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

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 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. […]

Francis Bacon’s Triptych Reached $142 Million – Most Expensive Artwork Ever Sold at an Auction

Francis Bacon’s Triptych gets $142 million at Christies the most anyone has paid for art at auction

Francis Bacon’s “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” has been sold for a whopping $142 million at Christie’s Tuesday evening sale of post-war and contemporary art and thus become the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction. Bacon’s triptych painting from 1969 sold after six minutes of fierce bidding, easily surpassing the previous record […]

World’s Largest Fancy Vivid Orange Diamond Sold for Record $35.5 Million

A 14.82 carat Orange Diamond sells for a record shattering $35.5 million

World’s Largest Fancy Vivid Orange Diamond and the World Record! The 14.82-carat diamond which is also the largest fancy vivid orange diamond ever to appear at auction has been sold at Christie’s auction of Magnificent Jewels, Geneva for a whopping $35,5 million. The last of the 286 lots that were up for sale at the […]

Book of Hours Leading at Christie’s London Sale of Rare and Important Manuscripts


Previously unrecorded Book of Hours, illuminated throughout by the Master of Claude de France will be the highlight of upcoming Christie’s London sale of Valuable Manuscripts and Printed Books. Estimated to fetch £500,000 – 800,000 ($800,000 – 130,000), this jewel of a manuscript comes from the property of a Scottish nobleman and has royal provenance; […]