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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...

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Monet - Meule

Claude Monet: "Meule"
Sold for $81,447,500
Christie's New York, November 2016

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.

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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

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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

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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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