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A Lichtenstein brushstroke canvas is set to be part of Sotheby’s first live auction in months

If all goes to plan, a Contemporary Art Evening Auction at Sotheby’s scheduled for June might be one of the first auctions to return to the physical auction floor in New York. Originally scheduled for May, the auction was postponed, alongside many others that were put on hold or moved online, as the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Art World Roundup: working through the pandemic

For this week’s Art World Roundup, we look at the ways individuals and organizations are uniting to tackled issues around the COVID-19 pandemic. An auction offering unique experiences to support the International Rescue Committee Google and Sotheby’s have teamed up to present the Mayday COVID-19 Charity Auction – an event that will auction off unique […]

Sotheby’s launches new online gallery platform to adjust during the pandemic

The art market of the days before the pandemic is bound to look starkly different to the art market following these uncertain times. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many to adjust their focus and realign with a new normal that remains in flux. One of the biggest signs that the pandemic has changed the art […]

£5m online auction breaks record for Sotheby’s

Since late March, Sotheby’s has moved nearly 20 auctions online, one of which was the eighth edition of their “Contemporary Curated” London auction. Prior to the auction, the sale was estimated to bring in between £3.4 million and £4.6 million but it ended up shattering expectations and setting a record for the auction house’s online […]

Art World Roundup: More COVID-19, COVID-19, and Kanye West

In this week’s Art World Roundup we bring you more COVID-19 news and a little bit of Kanye West’s early artworks. LA arts project helping feed the community Having provided food for some of the most at-risk individuals in LA County for 30 years, Project Angel Food  (PAF) has partnered up with the grantLOVE project […]

Art World Roundup: more COVID-19 news, an update on the boy thrown from the Tate, and #MuseumBouquet

In this week’s Art World Roundup, we cover more side effects of COVID-19, some more uplifting than others. We also have an update on the health of the boy who was thrown from a Tate Modern viewing deck and unfortunately, report the passing of art historian and critic Maurice Berger. UAE backs artists, buys thousands […]

Sotheby’s nears $1 billion in private sales during 2019

For the second year running, Sotheby’s has hovered around the $1 billion mark in private sales. While the auction house isn’t a stranger to making billions, it’s usually for their major auctions that can bring in millions in a given night. As reported this week, Sotheby’s private sales weren’t quite as high as they were […]