Art advisors Simon and Michaela de Pury have had their $10 million (£7.9 million) commission affirmed by the Court of Appeals in London. The couple facilitated the sale of a Paul Gauguin artwork owned by Ruedi Staechelin on the strength of a handshake agreement. Continue reading
Buoyed by what one London art adviser described as a “10% discount” on account of the drop in value of the pound, Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian picked up Saville’s “Shift” (1996-97) for the Long Museum in Shanghai for £6.8 million with buyer’s premium. Last year, Liu made headlines when he purchased Modigliani’s “Nu couché” for £113 million. Continue reading
With London’s auction season fast upon us, art enthusiasts are gearing up for the opportunity to view three works by Lucian Freud, one of which is tipped to fetch £10 million.
‘Pregnant Girl’ (1960-61), Freud’s portrait of his teenage lover Bernadine Coverley while she was pregnant with their daughter Bella goes on sale at Sotheby’s on 10 February 2016. Privately owned, it will be the first time the painting is sold at auction and carries an estimated price of £7-10 million. Continue reading
In July copyright experts, figures from the art world, and government officials from eight countries gathered in Geneva to discuss the royalty rights for artists. As detailed in a summary provided by the Art Newspaper’s Art Market supplement, they were calling for an international review of royalty rights for artists following a conference at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in Geneva. Continue reading