Auction Season Opens at Sotheby’s

November 4, 2008 § Leave a comment

Working Model for Draped Reclining Figure by Henry Moore is shown during a press preview October 29, 2008 at Sotheby's in New York

Working Model for Draped Reclining Figure by Henry Moore sold for $1,818,500
Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP

Not as good as recent years, but not exactly bad. The inaugural day of the fall auction season had nice surprises like Malevich’s Suprematist Compostion being sold for $60 million, a record for the artist. The total of the night reached $223.8 million. Read the full article in The New York Times.

Damien Hirst – £70.7 million in one day

September 16, 2008 § 2 Comments

The Auctioneer at Sothebys sale of Damien Hirst work 'Beautiful inside my head forever' takes a bid on one of the items

(The Auctioneer at Sothebys sale of Damien Hirst work ‘Beautiful inside my head forever’ takes a bid on one of the items Photo: JOHN TAYLOR – Go here for the full article)
It’s hard to know what to think when a bull preserved in formaldehyde is sold for £10.3 million or when Damien Hirst decides to cut out his dealer’s commission and go solo on a 88-lot auction.

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