Masterpiece by Georgia O’Keeffe to be sold at Sotheby's - Sotheby’s will offer 'Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1', one of the most iconic works by Georgia O’Keeffe ever to appear at auction, as the centerpiece of its...
Warhol's 'Triple Elvis' and 'Four Marlons' at Christie's - On November 12th 2014, Christie's will auction two iconic portraits by Andy Warhol, 'Triple Elvis [Ferus Type]' and 'Four Marlons'. Together, these works are expected...
Sotheby’s to sell 175 masterworks of photography - On 11 and 12 December 2014 Sotheby’s New York will present '175 Masterworks To Celebrate 175 Years Of Photography: Property from Joy of Giving Something...
Christie's to sell Manet's 'Le Printemps' - Christie’s will offer for sale the acclaimed 'Le Printemps' by Edouard Manet as a highlight of the Fall auction season. It will be included in the Evening Sale of Impressionist...
Egyptian statue sells for £15,8 million ($27 million) - Sekhemka, an exceptional Egyptian statue created in Saqqara during the Old Kingdom, Late Dynasty 5, circa 2400–2300 B.C., sold for £15,762,500 at Christie's...
Claude Monet: "Nymphéas (Water lilies)"
Sold for £31,722,500
Sotheby's London, June 2014
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.
ART AUCTIONS 2013 REVIEW - A brief review of the Art market for year 2013; from the record-breaker Bacon to a multimillion Persian carpet, we present our... - read more
ART AUCTIONS 2012 REVIEW - Highlighted by Edvard Munch's The Scream, which sold for a record $120 million at Sotheby's. Also, two works by Rothko... - read more
ART AUCTIONS 2011 REVIEW - A brief review of the Art market for year 2011. Highlighted by Chinese Art, the art auctions season featured several masterworks... - read more
ART AUCTIONS 2010 REVIEW - Highlighted by Picasso and Giacometti, the art auctions season featured several surprising antiquities and a few... - read more
ART AUCTIONS 2009 REVIEW - Its stars, surprises and disappointments. Lead by a superb drawing by Raphael, a colorful Matisse and a famous Warhol - read more
ART AUCTIONS 2008 REVIEW - The stars of the season and the main successes and disappointments, from Bacon, Monet and Malevich to a surprising Egyptian bust - read more
ART AUCTIONS 2007 REVIEW - A brief review of the Art market for year 2007, from Rothko to the most expensive antiquity ever sold at auction - read more