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Critic’s Notebook: Stop Hating Jeff Koons

Why “Rabbit,” the perfect art for the roaring mid-80s, continues to speak to us.
Tags: Art, News, Auctions, Christie's, Jeff Koons, Jeff, Koons


XX Marks the Spot: KAWS Goes Global

The artist known as KAWS is famous for his commercial collaborations. Now his paintings are fetching ever-higher auction prices.
Tags: Art, News, Auctions, Sculpture, Christie's, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn (NYC, Christian Dior SA, KAWS (1974-


Even the Rich Aren’t Rich Enough for Jeff Koons

As billionaires compete for art in an overheated market, the merely affluent are giving up.
Tags: Art, News, David, Income Inequality, Christie's, Jeff Koons, Jeff, Koons, Hockney, High Net Worth Individuals


Jeff Koons ‘Rabbit’ Sets Auction Record for Most Expensive Work by Living Artist

A shiny and enigmatic steel sculpture sold for $91.1 million at Christie’s on Wednesday, edging past David Hockney.
Tags: Art, News, David, Auctions, Sculpture, Christie's, Jeff Koons, Gagosian Gallery, Christie, Jeff, Koons, Hockney, Newhouse, S I Jr


Jeff Koons ‘Rabbit’ Sets Auction Record for Most Expensive Work by Living Artist

A shiny and enigmatic steel sculpture sold for $91.1 million at Christie’s on Wednesday, edging past David Hockney.
Tags: Art, News, David, Auctions, Sculpture, Christie's, Jeff Koons, Gagosian Gallery, Christie, Jeff, Koons, Hockney, Newhouse, S I Jr


Jeff Koons ‘Rabbit’ Smashes Record for Work by a Living Artist

A shiny and enigmatic steel sculpture sold for $91.1 million at Christie’s Wednesday.
Tags: Art, News, David, Auctions, Sculpture, Christie's, Jeff Koons, Gagosian Gallery, Christie, Jeff, Koons, Hockney, Newhouse, S I Jr


Spring Art Sales: Yawns or Records?

Trophy names and a few surprises: For the first time, all three auction houses will include works by KAWS.
Tags: Art, News, Auctions, Christie's, Sotheby's, Jeff, Koons, Basquiat, Jean-Michel, Phillips Auctioneers LLC


Move Over, Richard Prince. Here Comes Bootleg Art From ‘Christy’s.’

An artist knocks off Christie’s Post War and Contemporary evening sale — Koons, Warhol, Thiebaud — and gets a thumbs up from the real auction house.
Tags: Art, News, Auctions, Warhol, Christie's, Ny, Richard Prince, Andy, Robert, Christie, Eric, Christy, Rauschenberg, Copyrights and Copyright Violations, Doeringer, East Williamsburg (Brooklyn


Sunday Routine: How the Brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery Spends His Sundays

Garrett Oliver credits his father with his weekend credo: “Doing Creative Nothing.” He lives by it.
Tags: News, Beer, Brooklyn, Christie's, Ny, Brooklyn Brewery, Garrett Oliver, Boerum Hill (Brooklyn


AO Auction Results – London: Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sales, March 5th – 7th, 2019

David Hockney, Henry Geldzahler and Christopher Scott (1969), via Christie’s Following a marathon week of openings and shows between New York and London, the first major Contemporary Evening Sales of 2019 are in the bag, with a trio of sales closing out the week in London with a market picture that seemed relatively strong.  No […]
Tags: Art, New York, London, Christie's, Sotheby's, Art News, Featured Post, Christie, Phillips, Christopher Scott, Auction Results, AO Auction Results, David Hockney Henry Geldzahler


Masterpiece or Mistake? A Hawaii Museum’s $7.5 Million Question

Christie’s said a Hawaiian sculpture that it sold in 2017 was about 200 years old. But some experts aren’t convinced.
Tags: News, Museum, Museums, Hawaii, Auctions, Sculpture, Christie's, Tax credits, Philanthropy, Bishop, Christie, Marc, Benioff, Deductions and Exemptions, Arts and Antiquities Looting, Appraisals and Valuation (Property


Rembrandt in the Blood: An Obsessive Aristocrat, Rediscovered Paintings and an Art-World Feud

No one had spotted a new painting by the Dutch master for four decades — until the scion of a storied Amsterdam family found two.
Tags: Art, News, Auctions, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Christie's, Rembrandt, Sotheby's, Collectors and Collections, Rembrandt Harmenszoon, van Rijn


AO Auction Preview – London: The Impressionist/Modern and Post-War/Contemporary Evening Sales, February 26th – March 7th, 2019

Claude Monet, Le Palais Ducal (1908), via Sotheby’s With the month of February drawing to a close, the major auction houses are gearing up for their first real test of the year, with a string of auctions set to take place over the course of the following weeks in London.  Marking major sales for both […]
Tags: Art, London, Show, Christie's, Sotheby's, Art News, Featured Post, Phillips, Sotheby, AO Auction Preview, Claude Monet Le Palais Ducal


As a ‘No Deal’ Brexit Looms, the Art World Prepares for the Fallout

British dealers, auctioneers and artists are bracing for the departure from the European Union. Some see advantages to life outside the bloc.
Tags: Art, Europe, News, Christie's, Sotheby's, Great Britain, Politics And Government, Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit


Going, Going, Gone: Explaining Auction Houses’ Executive Exodus

It’s been a memorable year in the art world, not for what happened, but for who left.
Tags: Art, News, Auctions, Christie's, Francis, Sotheby's, Guillaume, Loic, Appointments and Executive Changes, Cerutti, Gouzer, Outred


How Old Master Sales Are Like the Tortoise and the Hare

Auction houses are still getting high prices for works from the historic canon, but demand isn’t what it once was.
Tags: Art, News, Auctions, Christie's, Sotheby's, Anthony, Van Dyck, Hals, Frans, Rembrandt Harmenszoon, van Rijn


Einstein’s ‘God Letter’ From 1954 Sells for $2.9 Million

A letter from Albert Einstein that discussed God and religion was sold for far more than the presale estimate of $1 million to $1.5 million.
Tags: News, Auctions, Albert Einstein, Christie's, Letters, Einstein, Albert, Jews and Judaism


Grace Notes: Einstein’s ‘God Letter,’ a Viral Missive From 1954

A letter in which Einstein called the word God “the expression of and product of human weakness” is expected to fetch $1 million at auction.
Tags: News, Auctions, Christie's, Letters, Einstein, Walter, Albert, Isaacson, Goldstein, Jews and Judaism, Rebecca Newberger


An Awkward Moment for the Russian Art Market

Sales have slowed in the face of new political realities, including Western sanctions on Moscow. But wealthy buyers continue to create surprises.
Tags: Art, News, Russia, Auctions, Moscow, Christie's, Sotheby's, Collectors and Collections, Embargoes and Sanctions, Bonhams 1793 Ltd, London (England


The Machine That Drives the Auction World

A blockbuster week of sales backed by third-party guarantees reassures the art world that the market is humming, if not booming.
Tags: Art, News, Auctions, Christie's, Sotheby's, Collectors and Collections, Phillips Auctioneers LLC, Guarantees and Warranties


David Hockney Painting Sells for $90 Million, Smashing Record for Living Artist

The trend toward broadening tastes at auction picked up steam at Christie’s with the Hockney and new highs for works by two African-American artists.
Tags: Art, News, David, Auctions, Christie's, David Hockney, Jack, Taylor, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Christie, Henry, Lawrence, Dana, Jacob, Schutz, Hockney


AO Auction Recap – New York: Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sales, November 14th – 15th, 2018

David Hockney, Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) (1972), Final Price: $90,312,500, via Christie’s After a marathon of sales this evening, running through a heavy first snowfall of the year in New York, the Contemporary and Post-War Evening Sales are a wrap, closing out the year on a high note.  Over the course of […]
Tags: Art, New York, Christie's, David Hockney, Sotheby's, Art News, Christie, Phillips, AO Auction Recap


$90 Million David Hockney Painting Smashes Record for a Living Artist

The trend toward a major broadening of tastes among buyers of high-end art picked up steam at Christie’s Thursday night.
Tags: Art, News, David, Auctions, Christie's, David Hockney, Jack, Taylor, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Christie, Henry, Lawrence, Dana, Jacob, Schutz, Hockney


Hopper Painting Sells for Record $91.9 Million at Christie’s

In three auctions, there were some formidable prices, though eyebrows were raised at a number of intimidating estimates. And there were failures.
Tags: Art, News, Auctions, Christie's, Sotheby's, Edward, Hopper, Christie, Prices (Fares, Collectors and Collections, Fees and Rates, Ebsworth, Barney A


AO Auction Recap – New York: Impressionist and Modern Evening Sales, November 11th – 12th, 2018

Rene Magritte, The Pleasure Principle (1937) Final Price: $26,830,500, via Sotheby’s The first batch of sales for New York’s bustling auction week have come to a close, as Christie’s and Sotheby’s capped their Impressionist and Modern Evening Sales in New York.  Both sales seemed to rock back and forth between major milestones and less impressive results, as buyers seemed tentative […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Christie's, Sotheby's, Art News, Featured Post, Christie, Sotheby, AO Auction Recap, Rene Magritte


In Search of the Real Thing: China’s Quest to Buy Back Its Lost Heritage

Chinese collectors flock to London to buy items from their country’s Imperial past, attracted by pieces with ownership histories that guarantee authenticity.
Tags: Art, London, News, China, Auctions, Christie's, Sotheby's, Imperial, London (England


Stephen Hawking’s Wheelchair and Thesis Fetch More Than $1 Million at Auction

Bids far exceeded expectations at the Christie’s auction, which also included items that once belonged to Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein.
Tags: News, Auctions, Stephen Hawking, Christie's, Christie, Hawking, WHEELCHAIRS, Stephen W, Isaac Newton Charles Darwin


Chicago Pulls Kerry James Marshall Painting From Auction Following Criticism

“Knowledge and Wonder” was to be sold at Christie’s on Nov. 15, but arts advocates and Mr. Marshall had criticized the move by the city of Chicago.
Tags: Art, News, Chicago, Auctions, Christie's, Marshall, Christie, Emanuel, Rahm, Kerry James, Chicago Public Library, Kerry James Marshall, Chicago (Ill


More Is More: Saint Laurent and Bergé’s Style Flies at Auction Again

The maximalist, cross-cultural decorating style favored by the two Frenchmen has long been admired as an antidote to the minimalism of contemporary interiors.
Tags: Art, News, Auctions, Christie's, Sotheby's, Antiques, Pierre, Yves, Laurent, Saint Laurent, Interior Design and Furnishings, Berge


This AI-generated portrait just sold at auction for $432K, but not without controversy

This blurry portrait of a man may not look like much but it just sold at auction for $432,500, nearly 45 times its high estimate. What makes it so special? The Portrait of Edmond Belamy is the work of Artificial Intelligence and it's the first of its kind to sell at a major auction house. Christie's: This portrait, however, is not the product of a human mind. It was created by an artificial intelligence, an algorithm defined by that algebraic formula with its many parentheses. And when it went ...
Tags: Art, Post, News, Artificial Intelligence, Paris, Christie's, Ai, Christie, Gan, Robbie Barrat, Barrat, Generative Adversarial Network, Auction House, Edmond Belamy, Pierre Fautrel, Belamy