Keith Girard

Has Art World Recession Ended? Christie’s Sale Will Tell

The art world is seeing a sudden resurgence in collecting with auctions generating stunning sale prices as investors move off the side lines and into the action. The real estate crash and the shaky stock market have no doubt been major contributors to the trend, narrowing investment options that provide a hedge against inflation....

Rediscovered Velázquez Highlights Met Exhibition

Portrait of a Man, has long been a step child in the collection of works by Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez, a noted Spanish painter who lived from 1599 to 1660. But this past summer the portrait received a thorough cleaning and restoration, and the museum was able to authenticate it as a genuine Velázquez....

Warhol ‘Dollar Bills’ Fetches $43.7 Million at Sotheby’s

Andy Warhol's art, once criticized for its overt commercialism and celebration of the banal, is taking its place among the top ranks of contemporary art. The sale of his silkscreen "200 One Dollar Bills" for $43.76 million at Sotheby's recent contemporary art auction sent two clear messages: Warhol reigns supreme, and the troubled economy hasn't dented collectors' willingness to pay....