A portrait of Jesus attributed to Leonardo da Vinci sold at Christie's last year for $450,000,000 including buyer's premium. How come prices can be so astronomically high? Dirk Boll talks about art and the art market with us.
As COVID-19 hits the Hong Kong art market, its repercussions will be felt around the world and not just in Asia. The crisis may upend old business models and jolt the art market further into the virtual realm.
Spanish authorities had deemed the painting a national treasure and insisted it stay in Spain. The 83-year-old art collector, who owned the painting, was convicted of smuggling and sentenced to 18 months in prison.
A year after he got out of prison for cheating art collectors, German art dealer Helge Achenbach has published his memoir. He spoke to DW about his whirlwind life, past success — and regrets.
An anonymous seller is offering a bundle of alleged early drawings by Gerhard Richter for millions of euros. The star painter is angered and has finally spoken out, saying half the booty should be burned.
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