Sotheby’s News

What Happens When You Unexpectedly Buy That $20 Million Painting

Just 15 months after Peter Doig’s “The Architect’s Home in the Ravine” fetched $20 million at Sotheby’s, the landscape is back on the market. Displayed at the Gagosian booth this week at Art Basel with an asking price of $25 …

Art Dealer Pays $4.2 Million to Settle `Fake’ Old Master Dispute

Art dealer Mark Weiss and his company have paid $4.2 million to settle a lawsuit with Sotheby’s auction house after an Old Master painting he once owned got caught up in a forgery scandal that shocked the art world. Details …

Sotheby’s Acquires Forensic Lab in Quest to Fight Fraud

In bid to fight art fraud, Sotheby’s announced Monday that it had purchased a forensics firm whose founder once helped the auction house belatedly identify a $10 million painting as a fake. Sotheby’s said that Orion Analytical, based in Williamstown, …