Seven exceptional objects coming up for sale at Christie’s in the next two weeks
The latest in our series of films to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Christie’s South Kensington sees specialist Tom Rooth discussing curating the perfect exhibition, fake signatures — and the objects he struggles to part with
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The right frame doesn’t just set off a painting to perfection, it can also increase its sale value. So why are they so often overlooked? A new exhibition at the National Gallery aims to give frames their due, as Emma Crichton-Miller reports
Experience Andy Warhol’s photographs, Polaroids, drawings, and screenprints in our latest online sale, Warhol @ Christie’s: A Taste of Spring. See a collection of flowers, wild raspberries, brightly-colored lemons, and butterflies aflutter, in addition to the iconic Pop artist’s unique takes on mixed drinks. It’s a visual feast!
Christie’s leads the Asian Art market, totaling $161,142,063 (£99,908,079/€148,250,697/HKD 1,250,462,408/ CNY 1,000,692,211), the highest total for Asian Art Week in New York, achieved in ten sales from March 15 to 21.
The final and undisputable culmination of the famous Femmes d'Alger series to be offered in Looking Forward to the Past, a curated evening sale on 11 May
As London’s Design Museum prepares to unveil its Designs of the Year 2015, its director Deyan Sudjic discusses left- and right-brain thinking with Jonathan Bastable
The final contemporary artist to be crowd-sourced by the ArtStack online community for our forthcoming First Open sale says ‘learning about the behaviour of a material leads to new ways of negotiating with it’
Thomas Davies’ watercolour is the very first picture of the Niagara Falls ever made on the spot,’ explains specialist Nicholas Lambourn. Here, he discusses this depiction of the legendary site.
Classical sculpture is the focus of a series of exhibitions this spring, one of them at the new Rem Koolhaas-designed Fondazione Prada in Milan. Claire Wrathall reports
The seventh artist to be selected by ArtStack members and a panel of experts to appear in contemporary sale in London sites Isa Genzken, Josephine Meckseper and Cady Noland as influences
Massimo Vitali, the Italian photographer, presents a unique view of beaches, pools, and resorts in his offset lithographs
Meredith Etherington-Smith finds herself thoroughly immersed by the African art at the Saatchi Gallery, and hails the recent appointment of ‘Chancellor Claire’
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