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Le tableau qui rend fou le marché de l'art - Week-end. Leonardo da Vinci painting sells for world record $450 million despite lingering doubts over its authenticity. 'Leonardo da Vinci artwork' sells for record $450m. Media playback is unsupported on your device A 500-year-old painting of Christ believed to have been painted by Leonardo da Vinci has been sold in New York for a record $450m (£341m).

'Leonardo da Vinci artwork' sells for record $450m

The painting is known as Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World). It is the highest auction price for any work of art and brought cheers and applause at the packed Christie's auction room. Leonardo da Vinci died in 1519 and there are fewer than 20 of his paintings in existence. Salvator Mundi, believed to have been painted sometime after 1505, is the only work thought to be in private hands. Bidding began at $100m and the final bid for the work was $400m, with fees bringing the full price up to $450.3m. Image copyright AFP The painting shows Christ with one hand raised, the other holding a glass sphere. In 1958 it was sold at auction in London for a mere £45 at auction in London.

BBC arts correspondent Vincent Dowd says that even now attribution to Leonardo is not universally accepted. Record : le Qatar s'offre un Cézanne pour 250 millions de dollars. Les records sont faits pour tomber.

Record : le Qatar s'offre un Cézanne pour 250 millions de dollars

Après le palmarès 2011 des ventes aux enchères, et la photo la plus chère du monde, c’est de l’une des versions des Joueurs de cartes de Paul Cézanne dont tout le monde parle aujourd’hui. Selon Vanity Fair, la toile datant de 1895 aurait été cédée en 2011 par les héritiers de l’armateur grec George Embiricos à la famille royale du Qatar. $160m Picasso's Women of Algiers smashes auction record - BBC News. Picasso's Women of Algiers has become the most expensive painting to sell at auction, going for $160m (£102.6m) at Christie's in New York.

$160m Picasso's Women of Algiers smashes auction record - BBC News

Eleven minutes of prolonged bidding from telephone buyers preceded the final sale - for much more than its pre-sale estimate of $140m. The final price of $179.3m (£115m) includes commission of just over 12%. The sale also featured Alberto Giacometti's life-size sculpture Pointing Man, which set its own record. It is now the most expensive sculpture sold at auction, after going for $141.3m (£90.6m). Both buyers chose to remain anonymous. $142m Francis Bacon's painting of Lucian Freud is a portrait of two geniuses. It was a big night for British art.

$142m Francis Bacon's painting of Lucian Freud is a portrait of two geniuses

Once, the painters of these rainy islands were regarded as dreary throwbacks while all the glamour and fame went to modern Europeans and Americans, from Edvard Munch to Andy Warhol. Vente historique pour "Le Cri" de Munc $119 millionhs. Botticelli painting fetches record $92m at auction. Botticelli - 92,2 millions de dollars. Jeff Koons ‘Rabbit’ Sets Auction Record for Most Expensive Work by Living Artist. David Hockney Painting Sells for $90 Million, Smashing Record for Living Artist. A celebrated and enigmatic painting of two men and a turquoise pool by David Hockney sold at Christie’s on Thursday night for $90.3 million with fees, shattering the auction record for a living artist and cementing a major broadening of tastes at the turbocharged top end of the market.

David Hockney Painting Sells for $90 Million, Smashing Record for Living Artist

The price for the 1972 painting, “Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures),” easily surpassed the previous high of $58.4 million, held by Jeff Koons for one of his “Balloon Dog” sculptures. The auction also produced new highs for works by two African-American artists, following highs for three African-American artists and a 42-year-old female painter at Sotheby’s the night before. Together the sales signaled a new inclusivity in the art world, driven by a generational shift toward artists who have been out of the mainstream and by stratospheric prices for more established names. That has forced collectors to expand their search for emerging names who might be undervalued. Mr. In that way, Mr.

Rothko, "Orange, Red, Yellow" $86,9 millions. Partager C'est un nouveau record pour une œuvre d'art contemporain.

Rothko, "Orange, Red, Yellow" $86,9 millions

Une toile du peintre expressionniste abstrait américain Mark Rothko a été vendue aux enchères 86,9 millions de dollars (67 millions d'euros), mardi 8 mai à New York (Etats-Unis) par la maison Christie's. Orange, Red, Yellow (Orange, rouge, jaune), peint en 1961 selon Christie's, est ainsi devenue l'œuvre d'art contemporain la plus chère jamais vendue aux enchères. Le précédent record était détenu par Francis Bacon. Yves Klein (1928-1962) La couverture du Lotus Bleu de Tintin, vendue à 3,2 millions d'euros, nouveau record pour le monde de la BD. Disputed Banksy Mural Sells for More Than $1.1 Million. A mural by Banksy which divided the art world after being removed from a London street sold last night at a private event in London for more than 750,000 pounds ($1.1 million), according to the event organizers.

Disputed Banksy Mural Sells for More Than $1.1 Million

The 2012 spray painting “Slave Labour,” showing a boy making Union Jack bunting with a sewing machine, was being shown by the Sincura Group, a concierge company, at a members-only event in the basement of the London Film Museum in the Covent Garden area of the U.K. capital. The work’s sale, earlier planned for an auction in Florida, enraged street art enthusiasts who argue that Banksy murals are gifts to communities and should remain in situ. Others point out that unsolicited graffiti becomes the property of the building owners, who are legally entitled to do what they want with them. Prospective buyers had been invited to make offers for the painting of more than 900,000 pounds in a 3½-hour silent auction that closed at 9:30 p.m.

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Joan Mitchell named most successful female artist. New York, 9 August 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA).

Joan Mitchell named most successful female artist

A study conducted by Artnet and Bloomberg has sought to establish art market rankings for female artists, publishing a list of the most significant sales for both dead and living artists. Results for the total sales of works by both living or dead female are topped by artist Joan Mitchell (1925-1992), a painter belonging to the Abstract Expressionism movement, whose works have reached $239.8m at auctions since 1985 – a figure which represents the sale of 646 works, including a record sale of $9.3m for a piece sold in 2011. Suzanne Gyorgy, head of art consultants and finance at Citi Private Bank, commented on the results via Bloomberg, stating “When you are walking into a serious collector’s home, it’s more common to see a Joan Mitchell painting than it was five, six years ago.”

The results name Mary Cassatt as the 2nd most successful female artists, with 1,098 of Cassatt’s pieces having sold for a total of $136.5m. Enchères : Rothko, la nouvelle idôle de New York. FC1, l'œuvre testament d'Yves Klein, fera flamber les enchères de Christie's New York. Le 8 mai prochain, Christie's mettra aux enchères l'œuvre FC1 (Feu Couleur 1), réalisée par Yves Klein quelques mois avant que l’artiste mourut d’une crise cardiaque en juin 1962, à l'âge de 34 ans.

FC1, l'œuvre testament d'Yves Klein, fera flamber les enchères de Christie's New York

Estimée entre 30 et 40 millions de dollars (entre 23 et 30 millions d'euros), l’œuvre devrait établir un nouveau record aux enchères pour Klein - et peut-être le meilleur prix pour un artiste européen d’après-guerre. Provenant d'une collection suisse, ce panneau unique, large de trois mètres et haut de 14, reprend l'ensemble des techniques expérimentées par Klein en peinture. FC1 avait été réalisée durant une performance filmée au Centre d'essai de Gaz de France, ou deux modèles féminins, aspergés d’eau, s'étaient plaqués sur le panneau ignifugé, avant qu'Yves Klein fasse apparaître leurs silhouettes au lance-flamme. . « Il risquait sa vie », a précisé M. Magazin. Eric Clapton Fetches 34 Million for Gehrard Richter Painting.