A Rare J.M.W. Turner Up for Auction in London

Among the highlights in a sale of Old Master and British Works on Paper at Sotheby’s in London on July 4 is Joseph Mallord William Turner’s stunning watercolour The Lake of Lucerne from Brunnen. “Commissioned in 1842, The Lake of Lucerne from Brunnen is part of a celebrated group of 25 ‘finished’ Swiss landscapes that the artist made during the […]

Victoria Beckham and Sotheby’s Team Up in London

When Christie’s decided to tender Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi (ca. 1500) in a sale of postwar and contemporary art last November in New York—where the painting achieved an astounding £343,266,882—many saw it as a maverick move on the part of the house to shake up an otherwise quiet market for old master paintings. Now, it seems, rival Sotheby’s is […]

Meet the Woman Behind the Art World’s Biggest Sales

The art world raised its collective eyebrows in January 2017 when the announcement was made that Brooke Lampley, head of the impressionist and modern art department at Christie’s in New York, was leaving her post to join rival house Sotheby’s as vice president of fine art. The reputed rainmaker was already an auction-house darling for her […]

Springsteen’s “Born to Run” Hits the Block

Garden State rock and rollers often lament that Bruce Springsteen’s classic song “Born to Run” narrowly missed being named New Jersey’s state song. But the tide is turning, and a new offering just might make up for that bitter injustice. Next week, fans of Bruce Springsteen will have a chance to bid on a bit of rock and […]