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Amoako Boafo’s star auction debut in London

The only genuinely surprising event during what was an otherwise flat week of Post War & Contemporary Art auctions in London was the remarkable result achieved by African rising star Amoako Boafo at Phillips’ evening sale on February 13th. His painting entitled The Lemon Bathing Suit managed to find a buyer at £675,000 (fees included), […]

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NY $2bn art auction bonanza!

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No Brexit fear at London auctions!

Overall solid results dismiss speculations that UK art market would be badly affected…will it last?!?

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Old Masters warm up freezing NY this January!

Overall solid results dismiss speculations that UK art market would be badly affected…will it last?!?

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London Summer 2018 big auctions – what sold

Now that the market is taking a well-deserved break, we look back at what happened in the London salerooms of major auction houses in June/July. Here is a brief carousel featuring the highlights that were recently sold for you to enjoy…happy Summer!

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It’s already joyous Spring time for the international art market!

Following on the results of the Impressionist & Modern Art auction, March wrapped up a highly successful week for Contemporary Art as well. Results were even more impressive, showing how the international art market is in full recovery – at least for the above segments – after a string of depressing outcomes marking most of […]

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TEFAF Maastricht 2018 – our video with the fair highlights

Being now a consolidated tradition, please have a look at our latest video showcasing some of the highlights included in the 2018 edition of TEFAF, The European Fine Art Fair, which took place in Maastricht (Holland) from March 9th to 18th.

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Picasso is still the man to beat…

If you were of the impression that heavy snow and Siberian weather conditions or financial turmoil can stop the appetite of big collectors, well think twice… Last week the Impressionist & Modern Art evening sales put on display by the big auction houses in London managed to amass an overall £285m (with fees). No records […]

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A solid start for Old Masters in NYC: perhaps good old Leo has something to do with it?

A healthier start of the year has characterised the very first series of high-profile Old Masters auctions in NY, a few days ago. 

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Who will save this art market?

What happened the night of November 15th in the saleroom of Christie’s NY will be undoubtedly remembered for long, and not just by the international art market. Before the Salvator Mundi never had a work of art, of any medium/type, managed to achieve such a result. And still now, a week after that night, the […]

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London Frieze Week 2017 – an auction review

Esthatic, mesmerised, puzzled, disappointed, enthusiastic, doubtful , frustrated…counting the expressions on the numerous faces we encountered during Frieze Week – at the fair, at the endless events squeezed in a very few days, in the auction salerooms etc – was simply impossible…as always, once the big circus settles in town the whole industry is turned […]

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When art meets fashion: Mario Testino’s auctions at Sotheby’s London

Sparkling and glamorous as ever before, Sotheby’s opened the new Autumn/Winter sale season in London with a high profile single owner auction this September: the Collection of venerated Peruvian fashion photographer Mario Testino

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London Summer 2017 Auction Season – a summary of what happened

It was frenzy weeks as usual, marked by stellar prices and numerous records, the ones which have just sealed the auction Summer season in London this June/July. Collectors, art aficionados and curious passers-by had the chance to admire an impressive series of fabulous art pieces – in some cases, real masterpieces – which in the […]

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Impressionist/Modern & Post War/Contemporary Art frenzy in NYC – May 2017

New York was once more the ideal scenario of a pyrotechnic series of auctions which in the end wrapped up a new memorable week for the global art market.

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TEFAF NYC Spring 17: our fair highlights video!

Following our first video produced on the occasion of TEFAF Maastricht earlier this year, we decided to replicate the experience in NYC this time round, presenting you with some of the fair highlights…after all, what’s better than a joyous Spring art triumph?

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Modern & Contemporary Art in Milan – Christie’s & Sotheby’s auctions

The international auction calendar recently stopped in Milan, where Christie’s first and then Sotheby’s put together their respective two-day sales, entirely dedicated to 20th Century Italian art. In both cases, and as it has become customary since the introduction of the new themed format a few years ago, the efforts of the local teams produced […]

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TEFAF 2017 – our video with some of the fair highlights

Hippeus Art Brokerage visited the 2017 edition of TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair) – the world’s most important fair for the international art market, which took place in Maastricht (Holland) on March 10th – 19th. This is the brief video we produced!

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London Post War & Contemporary Art Evening Auctions, March 17 – a summary

After covering the Impressionist, Surrealist and Modern Art auctions held in London last week our focus is on London again, this time to cover the results of the Post War & Contemporary Art sales. With TEFAF about to start (March 9th) and all the deadlines that such a relevant, high-profile event brings with itself, this […]

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Impressionist and Modern Art & Surrealist Art Evening Auctions, London – Christie’s on February 28th, Sotheby’s on March 1st and Bonhams on 2nd

As part of the changes in the international calendar undertaken by the major auction houses (changes initially led by Christie’s, with Sotheby’s and Bonhams ‘forced’ to adapt their schedule accordingly), earlier this week London hosted a series of high-profile sales, focussing on Impressionism, Modern Art and Surrealism.

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NYC ‘Masters Week’ at Sotheby’s and Christie’s, January 2017 – Old Master Paintings, Drawings and Fine Prints

After the Christmas/New Year break and a long, sleepy January, the international art market was awakened by the traditional series of auctions taking place in NYC, all dedicated to Old Masters.

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Old Master auctions, London – Sotheby’s on December 7th; Christie’s & Bonhams on December 8th

The December 2016 Old Masters Week in London will definitely not be remembered for smashing any groundbreaking art market records but in a time when even the presence of Old Masters within the international auction calendar has been questioned, such outcomes work as much-needed healing balms.

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Post War & Contemporary Art evening auctions, NYC – Christie’s on November 15th; Phillips on November 16th and Sotheby’s on November 17th

The sparkling NY auction week had the Post War/Contemporary masters on its stage too. And this time it was Christie’s that started first.

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Impressionist & Modern Art evening auctions, NYC – Sotheby’s on November 14th and Christie’s on November 16th

If a reassuring response to the gloomy performances of the past few months – globally speaking and across several categories – and to the more recent uncertainties risen after the US presidential campaign was expected from the international art market, this definitely arrived and did not leave the (anxious?) expectations of many unattended.

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