Christie’s Starts Venture-Capital Firm—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines BRAZILIAN ART COLLECTOR GILBERTO CHATEAUBRIAND has died at the age of 97, the Art Newspaper reports. “Gilberto had the largest and most qualified collection of modern and contemporary Brazilian art in the country.” Luiz Camillo Osoriothe … Read more

Yves Klein, Anna Weyant Bring Christie’s London-Paris Sales to $250 M. – ARTnews.com

Christie’s staged two back-to-back sales of modern and contemporary art on Tuesday afternoon in London and Paris, bringing in a combined total of $250 million with fees. The 106 lots offered spanned works from young newcomers like Anna Weyant and pieces by long-gone art historical figures like Claude Monet. Some 97 works sold, with one … Read more

Heirs of Proust’s Cousin Sue Christie’s to Recover Looted Dutch Painting – ARTnews.com

The heirs of a French banker have filed a lawsuit to recover an 18th-century Dutch painting that had been consigned for sale at Christie’s and was looted during World War II. A hearing in response to the suit is scheduled to take place on June 29 in a Parisian judicial court. The painting at the … Read more

Rising Market Stars Bring Christie’s Hong Kong Sales to $184 M. Total – ARTnews.com

On Thursday evening in Hong Kong, Christie’s modern and contemporary art evening sale brought in a combined HK$1.4 billion ($184 million) with premium, hammering just above at the expected low estimate of HK$1.2 billion ($150 million) Christie’s had designated ahead of the sale. Despite Hong Kong and Shanghai having just emerged from another strict lockdown … Read more

$24.3 M. Michelangelo Sells at Christie’s in Paris—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines THE BEAT GOES ON. Despite the absolute slaughterhouse in the stock market on Wednesday, Philips held an evening auction of 20th-century and contemporary art in Manhattan that saw all 36 lots sell (one was withdrawn pre-sale), … Read more

Ernie Barnes Steals Spotlight at Christie’s $831 M. Evening Sales – ARTnews.com

On Thursday night, Christie’s concluded its marquee May sales week with a blockbuster night of back-to-back auctions. A sale dedicated to Impressionist and modern works from the collection of the late New York philanthropist and socialite Anne Bass was followed by another devoted to 20th-century art. Together, the two sales brought in a staggering $831 … Read more

Christie’s Evening Sale Sets Records Even As It Nets ‘Lackluster’ $103 M. Total – ARTnews.com

Christie’s staged her second evening sale dedicated to art made in the 21st century Tuesday, netting a total of $103 million for the 29 lots. That result fell just short of the high end of the lots’ adjusted pre-sales estimates of between $76 million -$106 million The total paled in comparison to Monday evening’s sale … Read more

$25 M. Monet Painting to Be Sold at Christie’s New York in May – ARTnews.com

A winter landscape scene by Claude Monet, sold under duress by its original German Jewish owner auction in the years leading up to World War II, is coming to this spring. The painting, La Mare, effet de neige (1874–75), will be sold next month at Christie’s in New York as part of an evening sale … Read more

$30 M. Diamond Heads to Christie’s, M+ Chair Named—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines AS THE WAR IN UKRAINE ENTERS ITS SECOND MONTH, more than 20 French museums sent material—like crates and fire extinguishers—to institutions in the country to aid them in protecting their collections, the Art Newspaper reports. Bloomberg … Read more