Has KAWS reached peak market? Sotheby’s to sell 25 works from the collection of Ryan Brant

Sotheby’s recently announced that it will be selling a total of 25 works by the artist, whose real name is Brian Donnelly, from the collection of the late video game entrepreneur Ryan Brant. The collection of works will be offered across a series of sales at Sotheby’s around the world from Sept. 26 to spring […]

Italy and France to loan works by Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael, deal to be signed today

After two years of going back and forth, it seems Italy and France have finally reached an agreement concerning the loans of by of the most well-known Renaissance artists of all time: Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael. Today, the countries are expected to sign an agreement in Paris that will put the will-they-won’t-they dispute behind […]

Despite please from Mexico, sale of pre-Columbian works goes ahead and brings in €1.2 million

Despite attempts by Mexico to halt an auction of pre-Columbian artefacts, the sale by Alexandre Millon went ahead on September 18th at Drouot in Paris. The artefacts that have caused a stir were presented for sale by collectors Manichak and Jean Aurance and as late as Tuesday, Central American countries were calling for the return […]

Warhol’s ‘Athletes’ series heads to auction alongside other works from the Richard L. Weisman collection

‘I personally don’t like to limit the scope of my collecting – I just love the art.’ Richard L. Weisman, a businessman who passed away last year, once made that remark about his collection, some of which is soon to hit the auction block at Christie’s. Beginning this fall, a number of works once belonging […]

Here’s who’s exhibiting this year at Frieze London…

As autumn begins to sneak into London, the telltale signs that Frieze are popping up as well. In addition to Frieze Sculpture, which has been on view to the public since July, the hustle and bustle to prep for the three-day fair are beginning now, too. Between October 3rd and 6th, Frieze London will take […]

The beloved collection of I.M. and Eileen Pei heads to auction, estimated to bring in $25 million

I.M. Pei is easily one of the most important architects of the past 50 years, if not the last century. At 102, he passed away earlier this year in May just after his iconic glass pyramid at the Louvre turned 30. Pei was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Eileen, who passed […]

Germany returns two paintings to heirs of Jewish art collector and businessman

In the latest in restitution news, Germany has returned another two paintings taken during World War II. This time, the works have gone back to the heirs of a well-known Jewish art collector and the former owner of the paintings. The pair of medieval panel paintings were once part of Harry Fuld Senior’s extensive collection […]