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GLENN LONEY'S MUSEUM NOTES
NOVEMBER, 2015 RAMBLES ROUND RAMBLES ROUND THE MAJOR AUCTION HOUSES
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Christie's: The Art People *
Six New World Auction Records Set in Latin American Art Sale! *
November Sale Week of Impressionist, Modern,Post War, & Contemporary Artworks Totals $1.1 Billion. *
Bonhams has had some Major Sales of Amazing Artworks, Antiquities, & Bibliophilic Rarities, but they do not provide Actual Sales Specifics or Totals *
16,000 Visitors to Sotheby's Galleries, But One Million Plus click onto Sothebys.com. *
At Christie's Auction House:
Apparently, to distinguish themselves from the Sotheby's, Bonhams, & Phillips De Pury Auction Houses, Christie's has decided to refer to Themselves & their Dedicated Staff as "The Art People."
This may well imply that Sotheby's, Bonhams, & Phillips De Pury are only in the Business of selling off Canvases, Sculptures, Prints, & Rare Books. Not Actual Art?
Joaquin Torres Garcia's Composition Nord Art Constructif wins $2,105 Million.
The $100 Miilion Plus Circle at Christie's…
Five Major Artworks have been sold at Christie's for over $100 Million in the Last Five Years!
Amadeo Modigliani's Nu Couché won $170.4 Million.
Pablo Picasso's Les Femmes d'Alger won $179.4 Million.
Francis Bacon's Three Studies of Lucien Freud won $142.4 Million.
Alberto Giacometti's Pointing Man won $141.3 Million.
Pablo Picasso's Nude, Green Leaves & Bust won $106.5 Million.
Louise Bourgeoise's sprawling metallic Spider sells for $28,165 Million.
Roy Lichtenstein's Nurse is purchased for $95,360 Million.
Other Winners include Lucio Fontana, Claes Oldenburg, Joe Bradley, & Mike Kelley.
Or how about Paul Cézanne, with $9,125 Million paid for Pommes sur un linge…
Or how about Henri Matisse, with $9,125 Million paid for Nu a la serviette blanche…
Or how about Henry Moore, with $7,669 Million paid for Two Piece Reclining Figure: Points…
Or how about Joan Miró, with $7,109 Million paid for Personnage…
Or how about Marc Chagall, with $6,1885 Million paid for L'aire bleu…
And how about Claude Monet, with $5,765 Million paid for Iris jaune au nuage rose…
At Bonhams Auction House:
At Sotheby's Auction House:
In just 24 Hours, Sotheby's sold $575.8 Million of Impressionist & Modern Art:
Blue Period Picasso, La Gommeuse, sets Record with $67.5 Million Bid.
Van Gogh's Arles Landscape sells for $54 Million.
Monet's Nymphéas wins with $33.9 Million Sale.
Malevich's Mystic Suprematism only sells for $37.8 Million.
A. Alfred Taubman Collection Totals $1.153 Billion:
Cy Twombly's Untitled wins $70.5 Million.
Amadeo Modigliani's Paulette Jourdain sold for $42.8 Million.
Frank Stella's Delaware Crossing goes for $13.7 Million.
Contemporary Art Scores Record Sales:
Roy Lichtenstein's Yellow Interweave sold for $3,430,000.
Kenneth Noland's Heat raises the Temperature with $3,370,000 Sale.
Jean Michel Basquiat's Untitled merits a Bid of $2,170,000, but this is Jean Michel's Untitled of Circa 1983, not one of the Many Other Untitled Canvases…
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