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Hammer Falls on Street Art at Doyle

Almost 200 came to Doyle auction September 19 to listen to a panel discussion on the the evolution of Street Art. The talk preceded an auction of items in this inaugural category. Among the topics covered were the transition of Street Art into major galleries and museums and the globalization of Street Art. Doyle’s Inaugural Street Art

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Guitarist Clapton Set to Sell Richter for 20x 2001 Purchase Price

Bloomberg reports guitarist Eric Clapton is set to sell a painting by Gerhard Richter for as much as 20 times what he paid for it in 2001. Painted in 1994,  Abstraktes Bild (809-4) is now valued at some $20 million and will be offered tomorrow at Sotheby’s in London. In 2002, a 40-year retrospective of Richter’s work was held at the Museum of

Chinese Landscape Brings $1.3 Million at Freeman’s

A painting by modern Chinese master Lee Man Fong topped estimates to bring $1,314,500 at Freeman’s on Sunday. Fong was a painter born in Guangzhou, China. he died in 1988.  The auction house reports this is the fourth consecutive Asian Arts auction to achieve million-dollar-plus prices for top items. Other recent sales include a Ming Dynasty gilt bronze and cloisonné covered jar

Pittsburgh Abstraction Kicks Off Tuesday Auction

Several works by Abstract painter Nathan Dunn kicked off today’s auction at Gray’s in Cleveland. The artist is closely associated with Cleveland’s rival city of Pittsburgh. Dunn studied at Carnegie Institute of Technology and became best known for his works throughout Pittsburgh, Ohio, and West Virginia. He also painted in Cape Cod, Massachusetts during the

Judge Rules $2.6 million Painting is a Fake

m4s0n501 A judge in England recently ruled a painting purchased for more than $2.6 million from Christie’s in London is a fake. Christie’s must pay Russian billionaire buyer Viktor Vekselberg the $2.6 million, plus $2.2 million in damages, according to the Daily Telegraph. Originally thought to be painted by Boris Kustodiev, the signature was allegedly

Up at Auction: Lap desk and quill used to end the Mexican-American War

The lap desk and quill belonging to Nicholas Philip Trist, used to write and sign the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo on Feb. 2, 1848 – an historic event that ended the Mexican-American War and resulted in Mexico ceding 55 percent of its pre-war territory, thereby completing the United States’ Manifest Destiny — will be sold

Antique Shopper: Mid-Century Sofa by Peter Hvidt

Antique and vintage furniture can offer such style value when compared to newly-produced retail products that it’s really remarkable. Take this sofa set designed by Peter Hvidt. The condition seems to be good. It’s versatile because its in two pieces, it’s not light in look and would fit perfectly into a small contemporary apartment. Finding something in

Williford Collection Hightlights from Heritage Auction

The room was full for a recent American art auction at Heritage Auctions in Dallas. The evening brought paintings from the Jean and Graham Devoe Williford Charitable Trust. Together with the morning session, which offered works from Lexington Trust of Los Angeles, the sale brought in more than $5 million. It was the collection of

Something to Scream About

Move over Picasso, with a pre-sale estimate of $80 million, Edvard Munch’s The Scream, became the highest-priced artwork to ever sell at auction during Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale. This version of the iconic masterpiece achieved $119,922,500 million. Painted between 1893 and 1910, the works show an agonized figure against a red sky.  The National Gallery, Oslo holds one of two

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