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Friday, May 20, 2022

Christie's auction


Michelangelo ink drawing fetches 23 million euros in Paris sale

May 19, 2022 11:41 am

The work had been designated a French national treasure, which barred it from being exported from the country for 30 months.

What makes professional football player Ernie Barnes the most expressive painter of sports?

May 16, 2022 5:04 pm

His painting The Sugar Shack sold for $15.3 million at Christie's, surpassing his previous sales and making his a story from goal to palette a perfect touchdown

Egg-sized diamond fetches over $21M with fees at Geneva sale

May 12, 2022 12:23 pm

An unspecified private buyer acquired The Rock, for which the pre-auction estimate was between 19 million and 30 million francs.

Andy Warhol's 'Marilyn' auction nabs $195M; most for US artist

May 10, 2022 5:38 pm

The Warhol sale unseated the previous record holder and another modern master, Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose 1982 painting “Untitled” of a skull-like face sold for a record $110.5 million at Sotheby’s in 2017.

'Washington Crossing the Delaware' up for auction at Christie's in May

April 25, 2022 10:15 am

The 1851 oil painting is one of three versions painted by Emanuel Leutze of the man who was to be the first U.S. president leading troops during a key moment of the American revolution. Only two survive

Rare Michelangelo drawing could fetch 30 million euros in Paris sale

April 06, 2022 11:24 am

The drawing, one of the few works of the Renaissance Italian artist in private hands, was sold in 1907 in Paris and billed as a work of the school of Michelangelo

Antonio Canova's lost 'Maddalena Giacente' seen fetching up to $10 million at auction

March 23, 2022 11:41 am

Described by auction house Christies' as the Italian neoclassical sculptor's "lost masterpiece", "Maddalena Giacente" (Recumbent Magdalene) was commissioned by the Earl of Liverpool, then British prime minister, and took three years to carve.

Meteorites from Mars, outer space land on Christie's auction block

February 25, 2022 10:14 pm

"A seven-inch hole marks where the meteorite punctured the roof," Christie's said in the treasure's description

Francis Bacon's 'Trotsky' triptych tipped to fetch up to $75 million at auction

February 25, 2022 11:17 am

The British auction house's price estimate for the work, part of a March 1 sale in London of 20th and 21st century masterworks, is 35 million to 55 million pounds ($48 million - $75 million).

Van Gogh watercolour landscape auctioned for a record $35.9 million

November 14, 2021 9:03 pm

The 1888 work, "Mueles de ble", was purchased for well above its pre-sale estimate of $20-30 million, auction house Christie's said.


In photos: Digital artist Beeple's work is 'first purely digital artwork (NFT) ever up for auction at Christie’s'

March 02, 2021 5:22 pm

‘Christie’s has never offered a new media artwork of this scale or importance before,’ says Noah Davis, a specialist in Post-War & Contemporary Art at Christie’s in New York

Christie's Mumbai auction makes a record Rs 97.69 cr; highest ever in India

December 16, 2015 1:18 pm

Records tumbled at Christie's auction held in Mumbai with an untitled work by India's foremost abstract painter Vasudeo S Gaitonde fetching a jaw-dropping Rs 29.30 crore.