Abstract Expressionism Leads Sotheby’s Contemporary Sale in New York, with $30.1 M. Willem de Kooning Topping Market-Affirming $270.7 M. Total

Four artist records were set, and notable sales included Charles White, Kerry James Marshall, Lee Krasner, and Clyfford Still. Read More

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With $27.6 M. Monet in Front, Sotheby’s Totals $209 M. at Low-Key Impressionist-Modern Auction in New York

Like its arch-rival Christie’s, the house had difficulty sourcing ultra-high-value works for the sale amid concern that the market is cooling. Read More

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$19.6 M. Magritte Tops Steady, Subdued $191.9 M. Imp-Mod Sale at Christie’s New York

A solid 90 percent of works found buyers, but the result was a drop from last year’s result at the same auction. Read More

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Banksy-Designed Record Cover Sells for $10,000, a New High Mark for Vinyl Marketplace

Discogs, an online record database and marketplace, said that a spray-painted cover created by the artist is the most expensive piece it has ever sold. Read More

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Chicago’s Closely Watched Shane Campbell Gallery Closes: ‘We’re Retiring’

Over the course of 18 years and 200 shows, it worked with Mark Grotjahn, Rebecca Morris, Tony Lewis, Amanda Ross-Ho, and many other leading artists of today. Read More

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Alma Thomas, a Favored Artist of the Obamas, Could More Than Double Her Auction Record Next Month at Christie’s

A Fantastic Sunset (1970) is estimated to sell between $2.2 million and $2.8 million at Christie’s next month. Read More

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Recording-Setting Sanyu Nude Heads Back to Auction with $33 M. Estimate at Christie’s Hong Kong

A new auction high was set for the “Chinese Matisse” earlier this month. Read More

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Elizabeth Catlett Sculpture Sells for $389,000 at New York Auction, New Record for the Trailblazing Artist

The late artist’s previous auction record, $288,000, was set in 2009 at Swann Auction Galleries. Read More

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