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Christie’s NFT Auction Led with OpenSea Fails to Impress – ARTnews.com

While some auction houses and galleries are attempting to launch their own NFT platforms, Christie’s is experimenting with an alternative route. Bidding closed last night on a Christie’s NFT auction that took place entirely on OpenSea, one of the leading NFT platforms, as opposed to on Christie’s own website. By tapping into the existing technical infrastructure that OpenSea has already built, Noah Davis, Christie’s ...

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Christie’s Hong Kong Evening Sale Brings in $192 Million – ARTnews.com

On Wednesday night in Hong Kong, Christie’s held two back-to-back modern and contemporary art evening sales that raked in a total of HKD 1.5 billion ($192 million) with premiums. Together, the two sales hammered within the pre-sale expectation of HKD 1.05 billion-HKD 1.5 billion ($134 million-$197 million), which is calculated without buyer’s premiums included. The four-hour two-part event saw 73 of the 76 works ...

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Van Gogh, Warhol Bring Christie’s Modern Art Sales to $751.9 M. – ARTnews.com

Following the launch of  the fall auction season in New York on Tuesday, Christie’s back-to-back sales of modern art and works from the collection of the late Texas oil magnate Edwin L. Cox, brought in a collective $751.9 million on Thursday. The two sales achieved a collective 95 percent sell-through rate, with 77 out of the 81 lots offered finding buyers. Nearly half of ...

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$224 M. Christie’s New York Evening Sale Sees Record for Peter Doig – ARTnews.com

Launching the fall auction season against the backdrop of a slowly reviving New York, a Christie’s evening sale of works made during the 21st century brought in $219 million on Tuesday . All 40 of the lots offered sold. Two works—one by Mark Grotjahn, the other by Felix Gonzalez-Torres—came to the sale with an in-house guarantee, while another 20 were secured with third-party backing. ...

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Activists Lead Protests Against Christie’s Over Sale of Taíno Objects – ARTnews.com

A sale of Pre-Columbian art and Taíno artifacts at Christie’s set to take place in Paris tomorrow has become the subject of protests by Taíno activists and allies. The sale, titled “Pre-Columbian Art & Taino Masterworks,” includes 38 works from the Fiore Arts Collection of Taíno art. Many of the works in the sale are priced between $5,000 and $200,000. Among them are ritual ...

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Rare Constable Sketch of Salisbury Cathedral to Sell at Christie’s – ARTnews.com

An 1823 oil sketch depicting a view of Salisbury Cathedral by British romantic painter John Constable—the last known version of the subject by the artist still in private hands—is coming to auction next month. Carrying an estimate of £2 million–£3 million ($2.7 million–$4 million), the work will hit the block during Christie’s Old Masters evening sale in London on December 7. Constable produced the ...

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Christie’s Fast-Rising NFT Whisperer Tells the Guardian He Views Beeple as ‘Kind of My Jesus’ + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Monday, November 8. NEED-TO-READ Tate Curator Achim Borchardt-Hume Has Died – The inventive and rigorous curator served as director of exhibitions at Tate Modern since 2012, where he organized shows of work by artists including Robert ...

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Nazi-Looted El Greco Painting to Sell Christie’s After Return to Heirs – ARTnews.com

Three Old Master paintings looted during WWII, including a storied El Greco, will be auctioned at Christie’s in December. All of the paintings formerly belonged to Julius and Camilla Priester; the couple’s heirs received the works within the past several years, more than seven decades after the canvases were seized by the Nazis. Julius was a Jewish Austrian industrialist who amassed his wealth in ...

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