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Banksy’s “Devolved Parliament” Sells for Record $12.1 Million

Banksy’s “Devolved Parliament” Sells for Record $12.1 Million

Banksy has set a new record price for his work, with his Devolved Parliament painting fetching $12,142,893 at auction. That obliterated the previous record, $1.9 million for his stenciling over a
Banksy Painting ‘Devolved Parliament’ Sells for $12 Million

Banksy Painting ‘Devolved Parliament’ Sells for $12 Million

The artistic evolution revolution, with chimps in the role of members of the House of Commons, set an auction high for the artist.

Preparatory Drawing by Renaissance Master Andrea Mantegna Expected to Sell for $12M

Examining the drawing, experts found that Mategna made significant changes before finally settling down to paint his celebrated work 'Triumphs of Caesar.'
Judge’s Copy of ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ Is to Stay in U.K.

Judge’s Copy of ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ Is to Stay in U.K.

Originally sold to a private buyer in the U.S., the book used in the obscenity trial about D.H. Lawrence’s novel was acquired by Bristol University after a fund-raising campaign.
Rediscovering the Art of Ben Enwonwu

Rediscovering the Art of Ben Enwonwu

Decades after his death, one of Africa’s most famous artists is gaining renewed attention, and his pieces are bringing big prices.
Sotheby’s First-Ever Margiela Sale Includes Over 200 Archive Pieces

Sotheby’s First-Ever Margiela Sale Includes Over 200 Archive Pieces

Sotheby’s has launched its first-ever sale of archive pieces designed by Martin Margiela. The online auction began just days ago on September 19 and runs until October 1. The Margiela sale includes
Could That Be a $3 Million Vase in Your Attic?

Could That Be a $3 Million Vase in Your Attic?

Technology and tenacity are helping turn up undiscovered items whose value might surprise even their owners.
RIMOWA & Sotheby’s Open First-Ever Archival Exhibition Featuring Dior, Supreme, & OFF-WHITE™ Collabs

RIMOWA & Sotheby’s Open First-Ever Archival Exhibition Featuring Dior, Supreme, & OFF-WHITE™ Collabs

RIMOWA unveiled its first-ever historical archive exhibition with Sotheby’s in New York City. The retrospective, titled “RIMOWA Archive Collection 1989 -2019” explores the brand’s 121-year
Banksy’s ‘Devolved Parliament’ Painting Could Sell For a Record-Breaking $2 Million

Banksy’s ‘Devolved Parliament’ Painting Could Sell For a Record-Breaking $2 Million

This October, Banksy‘s 13ft-long painting ‘Devolved Parliament,’ which depicts British politicians as chimpanzees in the House of Commons, will go up for sale at London auction house, Sotheby’s, The

Michelin-Starred Chef Massimo Bottura Reveals His Taste in Art

Massimo Bottura has long been an art lover. Now, the Michelin-starred chef tries his hand at curating for an upcoming exhibition at Sotheby's.

Can Sotheby’s Find Sales Success by Going Private?

Telecom mogul Patrick Drahi will take the storied auction house private for $3.7 billion. But that was the easy part.

Sotheby’s Shareholders Vote to Approve Sale to Telecom Billionaire Patrick Drahi

Despite a few oppositional lawsuits that cropped up this summer, Sotheby's confirmed that the deal should officially close by the end of 2019.

David Bowie’s Prized Tintoretto Masterpiece Will Go on View in Venice

The elaborate altarpiece that was one of Bowie's prized possessions depicts an encounter between an angel and Saint Catherine of Alexandria.

Sale of Rare Nazi-Era Porsche Sputters After Sotheby’s Auction Blunder

The bidding for the Porsche Type 64, built by Ferdinand Porsche in 1939, was supposed to open at $13 million but instead started at $30 million.

A Rare Nazi-Era Porsche Went Unsold at Sotheby’s After a Big Mistake by the Auction House

The 1939 Porsche Type 64 may be worth a lot, but an unfortunate mistake saw a Sotheby's auctioneer trying to sell the vehicle for five times its probable value.

Sale of Rare Nazi-Era Porsche Sputters After Sotheby’s Auction Blunder

The bidding for the Porsche Type 64, built by Ferdinand Porsche in 1939, was supposed to open at $13 million but instead started at $30 million.
If Your Goldendoodle Is a Gastronome

If Your Goldendoodle Is a Gastronome

A dinner “pawty” for canine influencers at the Wilson featured human-grade food for dogs and Brussels-sprout tacos for their owners, Emma Allen writes.

What Lessons Can the Art World Learn From the Last Recession?

Lessons from 2008 provide insight into what happens to the art market during a recession. Were a new one to hit, here's what the art world should expect.