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Art Auction Records

Beyond the Scream: May Auction Highlights

MutualArt | Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts
MutualArt

This record-breaking month of May closes the strongest annual Spring auction season since the 2008 recession started. The art market has bounced back strongly as the world's super rich seek blue-chip artists, particularly seduced by modern and contemporary works.

5 Record-Breaking Prices At Auction

Posted 05.13.2012 | Home

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Here are the top five works that set record-breaking prices for contemporary, impressionist and modern art at Christie's and S...

The Shifting Focus of Publicity in the Art World

Daniel Grant | Posted 01.30.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

At times, publicity becomes the art itself, with the public knowing that it should appreciate some work because "it's famous" rather than because it's good, distorting the entire experience of art.

The Top New York Art Auctions of 2010

Katherine Jentleson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Katherine Jentleson

Whereas highly valued masterpieces were rare in 2009, reassured sellers sent top-tier works from Giacometti to Picasso tumbling across the auction block in 2010.

Is the Art Market Recovering Ahead of the Economic Recession?

Stephanie Adamowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stephanie Adamowicz

The latest auctions and records reflect increased art market confidence, but can quickly be misinterpreted as a full-fledged art market recovery.

Matisse Painting Sells For Record-Breaking $33.6 Mil

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

An Henri Matisse painting was auctioned at Christie's for $33.6 million, a record for the artist, during a sale devoted to Impressionist and modern ar...