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The $800K Missing Limbs

The $800K Missing Limbs

Bullet Shih December 3, 2012 1

The Greek myth of Tantalus tells the story of Tantalus who is invited to dine with the gods on Olympus and in a moment of arrogance or cheekiness decides to dice up his son

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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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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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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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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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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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Eeek! Fear Said to Increase Appreciation of Abstract Art

Eeek! Fear Said to Increase Appreciation of Abstract Art

Bullet Shih February 16, 2012 0

Miller-mccune.com is reporting a recent study by Kendall Eskine, a research psychologist at Loyola University New Orleans that proposes that fear heightens one’s appreciation of abstract art.  This seems to also have been proven

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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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Chinese Auction Houses Burst onto Global Scene

Chinese Auction Houses Burst onto Global Scene

Bullet Shih February 2, 2012 0

The two largest emerging economies, China and India, generally have two distinct styles when it comes to growth.  India methodically goes for slow steady growth while China likes to do it with a bang

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Elizabeth Taylor Continues to Command Big Bucks

Elizabeth Taylor Continues to Command Big Bucks

Bullet Shih January 27, 2012 0

After her jewelry collection was sold at Christie’s last month for a whopping $155 million, Taylor’s painting Portrait of a Man by Dutch Old Master Frans Hals went for over twice the presale estimate

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Lucien Freud Prints Expected to Fetch Over £1.2 in Sale to Coincide with Retrospective at the National Portrait Gallery of London

Lucien Freud Prints Expected to Fetch Over £1.2 in Sale to Coincide with Retrospective at the National Portrait Gallery of London

Bullet Shih January 3, 2012 0

The artist grandson of Sigmund Freud, Lucien Freud who passed away last year in July, will have a retrospective of his works at the National Portrait Gallery of London opening on February 9, 2012.  Hoping

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2011 Contemporary Arts Sales up 35% as Christie’s and Sotheby’s top $1.6 Billion

2011 Contemporary Arts Sales up 35% as Christie’s and Sotheby’s top $1.6 Billion

Bullet Shih December 29, 2011 0

According to Bloomberg calculations, Sotheby’s and Christie’s made a combined $1.7 billion during their 12 evening sales of contemporary art in2011 with Sotheby’s $844.1 million barely edging out Christie’s $834.3 million.  Contemporary art is

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