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09.19.14 Sophie Weiner

Artist Barry McGee also known as TWIST in graffiti circles, has been working his way up through the art world so it comes as no surprise that a drawing of his is on sale at Christie’s. The drawing features a bottle label on which a man poops out the letter “G” to begin the word Gannett, below […]

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05.07.14 Marina Galperina

Christie’s first spring sale took place last night, totaling at a measly $285.9 million, barely making it into the $244.5 million to $360.4 million estimate and disappointing predictions of the ever-skyrocketing market. The prices have dropped “back down to Earth,” The New York Times giddily concluded, adding that “none of the sales eclipsed the artists’ auction records.” “The […]

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03.10.14 Marina Galperina

Christie’s latest Jean-Michel Basquiat online auction has been stopped and officially “postponed” after two of the late artist’s sisters filed a $1 million lawsuit claiming that the collection of his ex-roommate/lover Alexis Adler could include fakes. We first interviewed Adler a year ago, in her now-remodeled former squat of an apartment that she shared with Basquiat in […]

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11.13.13 Kyle Petreycik

Last evening, Francis Bacon’s Three Studies of Lucian Freud — a triptych of the Irish-born British painter predominately known for his dark figurative portraits — sold for a record $142.4 million at Christie’s auction house. The Rockefeller Center salesroom was crowded with collectors from all over the world, each bidding modestly in increments of a million dollars until finally the floor […]

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07.03.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Legendary model Kate Moss is the muse for a new exhibition and auction at Christie’s in London. Featuring a variety of photos that showcase the versatility that characterized her modeling career, the auction will also include Kate-inspired art works, from sculptures to collages and even a tapestry. “Kate is the ultimate modern muse and we will […]

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05.16.13 Marina Galperina

Calm down, internet. It’s not like someone dropped two milli on the Deviant Art erotic fan doodle bea_aarthurXXXhott.jpg. This is Famous Painter John Fucking Currin! For the Art Patron Class, $1.9 million is a good deal. Yesterday, Christie’s New York of post-war and contemporary art sell-a-thon fetched in an all-art-auctions-ever record total of $495 million. Among the sold works: […]

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10.08.12 Irina Dvalidze

Holograms: They’re not just for resurrecting Tupac anymore! Before Christie’s auctions off Constantin Brancusi’s Une Muse as part of its Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art on Nov 7, the sculpture is touring the world… without ever leaving New York. A hologram of the piece was publicly displayed at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Hong Kong last […]

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05.12.11 Marina Galperina

Yesterday, Christie’s Rockfeller Center salesroom “booed and hissed, applauded and laughed” in an “epic 16 minute bidding battle” for Andy Warhol’s Self-Portrait, 1963-64. Oh journalists, I do declare, that sounds most riveting indeed… but looks kinda womp womp on video. Hmm. Maybe I’m spoiled after that Orgy of the Rich at Sotheby’s. Anywho, some proper […]

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01.05.11 Marina Galperina

Christie’s Jan 11-12 sale of Dennis Hopper’s massive art collection features blue chippers Takashi Murakami, Gerhard Richter and Cindy Sherman, but also, pricey likenesses of the late great actor and “gallery bum” himself. Looking at Randy McDowall’s portrait of Hopper the youthful angel, it’s really hard to remember Hopper the demonic old pervert. […]

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11.11.10 Marina Galperina

Jeff Koons’s metallic hemorrhoid and Andy Warhol’s soup porn sold big at Christie’s auctions Pop Art garage sale this week, which raked in loot totaling $273 million. The biggest banked item? A ’64 Roy Lichtenstein Ohhh … Alright … that sold for $42.6 million. As in, ohhh, alright, I give up. Gerhard Richter’s candle pair painting […]

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