Until a few days ago, I wouldn’t have known a Dalek if it served me lunch.
A Jasper Johns painting of the American flag from the estate of author Michael Crichton sold for a record $28.6 million last night in New York at Christie’s International’s biggest contemporary art auction in two years.
There are signs of renewed confidence in the art market, to judge from the girth of the latest round of auction catalogs.
Christie’s International sold $156 million of Impressionist and modern art last night in New York, less than half the year-ago total, as collectors and advisers lamented a scarcity of masterpieces.
Amir Shariat , chief executive officer of financing and advisory firm Auctor Capital Partners Ltd. in London, prowls for art much as he does for stock.
With a spate of new galleries showing works by emerging artists, now’s the time to find the next Jeff Koons.
Fashion designer Tom Ford sold a purple, 9-foot-square, 1986 Andy Warhol “Self-Portrait” for $32.6 million tonight, as Sotheby’s New York contemporary-art auction had a buoyant start.