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Edward Hopper’s “East Wind Over Weehawken” Sold for $40.5 Million

Edward Hopper’s “East Wind Over Weehawken” sold for $40.5 million at Christie’s sale of American Art in New York. That makes it the most expensive Hopper ever sold, beating the record $26.9 million for “Hotel Window,” and exceeds pre-auction estimates of $22 million to $28 million. The painting which captures the melancholy of post-Depression life […]

Fender Stratocaster Played by Bob Dylan Sold for $965,000

Bob Dylan’s legendary Fender Stratocaster, played at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival sold for $965,000 at Christie’s (nearly double its high pre-sale estimate). The controversial sunburst instrument went for the highest price ever paid for a guitar at auction. The previous auction record for a guitar was for Eric Clapton’s Fender Stratocaster, which fetched $959,500 […]

Andy Warhol’s Original Artworks at Christie’s Christmas Online-only Auction

To coincide with the holidays, Christie’s, the Andy Warhol Foundation’s auction partners, has organized a Christmas-themed online -only auction as part of its ongoing Warhol sales series. Andy Warhol@Christie’s: A Christmas Thing, which runs from 2 to 11 December will offer 99 lots – photographs, prints and drawings by the Pop Art master. Conceived with […]

Sanford Robinson Gifford’s Civil War Masterpeace at Christie’s American Art Sale

Robinson Gifford’s Sunday Morning in the Camp of the Seventh Regiment near Washington, D.C., in May 1861 will be among the highlights at Christie’s American Art sale on 5 December. Estimated at $3-5 million, the work stands to set a new world auction record for the Hudson River School master. Elizabeth Sterling, Head of American […]

Claude Lorrain’s Mediterranean Port at Sunrise Could Fetch $8 Million at Christie’s

Claude Lorrain’s Mediterranean port at sunrise with the Embarkation of Saint Paula for Jerusalem is among highlights of Christie’s Old Master & British Paintings Evening Sale in London on 3 December 2013. His spectacular landscape is estimated to fetch £3 – 5 million ($4,8 – 8,1 million). Commissioned in 1650 by the Roman Cardinal Domenico […]

The Rothschild Prayerbook Could Fetch $18 Million at Christie’s Renaissance Sale

The Rothschild Prayerbook, a magnificent masterpiece of Renaissance art with an illustrious provenance will be the highlight at Christie’s Renaissance Auction in January 2014. Described as “perhaps the finest illuminated manuscript in private hands”, this specimen is estimated to fetch between $12 million and $18 million. Last appeared on the market in 1999, as part […]

Andy Warhol Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) Exceeded the Record – Sold for $105 Million

An increasing number of auctions’ records these days. Recently held Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale in New York recorded a new record for the famed pop artist Andy Warhol. His large-scale Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) was sold for $105 million and smashed his previous record by more than $30 million. The buyer wasn’t identified. […]