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Review: The Impressionist & Modern Auctions in New York, 13th-17th November 2017

Last Wednesday night, at Christie’s New York, a painting by Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi, sold for 450m USD: shattering the record for a work of art sold at auction by 270m USD. When Giacometti’s Standing Figure broke nine figures at auction I was working at Sotheby’s London and no one could quite believe what …

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The Impressionist & Modern Art Sales in New York, 5th-15th May 2015

After nine auctions in ten days the Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary auctions came to an end on Friday. It can now be said that the art market has never been stronger following astonishing prices across the board for top-class works of art. The two all-time highest auction prices were made for a painting and a sculpture. Quite a feat …

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