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Actor Robert Pattinson Curates an Auction at Sotheby’s in New York – ARTnews.com

Actor Robert Pattinson has picked six artworks that will sell at Sotheby’s this month. Those pieces will be on view in New York from September 23 through 29, prior to the auction on September 30. The English actor became famous for roles in movies such as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), the Twilight Saga (2008–12), The Lighthouse (2019), and most recently ...

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Skepta is auctioning off his own painting at Sotheby’s – News

Grime rapper and producer Skepta is selling his very own painting on auction at the Contemporary Curated sale at Sotheby’s.Named Mama Goes to Market, this is his first and only painting and portrays a market scene in Nigeria that he describes as “a brought-together memory”.Painted in the lockdown of 2020, it took seven days to complete after the oil paints and canvas arrived from ...

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Sotheby’s First Singapore Auction in 15 Years Is a Success – ARTnews.com

At its first sale Singapore in 15 years, Sotheby’s raked in SG$24 million ($17.5 million) on Sunday, exceeding the auction’s pre-sale estimate of SG$18 million ($10 million). The highly anticipated auction featured modern and contemporary artworks, with a heavy focus on modern art by artists from Southeast Asian countries such as Singapore, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Dealers and collectors from across Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, ...

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New York Attorney General Expands Probe in Sotheby’s Tax Fraud Scheme – ARTnews.com

The New York Attorney General’s Office said it found evidence that at least a dozen clients were involved in an alleged tax fraud scheme led by Sotheby’s. The investigation, which began in 2020, initially centered around a private collector who obtained a false resale certificate. Now, the AGO claims that that collector’s case was not an outlier. The false resale certificate allowed the anonymous ...

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Sotheby’s Will Host an Auction in Singapore for the First Time in 15 Years as the Art Business Seeks to Cultivate New Asian Clientele

Sotheby’s is planning to hold a live auction in Singapore for the first time in 15 years as part of a string of new moves in Asia. The efforts are designed to capitalize on the staggering growth of local collections and to diversify its activities beyond Hong Kong and mainland China as the region becomes increasingly fragmented. Sotheby’s modern and contemporary art sale in ...

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Sotheby’s Is Not Off the Hook for Loss of Yellow Diamonds, Judge Rules – ARTnews.com

A California federal judge ruled that Sotheby’s may be responsible for the loss of 45 yellow diamonds worth $4 million last week. The ruling overturned a lower court’s previous decision in favor of the auction house. M&L Financial, Inc., a financial services firm, had sued Sotheby’s, claiming that the house was liable for losing the diamonds that the firm had consigned. The firm allegedly ...

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$52 M. Francis Bacon Tops Sotheby’s London Evening Sales – ARTnews.com

Sotheby’s staged an evening sale offering works of modern and contemporary art on Wednesday evening in London, bringing in a combined total of £149 million ($182 million) with fees. The 79 lots offered spanned works from young newcomers like Shara Hughes and pieces by well-established figures like Francis Bacon. 61 works sold, with two withdrawn in advance. 23 lots in the auctions were guaranteed; 18 ...

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Ernst Kirchner Portrait Will Go To Sotheby’s Auction Under Settlement – ARTnews.com

A self-portrait by German Expressionist painter Ernst Ludwig Kirchner is coming to auction this month as part of a settlement agreement with the heirs of its original German Jewish owner. The 1907 painting, which shows the artist rendered with vibrant brushstrokes smoking a pipe, will be offered during a modern and contemporary art evening sale at Sotheby’s London headquarters on June 29th. Self-Portrait with ...

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Women Dominate at Sotheby’s $283.4 M. Contemporary Art Sales – ARTnews.com

Sotheby’s staged two back-to-back sales of contemporary art on Thursday evening, bringing in a combined total of $283.4 million with fees. The 50 lots offered spanned works from young newcomers like Anna Weyant and pieces by well-established figures like Francis Bacon. 49 works sold, with two withdrawn in advance. Eighteen lots in the auctions were guaranteed; 14 of them were secured with irrevocable bids. ...

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