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Record Price for de Kooning Art, Vandals Damage Roman Landmark, and More Fresh News
News and updates from around the arts and auction community:
- The art market has been buoyed by the $66.3 million price paid at Christie’s NY last night for Willem de Kooning’s (1904-1997) 1977 oil-on-canvas Untitled XXV. It’s a record auction price for any work by the Dutch-American abstract expressionist. [Read more from Associated Press]
- Police in Rome are examining video footage in an attempt to identify vandals who damaged one of the city’s most iconic pieces of public sculpture. Part of a tusk from Bernini’s 17th-century ‘Elephant and Obelisk’ was broken off and left on the ground beside the statue. [Read more from The Local – Italy]
- A Chinese vase reportedly picked up for the equivalent of $19 at a ‘car boot’ sale in England has sold at auction for $76,000. The auctioneer quipped that it was “an excellent investment.” [Read more from The Telegraph]
- An unconventional visionary, Texas-born Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) created pop art alongside Andy Warhol and made an artwork out of his bed half a century before Tracey Emin. Tate Modern in London will soon mount the first British exhibition of Rauschenberg’s work in 35 years. [Read more from Tate Modern]
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