The buzz at Art Basel

  • "Trois Hommes qui Marchent I" by Alberto Giacometti is offered at $25 million by Landau Fine Art.

    "Trois Hommes qui Marchent I" by Alberto Giacometti is offered at $25 million by Landau Fine Art.

    Bloomberg via Landau Fine Art

A $25 million Giacometti sculpture, “Trois Hommes qui Marchent I,” offered by the Montreal-based dealer Landau Fine Art is one of the classic modern pieces already causing a stir at the 41st Art Basel.

The modern and contemporary art fair in Basel, Switzerland, opened its marketplace to VIPs on June 15.

Bloomberg reports that Louise Bourgeois’s 5-foot-high (1.5 meters) mixed-media work on paper, “A Baudelaire (#7),” will be priced upwards of $650,000 by Brussels-based dealer Xavier Hufkens. The artist passed away in May.

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Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads by Ai Weiwei, 2010

Auction Record for Ai Weiwei's Zodiac Heads in London

  • February 15, 2015 23:19

A near-billion-dollar two weeks of Impressionist, modern, post-war, and contemporary art sales ended in London with an auction record for Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei.

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 "Boy and Girl Gazing at the Moon (Puppy Love)" by Norman Rockwell.

A Sweet Gift for the Norman Rockwell Museum

  • February 12, 2015 19:10

The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass., has announced a gift of one of the artist's most recognizable--and sweet--works.

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A 1970 Cy Twombly "blackboard" painting sold for $30 million in London.

Cy Twombly Tops $178.4 Million Christie's Sale

  • February 12, 2015 19:09

One of Cy Twombly's scribbly "blackboard" works fetched $30 million to lead Christie's auction in London.

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'Jimson Weed/White Flower No 1', a 1932 painting by Georgia O'Keeffe fetched a record price of $44.4 million at Sotheby's in fall 2014.

Buyer of Record-Setting Georgia O'Keeffe Revealed

  • February 11, 2015 22:20

After an iconic white flower painting ranked the work of Georgia O'Keeffe at the top of the market for any female artist, mystery shrouded the identity of the buyer.

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