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Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening and Day Art Auctions

Christie’s and Phillips de Pury have proven to have strong works available at their forthcoming auctions (check out our previews here and here). AM now examines Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening and Day Art Sales (February 10 – 11), which contain great pieces by some of our favorite artists, such as Feng Zhengjie, Yoshitomo Nara and Andy Warhol (above). We are happy to report that several of our favorite lots, included those by Frank Auerbach, Lucio Fontana and Andy Warhol, performed well, either within or above estimate, in the evening sale […]

Preview: Phillips de Pury Contemporary Art Evening and Day Sales

AM continues its coverage of the London February Auctions (see our Christie’s preview) with a look at Phillips de Pury’s Contemporary Art Evening and Day Sales (February 12 – 13 2010). Overall, there are fewer outstanding pieces available here than at Christie’s or Sotheby’s, however there are still many fantastic, iconic pieces up for grabs, including several Basquiats, a strong Banksy, an early Kaws set, and a fabulous Ai Weiwei triptych (above). Take a look after the jump…

Preview: Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening & Day Sales

AM took a close look at the upcoming Post-War and Contemporary Art auctions at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips de Pury in London this February and found a lot of work worth highlighting (as well as some that are definitely worth bidding on if you have the means). First up, we show you the best of Christie’s Post War and Contemporary Art Evening and Day Sales (February 11-12), including interesting works by Hernan Bas, Banksy, Zhang Huan, Terence Koh, Barry McGee, Richard Prince (above), Yoshitomo Nara, […]

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…

Benefit: “Auction For Haiti” @ Brooklynite Gallery

Our friends at Brooklynite Gallery are having an auction to raise money for the Haitian Orphanage – Chances For Children. They put together some nice pieces from artists such as Guy Denning, Miss Bugs, Beejoir, C215, Eelus and K-Guy. You can check out the pieces and bid here. With 100% of the proceeds going directly to the orphanage, it’s a definite win-win for all who participate in this very charitable event. More images after the jump.

Events: Benefit for HiArt!’s Time In Program @ Haunch of Venison NYC

On February 1st, Midtown gallery Haunch of Venison will play host to an auction event to benefit HiArt!’s Time In children’s art initiative. Time In is an innovative program that allows children from underserved classrooms to participate in an arts-based immersion designed to open their imaginations and creativity through visual art, music, movement, film and literature. The event will offer refreshments and silent and live auctions of works by Yoshitomo Nara, Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed), William Wegman, Brian Alfred and many others. Online bidding on items […]

Events: Benefit for the People of Haiti @ Sucré, Brooklyn

This Saturday night, David Ellis, José Parlá and other members of The Barnstormers are participating in a benefit to aid the relief effort in Haiti. So head out to Sucré in Clinton Hill/Bed-Stuy, check out some amazing art and music, and support a good cause.

Benefit: “The Partnership for the Homeless” Auction hosted by Larry Gagosian

On Friday, January 29, 2010, Larry Gagosian is hosting a benefit auction at his gallery in New York City in support of The Family Resource Center of The Partnership for the Homeless.  The event is co-chaired by artist Richard Serra and his wife Clara and the Principal Auctioneer is Tobias Meyer, Worldwide Head of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s.  The spectacular artwork can be seen at the auction website and includes some fantastic pieces by today’s top artists, including the above pictured Richard Serra 80″x80″ painting […]

Openings and Benefit: Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Auction & Party

The much anticipated Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary party (previewed) went off this past Saturday and drew over 2,000 art lovers to the newly remodeled Factory Place Arts Complex in downtown Los Angeles. Mister Cartoon had all his classic rides out on display in the outside area as well as a beautiful chopper and his show-stopping pimped out Ice Cream truck inside with the rest of the art on display. Over 140 pieces were on view including just about every major name in our movement. If you […]

50 Parties Art Auction @ Ryan McGinness Studios

On Friday, AM had the pleasure of attending one of Ryan McGinness‘ exclusive 50 Parties events held at his SOHO studio. Given that all the major New York auction houses had held their fall sales during the week, it was appropriate that McGinness’ party that night was itself an auction – but one in which the artists themselves were the sellers, with no auction house taking a commission. Sixteen works were on the block, including pieces by David Ellis, Jose Parla, Cheryl Dunn, Todd “REAS” […]