Art Histories ____________ November 14, 2013

Andy Warhol’s “Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)” from 1963 sped past its expected sale price, at yesterday’s auction, and broke records, going for $105 million. Gawker reports.

Francis Bacon’s “Three Studies of Lucien Freud” a 1969 thyptych is the most expensive artwork sold at auction. Six minutes of fierce bidding led to a $142.4 million price tag – muffling Munch’s “Scream,” The Guardian reports.

Here’s a list of the Art Market’s “Top Performers – year-to-date…” ok, so it’s not updated to reflect these last few “performances” … from Bluoin Art Info.

The US Supreme Court has decided not to hear the controversial copyright case between photographer Patrick Cariou and the artist Richard Prince, who appropriated Cariou’s images of Rastafarians in 30 paintings in the series “Canal Zone.” The Second Circuit’s Cout of Appeals April ruling that 25 of Prince’s paintings did not violate Cariou’s copyright stands. From the Art Newspaper.

The German Government bows to pressure, will set up a commission to investigate the cache of paintings found in a hoarder’s apartment in Munich. A total of 970 artworks – which were labeled “degenerate art” by the Nazis are under investigation, reports the Art Newspaper.

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