- CBC – Art auction records are now broken quite regularly. I’m no longer surprised by any of the prices paid. A Lucian Freud painting of Bruce Bernard sold for £7.8 million, making it the most ever paid for a living European artist.
- Bloomberg – Damien Hirst didn’t want to be outdone, and quickly takes the the record from Lucian Freud. Hirst’s pill cabinet “Lullaby Spring” sold at auction for 9.7 million pounds or $19.3 million US dollars, making it a record for a living artist.
- Articulate – A new record was also recently set in Australia, when a Brett Whiteley painting sold at auction for $3.48 million. This breaks the Australian auction record that was recently set by John Brack.
- SMH – The record breaking painting by Brett Whiteley (The Olgas for Ernest Giles) has been a good investment. It was sold for $80,000 back in 1990 at Christie’s.
- Guardian – It was a record breaking week in London at Sothebys.
I haven’t checked any of the upcoming auctions, but I’m pretty sure we’re not too far away from a $200 million painting.
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