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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KAWS Hit With Criticism in China for Mao-Based Artwork—Uniqlo China Pulls Work from Online Store: Report

The piece was set to be offered at a Sotheby’s contemporary sale on October 7, a week after the 70th anniversary of People’s Republic of China. Read More

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Sotheby’s Shareholders Attempt to Stop $2.7 Billion Purchase of Auction House by BidFair

Investors Eli Goffmna and Shiva Stein have sued the auction house in New York, citing “incomplete and misleading disclosures about the deal,” according to a Bloomberg report. Read More

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Claude Monet’s Haystack Will Hit the Auction Block at Sotheby’s New York in May with $55 M. Estimate

The current record for a work by the artist now stands at $84.7 million. Read More

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‘We Are Disappointed but Not Surprised’: After First Round of Sales, Berkshire Museum Pulls in $42 M., Below $55 M. Goal [Updated]

The museum’s leadership has the option of selling off 26 more works in order to reach that figure. Read More

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