Auctions

Sotheby’s ramps up commitment to middle market

Full-year figures show auction house still “under tension”

Published online: 02 March 2015

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London's second week of auctions are strong, but more post-war than contemporary

International participation grows as African bidders join the mix of Latin American, Chinese and US collectors

Published online: 12 February 2015

Trade breathes a sigh of relief as London auctions bring in over £370m in first week

Buyers at the Impressionist and Modern art sales were undeterred by the economic backdrop—and Sotheby’s new premiums

Published online: 05 February 2015

Albers Foundation to sell work to raise money for Senegal art centre

Christie’s New York auction to support work of local charity

Published online: 04 February 2015

Guess what? 2014 was a record year at auction

Christie’s on top again as contemporary art takes the biggest share—but Asia sales fall

Published online: 20 January 2015

Sotheby’s wins case involving questionable Caravaggio

A court finds the auction house was not negligent in its assessment of a work Denis Mahon later identified as by the artist’s hand

Published online: 16 January 2015

 

Whitmore joins burgeoning Phillips stable

Phillips auction house seems to be on a hiring frenzy, having appointed Matt Carey-Williams, a former White Cube staffer, as deputy...

That’s all she wrote

Virginia Woolf said that for a woman to be a successful writer she required two deceptively simple things: money and a room of one’s own....

Happy 50th Aldrich!

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a little help from some very creative friends. To mark the...

 

All for a golden cause

Goldsmiths alumni including Damien Hirst, Steve McQueen, Sarah Lucas and Fiona Rae are donating works for auction at Christie’s London on 12 February. Their cause? A new public gallery that is due to open on the university campus next year at a cost of £2.8m. In this video, Michael Craig-Martin, an artist and a professor of art at Goldsmiths who has also donated work for the auction, talks about teaching in the 1970s, what the YBAs mean to him and what constitutes the essence of art.