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New York’s Impressionist & Modern sales post turnover down 32% on 2018 [15/11/2019]

Impressionist & Modern masterpieces are still fetching high prices with a new record for Umberto Boccioni and a strong result at nearly $20 million for a work by Gustave Caillebotte… but there weren’t any really big-ticket trophies. Christie’s and Sotheby’s prestige sales kicked off on 11 November with, as usual, two Imp/Mod catalogues containing roughly […]

Sotheby’s dominates London’s sales [25/06/2019]

With a total of $125.5 million from 23 Impressionist & Modern Art lots on 19 June, Sotheby’s dwarfed its competition last week; Christie’s Imp-Mod total amounted to just $45.8 million.   Christie’s kicked off London’s June sales of Impressionist & Modern Art with a disappointing total (18 June). The world’s leading auction firm generated $45.8 […]

Christie’s Top 10 results in Q1 [03/05/2019]

In Artprice’s fortnightly series of auction rankings identifying the Art Market’s primary trends, this week’s Friday Top looks at Christie’s best results in the first quarter of 2019. The world’s most powerful art auctioneer (with a global turnover of nearly $5 billion from Fine Art in 2018) just keeps on generating extraordinary results. Two years […]

Top 10 results so far in Post-War and Contemporary Art [22/03/2019]

Every other Friday, Artprice posts a “Top” ranking that provides insight into the Art market’s major trends. This week, we look at the artists who have generated the best auction results in Post-War and Contemporary Art so far this year. The prestige sales held during February and March this year highlight four works which each […]

London. Year’s first results… and upcoming sales [05/03/2019]

With the value of sterling contracting against the dollar over the last two years in reaction to Brexit, buying art in London has become slightly more attractive for a market whose principal language is the dollar. While Sotheby’s is claiming that its latest Impressionist & Modern Art sale attracted the most international list of registered […]

Upcoming Impressionist and Modern Art sales [26/02/2019]

Over to London for the first series of prestige Impressionist & Modern Art sales of the year… with catalogues promising a number of superb treasures for major dealers and collectors. The hammer starts falling today, 26 February 2019, with two sales at Sotheby’s: the first dedicated to the great Impressionist and Modern artists, with works […]

The Top10 of Surrealism [30/11/2018]

Every other Friday Artprice posts an auction ranking to help you apprehend the Art Market’s leading trends. This week, Artprice takes a look at the 10 most expensive Surrealist artworks ever sold at auction… A ranking very clearly dominated by Miro. The Catalan Surrealist artist Joan Miro, currently the subject of a major retrospective at […]

Flash News: Mad about Magritte – Pierre Bergé collection – Photography [23/11/2018]

Mad about Magritte Four new records in less than two years! René MAGRITTE (1898 – 1967), one of Surrealism’s central figures, keeps breaking new ground on the secondary market, with a strong acceleration this past year. His auction record has more than doubled in 10 years and on 12 November in New York it reached […]

After Basel… London [19/06/2018]

The high-end art market’s last major rendez-vous before the summer has begun: London’s Impressionist & Modern Art sales. Artprice takes a look at the catalogues and the prices. Both Christie’s and Sotheby’s are hoping to finish the first half of 2018 in style… and both have prepared large selections of high quality works. Between June […]

Top of Surrealism in 2018 [11/05/2018]

  This week’s Friday Top ranks the best results in 2018 of one of the major founding artistic movements in the 20th century, Surrealism, a movement that both Christie’s and Sotheby’s devote specialised sales to each year. Rank Artist Artwork Price ($) Date Auctioneer 1 René MAGRITTE (1898-1967) Le groupe silencieux (1926) $10,031,386 27/02/2018 Christie’s London 2 […]

Flash News! Records at Christie’s – Kirkeby – Gurlitt [17/11/2017]

A night of records at Christie’s In New York on 13 November 2017, the Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art sale made an extraordinary impact, with sales totalling $491 million, the second-best result in Christie’s long history in this sales category. Monet, Vuillard, Van Gogh, Léger, Picasso and Magritte have, among other great artists, caused a […]

The Italian Top 10 [15/09/2017]

It’s Top 10 Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week, we take a look at the best sales of the year in Italy. In Italy as well as in the art market as a whole, the top-end segment is based on 20th century works of art, especially the Post-War period. […]

The best sales of the first quarter [07/04/2017]

Discover the best sales every Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. Our weekly ranking unveils the world’s 10 best auction sales in the first quarter of 2017. In the Top 10 of the first quarter, two auction houses obtain results ranging between $17 and $59m: Christie’s and Sotheby’s, for sales in […]

The top Surrealist sales [10/03/2017]

Discover the best sales every Friday! Every other Friday, Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. This week’s ranking reveals the 10 most expensive Surrealist works in auction history. Salvador Dali, René Magritte, Paul Delvaux, Max Ernst, André Masson, Man Ray, Joan Miro, Giorgio De Chirico, Jean Arp, Yves Tanguy, Victor Brauner, Oscar Dominguez, Wifredo Lam, […]

Sale of Claude Berri’s collection… Part 1 announced [20/09/2016]

The art market news this autumn 2016 is dominated by sales of collections. These include works acquired by David Bowie, the presidential couple Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Daniel and Eliane Brollo and Prince Yusupov. There will also be a series of five sales to disperse the works of French film director and producer Claude Berri […]

Mixed results at London’s first major sales of the year [09/02/2016]

Christie’s and Sotheby’s kicked off their 2016 London programmes with sales of Surrealist, Impressionist and Modern art on 2 and 3 February 2016.

The year’s first results from London [10/02/2015]

Sotheby’s and Christie’s held their first major sales of the year in London on February 3 and 4, each hosting sessions dedicated to Impressionist / Modern Art and Surrealism.

Flash News: Centre Pompidou at the Costa del Sol – Olafur Eliasson at Vuitton – A surreal February [23/01/2015]

Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news: Centre Pompidou at the Costa del Sol – Olafur Eliasson at Vuitton – A surreal February

Top Tens in Europe. Chapter 2: Belgium [26/09/2014]

Friday is Top day! Every other Friday, Artprice publishes a theme-based auction ranking. This week: the top ten Belgian bids.

Art Market News in Brief! [02/11/2012]

Every fortnight, Artprice provides a short round up of art market news.

The major London sales [19/06/2012]

Impressionist and Modern

On 19 and 20 June 2012, Christie’s and Sotheby’s will be holding their evening sales of Impressionist and Modern Art, followed, the day after, by sales of more affordable works from the same periods.

Q & A ahead of the Impressionist & Modern Art sales in New York [24/04/2012]

On 1 and 2 May, Christie’s and Sotheby’s in New York will be offering 108 works of Impressionist and Modern art.

Prices disconnected from market reality? [02/11/2011]

At a time when Artprice’s Art Market Confidence Index shows purchase intentions exceeding 70%, auction estimates for Impressionist & Modern Art in New York are still rising.

The Surrealists [28/10/2011]

Every fortnight Artprice provides you with a new or updated ranking in its Alternate-Friday Top Series. This week, we focus on the Surrealists.

Impressionist & Modern sales in London: the right balance? [15/02/2011]

The results of the Impressionist & Modern February sales in London were respectable compared with the results of the same sales a year earlier, although somewhat less spectacular.

Impressionist & Modern Art sales in London: maintained confidence [31/01/2011]

As usual, the first major dates in the global auction calendar are the prestigious sales organised by Christie’s and Sotheby’s in London.

Impressionist and Modern sales in London – unabashed confidence! [25/01/2010]

Since the peak in January 2008, the price index of Impressionist art has contracted sharply: down 39.3%. But for Christie’s and Sotheby’s – judging by the high estimates in the catalogues for their upcoming London sales – the price deflation is now over.

Surrealist photography market [30/03/2005]

« Begierde im Blick » (the Gaze of Desire) is the main theme of the major exhibition on surrealist photography held at the Kunsthalle, Hamburg running until 29 May 2005.An element of the surrealism movement since its beginnings in 1924, photography allowed to capture images and sensations taken from « real » life. For MAN RAY, Jacques-André BOIFFARD, Hans BELLMER, Manuel ÁLVAREZ BRAVO, Raoul UBAC, André KERTÉSZ, Herbert BAYER and Claude CAHUN, photography provided a way to present a surrealist vision of the world: an impossible reality.

Star turns at the Impressionism & Modern Art auctions in New York [16/04/2003]

Sotheby’s and Christie’s are taking similar approaches to the evening auctions to be held on 6 and 7 May. Both are banking on Renoir and Degas from the impressionists, dropping Picasso, and hoping to continue selling Giacometti sculptures in bulk. Some of the works on offer may seem oddly familiar…

René Magritte [10/02/2003]

Prices for René Magritte’s works have been on an unbroken uptrend for the last thirty years. On the back of this rally, L’Empire des Lumières took the market by storm last year

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