Thursday, 12 August 2010

New website

My new website can be found here. Among other things, it contains information on my research and lists media coverage. It will also replace this blog. The end.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Giacometti breaks record (2)

The video of the auction can be viewed here. "On your marks..."

Jurassic Art reports that Christie's is to sell works from the collection of Michael Crichton, author of Jurassic Park. The collection includes a Flag from Jasper Johns and an impressive oil painting by Picasso.

Giacometti breaks record

One of Alberto Giacometti’s best-loved bronzes, "Walking Man I", broke the world record price for a work of art at auction, selling to an unidentified telephone bidder for $92.5 million, or $104.3 million with fees at Sotheby’s in London on Wednesday night. The previous record was $104.1 million, paid for Picasso’s 1905 "Boy With a Pipe (The Young Apprentice)" at Sotheby’s in New York in 2004.

Read more at and in your favorite newspaper.

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Old Master steps out

The New York Times reports on a Rembrandt portrait coming up for sale in December. It has an interesting "provenance", including a couple of years at Columbia University.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Les Echos

On March 23, the French newspaper Les Echos featured an article on 'Buying Beauty'. "L'exposition Andy Warhol à Paris constitue un événement de l'agenda artistique parisien. Le pape du pop art est aussi l'un des artistes les plus rentables pour les investisseurs avertis et qui ne craignent pas de prendre des risques, selon une étude de Luc Renneboog et Christophe Spaenjers, du département finance de l'université de Tilburg, aux Pays-Bas." The article also contained a nice graph - click below to enlarge it.