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Basquiat's 'Untitled'
ART AUCTIONS

On May 18th, 2017, Jean Michel Basquiat's 'Untitled' (painted in 1982) was sold for $110.5 million at Sotheby's New York. The price is the new auction record for any work by an American artist.
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Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I
MARKET STORIES

A major public appeal by the Art Fund and Royal Museums Greenwich to help the museum acquire the iconic Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I, has succeeded thanks to a major grant of £7.4m from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
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Masterpiece by Francis Bacon at Christie's London - Christie’s will present Francis Bacon’s landmark painting 'Study of Red Pope 1962. 2nd version 1971', unseen in public for 45 years, on its Post-War and...


Christie’s to offer Picasso’s portrait of Dora Maar - On May 15 2017, Christie’s will offer 'Femme assise, robe bleue' by Pablo Picasso as a highlight of its New York Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale (Estimate...


Poland buys art collection including a great Leonardo - The Polish government has bought the Czartoryski Collection, including a masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci, for a fraction of its estimated market value...


Getty Museum to acquire masterpiece by Parmigianino - The J. Paul Getty Museum announced its intention to acquire Virgin with Child, St. John the Baptist, and Mary Magdalene (about 1530-40) by Parmigianino...


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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