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The Making of Anna Weyant, Art’s Hot New Superstar

On Thursday evening, a flurry of glamorous spectators clutching programs and flutes of champagne settled into their seats on the seventh floor of Sotheby’s, waiting for the show to begin. With five international flags affixed above the main entrance, the auction house’s New York headquarters looks rather like an embassy, but busts rather than bureaucrats …

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This Iconic Man Ray Print Just Became the Most Expensive Photograph Ever Sold at Auction

This weekend, an iconic Man Ray print sold for $12.4 million at Christie’s, nearly tripling the record for the most expensive photograph ever sold at auction.  A prolonged bidding war pushed the piece well past its $5 million to $7 million pre-sale estimate—which itself would have been a record—during a sale dedicated to the Surrealist …

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The Art World ‘Mystery Buyers’ Who Spend Big and Stay Secret

The contemporary art market has kicked into overdrive over the last couple of decades, with fresh innovations warping the playing field every five minutes. But since the art market as we know it first came to be, one phenomenon has endured as common practice: buyer anonymity. This week, Christie’s made headlines when the auction house …

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20th/21st Century sale week exceeds billion-dollar mark, anchored by the historic sale of Warhol’s Marilyn | Christie’s

Big names such as Monet, Rothko, Pollock and Picasso led the evening sales, where 26 new artist records were achieved On 9 May, Christie’s 20th/21st Century sale week in New York commenced with The Collection of Thomas and Doris Ammann Evening Sale. The sale concluded with auctioneer Jussi Pylkkänen, Christie’s Global President, hammering down Andy …

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Christie’s evening sales total $831.3m, with Texan poker player’s surprise bidding spree upstaging blue-chip successes

Christie’s pulled off bullish and near-perfect back-to-back evening sales on Thursday that weighed in at a $715m hammer total for the 53 lots that sold. With fees, the tally rose to $831.3m. For starters, a dozen lots from the estate of noted philanthropist and collector Anne H. Bass realized $313.5m ($363m with fees) compared to …

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Auctioneer Adrien Meyer selling Jackson Pollock

Christie’s Rakes in $831 Million in a Double-Header Art Auction, Nearly Half of Which Came From the Anne Bass Collection

After much anticipation, the small-but-mighty sale of 12 star works from the collection of the late Anne Bass did not disappoint. At Christie’s New York on Thursday, every one of the Impressionist and Modern works offered from the collection of the philanthropist and former wife of oil billionaire Sid Bass sold (known as a white-glove …

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Record-Setting Ernie Barnes Painting Steals the Spotlight at Christie’s $831 M. Evening Sales

On Thursday night, Christie’s concluded its marquee May sales week with a blockbuster night of back-to-back auctions. A sale dedicated to Impressionist and modern works from the collection of the late New York philanthropist and socialite Anne Bass was followed by another devoted to 20th-century art. Together, the two sales brought in a staggering $831 …

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Why (and How) Global Economic Chaos Will Hit the Art Market in Ways You Might Not Expect (and Other Insights) | Artnet News

Every Wednesday morning, Artnet News brings you The Gray Market. The column decodes important stories from the previous week—and offers unparalleled insight into the inner workings of the art industry in the process. This week, stretching out the big picture…   TAKING THE PLUNGE Two years on from the U.S.’s first Covid lockdowns, a wide …

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