Hollywood producer Brian Grazer, the Oscar winner who has collected art for more than a decade, made his first trip to the Art Basel Miami Beach fair yesterday.
Art Basel Miami Beach, the largest U.S. art fair, will offer more than $3 billion of mostly postwar and contemporary works when it opens to a select group of collectors today, a 20 percent increase from two years ago.
Twelve bottles of Romanee-Conti sold for HK$3.675 million ($474,000), leading records set at auctions by Christie’s International Plc in Hong Kong that raised HK$1.35 billion after three days.
There were several astonishing aspects to the sale of “Three Studies of Lucian Freud’’ by Francis Bacon at Christie’s International in New York.
Bottles of Romanee-Conti 1999, a Zeng Fanzhi painting and a rare 1932 Leica camera are leading lots in a six-day marathon in Hong Kong by six auction houses.
A Francis Bacon triptych became the priciest artwork at auction in the biggest sale ever last night in New York.
When Vincent van Gogh was furnishing his little yellow house in Arles, he asked his brother Theo to send him some prints by Daumier.
A Lucian Freud portrait, a prizewinning lesbian film, a Mexican restaurant and an army of jazz stars are our choices for London this weekend.
When an egg-shaped, punctured canvas fetched $20.9 million on Tuesday at Christie’s, it set a record for Lucio Fontana and demonstrated the allure of selling art in a bull market.
"Three Studies of Lucian Freud."
- Francis Bacon on Oct 10, 2013