19 septembre 2020

The Collection of James and Marilynn Alsdorf Goes up for Auction in New York

James and Marilynn Alsdorf, pictured in Miami in 1950. Photograph courtesy of the consignor For renowned Chicago collectors and philanthropists James and Marilynn Alsdorf, collecting art represented a unique opportunity for exploration, adventure, and the pursuit of beauty. ‘We looked for objects,’ Marilynn said, ‘to delight our eyes and our souls.’ Over the course of their four-decade marriage, the couple assembled a remarkable collection of artworks and objects spanning all eras and areas of the world. ‘The Alsdorf Collection is... [Lire la suite]

08 juillet 2020

Murillo Sketches Prove Highlights of Bonhams July Old Master Paintings Sale

Two sketches by the Spanish master Murillo (1618-1682) – Saint Peter receiving the Key, and The Baptism of Christ – were the highlights of Bonhams July Old Masters Sale at New Bond Street. Sold as one lot, they achieved £100,063, having been estimated at £60,000-80,000. The sale made at total of £1,795,000 with 64% sold by lot, and 71% by value. Bonhams Group Head of Pictures Caroline Oliphant commented: "The sale was designed to appeal to a wide range of tastes and we are pleased that so many... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2020

Christie's announces highlights included in The Collector sale

LONDON.- Christie’s announced The Collector sale taking place live on 15 July, offering a wide array of the finest European and English furniture, works of art, ceramics, silver and gold boxes spanning the 17th Century to the end of the 19th Century. The sale comprises 253 lots featuring some of the greatest designers and makers of their time including Jacques Dubois, François Rémond, Gioacchino Barberi, François Linke, Christofle, Marsh and Tatham amongst others. This season Christie’s partnered with Kit Kemp, Founder... [Lire la suite]
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29 juin 2020

Christie's to offer property from the late Dowager Countess Bathurst

Gloria, late Dowager Countess Bathurst. © Private Collection LONDON.- Gloria: Property from the late Dowager Countess Bathurst will be offered across four auctions at Christie’s in July. A dedicated collection sale will be held on 22 July with works also included in three specialist sales throughout the month. The epitome of style and glamour, Gloria was a successful model in the late 1940s and 50s, working for couturiers such as Jacques Fath and Christian Dior. Gloria was also featured in Vogue and went on to... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2020

Sotheby's launches innovative new sale format -- "In Confidence: Selected Masterpieces"

HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s announced the launch of In Confidence: Selected Masterpieces, an innovative hybrid sale format that combines the advantages of a private sale with those of an auction. Under this novel sale approach, bids are placed exclusively by submitting written absentee bids. Bidders will be notified if they have been outbid and will have a final chance to submit a best and final offer by the pre-set deadline, at which point the winning bidder will be established. All bidding information and results will remain... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2020

Strong results for Asian art online sales at Christie's

Lot 58. A rare Qingbai iron-spot decorated ‘Xuanwu’ pillow, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), the Property of Mr. Mark Lam, sold for HK$437,500 / US$56,699, against a low estimate of HK$15,000 / US$2,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. HONG KONG.- Pavilion Online: Chinese Art (April 21 – 28) achieved HK$7,671,250 / US$994,184, with 86% sold by lot, 169% by value and 47% of lots selling above their high estimates, beating all previous Pavilion Online sales. The sale attracted over 300 registrants across the globe with 80%... [Lire la suite]

07 avril 2020

Christie's announces new online-only sales open for browsing

Christie’s Hong Kong will offer Pavilion Online: Chinese Art, a wide range of jades, bronzes, scholar’s objects and Ming and Qing porcelains. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced new sales have been added to its April Calendar of Online-Only Auctions, spanning fine arts, decorative arts, and luxury categories. As art world audiences turn to digital platforms to engage and transact, Christie’s continues to refresh its digital offerings to provide collectors with continued opportunities to... [Lire la suite]
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06 mars 2020

Koller to offer Old Masters and 19th century paintings held for decades in private collections

Lot 3007. Bicci di Lorenzo (1373 Florence 1452), The mystical marriage of St Catherine. Circa 1445–50. Tempera on gold ground panel. 165 × 98 cm. Estimate: CHF 250 000-350 000 (€ 219 300 - 307 020). © Koller  ZURICH.- A monumental, museum-quality tempera and gold ground on panel painting by Florentine artist Bicci di Lorenzo has come to auction at Koller after decades in a private collection (lot 3007, CHF 250 000/350 000). Created circa 1445/50, this is a mature work by Bicci, who received... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2020

Koller to offer Old Masters and 19th century paintings held for decades in private collections

Lot 3007. Bicci di Lorenzo (1373 Florence 1452), The mystical marriage of St Catherine. Circa 1445–50. Tempera on gold ground panel. 165 × 98 cm. Estimate: CHF 250 000-350 000 (€ 219 300 - 307 020). © Koller  ZURICH.- A monumental, museum-quality tempera and gold ground on panel painting by Florentine artist Bicci di Lorenzo has come to auction at Koller after decades in a private collection (lot 3007, CHF 250 000/350 000). Created circa 1445/50, this is a mature work by Bicci, who received... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2020

Sotheby's to offer a collection of works from the gallery of London art dealer Rafael Valls

Dutch School, A portrait of a young boy, full-length, wearing a green hat and a white frill collar and holding a baton and a hobby horse, circa 1630. Estimate £8,000 – 12,000. Courtesy Sotheby's.  LONDON.- This April, Sotheby’s will host its first ever Old Masters online sale devoted to a single dealer by offering works from the gallery of Rafael Valls. Presenting exceptional examples from the major schools of painting in Western Europe from the 16th to the 20th centuries amassed over the dealer’s 30... [Lire la suite]