Standout lots were few and far between at sales of Impressionist and modern works that finished 22 percent down compared with last year.
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The woman says her father’s efforts to stop the painting from being sold at auction last month led to a “disappointing” $30.7 million price tag.
The buyer of a Sisley painting, now recognized as having been stolen by the Nazis from a Jewish collector, says he wants his money back, plus interest.
The internet is transforming the rare book trade. It’s just doing it very slowly.
Museums have been re-evaluating their collections to give more prominence to works by black artists. Recent sales in New York show the market is following.
“Past Times,” which sold for $21.1 million this week, “has found a home in a collection with purpose and an eye toward preserving legacy,” said Jack Shainman, who represents Mr. Marshall.
On Thursday, buyers were looking for works fresh to the market from long-term collections, rather than resales.
A municipal agency that bought Kerry James Marshall’s “Past Times” for $25,000 in 1997 sold it Wednesday night at auction for $21.1 million.
Kerry James Marshall’s painting, “Past Times,” reaches a benchmark for the artist, at $21.1 million
What was billed as the first street culture sale just took place in Paris, and it brought in a whole new crowd.