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Christie’s focuses on Renaissance works as “value”

November 24th, 2012

Botticelli Madonna and Child With the Infant St John the BaptistOn Jan. 30th, 2013, Christie’s offers the “Rockefeller Madonna,” a devotional panel by Botticelli whose provenance includes the collection of John D. Rockefeller Jr., a family name that has been known to add marketing heft to auctions.  The auction house is catering to new international collectors showing particular interest in 14th – 16th century works. “While [the estimated $5-7 million painting] is one of the most expensive works in the Renaissance sale, it seems like a bargain, when paintings by Warhol and Kline brought more than $40 million apiece at Christie’s last week.”Read the article via NY Times

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