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Michelangelo Sketch Sells for $24 Million in Paris

May 19th, 2022

A recently unearthed Michelangelo sketch, considered to be the artist’s first nude, has sold  at Christie’s Paris for a record 23 million euros ($24 million). “Michelangelo has decided to make the figure into something that corresponded more to his aesthetic by making him much more robust and monumental, while at the same time keeping the fragility of the figure, who is exposed and shivering” as he awaits baptism,” says Christie’s Old Masters expert Stijn Alsteens.
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Basquiat Work Sells for $85 Million at Phillips $224.9 Million Night

May 19th, 2022

The Jean-Michel Basquiat work from the collection of Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa had a strong return to auction last night at Phillips, where it achieved $85 Million, part of a total sale of  $224.9 million, the highest in the company’s history. 
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Independent Art Fair to Launch New Fair Around 20th Century Work

May 17th, 2022

The Independent Art Fair will launch a new fair in September this year that will focus on 20th Century Works. “Over the years, there has been a shift, with next-generation dealers showing a more diverse group of artists and territories, geographically, socially, politically,” says Independent director Elizabeth Dee. “They are looking forward and looking back, saying, ‘We need to have a canon that looks like our program.’”
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The Museum of Modern Art’s extensive collection goes beyond painting and sculpture to include Architecture and Design, Drawings, Film, Media, Photography, Prints and Illustrated Books. Highlights include Post-Impressionist through Contemporary works by Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse, Paul Gaughin, Marcel Duchamp, Alexander Calder, James Rosenquist, Roy Lichtenstein, Ellsworth Kelly, Edward Ruscha, Jeff Koons, Chuck Close and Matthew Barney.

Recent and upcoming exhibitions of note:
What is Painting? Contemporary Art from the Collection
July 7 – September 17, 2007
Richard Serra Sculpture: Forty Years
June 3 – September 10, 2007