Ronald Ventura contemporary standout: Christie’s autumn 2012 art evening sale


Art Radar was in the room for the Christie’s autumn 2012 evening art sale. We bring you a closer look at the evening’s buyers, key purchases, passes and possible future trends for the contemporary section.

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Ashen faces, groans as Chinese art bombs – Sotheby’s Autumn 2012 Contemporary Asian Art auction


Despite a good percent of sold lots, Sotheby’s Autumn 2012 Contemporary Asian Art auction was severely disappointing in terms of value.

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Auction houses on move in Asia: Christie’s first Singapore Pop-Up Preview


Many auction houses are expanding their Asian operations at a rapid pace in 2012, Christie’s among them. In anticipation of its fall 2012 auction season in Hong Kong, Christie’s held its first pop-up preview show in Singapore.

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Iran’s first contemporary art auction: All works sold


Iran held its first contemporary art auction in Tehran on 22 June 2012, with all of the 73 lots selling for a total of approximately USD1.7 million.

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Chinese art market in free fall – June 2012 ArtTactic report


Does the plummet in Chinese auction sales bode a return to a 2008 crash market? ArtTactic have released a new report on a Chinese art market that is showing signs of slowdown.

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Ocula connects Australasia with online art auction platform, gallery portal


Following the success of Saffronart and Artnet, Ocula is a new member in the online art sales club. Does Ocula’s practice shed some light on auctions of the future?

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Bonhams Contemporary Art Department inaugural Hong Kong 2012 auction all lots sold


Bonhams Contemporary Art Department held its first auction in Hong Kong on Sunday 27 May 2012. All works in the single-owner collection sale sold above their estimates.

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How to preserve art ephemera – resource alert


Art ephemera can be valuable as research material and as collectibles in their own right. We link to a short article that offers some tips on how to preserve these essential objects.

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