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Tag: René Magritte

  • Auction Result

    Around the Auction World: November 2022

    What were the top stories in the auction industry this month? Pair of Celine faux tortoiseshell sunglasses. Image courtesy of Stair. Top News Stories Among the most exciting auctions this November was Stair’s sale of Joan Didion’s personal possessions, which gathered headlines and steam before the live bidding even began.…

    Around the Auction World November 2022-1
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    Around the Auction World: March 2022

    Images from around the auction world this March. Image credit from left to right: Akiba Antiques, Phillips, and Nation’s Attic, Inc. Collage by Heemin Moon (Auction Daily). This month welcomed the spring auction season during a period of global uncertainty and change. Auction Daily covered the top stories from around…

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    Christie’s and Sotheby’s Compete in London Art Sales Amid Market Uncertainty

    In a string of London art sales this March, Christie’s and Sotheby’s competed to collect unprecedented prices at auction. Their efforts were not wasted. Christie’s brought in a record USD 334 million during its 20th/21st Century Art series, and Sotheby’s bagged $297.2 million during its modern and contemporary sales in…

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    Around the Auction World: January 2022

    The first month of a new year presents ample time for reflection. As January pressed on, many auction houses looked back on a fruitful year of sales in 2021. Others teased previews of upcoming events, promising more eye-catching works and fresh-to-the-market finds. Auction Daily looked in both directions this month.…

    Around the Auction World January 2022-2
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    Never-Before Sold Artwork by René Magritte Estimated to Shatter Record at $60 Million

    René Magritte, L’empire des lumières, c. 1961. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s. A classic Surrealist painting by René Magritte will go under the hammer for the first time since its creation in 1961. L’empire des lumières (The Empire of Light) belongs to a series of similar artworks but has never been…

    Never-Before Sold Artwork by Ren+¬ Magritte Estimated to Shatter Record at 60 Million1
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    Around the Auction World: November 2021

    Images from around the auction world in November of 2021. Image credit from left to right: Bonhams, Phillips, and Bertoia Auctions. Collage by Heemin Moon (Auction Daily). For many, November signaled autumn’s twilight and the beginning of winter. It was also another exciting month in the auction industry as major…

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    Surrealist Painting by René Magritte Comes to Auction After 70 Years in Private Hands

    A long-hidden René Magritte painting from the 1930s will make its auction debut with Bonhams on December 7th, 2021. The piece, titled Torse nu dans les nuages, comes from the collection of Swiss-American artist and art patron Amalia de Schulthess. It has a presale estimate of USD 6 million to…

    Duane Michals, Magritte Tipping Hat, 1965. Image via the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, inv. 12229. © Succession of Duane Michals.
  • Auction Industry

    Masters on the Market: René Magritte

    Rene Magritte in a Bowler Hat by Duane Michals. Image from the Museum of Contemporary Art. In his art and personal life, Surrealist painter René Magritte became synonymous with the most unremarkable thing he could imagine: the bowler hat. While contemporaries like Salvador Dalí enjoyed standing out, Magritte embraced mundanity.…

  • Art Industry

    Money Laundering in the Art Market Comes Under Increased Scrutiny

    Art auctions have long functioned under a veil of secrecy, at least on the side of the buyers. The policies that support this mystique have created conditions that are “an ideal playing ground for money laundering,” according to a recent report from the United States Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations…

    Money Laundering in the Art Market Comes Under Increased Scrutiny3