American Fine Art

Giacometti "In the Bistro"

Art Markets: Redefining modern art in sculpture and sketches

In the Feb. 4, 2015 issue of Antique Trader, Mary Manion explores the work, inspiration and influence of modern art master Alberto Giacometti in her Arts Markets column. While Giacometti's name may not be as recognizable as his contemporaries, the sculptor’s masterpieces helped redefine modern art and are fetching record-setting amounts at auction.

Artist Jeff Koons’s sculpture Balloon Dog (Orange), which measures 121 by 143 by 45 inches, sold for $58.4 million at auction.

Behind the Spine: Balloon Dog inflates contemporary art values

In the latest installment of the Behind the Spine column, Paul Kennedy talks with Noah Fleisher, editor of Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles 2015 and public relations director of Heritage Auctions, about the record-setting sale of a single stainless steel sculpture and its impact on the contemporary art market.