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Christies Global Head of Private Sales Adrien Meyer sells the top lot of the evening Andy Warhol's Flowers
ART May 21, 2024
Exactly how rich are the rich feeling these days? Data from the May sales suggest some reasons to be cheerful—$35 million for Warhol, $28 million for Leonora Carrington, $22 million for Joan Mitchell—despite a 50 percent drop in auction house sales.
pablo picasso
ART May 19, 2024
Selling art isn’t easy, and it’s a lot harder in a market that appears to be declining. A look back at a week of hard work as the auction houses tried to sell the art they had well while also cultivating growth for a future market.
Joan Mitchell "Ground" sotheby's art auction
ART May 14, 2024
On Monday night, Sotheby’s posted a strong $267 million sale, up 30 percent year over year, including a record price for Joan Mitchell’s ‘Noon.’ So why did it all seem so depressing?
Frieze New York art fair
ART May 12, 2024
News and notes on all the shows around New York, what everyone is saying, and not saying, too.

claude monet art auction
ART May 7, 2024
Amid this unpredictable art market, nearly a quarter of the work coming to auction has already been guaranteed by third-party bidders. Is that a feat of financial engineering or a sign of the state of the confidence game?
Sotheby's Andy Warhol Jean-Michel Basquiat "Untitled"
ART May 5, 2024
As gigaweek begins in New York, the big auction houses are fantasizing about more than a billion in sales—down from last year, sure, but also not terrible for a year without a signature artist or collection in the spotlight.
Inigo Philbrick
ART April 30, 2024
News, notes, and fresh reporting on Inigo Philbrick’s attempt to rehabilitate himself and get back in the game after his $86 million fraud.
Pierre Bonnard painting art museum
ART April 28, 2024
News and notes on the Phillips Collection’s huge Bonnard show, and Boesky’s just-closed exhibit of a very, very new painter.

Hans Neuendorf
ART April 23, 2024
Before Artnet, dealers and auction houses had a stranglehold on information. Then came Hans Neuendorf… and nothing has been the same since.
Patrick Drahi
ART April 23, 2024
Facing a mountain of debt both on his private auction house and public company, Altice, Sotheby’s owner Patrick Drahi is implementing a neat little trick to maximize revenue without increasing sales. Will it work? His competition isn’t sure yet…
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