11 mai 2016

Basquiat sets artist record at Christie's New York sale at $57.3 million

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), Untitled (detail), acrylic on canvas, Painted in 1982. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2016.  NEW YORK, NY.- The May 10 evening sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art realized US$318,388,000 / £220,796,117 /€279,086,291 with sell-through rates of 87% by lot and 91% by value. The sale established 6 new world auction records for artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Agnes Martin, Mike Kelley, Richard Prince, Kerry James Marshall and Barry X Ball. The results of tonight’s sale brings the... [Lire la suite]

02 avril 2016

Rothko's Seminal 'No. 17' leads Christie's New York Evening Sale of Post-War & Contemporary Art

Mark Rothko (1903-1970), No. 17, oil on canvas, 91 1/2 x 69 1/2 in. (232.5 x 176.5 cm.). Painted in 1957. $30-40million. ©1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. NEW YORK, NY.- Leading Christie’s Evening Sale of Post-War & Contemporary Art on May 10, is Mark Rothko’s pivotal 1957 canvas, No. 17 (estimate: $30-40million). With its vibrant, verdant hues, No. 17 is emblematic of the experiential nature of Rothko’s art—a manifestation of what one critic called the... [Lire la suite]
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