Month: November 2018

Christie’s breaks record for highest-grossing art sale on blockchain

After causing a sensation in the art world with the sale of an AI-produced portrait, famous art auction house Christie’s is once again making headlines, but this time for recording the most lucrative art sale on the blockchain to date, CCN reports. Last week’s sale of the Barney A. Ebsworth collection brought in a staggering […]

Ambitious Estimates Hamper Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Sale of $279.2 Million as Van Gogh Remains Unsold but Monet is on the Money

New York’s November ‘giga-week’ auctions got off to a modest start at Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale last night, Nov. 11, as overambitious estimates took precedence over several highly publicized lots. Totaling $239.4 million ($279.2 million with fees), that was a far cry from last year’s sale, which doubled that amount to $479.3 million […]

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