Sotheby's to sell works by Robert Rauschenberg - Sotheby’s spring auctions of Contemporary Art in New York on 14 and 15 May 2014 will feature a selection of works by Robert Rauschenberg sold to benefit the future and...
Bacon's "Portrait of George Dyer" sells for $70 million - Francis Bacon's 'Portrait of George Dyer Talking' (1966) sold for £42,2 million ($70 million) at Christie's London, February 2014. Sotheby's auction was highlighted...
Gris, Pissarro shine at London auctions, February 2014 - 'Nature morte à la nappe à carreaux', a still life by Juan Gris, sold for £34,8 million at Christie's, while Pissarro's 'Le Boulevard Montmartre, matinée de printemps'....
Hopper's 'East Wind over Weehawken' fetches $40,5 million - 'East Wind Over Weehawken' by Edward Hopper was the star lot of Christie’s sale of American Art on December 5 2013. The work, coming from the...
Norman Rockwell's 'Saying Grace' sells for $46 million - Sotheby’s American Art auction on 4 December 2013 concluded with an exceptional total of $83,915,500. Norman Rockwell’s masterpiece 'Saying Grace' set a new...
Francis Bacon (1909-1992)
"Portrait of George Dyer Talking"
Sold for £42,194,500 at Christie's, February 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