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Bill Perkins aces Ernie Barnes’ ‘The Sugar Shack’ at Christie’s

Bill Perkins, the Houston-based entrepreneur and amateur poker player, fought off intense competition from another bidder at Christie’s evening sale on May 12 to win a masterpiece by the late African American painter Ernie Barnes, The Sugar Shack (1976), for $15.3 million. The work had been estimated at just $150,000 to $200,000, so the final...


Sotheby’s and Christie’s cancel Russian art auctions in response to war in Ukraine

Sotheby’s and Christie’s have both said that they are cancelling their upcoming auctions of Russian art due to Russia’s war on Ukraine, according to The Art Newspaper. The auctions, typically held in June, had been favourites of Russian collectors. “Sotheby’s will not be holding Russian art sales in June,” a spokesperson for the auction house...


The Da Vinci ode! (That’s pretty much the news of the day)

A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends...