• Timed well with the popularity of contemporary ceramics, Parisian auction house Tajan’s March 4 “Ceramics” sale offers some historical precedents.

    Jean Derval's anthropomorphic enameled chamotte clay vase shaping a nude woman’s body, dated 2008, and estimated at €3,000-4,000.
    LAST UPDATE : Feb 26, 2014, 7:53 AM EST
  • Items from the collection of Stanley J Seeger are shown at Sotheby's on February 27, 2014 in London, England.

    Though arch-rival Christie’s soundly beat Sotheby’s in 2013 auction sales by a hefty margin, $5.9 billion to $5.1 billion, the publicly traded firm broke the billion dollar mark in private sales for the first time.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 28, 2014, 7:34 AM EST
  • Part of Skinner Inc.’s Fine Jewelry sale that comprised more than 500 lots earning over $2.7 million, the one-of-a-kind pieces were akin to tiny sculptures made early in Picasso’s career in the 1950s, and given to Françoise Gilot (the mother of two of his children, Claude and Paloma Picasso).

    Three pieces of jewelry designed by Pablo Picasso sold last week for a total of $386,250 — fetching more than six times their high estimate.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 27, 2014, 7:22 AM EDT
  • Sothebys 1919 Jadeite Cabochon And Diamond Necklace

    Stunning piece owned by heiress, with beads measuring 15.4 mm to 19.2 mm, will now be the star lot of Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite auction on April 7.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 31, 2014, 7:59 AM EDT
  • (DETAIL): Salvador Dalí's "Moment de transition" (1934)

    The spring auction season opened with a strong and rather unexciting bang at Christie’s Impressionist and Modern evening sale, which fetched $285,879,000 for the 47 artworks that sold.

    LAST UPDATE : May 07, 2014, 6:41 AM EDT
  • A detail of Richard Prince's "Nurse of Greenmeadow," an inkjet print and acrylic on canvas.

    The contemporary art auction season opened during happy hour on Monday with a loud bang at Christie’s, as the bespoke and trendy, “If I Live I’ll See You Tuesday” sale made $134,630,000.

    LAST UPDATE : May 13, 2014, 7:49 AM EDT
  • Zhang Xiaogang, The Boy with Left Hand Touching the Ear, 2014, bronze painted at Gagosian.

    Now in its sophomore year, Art Basel in Hong Kong has quickly matured to become a fair that will wow visitors. After just two days, gallerists are already enthused by the brisk sales and many collectors are commenting positively on the relaxed atmosphere.

    LAST UPDATE : May 15, 2014, 7:49 AM EDT
  • A platinum and diamonds Rolex.

    Phillips marks its entry into the international watch field on May 9, with an auction dedicated to Rolex Day-Dates in consultation with Pucci Papaleo.

    LAST UPDATE : May 04, 2015, 8:04 AM EDT
  • Signed by Sir Roger Moore, an SD Studios replica of the gun from The Man with the Golden Gun.

    On June 24, Bonhams’ Entertainment Memorabilia sale will feature lots from famous film and television shows led by a rare Lady Penelope puppet from the children’s show “Thunderbirds,

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 17, 2015, 4:05 AM EDT