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.
The museum’s intended sale of 255 items, planned for today at Sotheby’s in London, is postponed to November.
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.
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.
Also, a work by Paolo Uccello, sold in a Sotheby’s sale this July for $3.1 million, was revealed to be looted by Nazis.
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 limited-edition collaboration between the auction house and streetwear site Highsnobiety brands t-shirts and hoodies with Old Master paintings from Sotheby’s upcoming Masters Week 2020.
During his lifetime, Bacon wrote the museum that “It was a throw-out and it depresses me […] that it has years later found its way onto the art market and I would prefer if it were not exhibited.”
After former KAWS fans burned their merch, the artwork, which was slated to go to auction at Sotheby’s Hong Kong on October 7, was taken down from the auction house’s website.
Over the summer, Hyperallergic interviewed dozens of art handlers about the variable conditions of their workplaces. This week, we are bringing their stories of accident and injury into the light.
“Christine,” a portrait of an American hairstylist named Christine Elizabeth Davis, was painted in 1971 by Ben Enwonwu, one of Africa’s most influential 20th-century artists.
French-Israeli billionaire Patrick Drahi will soon own one of the world’s largest auction houses after it spent 31 years on the stock exchange.