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Klimt, Malevich lead art auctions in London - Sotheby's and Christie's auctions of Impressionist and Modern art in London, June 2015, realized a total of nearly £250 million. The top lots were Gustav Klimt’s 'Portrait...

Manet’s first 'Bar aux Folies-Bergère' at Sotheby’s - On June 24th 2015, Sotheby’s will feature the first version of 'Le Bar aux Folies-Bergère' (1881) by Édouard Manet, estimated at £15-20 million / $23-30.7 million...

Picasso, Giacometti smash records at Christie's auction - Christie’s 'Looking Forward to the Past' auction achieved $705,858,000, highlighted by Picasso’s 'Les femmes d’Alger, Version O' from 1955, which...

Van Gogh and Monet lead Sotheby's auction, May 2015 - Sotheby’s May 2015 sales of Impressionist & Modern Art concluded in New York with a strong total of $420.4 million, led by Vincent van Gogh’s 'L'Allée des...

Works by Monet to shine at auction, May 2015 - Sotheby's and Christie's will include several important works by Claude Monet on their Impressionist and Modern Art auctions in New York, May 2015. Some of the...

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Auctions Spotlight

Picasso - Les Femmes d’Alger (Version O)

Pablo Picasso: "Les Femmes d’Alger (Version O)"
Sold for $179,4 million
Christie's New York, May 2015

Art Auctions

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.

Yearly reviews of the Art Auctions world

Art Market 2014ART AUCTIONS 2014 REVIEW - A brief review of the Art market for year 2013; from the $100 million Giacometti to a record-breaker Chinese porcelain, we... - read more

Art Market 2013ART 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 Market 2012ART 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 Market 2011ART 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 Market 2010ART AUCTIONS 2010 REVIEW - Highlighted by Picasso and Giacometti, the art auctions season featured several surprising antiquities and a few... - read more

Art Market 2009ART 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 Market 2008 reviewART 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 Market 2007 reviewART 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

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