Archive for July, 2008

Christie’s Sells Francis Bacon’s Triptych for $34.5 M. and Balloon Flower by Jeff Koons for $25.8 M.

Christie’s Sells Francis Bacon’s Triptych for $34.5 M. and Balloon Flower by Jeff Koons for $25.8 M.

. July 1, 2008

LONDON – Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale took place on the 30 June 2008 and realised $171,879,508 – the highest total for the category at Christie’s in Europe. The top lot of the auction was Three Studies for a Self Portrait by Francis Bacon (1909-1992), a rare self-portrait triptych that the artist painted […]

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Antonio Lopez Sets World Auction Record for a Living Spanish Artist

Antonio Lopez Sets World Auction Record for a Living Spanish Artist

. July 1, 2008

LONDON – An early highlight of the evening auction was Madrid desde Torres Blancas by Antonio Lopez (b. 1936) which sold for £1,385,250 / $2,760,803 / €1,744,030, becoming the most expensive work by a living Spanish artist sold at auction. Created over a period of six years between 1976-82, Madrid desde Torres Blancas is one […]

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