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 […]