A record-breaking charity art auction, Artists for Haiti, was held Thursday, September 22nd at the David Zwirner Gallery and organized with actor Ben Stiller’s Stiller foundation. The Christie’s fundraising auction featured works by such well-known contemporary artists as Jeff Koons, Jasper Johns, Ed Ruscha, James Rosenquist, Cindy Sherman, Elizabeth Peyton and Chuck Close to raise money for relief efforts in Haiti. Read more
Can Houses Be Sold Like Art?
In a closely watched test of the concept of selling a House as Art, a restored modernist home in Palm Springs, Calif., fetched $15 million this week at Christie’s prestigious evening sales — a record for a home sold at an art-house auction, yet far less than expected for some. Read more