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    Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dog Sculpture Leads at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale

    Christie’s upcoming Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, scheduled for November 12th, could be the place where Jeff Koons’ will surpass his own record. His sculpture – Balloon Dog (Orange), estimated at $35 – $55 million could beat his $33.6 Million “Tulips” Sculputure at Wynn Las Vegas. This orange Balloon Dog sculpture is one of […] More

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    Monkey Photos Sold For $76,000 At Sotheby’s

    Although blurred, out of focus, and sideways shot, photos made ​​by talented Russian chimpanzee Mikki have sold at Sotheby’s auction in London for $76,680. Blurry photos of the Moscow Red Square were sold as part of the Russian segment of the photos in the auction house, and Mikki handiwork bought the Russian art collector Kira […] More

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    Paintings of Jackson Pollock and Roy Lichtenstein at Christie’s

    On 15 May 2013, Christie’s will offer two masterpieces, Roy Lichtenstein’s Woman with Flowered Hat and Jackson Pollock’s masterwork Number 19, at the Evening Sale of Post-War & Contemporary Art. Jackson Pollock’s Number 19, 1948 (estimate: $25,000,000-$35,000,000), was created during the artist’s most important period, 1947-1950. Using silver, black, and white, accented by vibrant notes of red […] More

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    Post-War and Contemporary Art Masterpieces Leading at Sotheby’s February Evening Auction

    In the wake of strong results throughout 2012, Sotheby’s has announced details of the forthcoming February Evening Auction of Contemporary Art. After finishing their third most successful year ever for global auctions and a new record for Contemporary Art (2012), which totalled $1.25 billion and saw a new record set for the work of any […] More

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    Picasso, Modigliani and Warhol Among Luminaries in Modern & Contemporary Art Auction

    Pablo Picasso’s Déjeuner sur l’herbe, 1962, and Amedeo Modigliani’s Femme nue assise, 1916, are both expected to bring more than $80,000 to lead a pack of art world giants in Heritage Auctions’ May 22 Modern & Contemporary Art Signature Auction, taking place at the company’s Dallas Design District Annex, 1518 Slocum Street. This is a […] More

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    Edvard Munch’s The Scream Artwork Sells for Record $119.9 million

    It is a Scream that has created an uproar in the world of art auctions and has become the most expensive painting. The only privately owned version of Edvard Munch’s The Scream set a world record Wednesday when it sold for $119.9 million at Sotheby’s in New York. The 1895 pastel which features a haunted figure in […] More

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

    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 […] More

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    Two Andy Warhol’s Self-portraits Sold for $69.5 Million in Total

    Andy Warhol’s First Self Portrait goes for $38 Million $38.4 million sale of the Andy Warhol’s first self-portrait, was the highlight of a Christie’s contemporary sale which totalled $301.7 million. Christie’s stormed ahead of rival Sotheby’s in a dramatic 65-lot sale which totalled $301.7 million against a pre-sale estimate of $214.8 – $299.3 million and sold […] More

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    Andy Warhol’s Portrait of Elizabeth Taylor Sells for About $27 Million

    Liz#5 – Andy Warhol’s Portrait of Elizabeth Taylor Liz#5, Andy Warhol’s portrait of actress Elizabeth Taylor, fetched $26,962,500 on the Phillips de Pury’s Contemporary Art Part I sale. Three other Warhol pieces, Flowers, Third Eye and Witch, were also sold on the auction block Thursday. Each sold for $8,146,500, $7,026,500 and $2,658,500, respectively. The silkscreen, which is one […] More

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    Disappointing Sotheby’s $128 million Contemporary and Post-war Art Sale

    A presenter stands beside Andy Warhol’s Sixteen Jackies and Rounded Jackie Sotheby’s New York evening sale of contemporary art on May 10, 2011, totaled $128 million, just above the $121 million low estimate. The auction, which featured 58 contemporary works by artists such as Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons, ended with total 49 of 58 […] More

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    Andy Warhol’s Sixteen Jackies

    Andy Warhol’s Sixteen Jackies (left) and Round Jackie (right) Last week’s Modern and Impressionist auctions in New York were deemed successful but unexciting, so all eyes are on this week’s sales, which focus on the mercurial realm of contemporary art, to see if they can provide a bit more pop. And who is poppier than Andy […] More

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