• Juan Gris's "Nature morte à la nappe à carreaux" (1915), estimated at £12-18 million, sold for £34.8 million.

    The mid-season round of London auctions got off to a meteoric start at Christie’s on Tuesday night with a rich mix of Impressionist, Modern and Surreal works selling for a total of £176,986,000.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 05, 2014, 4:27 AM EST
  • Pre-Povera artist Alberto Burri's "Combustione plastica," 1960-1961, which sold for £4,674,500. (Detail)

    The market for the relatively esoteric Italian art movement of the mid-1960s known as Arte Povera (Poor Art) took a giant leap forward at Christie’s on Tuesday evening with a single-owner sale that earned £38,427,400 ($63,020,930).

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 12, 2014, 7:25 AM EST
  • Gerhard Richter's "Wand (Wall)," 1994, which sold for £17,442,500.

    The contemporary art market continued its steady climb at Sotheby’s on Wednesday night, with a sale dominated by a strong grouping of paintings by international blue chip artists that brought in £87,915,500 ($144,550,665).

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 13, 2014, 7:26 AM EST