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$1 Million Norman Rockwell Painting Stolen from Storage Unit

$1 Million Norman Rockwell Painting Stolen from Storage Unit

Bullet Shih October 9, 2013 0

The New York Post has reported that the Norman Rockwell painting Sport (Man in Fishing Boat) which was sold by a Private Collection from Birmingham, Alabama at Sotheby’s in New York on May 22,

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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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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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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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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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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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Whitney Biennial Punked!

Whitney Biennial Punked!

Bullet Shih February 28, 2012 0

In an interview with artinfo.com  Julia Halperin talks with Whitney Biennial curators Jay Sanders and Elizabeth Sussman, JH: Did you feel at all like you needed to respond to Occupy Wall Street in any

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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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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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Yuan to Buy Some Art: Zhang and Qi Top Picasso in 2011

Yuan to Buy Some Art: Zhang and Qi Top Picasso in 2011

Bullet Shih January 13, 2012 0

According to Bloomberg via international art sales monitor artprice, Picasso is no longer the the most sought after artist in terms of  total auction sales, thus ending an amazing run where annual sales of

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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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