 2011
Art Market Watch
SOTHEBY’S STOCK, EVER VOLATILE

With its long climb upward and recent sudden drop, Sotheby's stock is following historical patterns.
May 18, 2011
Art Market Watch
BATTLING ART FAIRS HIT SAN FRANCISCO
by Rachel Corbett

Three new art fairs -- the San Francisco Fine Arts Fair, artMRKT San Francisco and ArtPadSF -- open this weekend in a city that two years ago had none.
May 17, 2011
Art Market Watch
LAST CHANCE FOR CZECH PHOTOGRAPHY

A rare selection of modernist pioneers in the Czech Photography sale on Artnet Auctions.
May 12, 2011
Art Market Watch
RETURN OF THE RICH

Christie's New York does a triumphant $301 million at its contemporary art sale.
May 11, 2011
Art Market Watch
REVOLT OF THE RICH?

Sotheby's New York does a "meager" $128 million at its spring contemporary sale.
May 11, 2011
Art Market Watch
ANDY WARHOL'S MAO

A chance to measure the market with a choice portfolio of Warhol "Mao" prints from 1972.
May 10, 2011
Art Market Watch
ALLAN STONE COLLECTION

Chamberlain, de Kooning & Thiebaud from the late Manhattan art dealer sell for $54.8 million at Sotheby's New York.
May 5, 2011
Art Market Watch
THE AMERICAN SCENE AT ARTNET AUCTIONS
by Daniel Grant

Artnet Auctions is offering a wide selection of prints, paintings and works on paper by the first great generation of 20th-century American artists.
May 5, 2011
Art Market Watch
BRING ON THE BLOCKBUSTERS
by Andrew Decker

Monet, Vlaminck, and Picasso top $20 million at Christie's New York as gamble pay off in an otherwise modest auction.
May 4, 2011
Art Market Watch
AN ORDERLY, FRUSTRATED MARKET
by Andrew Decker

Sotheby's Imp & Mod does $170.5 million, but proves that demand does not always command supply.
Apr. 22, 2011
Art Market Watch
CELEBRATE SPRING AT ARTNET AUCTIONS

A Warhol Daisy, a Mapplethorpe Calla Lily, a LeRoy Neiman portrait of Willie Mays -- now that's what spring is all about.
Apr. 12, 2011
Art Market Watch
NAKED ON THE BLOCK

Nudes, lingerie, corsets, bondage, models, a tricycle -- a voyeur’s report on the spring photo sales in New York City.
Apr. 4, 2011
Art Market Watch
CHINA RULES WORLD AUCTIONS

Belgian collector Guy Ullens sells 105 works for $54.8 million ast Sotheby's Hong Kong.
Mar. 31, 2011
Art Market Watch:
SWEET TIMES AT SOTHEBY'S

Sotheby’s stock price hits $50 a share, and management gets a bonus.
Mar. 29, 2011
Art Market Watch:
RARE CURTIS PHOTOS ON ARTNET AUCTIONS

The vanishing Native American pictured in 17 master prints, priced below retail, on offer at Artnet Auctions.
Mar. 4, 2011
Art Market Report:
ADRIFT AT THE ART SUMMIT
by Emily Nathan

On the occasion of the ADAA Art Show, art dealers and auction houses slug it out over the art market.
Feb. 22, 2011
ART MARKET WATCH
New art stars at contemporary art auctions at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips de Pury & Company in London.
Feb. 4, 2011
ART MARKET WATCH
After-sale reports from the VIP Art Fair and for Donald Ellis Gallery at the Winter Antiques Show.
Jan. 13, 2011
ART MARKET WATCH
Roddy McDowall, Michelle Phillips and more in the Dennis Hopper estate sale at Christie's.
Nov. 11, 2010
ART MARKET WATCH
Christie’s post-war and contemporary sale totals $272.9 million.
Nov. 10, 2010
ART MARKET WATCH
Sotheby’s evening sale of contemporary art does $222.5 million.
Nov. 9, 2010
ART MARKET WATCH
Phillips de Pury & Co. does $137 million at its new 57th Street headquarters.
Nov. 4, 2010
ART MARKET WATCH
by Andrew Decker

Christie’s New York Imp & Mod sale confirms the art market recovery.
Nov. 3, 2010
ART MARKET WATCH
by Andrew Decker

Bewitched but not bewildered: Sotheby’s finds equilibrium in selective market.
Oct. 18, 2010
ART MARKET WATCH
by Chris Bors

Who’s hot, who’s not, at the contemporary art sales in London.
Oct. 12, 2010
ART MARKET WATCH
by Chris Bors

Sotheby’s Hong Kong auctions, and fall photo sales in New York.
Oct. 6, 2010
ART MARKET WATCH
"Divine Comedy" and more at Sotheby’s New York.
Aug. 6, 2010
ART MARKET WATCH
First-half reports from Sotheby’s and Christie’s, plus new auction records in July.
July 7, 2010
ART MARKET WATCH
A cruise through the new auction records set in June 2010.
May 17, 2010
ART MARKET WATCH
Big bucks for Halsey Minor, Mr. Brainwash, Bosco Sodi, Anselm Reyle, more.
May 13, 2010
ART MARKET WATCH
$190 million at Sotheby’s New York evening sale of contemporary art.
May 12, 2010
ART MARKET WATCH
$231.9 million at Christie’s New York evening sale of contemporary art.
May 6, 2010
ART MARKET WATCH
by Stewart Waltzer

Sotheby’s New York Impressionist and modern art sale, May 5, 2010.
May 5, 2010
ART MARKET WATCH
by Stewart Waltzer

The $106.5 million Picasso at Christie’s New York Impressionist and modern art sale.
Apr. 23, 2010
ART MARKET WATCH
Christie’s "Green Auction," BRIC at Phillips, Sotheby’s Russian and Turkish sales, and photos in New York.
Mar. 23, 2010
ART MARKET WATCH
"Sex" sells at Phillips de Pury London.
Dec. 30, 2009
ART MARKET WATCH
Auction results for December 2009.
Nov. 25, 2009
ART MARKET WATCH
Reading the tea leaves for the fall 2009 auction season.
Nov. 12, 2009
ART MARKET WATCH
$134.4 million at Sotheby’s contemporary sale.
Nov. 11, 2009
ART MARKET WATCH
$74.1 million at Christie’s contemporary.
Nov. 5, 2009
ART MARKET WATCH
by Stewart Waltzer
The recession is over -- $181.7 million at Sotheby's Impressionist and modern sale on Nov. 4, 2009.
Nov. 4, 2009
ART MARKET WATCH
by Stewart Waltzer
$65.7 million at Christie’s Impressionist and modern sale on Nov. 3, 2009.
Nov. 4, 2009
ART MARKET WATCH
by Stewart Waltzer

$65.7 million at Christie’s Impressionist and modern sale on Nov. 3, 2009.
July 23, 2009
Art Market Watch
Western art at Coeur d’Alene, and Old Masters in London.
July 2, 2009
ART MARKET WATCH
Is the contemporary art market ready to rebound?
June 30, 2009
ART MARKET WATCH
Lots of profit at the top: Impressionist and modern art sells in London.
June 19, 2009
ART MARKET WATCH
June at the auction houses.
May 29, 2009
ART MARKET WATCH
Latin American sales in New York.
May 22, 2009
ART MARKET WATCH
American art sales in New York, plus more on the spring contemporary art auctions.
May 14, 2009
ART MARKET WATCH
$93.7 million at Christie’s contemporary sale.
May 13, 2009
ART MARKET WATCH
$47 million at Sotheby’s contemporary sale.
May 7, 2009
ART MARKET WATCH
by Stewart Waltzer
Christie’s Impressionist and modern sale on May 6, 2009.
May 6, 2009
ART MARKET WATCH
by Stewart Waltzer
Sotheby’s Impressionist and modern sale on May 5, 2009.
May 6, 2009
ART MARKET WATCH
by Deborah Ripley
Time of reckoning at the spring print sales.
Apr. 9, 2009
ART MARKET WATCH
Good prices at Sotheby’s Hong Kong.
Mar. 10, 2009
ART MARKET WATCH
New records at Phillips de Pury’s contemporary sale.
Mar. 4, 2009
ART MARKET WATCH
Grim news from Sotheby’s, optimistic news from Zwirner, bargains at Phillips, etc.
Feb. 26, 2009
ART MARKET WATCH
Worshiping at the Cathedral of Saint Laurent.
Feb. 13, 2009
ART MARKET WATCH
Auction houses post 2008 results, plus highlights of the London contemporary sales.
Feb. 9, 2009
MUSCULAR OLD MASTERS II
by Paul Jeromack
Update on ter Brugghen’s Bagpipe Player, plus sales at Christie’s.
Feb. 6, 2009
Muscular Old Masters
by Paul Jeromack
Inside Sotheby’s New York sale of Old Master paintings in January.
Feb. 2, 2009
ART MARKET WATCH
Who’s buying art? Old Masters in New York, contemporary in London, Yves Saint-Laurent in Paris, more.
Jan. 27, 2009
ART MARKET WATCH
Could Warholmania finally be over?
Dec. 22, 2008
ART MARKET WATCH
Can Erotica Save the Art Market?
Nov. 21, 2008
ART MARKET WATCH
Good Latin American results, plus prints at Phillips de Pury.
Nov. 14, 2008
ART MARKET WATCH
Phillips de Pury does $9.6 million in contemporary, plus day sales at Sotheby’s and Christie’s.
Nov. 13, 2008
ART MARKET WATCH
$113.6 million at Christie’s contemporary.
Nov. 12, 2008
ART MARKET WATCH
Sotheby’s contemporary does $125 million.
Nov. 7, 2008
ART MARKET WATCH
by Stewart Waltzer
Christie’s Impressionist and modern art sale, Nov. 6, 2008.
Nov. 6, 2008
ART MARKET WATCH
The Alice Lawrence and Hillman Family collections.
Nov. 4, 2008
ART MARKET WATCH
by Stewart Waltzer
Sotheby’s Impressionist and modern sale in New York, Nov. 3, 2008
Oct. 27, 2008
ART MARKET WATCH
Say hello to the art-market recession.
Oct. 9, 2008
ART MARKET WATCH
Mixed signals about the health of the art-market.
Sept. 24, 2008
Art Market Watch
New auction records for the first half of 2008.
Sept. 22, 2008
ART MARKET WATCH
September contemporary sales in New York, plus a look at the Asian contemporary market.
Sept. 16, 2008
ART MARKET WATCH
Damien Hirst rules the contemporary auction market.
Sept. 9, 2008
ART MARKET WATCH
September art auctions bring it on.
Aug. 7, 2008
ART MARKET WATCH
Christie’s edges Sotheby’s in total sales for 2008 to date.
July 21, 2008
ART MARKET WATCH
Old Master sales at Christie’s and Sotheby’s in London. Plus, Christie’s sales report for the first half of 2008.
July 7, 2008
Art Market Watch
Big prices for Bacon, Koons, Freud, more at London contemporary sales.
June 27, 2008
Art Market Watch
Impressionist & modern sales in London.
May 30, 2008
ART MARKET WATCH
Records, records, records -- Latin American at Christie’s and Sotheby’s, Chinese contemporary at Christie’s Hong Kong, American at Sotheby’s New York, more.
May 22, 2008
ART MARKET WATCH
Christie’s record-setting American art sale, prints at Phillips, Kahn House buy-in.
May 16, 2008
ART MARKET WATCH
$1.9 million for MOCA L.A. at Phillips, plus day sales at Christie’s and Sotheby’s, and a note on Sotheby’s stock price.
May 15, 2008
ART MARKET WATCH
Sotheby’s contemporary does a record-setting $362 million.
May 14, 2008
ART MARKET WATCH
Christie’s contemporary does $348 million.
May 8, 2008
ART MARKET WATCH
by Stewart Waltzer
Sotheby’s Impressionist and modern art sale totals $235 million.
May 7, 2008
ART MARKET WATCH
by Stewart Waltzer
$277 million at Christie’s New York Impressionist and moderns.
May 6, 2008
ART MARKET WATCH
A preview of the spring auctions in New York, and auction results for April 2008.
Apr. 11, 2008
Art Market Watch
April sales in London, Hong Kong and New York.
Apr. 2, 2008
ART MARKET WATCH
Armory Show Week auctions at Phillips, Christie’s and Sotheby’s.
Mar. 26, 2008
ART MARKET WATCH
Auction results from New York’s Asia Week.
Feb. 29, 2008
ART MARKET WATCH
Contemporary sales in London at Sotheby’s and Phillips. Plus, Sotheby’s year-end results.
Feb. 21, 2008
ART MARKET WATCH
The 20th annual Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory.
Feb. 15, 2008
ART MARKET WATCH
Sotheby’s [Red] Auction cracks $40 million.
Feb. 12, 2008
ART MARKET WATCH
Sotheby’s (Red) Auction, contemporary art at Christie’s London, 2007 auction results, Bonhams moves, more.
Feb. 6, 2008
ART MARKET WATCH
Good results at London Impressionist and modern art sales.
Jan. 31, 2008
JANUARY OLD MASTERS 2008
by Paul Jeromack
Sotheby’s New York totals $91.7 million.
Dec. 11, 2007
ART MARKET WATCH
by Deborah Ripley
Victor Vasarely’s multicolored phoenix.
Nov. 16, 2007
ART MARKET WATCH
Contemporary auctions end with a $50-million bang at Phillips, de Pury & Co.
Nov. 15, 2007
ART MARKET WATCH
$316 million at Sotheby’s contemporary sale.
Nov. 14, 2007
ART MARKET WATCH
Blast off at Christie’s post-war and contemporary sale.
Nov. 13, 2007
ART MARKET WATCH
$52 million for the Allan Stone Collection.
Nov. 8, 2007
ART MARKET WATCH
by Stewart Waltzer
Sotheby’s New York evening sale of Impressionist and modern art, Nov. 7, 2007
Nov. 7, 2007
ART MARKET WATCH
by Stewart Waltzer
Christie’s "Impressionist and Modern Art" evening sale, Nov. 6, 2007.
Oct. 30, 2007
ART MARKET WATCH
Robust results for October sales in New York and London.
Oct. 22, 2007
ART MARKET WATCH
by Paul Jeromack
Old Masters at Christie’s New York.
Oct. 19, 2007
Art Market Watch
Analyzing the top-selling photos of the year so far (revised).
Oct. 10, 2007
ART MARKET GUIDE 2007
by Richard Polsky
A look at the art market, October 2007.
Sept. 28, 2007
Art Market Watch
Muscular prices in September. Plus, the Robert Wilson Loft Sale.
Sept. 13, 2007
ART MARKET WATCH
Sotheby’s tune-up contemporary sale.
Sept. 11, 2007
ART MARKET WATCH
Christie’s "First Open" tests the contemporary market boom.
Aug. 10, 2007
ART MARKET WATCH
Sotheby’s 2007 numbers, Christie’s House Sale, Western Art record for Coeur d’Alene, more.
July 13, 2007
ART MARKET WATCH
Christie’s numbers jump, record-setting Raphael, more.
July 13, 2007
ART MARKET WATCH
Christie’s numbers jump, record-setting Raphael, more.
July 11, 2007
ART MARKET WATCH
by Paul Jeromack
Old Masters plus more Albright-Knox discards at Sotheby’s New York.
June 22, 2007
ART MARKET WATCH
Crazy money in London sales in June.
May 30, 2007
ART MARKET WATCH
American art auctions in New York, more.
May 18, 2007
ART MARKET WATCH
Contemporary at Phillips, de Pury & Co., plus day sale results at Christie’s and Sotheby’s.
May 17, 2007
ART MARKET WATCH
Christie’s $384.6 million contemporary sale.
May 16, 2007
ART MARKET WATCH
Sotheby’s record-breaking $254.9 million contemporary sale.
May 10, 2007
ART MARKET WATCH
by Stewart Waltzer
Christie’s sells $236 milllion of Impressionist and modern art on May 9, 2007.
May 9, 2007
ART MARKET WATCH
by Stewart Waltzer
Sotheby’s $278.5 million evening sale of Impressionist and modern art, May  8, 2007.
Apr. 16, 2007
ART MARKET WATCH
Big ticket lots in May post-war sales, new Hong Kong record, museums like Cuveliers, more.
Apr. 6, 2007
ART MARKET WATCH
Plummer’s new art fund, Sender’s art profits, Armory Show sales, Russian art, Old Masters, photos in New York, more.
Mar. 26, 2007
ART MARKET WATCH
Big prices during Asia Week for lots from Albright-Knox, contemporary art.
Mar. 5, 2007
ART MARKET WATCH
Mid-season sales in New York, Berkeley sells a Russian, and Sotheby’s vs. Christie’s 2006.
Feb. 23, 2007
ART MARKET WATCH
Christie’s goes for gallery gold.
Feb. 9, 2007
ART MARKET WATCH
A wild ride upwards at Sotheby’s and Christie’s London sales.
Jan. 30, 2007
Art Market Watch
Old Masters in New York, London February highlights, African-American art at Swann, Christie’s 2006 totals, more.
Dec. 21, 2006
ART MARKET WATCH
At art auctions in October and November 2006, works by more than 2,800 artists hit new highs.
Dec. 4, 2006
ART MARKET WATCH
An intense two weeks of auctions of American, Russian, Asian and Latin American art.
Nov. 17, 2006
ART MARKET WATCH
$29.7 million at Phillips contemporary.
Nov. 16, 2006
ART MARKET WATCH
$240 million at Christies evening contemporary art auction.
Nov. 15, 2006
ART MARKET WATCH
$125 million at Sotheby’s contemporary.
Nov. 9, 2006
ART MARKET WATCH
by Stewart Waltzer
Christie’s record-shattering Impressionist and modern art sale, Nov. 8, 2006.
Nov. 8, 2006
ART MARKET WATCH
by Stewart Waltzer
Sotheby’s huge Impressionist and modern sale, Nov. 7, 2006.
Nov. 3, 2006
ART MARKET WATCH
Geffen sells, Lauder sells, Toledo sells, Connery sells, etc. Plus, Heritage Auction Galleries in Dallas.
Oct. 27, 2006
ART MARKET WATCH
Impressionist, modern and contemporary in New York on the horizon, plus London contemporary, October photo sales in NYC, more.
Oct. 4, 2006
ART MARKET WATCH
A look at the September contemporary and Asian art sales in New York.
Aug. 11, 2006
ART MARKET WATCH
One Klimt back to Austria? Plus, the Arnold Newman estate, Sotheby’s 10¢ dividend, more.
June 26, 2006
ART MARKET WATCH
London scores with June sales, Cucchi at Phillips, more.
June 19, 2006
ART MARKET WATCH
An incredible 1,650 artists set new auction records in May, according to the Artnet Fine Art Auction Database.
June 2, 2006
ART MARKET WATCH
American paintings at Christie’s New York, new records from Hong Kong, more.
May 26, 2006
ART MARKET WATCH
Records fall at Latin American and American sales in New York, design at Phillips, more.
May 15, 2006
ART MARKET WATCH
Phillips contemporary, Sotheby’s contemporary totals, more.
May 11, 2006
ART MARKET WATCH
$128.8 million at Sotheby’s contemporary. Plus, day sales at Christie’s, and Refco Collection totals.
May 10, 2006
ART MARKET WATCH
A slew of Judds help Christie’s contemporary do $143 million.
May 8, 2006
ART MARKET WATCH
Refco photos, mystery Picasso bidder, "Kustom Kulture" in Cali, more.
May 4, 2006
ART MARKET WATCH
by Stewart Waltzer
A $95-million Picasso at Sotheby’s Impressionist and modern art auction, May 3, 2006.
May 3, 2006
ART MARKET WATCH
by Stewart Waltzer
Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art, May 2, 2006.
May 2, 2006
ART MARKET WATCH
Dueling $50-million pictures, Russian art soars, photo results, more.
Apr. 5, 2006
ART MARKET WATCH
Judd at Christie’s, big numbers for Asian contemporary, more.
Mar. 24, 2006
ART MARKET WATCH
Asian art week, Christie’s "First Open," Chinati benefit, Sotheby’s stock, more.
Feb. 27, 2006
Art Market Watch
Met sells plaster casts, Sylvan Cole prints at Swann, March contemporary auctions in New York, Judd Foundation sells at Christie’s, more.
Feb. 15, 2006
Art Market Watch
Soaring prices at New York photo auctions, London sales.
Feb. 3, 2006
Art Market Watch
London auction highlights for February, photos from the Metropolitan Museum at Sotheby’s New York, more.
Jan. 27, 2006
Art Market Watch
Art market on fire for January 2006. Plus, the Revco Collection on the block, Testino at Phillips, dogs at Bonhams, more.
Jan. 6, 2005
ART MARKET WATCH
Americana, Old Masters, more, at January auctions in New York.
Dec. 22, 2005
ART MARKET WATCH
Assorted milestones for late 2005.
Nov. 11, 2005
Art Market Watch
$22 million at Phillips’ contemporary, day sale results at Christie’s & Sotheby’s.
Nov. 10, 2005
Art Market Watch
$114 million at Sotheby’s contemporary.
Nov. 9, 2005
Art Market Watch
$157 million at Christie’s post-war and contemporary sale.
Nov. 8, 2005
Art Market Watch
$7.5 million for Princess Gloria at Phillips.
Nov. 7, 2005
Art Market Watch
Safra sale results, Forever art auction in Beijing, J.M.W. Turner in New York.
Nov. 3, 2005
Art Market Watch
by Stewart Waltzer
Sotheby’s Impressionists and modern art sale on Nov. 2, 2005.
Nov. 2, 2005
Art Market Watch
by Stewart Waltzer
Christie’s sells Impressionist and moderns worth $161 million.
Oct. 31, 2005
Art Market Watch
Good contemporary sales in London, more.
Oct. 24, 2005
FALL AUCTION PREVIEW
Impressionist, modern and contemporary art auctions in New York.
Oct. 14, 2005
Art Market Watch
Staggering results in New York fall photo auctions.
Sept. 30, 2005
Art Market Watch
"First Open," plus fall photo sales in New York.
Sept. 23, 2005
Art Market Watch
Liquidations at LACMA, high results for Indian contemporary, artful Mickey Mouse on the block, Christie’s noses ahead, more.
July 8, 2005
ART MARKET WATCH
Old Masters in London, plus a comment for the ages.
June 3, 2005
ART MARKET WATCH
Heat in Hong Kong, New York Latin American sales, more.
May 23, 2005
ART MARKET WATCH
Results for American painting sales, Versace, contemporary day sales, more.
May 14, 2005
ART MARKET WATCH
$23.7 million at Phillips contemporary, $133.7 million at Christie's contemporary, and $68 million at Sotheby's.
April 25, 2005
ART MARKET WATCH
Stewart Waltzer
Christie’s Impressionist and modern sale, May 4, 2005.




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