JEFF KOONS (B. 1955)
Cracked Egg (Magenta), Executed in 1994-2006
mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent colour coating
198.1 x 157.5 x 157.5cm and 45.7 x 121.9 x 121.9cm
Estimate: £10 million to £15 million

Christie’s to Present an Exceptional Post-War & Contemporary Art Auction Season in London This February

From 6 to 14 February in London, Christie’s will present an outstanding season of exhibitions and auctions dedicated to Post-War & Contemporary Art, representing the most important artists and movements of the 20th and 21st centuries. Francis [...]
A bidder on Christie’s LIVE, the house’s internet sales website, bought Edward Hopper’s “October On Cape Cod” for $9.6 million on November 28, 2012, making it the most expensive artwork ever auctioned online.

Ten Stories That Moved the Art Market in 2012

YEAR IN REVIEW: 10 Stories That Moved the Art Market in 2012 by Rachel Corbett for ARTINFO In the auction world, 2012 was a banner year for trophy hunters, thanks to “The Scream”, Richter, and Rothko. But the occasionally staggering [...]
El Anatsui | Photo credit: Brian Boyle / © Royal Ontario Museum, 2010. All rights reserved.

El Anatsui “New World Map” Achieves Record Price At Bonham’s

Bonhams has achieved a world record price for Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. The tapestry titled ‘New World Map’, made of aluminium bottle caps and copper wire, has sold for £541,250 ($850,544) in London. A fortnight ago another smaller work [...]
At Christie’s contemporary art auction in New York, Cindy Sherman’s 1981 self-portrait Untitled #96 sold to New York dealer Philippe Segalot for a whopping $3.89 million

Insight on Post-war Women Artists at Auction

Much fanfare greeted the $388m made by Christie’s post-war and contemporary evening sale in New York earlier this month—its highest total ever. Few seemed to notice that the auction was unprecedented in another way: it had ten lots [...]
Amy Cappellazzo, Chairman, Post-War & Contemporary Development, Christie's

Interview with Amy Cappellazzo

Amy Cappellazzo, Chairman, Post-War and Contemporary Development at Christie’s, is definitely one of the most charismatic and influential women in contemporary art and combines her extensive experience and expertise with a wide network of [...]
The only privately owned version of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” set a world record April 2nd 2012 when it sold for $119.9 million at Sotheby’s in New York.

Scream if you want to bid higher: the high cost of art

What is the man on the bridge screaming in Edvard Munch’s most famous work? I will tell you. He is screaming: “I am too expensive! I belong in a public collection!” As an artist, the price of art makes me want to scream. [...]
Zeng Fanzhi is one of the most popular blue-chip Chinese contemporary artists | Photo by Madcrow

China’s Emerging Class of Art Collectors

Coming off the recent success of Sotheby’s spring auction series in Hong Kong, this week Britain’s Guardian takes a look at Chinas’ emerging class of art collectors and investors. Emerging seemingly out of nowhere in the last decade, [...]
Patti Wong, Chairman of Sotheby’s Asia and SOTHEBY’S DIAMONDS

Sotheby’s to launch its new Hong Kong gallery space on 19 May 2012

Sotheby’s will unveil its newly-constructed state-of-the art gallery space in Hong Kong on 19 May, 2012, with opening exhibitions running through the end of May – an exciting month filled with international cultural events in Hong Kong. [...]
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) The Salutation of Beatrice courtesty Christie's Images Ltd., 2012.

Rediscovered Masterpiece at Christie’s

Rossetti’s Tender Portrait Capturing A Great Pre-Raphaelite Romance Leads Christie’s Victorian & British Impressionist Art Sale In May 2012. Christie’s announce the rediscovery of an exceptional and previously unpublished portrait [...]
Andy Warhol, Bianca Jagger, Polaroid

BAMart to partner with Paddle8 and Phillips de Pury & Company

The Eighth Annual BAMart Silent Auction features over 80 works from internationally renowned and emerging artists, in a variety of media and prices.  For the first time, the online auction will be powered by Paddle 8, the premier online art [...]