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Texas Man Discovers $1 Million Early Diego Rivera in His Home Office

Texas Man Discovers $1 Million Early Diego Rivera in His Home Office

Bullet Shih January 15, 2013 0

During the recently aired PBS’s Antiques Roadshow filmed in Corpus Christi, Texas in August 2012, a local man was amazed to find that a painting purchased by his great-grandparents was actually a lost painting

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Simon de Pury Leaves Phillips de Pury

Simon de Pury Leaves Phillips de Pury

Bullet Shih January 3, 2013 0

Making the transition from eponymous to anonymous, Carol Vogel at the New York Times has reported that Simon de Pury and his wife Michaela have stepped down from the auction house that has spent

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Dali Print Found in Thrift Store Nets $21K…For the Thrift Store

Dali Print Found in Thrift Store Nets $21K…For the Thrift Store

Bullet Shih November 21, 2012 0

The Huffington Post has reported that a sharp eyed worker at the Tacoma Goodwill Store spied a donation that might be worth a little more that yor average tea set or old Dunlap tennis

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Sale of Warhol Works from Foundation Realizes $17 Million at Christie’s

Sale of Warhol Works from Foundation Realizes $17 Million at Christie’s

Bullet Shih November 14, 2012 0

As part of the Warhol Foundation’s shift in focus from preserving and presenting Warhol’s estate to that of being a well endowed foundation focusing on grants and licensing Warhol’s images, the Warhol Foundation auctioned

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Richter Breaks Living Artist Auction Record at $34 Million

Richter Breaks Living Artist Auction Record at $34 Million

Bullet Shih October 15, 2012 0

A smear painting by German artist Gerhard Richter has broken the auction record for a living artist at Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale in London on 2012 October 12.  The painting Abstraktes Bild (809-4) of 1994

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$100K Renoir Found at West Virginia Flea Market

$100K Renoir Found at West Virginia Flea Market

Bullet Shih September 10, 2012 1

The Telegraph is reporting that a woman purchased what is believed to be an original Renoir oil painting at the Harpers Ferry Flea Market in Harpers Ferry, West Virgina.  It did not appear to

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Rare Beatles Painting Emerges From Under Japanese Bed

Rare Beatles Painting Emerges From Under Japanese Bed

Bullet Shih September 7, 2012 0

The Atlantic has reported that perhaps the only painting done and signed by all four members of the Beatles is now up for sale after being stored under a bed in Japan for the

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Warhol Foundation to Unload Its Entire $100 Million of Andy’s work

Warhol Foundation to Unload Its Entire $100 Million of Andy’s work

Bullet Shih September 6, 2012 0

The New York Times has reported that The Andy Warhol Foundation has just agreed to divest itself of all artworks by Andy Warhol through a special agreement with Christie’s.  According to president Joel Wachs,

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$10 Million Picasso Found in Indiana Museum Basement After Being Lost for 50 Years

$10 Million Picasso Found in Indiana Museum Basement After Being Lost for 50 Years

Bullet Shih August 21, 2012 0

While there have been plenty of stories regarding priceless Picassos being stolen from museums, the Guardian offers the recent story of a museum finding a Picasso that they forgot that they had.  The Evansville

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Art Dealer Charged with Creating $1.3 Million Collection Out of Book Illustrations

Art Dealer Charged with Creating $1.3 Million Collection Out of Book Illustrations

Bullet Shih August 16, 2012 0

A federal grand jury has indicted Madison, Connecticut art dealer David J. Crespo, owner of the Brandon Art Gallery for defrauding clients by selling them fake Chagall lithographs and fake Picasso works from a

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Louis Bourgeois, Joan Mitchell…Sharon Davson???

Louis Bourgeois, Joan Mitchell…Sharon Davson???

Bullet Shih August 13, 2012 0

  A few months ago, we commented on a piece by the Economist that compared the top prices paid by male artists versus those paid for female artists which concluded that male artists fetched

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New Goya Painting Found!

New Goya Painting Found!

Bullet Shih August 1, 2012 0

A painting by Francisco de Goya of Lot and his daughters has recently been attributed to him after hanging in a Spanish collection for 80 years without the owner knowing that it had been

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Christie’s to Refund £1.7 Million for Fake Russian Painting

Christie’s to Refund £1.7 Million for Fake Russian Painting

Bullet Shih July 30, 2012 0

Several months ago we reported about Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg and his lawsuit against Christie’s over the purchase of a painting by Boris Kustodiev titled Odalisque purportedly painted in 1919. The Telegraph has reported

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Churchill Painting to Be Sold for Over $1 Million

Churchill Painting to Be Sold for Over $1 Million

Bullet Shih June 15, 2012 0

The Telegraph has reported that a previously unknown painting by former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill will be sold this coming month.  The painting is a still life with orchids painted by Churchill in

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Tintin in America Goes to the Moon!

Tintin in America Goes to the Moon!

Bullet Shih June 5, 2012 0

On Saturday, an original cover from the 1932 Tintin in America sold for 1.3 million euros at the Artcurial auction house in Paris making it the highest priced piece of comic art ever sold. 

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Van Gogh Museum Acquires Pollard Willow Watercolor

Van Gogh Museum Acquires Pollard Willow Watercolor

Bullet Shih May 21, 2012 0

The Washington Post has reported that the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has acquire the watercolor Pollard Willow earlier this year at an auction in London for €1.5 million ($1.9 million). This is the

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Rocker Pete Doherty Sells Amy Winehouse Blood Painting for £35,000

Rocker Pete Doherty Sells Amy Winehouse Blood Painting for £35,000

Bullet Shih May 16, 2012 0

  The Guardian has reported that the painting titled Ladylike that was a joint piece by badboy rocker Pete Doherty and the recently deceased trouble rocker Amy Winehouse sold at auction for £35,000. The

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Many More Munchs to Market?

Many More Munchs to Market?

Bullet Shih May 8, 2012 0

After the hype of Edvard Munch’s $119.9 million sale of the Scream has started to die down, the BBC has reported that Kraft Foods is exploring the sale of 12 Edvard Munch wall murals

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Munch’s Scream Sells for $119.9 Million

Munch’s Scream Sells for $119.9 Million

Bullet Shih May 3, 2012 0

  The much anticipated Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern auction netted a whopping $330.6 million last night with the highlight of the evening undoubtedly being the sale of one of four versions of Edvard Munch’s

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Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Sale Makes a Statement Without Screaming

Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Sale Makes a Statement Without Screaming

Bullet Shih May 2, 2012 0

  While many in the world of art and money are awaiting Sotheby’s auction this evening where a version of Munch’s Scream is expected to go anywhere from $80 to $200 millon, Christie’s put

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Russian Oligarch Suing Christie’s Over Alleged Forgery

Russian Oligarch Suing Christie’s Over Alleged Forgery

Bullet Shih April 30, 2012 0

Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg listed by Forbes as the 64th wealthiest person in the world is suing Christie’s over the purchase of a painting by Boris Kustodiev titled Odalisque purportedly painted in 1919. The

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Nic Forrest Talks with artnet CEO Hans Neuendorf

Nic Forrest Talks with artnet CEO Hans Neuendorf

Bullet Shih April 17, 2012 0

Art Market blogger Nic Forrest sits down for an interview with artnet CEO Hans Neuendorf to talk about the state of the online art auction sphere and how he sees it developing.  Neuendorf presents

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Banksy Works Break the Bank

Banksy Works Break the Bank

Bullet Shih April 10, 2012 0

The Telegraph has reported a recent surge in the prices of the ubiquitous street artist Banksy’s work especially among the more mass market limited edition prints. Often overlooked in the press reports was the

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Man Buys $2,000,000 Warhol Drawing at Las Vegas Garage Sale for $5

Man Buys $2,000,000 Warhol Drawing at Las Vegas Garage Sale for $5

Bullet Shih April 4, 2012 0

The UK Sun is reporting that English businessman Andy Fields was rummaging through a garage sale in Las Vegas in 2010 when he stumbled upon an early Andy Warhol drawing of 1930s singer and

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Sotheby’s to Sell Tamara de Lempicka Painting Not Seen Since the 1920s

Sotheby’s to Sell Tamara de Lempicka Painting Not Seen Since the 1920s

Bullet Shih March 27, 2012 0

Sotheby’s has just announced that they have received a consignment of a Tamara de Lempicka painting, NU ADOSSÉ I that has been out of the public view since it was exhibited in a contemporary

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William Eggleston Sale at Christie’s

William Eggleston Sale at Christie’s

Bullet Shih March 15, 2012 0

Christie’s recent sale of  photos in New York by American photographer William Eggleston found buyers for all 36 lots totaling $5.9 million, averaging approximately $164 thousand a photo.  The star lot was an untitled

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Picasso’s Child with Dove Up For Sale

Picasso’s Child with Dove Up For Sale

Bullet Shih March 8, 2012 0

Walesonline.co.uk has reported that the owners of the early Picasso, Child with a Dove have asked Christie’s to sell the work.  The painting is owned by the Welsh Aberconway family and has been exhibited

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British Museums Drop £45 Million on a Titian

British Museums Drop £45 Million on a Titian

Bullet Shih March 7, 2012 0

Artdaily.org has reported that Britain’s National Gallery and the National Galleries of Scotland have joined forces to purchase Titian’s masterpiece Diana and Callisto from the Duke of Southerland for £45 million.  This will enable

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Commodity Prices Soar! Tate Buys $44.3 Million Worth of Ai Wei Wei Sunflower Seeds

Commodity Prices Soar! Tate Buys $44.3 Million Worth of Ai Wei Wei Sunflower Seeds

Bullet Shih March 5, 2012 0

The Guardian is reporting that the Tate just purchased 8 million individual sculptures or 10 tons of the approximately 100 tons of the sunflower seeds exhibited last year at the Tate Modern.  Although the

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A Yen for Yuan: Sotheby’s to Open Chinese Office

A Yen for Yuan: Sotheby’s to Open Chinese Office

Bullet Shih March 1, 2012 0

While Sotheby’s has had an office in Hong Kong since 1973, they have recently upped the ante.  Art Market Monitor has reported that yesterday CEO Bill Ruprecht held a conference call to state that

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The $80 Million Scream

The $80 Million Scream

Bullet Shih February 21, 2012 0

Sotheby’s has just announced that they have received a version of  Edvard Munch’s Scream for their Contemporary and Modern Auction on May 2nd, 2012.  Photo via Sotheby’s One of only four versions of the

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Results from Indian Auction House Saffronart’s First Impressionist and Modern Sale a Little Bland.

Results from Indian Auction House Saffronart’s First Impressionist and Modern Sale a Little Bland.

Bullet Shih February 21, 2012 0

Saffronart which conducted its first online sale of Impressionist and Modern art on February 15th and 16th realized somewhat mediocre results as the auction sold only 44% or 32 of the 73 lots up

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After Rocky Start, Christie’s Sale of Impressionist and Modern Works Exceeds High Estimate

After Rocky Start, Christie’s Sale of Impressionist and Modern Works Exceeds High Estimate

Bullet Shih February 8, 2012 0

Last night’s sale of Impressionist and Modern paintings at Christie’s London was certainly not without drama as the auction came out of the gate quickly with the sale of a Van Gogh , a

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