Tag Archives: Christie’s
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Johnny Depp to Auction Off Art Collection as He Heads for Divorce

Just ahead of his divorce from Amber Heard over abuse allegations, Johnny Depp will be auctioning off millions of dollars’ worth of paintings from his private art collection. The actor plans to sell nine paintings in total, all by Jean-Michel Basquiat. The paintings will be sold at Christie’s Auction House in London on June 29th […]

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Auction Season Heating Up in New York

Some of the biggest auction houses are gearing up for tremendous sales. Both Sotheby’s and Christie’s auction houses have seen their stocks rise and rise; their total sales clocked in at about $7 billion each in 2014. Earlier this year, Christie’s auctioned off a Picasso piece for a record-breaking $179 million, the largest sale ever. […]

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eBay Begins Streaming Sotheby’s Auctions

Art auction houses like Christie’s and Sotheby’s have been appraising and selling fine art for centuries (both were founded way back in the 1700s!). This tradition of art auctioneering has changed tremendously over time, but perhaps the most significant change to the process occurred recently at Sotheby’s, which recently started streaming its art auctions online. […]

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What’s Next for Christie’s Auction House?

Last month, Christie’s Auctions and Private Sales experienced an unexpected internal rift as Chief Executive Steven Murphy stepped down from the position he has held since 2010. The New York Times reported on December 2, “in a swift move that surprised even auction house insiders, Christie’s announced that Mr. Murphy was stepping down. He will […]

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Sotheby’s, Christie’s Enjoy High Sales

Sotheby’s and Christie’s brought in about $170 million this week from the sales of Old Master and Renaissance art. Three works brought in over $10 million apiece, and many paintings sold for far more than their estimated prices. The biggest seller was The Madonna and Child by Fra Bartolommeo, which is a circular-format oil portrait […]

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