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Art Market Review: The Spring Auctions at Sotheby’s & Christie’s: 1st-4th March 2022

Another marvellous feat of salesmanship was shown by the two auction houses in a week of selective but consistent bidding which resulted in strong prices across the board. The fact that many works were sold to one or two bids, and often to Irrevocable Bids (IBs), was neither here nor there. It was a triumphant …

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Auction Preview: The Spring Impressionist, Modern & Contemporary Art Auctions in London & Shanghai (1st – 4th March 2022)

Despite some headwinds I see no reason for the art market to take any kind of buffering in the next week of auctions. The calibre of the work on display is superb and the strength of Irrevocable Bid (IB) interest has been second to none. I was lucky enough to get a tour of the …

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Art Market Review: The February 2016 Impressionist & Modern Art Sales

The general feeling in the art trade going into last week was one of slight paranoia about where 2016 was going to take us visit our website. As it happened there was adequate proof that the market remains strong for good, market-fresh kit and specifically in the mid-market range from 250,000-5m USD. Obviously, we do …

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The Impressionist & Modern Art Sales Review: 4th – 6th November 2014

As expected the Autumn Impressionist & Modern Art Sale series was an outstanding success. Nearly 700m USD changed hands over four sales at Sotheby’s and Christie’s last week.   I thought Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on 4th November was the best I had ever come across, for a mixed owner sale, in …

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