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A man wanders an empty art gallery.

The Art Market is Shrinking

Last year, sales at Sotheby’s and Christie’s were booming: combined, the two auction houses brought in over a billion dollars. This year, the two have only raised a total of $560.6 million, a far cry from where they stood last May. And the $78.1 million raised by Christie’s pales in comparison to the $705.9 million […]

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Baccio Della Porta, Fra Bartolommeo

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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