More than $200 million sold on first night of New York fall auctions

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New York (AFP) – Christie’s first in-person auction in New York since the pandemic began netted more than $200 million on Tuesday night, with paintings by Basquiat and Banksy going under the hammer. In a sign of the vitality of the current art market, all forty lots found a buyer in the ’21st Century’ sale at the Christie’s auction room in the Rockefeller Center, which was open to the public for the first time since March 2020. But it took place in a hybrid format, where it was possible to bid physically from New York or connected real-time bidding rooms in London and Hong Kong, as well as onl…

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