Wednesday May 27, 2020

Net snares new art lovers

The breaking of art records is partly attributable to the emergence of online collectors, writes Ros Drinkwater.

24th November, 2013
Pipes and Porter by Sean Keating (€80,000-€120,000)

On the international stage, 2013 was the year when art records fell like ninepins - a Francis Bacon triptych became the most expensive work of art ever to go under the hammer, fetching $142.4 million, Andy Warhol's Silver Car Crash sold for $105 million, Jeff Koons' Balloon Dog made $58.4 million, the highest sum ever realised for a living artist, and a lump of pure carbon (otherwise known as the Pink Star diamond) sold for...

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