MoMA works from media tycoon’s collection to sell at Sotheby’s, worth $70 million (£61 million)

A trove of Modernist masterpieces, owned by the late media tycoon William S. Paley (1901-1990), are heading to auction for a staggering $70 million to $100 million (£61 million to £88 million). Once displayed in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the collection will be sold across Sotheby’s Modern and Contemporary art auctions held in London and New York.

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Giant spider sculpture poised to break records at Sotheby’s Hong Kong

Arachnophobes, look away now! A rare spider sculpture by French-American artist Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) will headline Sotheby’s Modern and Contemporary Art auction in Hong Kong later this month. It could become the most expensive sculpture ever sold in Asia, luring in collectors with an estimated value of HK$120 million to $150 million (£11.5 million to £15.3 million).

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Prado museum curators latest to cast doubts on the attribution of the ‘Salvator Mundi’

Curators at the Museo del Prado in Madrid are the latest in a long string of scholars and other arts professionals to publicly announce their doubts about the attribution of the Salvator Mundi to Leonardo da Vinci. The painting was sold at Christie’s in 2017 as by Leonardo for a staggering $450m, however even prior to the sale there was considerable debate over this attribution.

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