Rubens’s 'Lot and his Daughters' sells for £44,9 million - Peter Paul Rubens’s Lot and his Daughters (circa 1613-14) achieved £44,882,500 /$58,167,720 /€52,422,760 at Christie's Old Masters auction...
Moore, Bacon, Constable shine at Christie's British Sale - Christie’s 'Defining British Art: Evening Sale' realised £99,479,500 / $133,203,051 / €119,872,798. The auction was led by an iconic sculpture by...
Auction records for Basquiat and Rodin - On May 9th and 10th, 2016, Jean-Michel Basquiat 'Untitled' sold for $57,3 million at Christie's, and Rodin's 'L’Éternel Printemps' made $20.4 million at Sotheby's, both auction records...
Constable’s The Lock sells for £9,1 million at Sotheby's - 'The Lock', one of John Constable’s most famous compositions sold for £9,109,000 / €12,562,266 / $13,699,025 at Sotheby’s London, 160 years after its last...
Modigliani’s 'Nu Couché' sells for $170 million at Christie's - Christie’s sold Amedeo Modigliani’s 'Nu couché (Reclining Nude)' for $170,4 million, the second highest price ever paid for a painting at auction. Roy...
Peter Paul Rubens: "Lot and his Daughters"
Sold for £44,882,500
Christie's London, July 2016
Art auctions are the most thrilling battlefield for the Art market. Art auctions attract thousands of buyers every year, as prices range from a few hundreds dollars for ceramics or prints, to the $120 million paid for a Munch in May 2012.
But Art auctions could be also a good way either to discover previously unknown artists or to know a bit more about the masters. In fact, the most important auctions houses often exhibit a selection of artworks that is comparable to the most important exhibitions held by the most respected Art museums.
The two most important auction houses in the world are Sotheby's (founded 1744) and Christie's (founded 1766), both having offices in Europe, America, Asia and Australia. Today, Sotheby's and Christie's control more than 90% of the world's art auctions.
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