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It’s been a year of record-breaking auction sales, unseating Andy Warhol as the most expensive American artist at auction. View the top 10 sales of 2017 below, can you feel your wallet wincing?   1. Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi (c. 1500), sold for $450 million 2. Qi Baishi, Twelve Landscape Screens (1925), sold for $140.8 million 3. Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (1982), sold for $110.4 million 4. Vincent van Gogh, Laboureur dans…

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Middle Eastern art is rising to prominence in recent times; Christie’s just held their first auction sale for Modern Middle Eastern art outside of the region on 25 October 2017, in London. This precedes the much-anticipated opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, which was first announced back in 2005 and will now finally launch on 11 November. Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel has designed a beautiful museum medina…

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Want to know what artworks sizzle Down Under? Here’s our award round-up of the most popular and best-selling Australian artists ever. Sir Sidney Nolan (1917 – 1992) Sidney Nolan is perhaps the most famous Australian artist of all time. It was an exhibition at the Contemporary Art Society in Melbourne in 1948 of a series of his pictures of the bushranger Ned Kelly that first won…

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