Latest Christie's Stories

2006-05-09 23:38:48

By Christopher Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Works by Andy Warhol and Willem de Kooning each sold for more than $10 million at Christie's on Tuesday, signaling a healthy, if not runaway, market for post-war and contemporary art.

2006-05-04 10:36:51

By Haitham Haddadin KUWAIT (Reuters) - Auction house Christie's said on Thursday it would hold its inaugural Middle East auction this month in Dubai, with contemporary and modern Arab, Asian and Western art, including work by icons like Andy Warhol.

2006-04-27 09:45:30

By Christopher Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Paintings by Picasso and van Gogh, whose works have set world price records, lead the annual spring art sales at New York auction houses Sotheby's and Christie's starting next Tuesday.

2006-04-25 14:55:19

By Dan Wilchins NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bankrupt broker Refco Inc. kicked off its auction of its photography collection on Tuesday, as it sells off works by artists including Richard Avedon and Andreas Gursky in a bid to raise money for creditors.

2006-04-17 23:01:56

By John Ruwitch HONG KONG (Reuters) - The thick brush strokes, brilliant colors and angular figure of Dora Maar depicted in Pablo Picasso's 1941 painting of his mistress and a cat are a world away from the delicate detail of traditional Chinese scrolls.

2006-04-06 17:28:24

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An 1841 Venetian landscape by J.M.W. Turner sold for $35.8 million on Thursday, becoming the most expensive British painting ever sold at auction, according to Christie's.

2006-03-10 13:57:15

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nostalgic New Yorkers, film fans and Eloise enthusiasts can buy a little piece of history next week when Christie's auction house sells select items from The Plaza hotel to the public.

2006-03-01 15:34:45

By Dan Wilchins NEW YORK (Reuters) - Christie's said on Wednesday that it will sell more than 500 photographs by artists such as Richard Avedon and Cindy Sherman from the collection of bankrupt commodities trader Refco Inc.

2006-02-15 04:57:52

LONDON (Reuters) - An 1842 watercolor by JMW Turner could well set a saleroom record when it goes under the hammer in June, auctioneers Christie's said on Wednesday.

2006-01-26 16:55:50

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A rediscovered painting of an old woman by Dutch master Rembrandt sold at auction on Thursday for $4,272,000, slightly exceeding expectations, Sotheby's auction house said.

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