Christie's to auction Mark Rothko’s No. 1, 1949 - Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on 7 March 2017 in London will include Mark Rothko’s groundbreaking 'No. 1 (1949, estimate on request)'...
Sotheby’s to auction a still life attributed to Velázquez - Sotheby’s annual Masters Week auctions in New York will be held from 25 – 27 January 2017, and will feature a newly-discovered painting attributed to Velázquez...
Monet leads November auctions in New York - Claude Monet’s “Meule (Grainstack)” realized $81,4 million at Christie’s New York and achieved a world auction record for the artist. Christie’s also sold a Willem de Kooning...
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...
Claude Monet: "Meule"
Sold for $81,447,500
Christie's New York, November 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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