Incollect 1-17-18

How to navigate the multibillion-dollar online auction place

digital disruptors | February 6, 2018
The art market has gone digital. Social media has become the new gallery for discovering artists, consumers are commissioning artists through digital matchmakers, and more and more collectors are taking their auction bidding online. While the industry’s broadened exposure is beneficial, the new ... By Melissa Studach

Is Americana making a comeback?

auctions | January 31, 2018
It was life, liberty and the pursuit of the auction house at Sotheby’s in late January, when the annual Americana Week auctions achieved $13.9 million. Nearly 1,000 lots were sold across the five days of auctions in New York, featuring top-earning sales “Important Printed and Manuscript American... By Melissa Studach

LA tastemaker Joel Chen is curating this season’s can’t-miss auction

auctions | January 26, 2018
Auction houses are spanning the ages this bidding season, offering designs from Americana to midcentury to contemporary. Scope out works by the likes of Stephen Scott Young, Florence Knoll, Ettore Sottsass as well as a specially curated exhibit by antiques dealer Joel Chen, in this month’s aucti... By Melissa Studach

Aspen’s Maker + Place curates contemporary auction at Sotheby’s

auctions | December 22, 2017
Textile artist Michaela Carpenter’s curating skills took shape on Instagram. As a recent graduate of Chelsea College of Art and Design in London, Carpenter created an account titled Maker + Place to spotlight emerging creatives and their artisan narratives. Nearly 1,500 followers later, the acco... By Melissa Studach

These two auction categories took home top dollar

auctions | December 21, 2017
Among the hottest items at Christie’s December Design sale, which unfolded on December 14, totaling $6,756,750: lamps by Tiffany Studios, tables by Diego Giacometti, and two of François-Xavier Lalanne’s epoxy stone-and-bronze lambs. The auction experienced what Christie’s termed “strong sell-thr... By Katy B. Olson

Frank Lloyd Wright, Roy Lichtenstein works among highlights in upcoming auctions

auctions | October 27, 2017
Custom works by Frank Lloyd Wright, Nordic designer Niels O. Moller and Hungarian artist Joseph Csaky prove this month’s auction lots are craving limited editions. Here are the upcoming auctions worth your bid. 'Unique Tête,' by artist Joseph Csaky; courtesy Sotheby's Curated Desig... By Melissa Studach

Modern craftsmanship resurfaces in upcoming auctions

auctions | September 22, 2017
Contemporary, craftsman-quality designs by the likes of Finn Juhl, Jean Prouvé, George Nakashima and more are resurfacing in the upcoming auction scene. Browse the catalogs of these decorative art auctions before time’s up. Finn Juhl’s one-of-a-kind Dream Table will be up for auction at B... By Melissa Studach

Global finds fill the season's auction lots

auctions | August 25, 2017
Even the auction houses seem to be enjoying summer travel abroad. The upcoming season is introducing collections from around the globe, featuring works by Chinese master Pu Ru, French Sèvres vases and more. The best part? You can bid on these worldly items from home. Ink on paper by Chine... By Melissa Studach

Midcentury modern works drive upcoming auctions

auctions | July 28, 2017
Curvilinear shapes, manmade materials and minimal ornamentation: This auction season fancies the midcentury modern collector. Works by Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Frank Gehry and more are filling auction house lots. Here are the upcoming exhibitions worth your bid. Erik Chambert chaise lo... By Melissa Studach
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