Italy Halts Allegedly Illegal Sale of Gentileschi—and More Art News –

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines THE CARABINIERI STRIKE AGAIN. Police in Italy said that they halted the auction of a painting by 17th-century great Artemisia Gentileschi in Vienna that had allegedly been exported from the country under false pretenses, the Associated … Read more

Women Lead Phillips $21 M. London Evening Sale –

In the last stretch of auctions staged in London this week, Phillips held an evening sale offering works of modern and contemporary art evening at its UK headquarters, bringing in a combined total of £17.5 million ($21 million) with fees. The 33 lots offered spanned works from mid-career artists like Shara Hughes and Caroline Walker … Read more

$86 M. Basquiat Makes Bullish Return, Bringing Phillips Evening Sale to Historic High $226 M. –

While this year’s edition of Frieze New York may have drawn crowds to The Shed on Wednesday, Phillips joined the action staging an evening sale dedicated to 20th century and contemporary art that brought in a collective $226 million—marking the largest total in the company’s history. That figure was nearly double last year’s equivalent sale … Read more

Under-Recognized Artists Bring Sotheby’s Modern Art Sale to $408.5 M. –

Against the backdrop of a busy week for art in New York headlined by the Frieze art fair, a sale of 60 works of Impressionist and modern art at Sotheby’s on Monday evening brought in a total of $408.5 million. Of the entire grouping of 58 works offered, 33 were backed by the auction house … Read more

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

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

Warhol’s “Blue Marilyn” Breaks Records With $195M Sale

Andy Warhol, “Shot Sage Blue Marilyn” (1964), acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen, 40 x 40 inches (image courtesy Christie’s) If there’s one thing art buyers love, it’s paying lots of money for Andy Warhol paintings — and their passion only grows over time, as proven by a Monday night sale of “Shot Sage Blue … Read more

Record-Breaking Warhol Brings $318 M. for Ammann Collection Sale –

Following the opening of New York Art Week that brought several fairs back to the city after pandemic-related delays, 36 works from the collection of the Zurich sibling art dealers Thomas and Doris Ammann brought in a total of $318 million at Christie’s New York on Monday evening. The grouping’s total fell squarely within its … Read more

Iconic H. R. Giger Work Heads to Sale at New York’s Independent Fair –

At this year’s Independent Fair in New York, there are the requisite “rediscoveries,” like Birgit Jürgenssen, straight from the Venice Biennale to Galerie Hubert Winter’s booth, and the semi-unexpected oddities, like Renate Druks’s perplexing paintings of cats, now on view in a showcase courtesy of the Ranch. But nothing makes an impression in quite the … Read more

Diego Rivera Mural in San Francisco, Once Slated for Sale, Gets $200K Grant

In a reversal of fortune for advocates opposed to the sale of a Diego Rivera mural at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) and all those concerned with the preservation of public art, the school has received a $200,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation in support of the beloved painting. It is an occasion to … Read more