15 juillet 2017

Christie's July Classic Week totals $112,601,271

A carved marble group of two addorsed lions marble lions from the tomb of Charles V by André Beauneveu sold for £9,349,000 / $12,088,257 / €10,648,511. World auction record for any medieval work of art. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. LONDON.- Christie’s Classic Week concluded on 13 July 2017, achieving a combined total of £87,169,480 / $112,601,271 / €98,976,239 across 11 sales, spanning the Decorative Arts, Antiquities, Old Master & British Paintings, Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art,... [Lire la suite]

06 juillet 2017

William Larkin portrait smashes estimate at Bonhams Old Master Paintings sale

William Larkin, Portrait of Thomas Pope, later 3rd Earl of Downe. Sold for £449,000 (€511,768). Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- William Larkin’s Portrait of Thomas Pope, later 3rd Earl of Downe, sold in the room for a remarkable £449,000, ten times its estimate of £40,000-60,000, at Bonhams Old Master Paintings sale today, 5 July 2017. Bonhams Director of Old Master Paintings, Andrew McKenzie said, “Having spent much of its life at Wroxton Abbey, William Larkin’s magnificent Portrait of Thomas Pope is unusually well... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2017

Sotheby's Old Masters Evening Sale in London to include a sculpture for the first time ever

Lot 28. Pietro Tacca (1577-1640), Portrait Bust of Grand Duke Ferdinando II de’ Medici (1610-1670), terracotta, on a wood base, bust: 75.5cm., base: 11cm. Estimate £1,000,000-2,000,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- This summer, Sotheby’s will present at auction a wide range of sculptures from the Middle Ages to the early 19th century. The sales follow the company’s recent announcement of the appointment of Alexander Kader and Margaret Schwartz as Co-Worldwide Heads of European Sculpture & Works... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2017

Fine and Decorative Arts Auction realizes $1.5 million for Heritage

DALLAS, TX.- A diverse collection of decorative items, many with an Asian motif, led the way at Heritage Auctions’ $1.5 million dollar Fine and Decorative Arts including Estates Auction June 10-12. Nearly 1,500 bidders from around the world bid on the 1,293 lots via phone, internet and HALive!.  An ornate and intricate Chinese Carved, Lacquered and Inlaid Table Cabinet sold for an impressive $45,000, leading the auction. Two other Asian-inspired pieces joined the table cabinet as high value lots: a Large Chinese Carved... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2017

Egon Schiele and Vincent van Gogh to Star in Christie’s London Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale, 27 June 2017

  LONDON.- Leading highlights by Egon Schiele and Vincent van Gogh are now on display at Christie’s New York until 17 May 2017 ahead of London’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in June. Schiele’s Einzelne Häuser (Häuser mit Bergen) (1915, estimate: £20,000,000-30,000,000) was painted in the middle of the First World War and exemplifies the artist’s visionary understanding of landscape, which he used as an allegory of human emotion. Van Gogh’s Le Moissonneur (d’après Millet) (1889, estimate:... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2017

Artcurial to offer an exceptional marble bust of Venus

Lot 57. A marble bust of Venus dating from the 1st and 2nd century AD. Estimate of €300,000– 400,000 / $330,000 – 440,000. Photo Artcurial. PARIS.- On 16th May 2017, Artcurial will hold its first sale of the year dedicated to Furniture and Works of Art. Comprising more than 300 jewellery, furniture, sculpture and tapestry lots, the sale will create an overview of 14th to 19th century Decorative Arts, alongside an exceptional antiquity: a marble bust of Venus dating from the 1st and 2nd century AD. Sculpted during the... [Lire la suite]

31 mars 2017

Christie's announces highlights from its Classic Week in New York

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Classic Week in New York, which brings together five auctions: Old Masters, Sculpture, Antiquities, The Exceptional Sale of decorative arts and Classical Japanese and Korean Art. Highlights include paintings by Hugo van der Goes, Govaert Flinck and Nicolas Lancret. They are accompanied by an Anatolian Marble Stargazer from The Guennol Collection, a Greek Bronze Chalcidian helmet, an iron articulated dragon, Hokusai’s iconic image In the Well of the Great Wave off Kanagawa, a 17th-century... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2017

Important Chinese Art from the Fujita Museum totals $262.8 million at Christie's

The top lot for the sale was Chen Rong (13th Century) as Catalogued in Shiqu Baoji, Six Dragons, which realized USD$48,967,500 / HK$378,706,146. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017.  NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s dedicated Evening Sale of Important Chinese Art from the Fujita Museum, realized a grand total of USD$262,839,500 / HK$2,032,755,075, which alone has surpassed the previous record for any Asian Art Week series in auction history. The exhibition, global tour, and auction generated huge international interest driven... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2017

Works by Tintorretto, Mommers & Fidanza to be offered at Morton Subastas

Domenico Tintoretto (Italian, 1560-1635). Portrait of a gentleman, ca 1585-1590. Oil on canvas, 109 x 89 cm. Provenance: Giorgio Baratti Antiquiario; Milano, Italy. Estimate: €80,000 - €120,000. MEXICO CITY.- In a non precedent sale in Latin America, Mexico´s top auction house will set for sale a magnificent selection of Old Master paintings from a prestigious Italian collector and gallery owner, Giorgio Baratti. This remarkable artworks come to America with an impressive provenance and quality, true world class... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2017

Piguet Auction House to offer The Givaudan collection: The epitome of French 18th century taste

Lot 793. Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761-1845), La tendresse conjugale, huile sur panneau, signée, 52,5x43,5 cm. Estimation CHF 60,000-80,000.   GENEVA.- This Spring, Piguet Auction House gives pride of place to the Xavier and Leon Givaudan collection with the wonders of French 18th and 19th century art. The collection houses pieces of furniture and paintings from the most renowned cabinet makers and artists of the period as well as silver and works of art. These works will be auctioned... [Lire la suite]