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Basel Week Miami ’11: Art Basel – First Look (Part I)

The first art fair AM hit up when we got to Miami was the main Art Basel event. Because it was the special buyer’s preview, we saw many collectors (including us) rushing to their favorite galleries for a chance to buy works from their favorite artists. So this was not only the perfect time to beat the crowds see the standout works like the Giacometti sculpture seen above, but also celebrity watch as they made their rounds looking for their blue chip artwork. Check out […]

Art Basel Switzerland 2010 – Part 1

There are many art fairs each year around the world, but there is one that draws the biggest galleries, the most eye-popping works of art and the wealthiest collectors, and that of course is Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland. This year, for the first time, AM was there for the big show, and we couldn’t have been more impressed. And it seemed that the top-end collectors were also impressed, as the show was packed and buzzing from preview to closing, with many galleries reporting excellent […]

Auctions: Picasso Painting Sells For Record Price

History was made in the art world last night.  There is a new record holder for priciest work ever sold at auction and that distinction belongs to Nude, Green Leaves and Bust by Pablo Picasso. The 1932 painting sold for $106,482,500 (after auction fees were accounted for) to an unidentified phone bidder at Christie’s. The sale brings huge publicity, hope, and optimism to the start of the auction season. This is a defining moment that many will point to as evidence of confidence in the […]

Auctions: Christie’s Kicks Off Auction Season

Tonight, May 4, the auction season opens to a roaring start, as Christie’s NY has its Impressionist/Modern sale and an auction from the Collection of Mrs. Sydney F. Brody. As always, the art and financial worlds will look at the auctions as a gauge of confidence in the overall art market. Signs of renewed interest have appeared and tonight’s sales could carry that momentum. Spearheading everyone’s hopes is Pablo Picasso’s Nude, Green Leaves and Bust, a 1932 painting that many feel could top $100 million […]
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Auctions: Giacometti’s “Walking Man I” Sculpture Sells at Sotheby’s for Record $104.3M

At Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in London today (Feb 3), this Alberto Giacometti sculpture sold for £65 million or $104.3 million.  The “Walking Man” is a mottled bronze and stands six-foot tall.  Its sale is a record for the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction.  Pablo Picasso’s “Boy with a Pipe” was the previous record holder.  It sold for $104 million in 2004 at Sotheby’s in New York. More after the jump…