For the past 13 years, Swann has been the only major auction house with a department dedicated to African American art, setting auction records for artists such as Sam Gilliam, Faith Ringgold, and Charles White.
May we all be as merry as that boozy child.
The decision comes only hours before the Sotheby’s contemporary art auction this evening in which two of the works were slated to go under the hammer.
A petitioner has abandoned claims filed with the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Education challenging the sale of Jackson Pollock’s “Red Composition,” which realized $13 million.
Banksy’s “Show Me The Monet” (2005), a riff on Monet’s paintings of his Japanese bridge in Giverny, has achieved the second-highest price ever paid for a work by the street artist.
The painting of Trump ominously descending an escalator on the day he announced his presidential campaign was sold by Phillips in London today.
The BDC’s 6th annual photo auction benefit, open through October 22, features a diverse set of images that engage with issues of social justice and themes of social change.
Eclipsing its projected price tag of $8 million, a T. rex named Stan sold for a whopping $31,847,500.
Over 140 objects from Haring’s personal collection, including works by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, will be sold by Sotheby’s to benefit the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York.
The Divan’s whereabouts remained a mystery until last year, when Dutch art crime investigator Arthur Brand — sometimes referred to as “the Indiana Jones of the art world” — tracked it down.
The transaction illuminates the role individuals can play in rectifying Europe’s history of colonial plunder, but it also reveals the inner workings of a system that allows such objects to land in private hands to begin with.
Dutch researchers concluded that blue and red paintings spark nearly 20% higher bids at auctions in the US, China, and the Netherlands.