art collecting

Christie’s Offers Huge Richter Painting Once Owned by Eric Clapton for $35 Million

[ad_1] Gerhard Richter’s Abstraktes Bild Courtesy of Christie’s Text size Christie’s will offer a monumental Abstraktes Bild painting by Gerhard Richter for more than US$35 million, just a bit more than the painting fetched when it was sold in 2012 by musician Eric Clapton at Christie’s in London. Christie’s will offer a monumental Abstraktes Bild …

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Magritte Painting Fetches $79 Million, Capping Sotheby’s London Sales

[ad_1] Rene Magritte’s Surrealist Masterpiece The Empire of Lights sold for a record £59.4 million (US$79.8 million) at a Sotheby’s sale on Wednesday, achieving a world auction record for the artist. The 1961 painting, with a paradoxical image of darkened home lit from within yet under a bright blue sky of floating clouds, was sought …

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Christie’s to Offer 1982 Basquiat Painting for at Least $30 Million

[ad_1] Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Portrait of an Artist as a Young Derelictwill be sold at Christie’s in May. Courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd. 2022 Text size The next major work by Jean-Michel Basquiat to hit the art market will be the late artist’s 1982 constructed painting Portrait of an Artist as a Young Derelict. Christie’s is …

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A Rare Magritte Painting, Created for His Muse, Fetches $79.75 Million

[ad_1] A famous painting by René Magritte sold for $79.75 million, setting a new world auction record for the Surrealist artist in its first time on the market. The price tag, which includes fees, made the work the second-most valuable painting in US dollars ever sold at auction in Europe, according to Sotheby’s. In British …

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