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World-record Sales at the Coeur d’ Alene Art Auction 2013

World-record Sales at the Coeur d’ Alene Art Auction 2013

For the gentlemen at the Coeur d’Alene Art Auction expectations for this year proved to be quite justified. At their 28th annual Auction, specialists in the finest classical Western and American Art reached a total of $30,555,818 million. The single largest event in the field of classic Western and American Art saw over 97% of […]

Most Valuable Auction Ever – $412 Million Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Art Auction

Christie's Breaks Records With $412 Million Post-War & Contemporary Art Auction

Just day after Sotheby’s auction house had staged its most successful auction in its history, taking $375m (£236m), Christie’s broke this record and ended its Post-War and Contemporary Art event with a total sale of $412.3 million, with 11 artist’s records set! Following the historic evening sale which became the most valuable auction ever in […]

Edvard Munch’s The Scream Masterpiece to Fetch $80 Million

Edvard Munch's The Scream Artwork

Sotheby’s will offer the only privately owned version of Edvard Munch’s masterpiece The Scream at an auction in New York on May 2, where it expects to fetch over $80 million, the highest pre-sale value the auctioneer has ever put on a work of art. The painting is owned by Norwegian businessman Petter Olsen, whose father […]

Andreas Gursky’s photograph of the Rhine River Sets Record at Christie’s Auction

I Can See the Whole Room!...and There's Nobody in it! by Roy Lichtenstein

Despite what you might think, this isn’t some random snapshot we found online, it’s actually the world’s most expensive photograph. A 1999 photograph of the Rhine river, titled Rhein II, by German artist Andreas Gursky has sold for $4.3 million at Christie’s Post-War Contemporary Evening Sale in New York, setting a record for any photograph […]

LS Lowry’s The Football Match Painting Sold for $9.1 Million at Christie’s

LS Lowry's The Football Match Painting

LS Lowry’s The Football Match Painting Having not been seen in public for almost 20 years, The Football Match, 1949, by Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976), has sold for £5.6 million ($9.1 million). An exceptionally rare depiction of one of Britain’s most popular sports, football (soccer), by one of the country’s most iconic British artists, was bought at […]

Cindy Sherman’s 1981 Photo “Untitled #96″ – Most Expensive Art Photo

Most Expensive Art Photo - Cindy Sherman’s 1981 Photo "Untitled #96"

Cindy Sherman’s 1981 Photo “Untitled #96″ At Christie’s contemporary art auction in New York, Cindy Sherman’s 1981 self-portrait Untitled #96 sold to New York dealer Philippe Segalot for a whopping $3.89 million, making it the most expensive photograph ever purchased. Christie’s confirmed that this was a record for a photograph at auction, previously held by […]

A Parisian Café by Ilya Repin Will Lead Christie’s Forthcoming Russian Sale

A Parisian Café by Ilya Repin

Participants inspect a painting called ‘A Parisian Cafe’ by artist Ilya Repin during the Fine Art Auction House Christie’s Moscow exhibition, April 1, 2011. Ilya Repin’s A Parisian Café, the last great work by this preeminent Russian master in private hands, will lead Christie’s forthcoming Russian sale, which will take place on Monday 6 June in […]