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Max Beckmann’s Birds’ Hell Achieves New World Artist Record

Max Beckmann’s Birds’ Hell Achieves New World Artist Record

Max Beckmann’s Hölle der Vögel (Birds’ Hell) (1937-38) achieved a new world record price for the artist of £36,005,000 / $45,834,365 / €40,865,675 in the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on 27 June. Hölle der Vögel (Birds’ Hell) continues the Germanic tradition of using gruesome allegorical scenes at the same time as taking aspects of […]

Thomas Kinkade Company’s Beauty and the Beast Dancing in the Moonlight

Thomas Kinkade Company’s Beauty and the Beast Dancing in the Moonlight

Beauty and the Beast Dancing in the Moonlight is the latest stunning work of art from the Thomas Kinkade Studios. It is quite fun to try and find all the characters in the picture. In 1991, Walt Disney Pictures released their third Renaissance Period film, Beauty and Beast. Now Disney’s […]

Christie’s The Art of the Surreal

Christie’s The Art of the Surreal

The sixteenth edition of The Art of the Surreal sale will take place at Christie’s on 28 February, following the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale and will include 35 lots that chart the history of Dada and Surrealism. Together the two auctions launch 20th Century at Christie’s, a series […]

Installation view of works by Memphis at the exhibition "Bowie/Collector" at Sotheby's London. Photo ©Sotheby’s.

David Bowie and Ettore Sottsass & the Milan-based Memphis group

The David Bowie collectors auction Part 1 of modern and contemporary art has received worldwide attention and fantastic results but at WCN we have been awaiting Part III of the sale which included works by Ettore Sottsass and the Milan-based Memphis group. Sotheby’s created an amazing installation of the works and the […]

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Air Power, 1984

David Bowie art auction Part 1 smashes estimate exceeding 24m

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Air Power, which went for was one of many highlights on the first day of the David Bowie collectors auction of modern and contemporary art selling for £7.1m ($9m) against an estimate of £2.5 to £3.5 million. Collectors were not only bidding for fine works of art but a […]

Thomas Kinkade Company and Dumbo’s 75th Anniversary

Thomas Kinkade Company and Dumbo’s 75th Anniversary

Continuing the work of Thomas Kinkade, this wonderful new release from the Thomas Kinkade Company celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the release of Dumbo. Disney Dumbo portrays the happiness that Dumbo feels soaring over the crowd. The onlookers’ faces beam with pride and joy in their friend’s accomplishments. Timothy Q. […]

Start for the Hunt at Gwalior by Edwin Lord Weeks leads Bonhams sale

Start for the Hunt at Gwalior by Edwin Lord Weeks leads Bonhams sale

Bonhams presents 19th Century European Paintings on May 4 at Bonhams New York. Consisting of more than 100 lots, the sale highlights the diversity in European art history — from the traditional views of Paris and modern British paintings of the Newlyn School, to an exquisite group of Orientalist paintings. […]

Ruben’s Lot and his Daughters highlights Christie’s Classic Week

Ruben’s Lot and his Daughters highlights Christie’s Classic Week

Sir Peter Paul Rubens’s masterpiece, Lot and his Daughters (circa 1613-1614) will be sold by Christie’s as the centerpiece of a curated week of sales, Classic Week*, in London this July. An outstanding example of Rubens’s early maturity and one of the most important paintings by the artist to have […]

Dorothea Sharp Fishing off the jetty

British & European Art Auction at Bonhams

Two works by Dorothea Sharp ROI RBA (1874 – 17 December 1955) highlight Bonhams British & European Art Auction on the 24th November. Dorothea Sharp was born in Dartford, Kent, and began her training aged 21, and after studying at the Regent Street Polytechnic, she went on to Paris where […]

Taureau pitcher (A.R. 255)

Picasso Ceramics at Christies

The Picasso Ceramics online auction of ceramics by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), one of the 20th century’s greatest art icons, runs from the 3rd to the 17th November. The auction includes a diverse selection of 85 statement pieces, with estimates ranging from $800 to $80,000. The majority of these ceramics come from […]