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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 […]

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 […]

Giacometti sculpture damaged by cat, deemed ‘Worthless’ by experts, sells for £500,000

Fake or Fortune? is a BBC reality show where journalist Fiona Bruce along with art dealer Philip Mould investigate remarkable stories behind some of the world’s greatest artworks. The team employ old-fashioned detective skills and the latest forensic testing to reveal compelling stories of lost masterpieces, looted art, and authentication challenges. Last fall, they hosted […]

Sotheby’s and Christie’s go head to head with simultaneous Banksy auctions

Two unrelated Banksy auctions are scheduled to run simultaneously at Sotheby’s and Christie’s bringing some of the artist’s best-known works to the auction block. As the gavel fell at a Sotheby’s auction in London last October announcing the £1 million sale of Banksy’s Girl with a Balloon, the reclusive artist shocked the art world as […]

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 […]

Egypt will sue Christie’s over the $6 Million sale of a King Tutankhamun bust

Egyptian government officials announced that they will be looking to file a civil suit over the recent $6 million sale of a Tutankhamun bust that took place despite a public outcry as well as the country’s protest over the theft of the ancient artefact. The government and protesters argue that the bust was stolen from […]

The harmony of the self through Tschabalala Self’s eye

Tschabalala Self, born in Harlem in 1990, explores sensitive ideas of the self, womanhood and the Black female body in contemporary cultures. She uses bodies resembling hers, as well as playful colours like soft pinks, stark blues and bright yellows, which serve as the backdrop for many of her works. Her universe dips into portals […]