The mechanism that cut apart the $1.4 million “Girl With Balloon” jammed, the artist revealed in a video. The work was meant to be completely destroyed.
This documentary examines the global art market, and pauses to look at some pictures along the way.
As rare works by the Italian designer come up for sale in Paris, the Artcurial auction house is transforming the look and mood in its expansive space.
The artist’s remotely shredded “Girl With Balloon” was meant to poke fun at excesses of the auction world. Yet now his prices look set to soar.
The British street artist Banksy appeared to pull off one of his most spectacular pranks on Friday night, with a frame that shredded his “Girl With Balloon” after it sold.
The proposed auction of the artist’s 1995 painting “Knowledge and Wonder,” held by the Chicago Public Library, is a dreadful idea.
As a trophy of success, art endures, while an extravagant dress could fray and a piece of jewelry may be lost, Ms. Watts says.
Offerings this season include British and German paintings, African photography and a bottle of something special.
While live online bidding has certain advantages for collectors, auctioneers have had to find new ways to connect with them.