How a $10 million Miró auction flop became a dream come true for One Dutch Museum

While it’s seldom the case that the failure of a multi-million dollar artwork on the auction block has a happy ending, it does. Almost a year ago, Joan Miró’s Peinture poème (Musique, Seine, Michel, Bataille et moi) (1927), one of the artist’s last “Dream” paintings, was offered at a Christie’s evening auction with an estimate … Read more

Sotheby’s holds its first auction and exhibition dedicated to artist-designed jewellery

This weekend, Sotheby’s opens Art as Jewelry as Art, a unique online auction and exhibition in New York (September 24 – October 4, 2022) featuring jewelry designed by 65 major artists of the 20th century. From Georges Braque’s gold-plated, bird-like brooches inspired by Greek mythology, to Louise Nevelson’s sculptural pendants, to a pair of Salvador … Read more

Simon de Pury’s daring new auction venture is a real success as all 16 lots were sold by female artists

Veteran dealer and auctioneer Simon de Pury’s latest venture has been a real success, as revealed at today’s online auction, where all 16 lots on offer – all by women artists and created over the last two and a half years – have been sold. The hammer total was $704,500 compared to expectations of at … Read more

Etsu Egami is a breakout star at an auction — and she’s not even 30 yet. Her supporters fear success could backfire

Etsu Egami seems to have it all – and she’s not even 30 years old. The Japanese-born, internationally trained painter is one of Asia’s fastest rising stars, with local and international galleries and museums lining up to showcase her work. She is also one of the most sought after names in the art market. Egami’s … Read more