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Tag: Michelle Obama

  • Auction Industry

    Artists of Black History Month: Mickalene Thomas

    Mixed Media Work Available in Rare Posters’ Mid-February Auction Mickalene Thomas is conscious of her growing success in the art world. She was among the rising artists who set new auction records in 2020 and notably created the first solo portrait of Michelle Obama. She is known for her elaborate…

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  • Auction Result

    Phillips' Contemporary Art Evening Sale Captures $134.6 Million, Breaks House Records

    Several Emerging Artists Set New Benchmarks, Including Amy Sherald, Titus Kaphar, and Matthew Wong Phillips' 20th Century and Contemporary Art evening sale came to a magnificent end on December 7th, 2020, raising a record USD 134.6 million. The figure showed a nearly 25% increase from the same auction last winter…

  • Auction Industry

    Artists and Auction Houses Brace for the U.S. Elections

    In the days leading up to a major presidential election in the United States, the art market joined the push to get out the vote. Many creators turned their attention to spreading education and encouraged U.S. citizens to exercise their rights.  Shepard Fairey broke into the fine art scene with…

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