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...
Old master and British painting at Christie's & Sotheby's - London auctions of Old Master & British Paintings on July 2014 commanded strong prices. Christie’s sale realised £45 million, led by a Venetian view by...
Bacon, Doig lead contemporary art auctions in London - Francis Bacon never fails. His 'Three Studies for Portrait of George Dyer' sold for £26,7 million at Sotheby's London Sale of Contemporary Art on June 30, 2014. On the...
Monet's 'Nymphéas' sells for £31,7 million in London - Sotheby's sale of Impressionist and Modern Art on June 23, 2014, achieved a total of £122 million, highlighted by Monet's 'Nymphéas', which sold for £31,7M. Christie's...
Rockwell highlights American Art auctions, May 2014 - Norman Rockwell was the star at the auctions of American Art at Christie's and Sotheby's, May 2014. His 'The Rookie (Red Sox Locker Room)' sold for $22,6 million...
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