January 28, 2021

Auction News

A Single Mega-Collector Went on a Big-Time Buying Spree to Power Sotheby’s $114 Million Old Masters Auction

A rare-to-market 15th-century masterwork by the Florentine super-star painter Sandro Botticelli, Portrait of a Young Man Holding a Roundel from circa 1480, led Sotheby’s live-streamed Master paintings and sculpture sale on Thursday morning for a record $92.2 million. Bidding opened at an eye-popping $70 million and chugged along with the help of chandelier bids at $2

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Art News

Jeffrey Gibson: It Can Be Said of Them @ Roberts Projects, Los Angeles

Roberts Projects is pleased to announce It Can Be Said of Them, Jeffrey Gibson’s solo exhibition featuring new work exploring themes of identity–as it relates to diversity and inclusivity–to uplift the unique experiences, struggles and personal victories shaping the current fight for LGBTQIA visibility. It Can Be Said of Them takes its title from a print produced by

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Renaissance Architects Embraced the Ellipse as an Ideal Form. Now, Painter Jane Harris Considers the Shape’s Contemporary Meanings

The ellipse is a shape with its own special place in art history. It was instrumental to the developments of compositional perspective and, during the Renaissance, artist-architects including Michelangelo, Bernini, and Specchi began to actively incorporate the form into their urban designs, such as Michelangelo’s St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Later, Mannerist painters, too,

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The Art of Craft: How This Lavish New Necklace From Tiffany & Co. Recalls the Storied History of a World-Famous Diamond

Late last fall, the American jewelry house Tiffany & Co. debuted its annual collection of high jewelry, this time putting the focus squarely on all the ways that colored gemstones come together to create unexpected, artful, and innovative designs.  The line, entitled Extraordinary Tiffany, additionally features several vintage creations by Jean Schlumberger, the French designer

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A Deep-Pocketed Art Collector From Asia Just Dropped More Than $92 Million at Sotheby’s on This Pristine Botticelli Portrait

A sterling 550-year-old portrait by the Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli that was the star lot of Sotheby’s Old Masters sale has sold for $92.2 million, making it the second-most-expensive Old Master artwork to sell at auction, according to the company. The artwork, Young Man Holding a Roundel (circa 1444/5–1510), is one of only three portraits by Botticelli left

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