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.
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.
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.