LGBTQ+ Art, Literature, and Historical Ephemera Up for Auction at Swann

Posted inSponsored Art and photographs, publications from the 19th and 20th centuries, manuscripts, posters and more are set to cross the auction block on August 18. Swann Galleries’s LGBTQ+ Art, Material Culture & History sale is at auction on Thursday, August 18. In its fourth iteration and entering the fifth year, the sale continues to … Read more

Ernie Barnes Gets Gallery Representation Following Auction Surprise –

One week after a painting by Ernie Barnes became a surprise hit at a Christie’s auction, the artist’s estate has inked a representation deal with the New York galleries Andrew Kreps and Ortuzar Projects. At a Christie’s contemporary art sale last week, Barnes’s 1976 painting The Sugar Shacka rolling nightclub scene that appeared in the … Read more

Macklowe Collection May2022 Auction Brings $246 M. Total at Sotheby’s –

In one of the most widely anticipated auctions in the art market’s history, the second portion of the collection of divorcing New York real estate developers Harry and Linda Macklowe fetched a collective $246.1 million at Sotheby’s on Monday evening in New York. The night brought the vaunted Macklowe collection total to $922.2 million, making … Read more

Warhol’s Portrait of Marilyn Monroe Sells for $195 M. at Auction –

Andy Warhol’s 1964 silkscreen portrait of Marilyn Monroe, arguably one of the most recognizable images born out of the last evening century, sold for a record-setting $195 million (including fees) at Christie’s New York on Monday. The result makes it the most expensive work by a 20th-century artists ever to be sold at auction. It … Read more

Thought Lost, Judy Garland’s Iconic “Wizard of Oz” Dress Heads to Auction

A “Dorothy Dress,” one of only two complete versions of the costume, up for auction at Bonhams (image courtesy Bonhams) Memorabilia from the beloved book series-turned-iconic film The Wizard of Oz has extreme cachet — first editions have fetched tens of thousands of dollars and a pair of ruby ​​slippers is valued between $2 and … Read more

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Personal Art Collection Is Up For Auction

Eleanor Davis, “For Justice Ginsburg” (2015), giclee print of Ruth Bader Ginsburg that hung in her chambers (all images courtesy the Potomack Company unless otherwise noted) Former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy was already established long before she passed away in September of 2020 at the age of 87. Over the course of … Read more

Moon Dust From 1969 Landing Sells for Half a Million Dollars at Auction

A photo of the lunar surface captured by Michael Collins in 1969 (photo property of NASA; all images courtesy Bonhams) A pinch of dust from the 1969 moon landing has sold for over $500,000 at Bonhams in New York. The sale marks the first time a contingency sample from Apollo 11 is sold legally at … Read more

Auction Houses to Comply With Inquiry Into Sanctioned Russian Assets –

Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Phillips, the top three auction houses in the world, will comply with ongoing international efforts targeting assets owned by sanctioned Russian business moguls. On Wednesday, the US Treasury Department released details about an international task force it said will target “high-value” and “luxury” assets owned by blacklisted Russians with links to President … Read more

Art Fairs, Museums, Auction Houses Unite to Launch New York Art Week –

In many cities, when a blue-chip fair comes to town, the city’s galleries, museums, nonprofits, and other art-related spaces tend to roll out the best to showcase to visitors what they have to offer under the umbrella of an official event . There’s never been an initiative of the sort in New York, however—until now. … Read more