Leonardo Da Vinci’s Christ Hammers for $450-M

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Christ Hammers for $450-M

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Christ Hammers for $450-M A painting of Christ by the Renaissance Master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450-M at auction Wednesday evening in NYC, surpassing prior records for artworks sold at auction or privately. The painting, called “Salvator Mundi,” Italian for “Savior of the World,” is 1 of fewer than […]

da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” to Action at Christie’s NY in November

da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” to Action at Christie’s NY in November

da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” to Action at Christie’s NY in November The last privately owned Leonardo da Vinci painting, 1 of fewer than 20 by the Renaissance artist known to still exist is hitting the auction block, Christie’s announced Tuesday. “Salvator Mundi,” an ethereal portrait of Jesus Christ which dates to about 1500, is expected […]

A Klimt Sells for $59-M at Record-breaking London Art Auction

A Klimt Sells for $59-M at Record-breaking London Art Auction

A Klimt Sells for $59-M at Record-breaking London Art Auction $BID A painting of flowers by Gustav Klimt sold in London for GBP48-M (US$59-M), a record for a work by the Austrian artist and the 3rd-highest price for any work sold at auction in Europe, Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) said Thursday. Described in the auction catalog as […]

A Monet “Grain Stack” Painting Hammered for $81.4-M in New York

A Monet “Grain Stack” Painting Hammered for $81.4-M in New York

A Monet “Grain Stack” Painting Hammered for $81.4-M in New York Claude Monet’s grain stack painting fetched a record $81.4-M in New York on Wednesday after a 14-min bidding war. The Y 1891 canvas, “Meule,” was offered at Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art sale. Estimated at $45-M, the canvas was sold without a guarantee by […]

Disputed Caravaggio on Display in Milan

Disputed Caravaggio on Display in Milan

Disputed Caravaggio on Display in Milan The director of the Brera Art Gallery in Milan is courting controversy by including in a new show a painting whose attribution to Caravaggio is disputed. Critics charge the decision to display “Judith Beheading Holofernes,” discovered 2 years ago in an attic in southern France, legitimizes its attribution to […]

A Jean-Michel Basquiat Hammered for a Record $57-M

A Jean-Michel Basquiat Hammered for a Record $57-M

A Jean-Michel Basquiat Hammered for a Record $57-M $BID The art world just witnessed a groundbreaking auction record earlier last May when an untitled piece by Jean-Michel Basquiat sold at Christie’s for $57.3-M. Given Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) “limited” Impressionist and Modern art sale the night before, with 21 out of 62 lots left unsold, there were […]