Gustav Klimt final portrait expected to fetch £65 million at London auction
The final portrait by Gustav Klimt, Dame mit Fächer (Lady with Fan), is expected to sell for £65m at a London auction later this month.
Smashed Kurt Cobain guitar smashes auction estimates
Kurt Cobain’s smashed Fender Stratocaster guitar sold for $595,900 (£479,496) at an auction in New York, fetching more than 10 times the original estimate.
Female artists account for less than 10 per cent of 2022 auction market
Of the $11bn worth of artwork sold at auction in 2022, just over $1bn was created by women, according to a report released by Artsy to mark International Women’s Day.
Kandinsky masterpiece once seized by Nazis breaks record in London sale
A painting by the Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky that was stolen by the Nazis, who then killed its owner at Auschwitz, has sold for a record £37.2m at auction in London.
National Gallery splashes out on Cavallino's Saint Bartholomew
The National Gallery has bought “one of the largest and most splendid works” of Italian old master Bernardo Cavallino for $3.9 million.
Marilyn Monroe’s personal artefacts are going up for auction
175 of Marilyn Monroe’s personal belongings will be auctioned in December, including a rare note from her father.
Mondrian sale sets new record at New York auction, while Sotheby's fetch $391m in two days
A 1930s work by Piet Mondrian has sold for £43m ($51m) at a Sotheby’s auction in New York, setting a new record for the artist's work.