As one of the highest-ranking women in the auction world, admiring and acquiring art informs Westphal’s work as chairman of Phillips.
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Through auction houses like Sotheby’s, a collection worth many millions can be acquired quickly, and quietly.
An exhibition of the architect’s collages was originally supposed to run through March.
The big houses preferred established names to emerging artists at this week’s contemporary art sales in the British capital.
The auction house has benefited from private sales and diversifying its ventures.
“Femme au Béret et à la Robe Quadrillée (Marie-Thérèse Walter),” from 1937, showed the continuing strength of Picasso in an auction at Sotheby’s.
The agreement to sell the treasured Rockwell, which could save the financially troubled museum, requires court approval.
Sales have risen at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips — but are they keeping up with the growth of global wealth?
“Modern British” is the main draw at the 30th edition of the London Art Fair. But a few blue-chip names aside, “Mod Brit” remains a local draw.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art acquired the Bible, from 14th-century Spain, from a collector. It will be on display at the Cloisters.