$52 M. Francis Bacon Tops Sotheby’s London Evening Sales – ARTnews.com

Sotheby’s staged an evening sale offering works of modern and contemporary art on Wednesday evening in London, bringing in a combined total of £149 million ($182 million) with fees. The 79 lots offered spanned works from young newcomers like Shara Hughes and pieces by well-established figures like Francis Bacon. 61 works sold, with two withdrawn … Read more

Louvre Tops Attendance List, Russia Seizes Watches—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 ROARING TWENTIES. The global art market bounced back to its pre-pandemic levels in 2021, according to a report from Art Basel and UBS, ringing up $65.1 billion in sales. That is a $15 billion jump … Read more

Franz Marc Tops Christie’s $298 M. Shanghai-to-London Sale – ARTnews.com

Launching the spring auction season with a three-part auction that took place in London and Shanghai, Christie’s sold $334 million in works from the 20th and 21st centuries on Tuesday. Between the three sales, 94 out of a total 105 lots that were offered sold. Two works—one by Stanley Whitney, the other by Gabriele Münter—came … Read more