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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 […]

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 […]

Porsche’s Type 64 Nazi car failed to sell due to an auction error

It was intended to be the star lot in a classic care sale for RM Sotheby’s in Monterey Beach, California. Hailed as the “first” Porsche, the Type 64 car from 1939 was the only surviving one of three that were ever build. RM Sotheby’s had estimated that it would fetch upwards of $22 million, but […]

Nicolas de Staël could fetch €25 million at Christie’s

Christie’s might do it again. That is, they might break a record set with a painting by Nicolas de Staël (1914-1955) they sold in a New York auction for $12.1 million with, you guessed it, another de Staël painting. This year, it’s the Russian-born French artist’s Parc des Princes (1952) they’re selling and it is […]

An Egon Schiele work found at a thrift shop, now selling for $100,000 – $200,000

An otherwise unknown drawing by Egon Schiele was found at a Habitat for Humanity thrift store in Queens, New York, more than a century after the Austrian painter’s death, and it could now sell for $100,000 to $200,000. The pencil drawing was of a reclining nude girl, said to have been drawn in 1918, the […]

Two Sotheby’s shareholders attempt to block its acquisition

Two Sotheby’s investors have filed a lawsuit in New York City in attempt to block BidFair USA’s purchase of the auction house. BidFair, the parent company owned by Patrick Drahi, announced its purchase of the auction house in June for $3.7 billion. Shareholders however, are claiming that the deal was misleading and its disclosures were […]