Art

Auction art: no shortage of buyers for Christie’s

Christie’s first-half sales figures suggest that the global pandemic has been inconvenient rather than catastrophic for the auction market. Christie’s announced £2.5 billion in sales for the first half of 2021, up 13 percent on the first half of 2019 […]

Art

Christie’s drops a Dubai sale

The news that Christie’s was reducing its activities in Dubai was rather buried in the press release for its (pretty good) half-year-results: “after 11 years of holding bi-annual sale seasons in the Middle East and establishing an international platform for […]

Art

Ismail Shammout masterwork at Christie’s spring sale

Christie’s upcoming spring auction of Modern and Contemporary Art in Dubai will be led by a 6m long painting by the Palestinian Ismail Shammout. Odyssey of a People – estimated at $800,000-900,000 – was painted in 1980; reading from right to […]