Sotheby’s

Van Gogh Painting Kicks Off Spring Auctions in NYC with $66.3M Sale Price

Sotheby’s kicked off the Spring art auctions with the sale of a Van Gogh painting for $66.3 million, the highest price paid for a work by the Dutch artist since 1998, the auction house said. Claude Monet’s water lilies also sold for $54 million. The Impressionist and modern art sale Tuesday, saw Van Gogh’s “L’allée Des Alyscamps” go to a private collector in Asia after heated bidding with at least five other collectors. Van Gogh’s works have always been among the most collectible among Impressionist artists. ...

Buyer of $120M Edvard Munch Scream Pastel Revealed

New York billionaire Leon Black spent $120 million in 12 minutes of furious bidding to become the proud owner of one of four copies of Edvard Munch’s masterpiece “The Scream.” TheImproper reported in February that Sotheby’s auction house in New York would sell the painting to the highest bidder in May. It was considered the ultimate prize for collectors of pre-expressionist 19th Century art, or any art for that matter....

Warhol’s Double Elvis (1963) Expected to Fetch $50 Million

Elvis Presley has been worth more dead than he ever was in his lifetime, but the late pop artist Andy Warhol could send the King of Rock through the stratosphere. A Warhol painting of Elvis is expected to fetch an astronomical sum at auction. Presley is garbed in cowboy duds, with a six-gun drawn. Sotheby's described him as "a Hollywood icon of the '60s rather than the rebellious singer who shook the world of music."...

Edvard Munch’s Iconic ‘Scream,’ in Pastels Up For Auction

Edvard Munch's iconic image "The Scream" has been burned into the human psyche as man's primal cry. For a mere $80 million or more, the last privately held copy, one of four created by the artist, can be yours. Sotheby's auction house in New York announced that the work will be sold to the highest bidder in May. It's the ultimate prize for collectors of pre-expressionist 19th Century art, or any art for that matter....