Auctions

The Summer Impressionist, Modern & Contemporary Art Auctions in London: 18th-26th June 2019

With only a handful of weeks between the May auctions in New York and this week’s London sales the auctions are really rather limited. Through no fault of the department specialists all the houses really struggled to put together good-sized auctions with quality in depth. There are one or two good blockbuster works but the …

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Auction Review: The New York Impressionist, Modern & Contemporary Sale Week: 13th-17th May 2019

Despite anxiety over the amount of work being placed on the market over one week, this season saw tremendous results across the board. From Kaws to Monet the market is stronger than ever for fresh-to-market works of art. As with all markets: great prices lead to great supply and the quality on offer this season …

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Review: The Impressionist, Modern & Contemporary Sales: 26th February – 8th March 2019

The auction results this season were pretty solid despite some bumps in the ‘Hidden Treasures’ auction at Christie’s. This was due to pushed estimates which repelled a savvy and price-sensitive group of bidders. However, there were some superb results elsewhere and those works with attractive estimates and great provenance fared wonderfully well. Sotheby’s Evening sales …

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Preview: The Impressionist, Modern & Contemporary Art Auctions in London, 26th February – 8th March 2019

In recent years we have seen a stratospheric rise in the quality and quantity of top calibre works of art that have come to the rostrum at auction houses all over the world. Rising prices create a vacuum for great works to come to market but it also means that one needs to be very …

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Review: The Fall Impressionist, Modern & Contemporary Auctions in New York, 11th-16th November 2018

After several months of business-getting in the run up to 16 mammoth sales of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art we saw two Billion US dollars-worth of paintings and sculpture go up for auction last week. Inevitably, the notable highlights were Edward Hopper’s Chop Sueyand David Hockney’s ‘Portrait of an artist (Pool with two figures)’ which …

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Preview: The New York Auctions (11th-16th November 2018)

Over the past few years the Fall auction season in New York has been the centrepiece of the art world calendar. The long business-getting period, from the late June Auctions in London to the mid-October catalogue sign-off, allows for the very finest works of art to be unearthed by the triumvirate of Sotheby’s, Christie’s and …

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Market review: The London Impressionist & Modern Art Sales 19th-21st June 2018

Perhaps the most surprising factor of this sale week has been the sheer desire for works of art in light of the huge sales that we saw recently in New York in May. Despite the strong overall sales results Sotheby’s had a tricky evening sale with only two thirds selling in a small auction of …

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Preview: The May Auctions in New York: 8th-18th May 2018

The main feature of this auction season is unquestionably the sale of the outstanding Rockefeller collection which provides four days of auctions from 8th-11thMay. To pick out one highlight is nigh on impossible, but I suggest everyone keep an eye out for the price of Paul Gauguin’s La Vague (1888) which is jaw-droppingly good. There is …

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The February/March 2017 Impressionist & Modern Art Auctions: Sale and Preview Schedule

The Winter sales in London are later in the calendar this year; to make way for the Chinese New Year and to give a longer run in for the business getters. The auctions will take place over 28th February through 2nd March with the contemporary sales the following week of 6th March. Both Sotheby’s and Christie’s will be on …

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