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Magritte Painting Sets New European Record at Sotheby’s

A painting by René Magritte, L’empire des Lumières (1961) set a record for the highest price ever paid for a painting in GBP in Europe, as well as tripling the artist’s record, when it sold for £59,422,000 ($79.8 million) at Sotheby’s London. The Modern & Contemporary Evening Auction on March 2nd saw some remarkable sales successes, with the combined sales total soaring to £221.4 / $297.2 million, the highest total ever achieved in a single...

David Hockney Painting ‘The Splash’ Sells For £23.1m

The Splash, one of the best-know paintings by British artist David Hockney, has sold at auction for £23.1m to an anonymous buyer. Typical of David Hockney’s minimalist pop art style, The Splash is part of a series painted in Los Angeles and shows the moment after a diver enters a swimming pool. The sale at Sotheby’s in London had an estimate of £20m-£30m, and the painting ended up going for £23,117,000. The painting is part...

London Art Fair 2020 Exhibitors Announced

The exhibitors for the London Art Fair 2020 have been announced. The fair runs from the 22nd to 26th January 2020 for its 32nd edition, at the Islington Business Design Centre. Platforms within the fair will provide an opportunity for emerging new generation artists, as well as providing a stage for modern forms of art. Over 110 galleries will be participating, including Art Blue Studio from Singapore, Art Mur from Canada, Cork Printmakers from Ireland...

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