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‘Mona Lisa’ Copy Nets $3.45 M. at Christie’s—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines IN A CHRISTIE’S AUCTION, a copy of Leonardo’s Mona Lisa (1503)—the Hekking Mona Lisa, which has been dated to the 17th century—sold for an astonishing €2.9 million (about $3.45 million), trouncing its high estimate of €300,000 ($357,000). This ersatz Mona Lisa got its name from its onetime owner, the late antiques dealer Raymond Hekking, who argued it was the genuine article, ...

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Phillips-Poly Sale in Hong Kong Nets $63.8 M. – ARTnews.com

On Tuesday night, Phillips held a modern and contemporary art sale in Hong Kong that brought in a hammer total of HKD 405 million ($52.2 million), or HKD 492 with premium ($63.8 million). Staged in collaboration with the Chinese auction house Poly, it well exceeded its pre-sale low estimate of HKD 284 million ($36.6 million), which is calculated without the buyer’s premium. The white-glove ...

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Banksy Charity Painting Nets $23 M.—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines A PAINTING THAT BANKSY CREATED TO HONOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS sold for £16.7 million (about $22.9 million) at Christie’s in London on Tuesday, the Guardian reports, and most of that has been earmarked for charity. That figure shatters the street artist’s previous auction record of £9.9 million, which was paid in 2019 for a subtle work that depicts members of Parliament as chimpanzees. ...

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Angelina Jolie’s Winston Churchill Nets $11.6 M.—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines ANGELINA JOLIE HAD A VERY GOOD DAY YESTERDAY. A 1943 Winston Churchill painting she sent to Christie’s sold for a whopping £8.26 million (about $11.6 million) with fees, the Art Newspaper reports. That figure is a new auction record for the onetime British prime minister—though it is just short of the all-time high for KAWS. The Maleficent actress received the painting of the Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakesh, ...

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Seattle Art Museum Nets Big Gift—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines POKEMON CARDS, HANDBAGS, FINE WINE: People are buying them all amid the pandemic, and prices are rising, according to Knight Frank, who runs indices on the markets for luxury goods. Frank described them to Reuters as “relatively affordable luxury pick-me-ups”—a nice turn of phrase. Entrepreneurs are working to fulfill strong demand by doing things like selling ...

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Christies October Evening Sale Nets $341 M. Led by Twombly, Cezanne – ARTnews.com

On Tuesday, 280,000 viewers tuned into the first major auction of the fall season live-streamed from Christie’s Rockefeller center headquarters. The evening sale, which combined modern and contemporary art with the fossilized skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, generated $340.8 million with buyer’s fee across 46 lots. Hammering at $294 million, below the pre-sale low estimate of $305.9 million, it realized a solid sell-through rate ...

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