30 mai 2023

First ever Rothschild sales in North America taking place at Christie's Rockefeller Center in October

'Rothschild Masterpieces' at Christie’s New York. Exhibition View. © Christie’s Images Limited 2023 NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s is proud to present Rothschild Masterpieces, taking place this fall. These will be the first-ever North American sales of objects belonging to one of the great collecting families in history, an unprecedented opportunity for collectors and connoisseurs. The sales will include a magnificent selection of decorative and fine art that reflects the discernment, art de vivre, and – above... [Lire la suite]

13 mai 2023

Bonhams ground-breaking male form sale arrives in Paris

PARIS.- Apocalypse, a spectacular and monumental work by the Belgian symbolist painter Emile Fabry (1865-1966) leads The Male Form Sale at Bonhams Cornette de Saint Cyr in Paris on Thursday 1 June 2023. Capturing the artist’s unique blend of sensuality and power, the painting is estimated at €60,000-80,000. The ground-breaking Male Form sale arrives in Paris following successful previous auctions on the same theme held in London and New York. The mission remains unchanged: to challenge a market that has been... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2022

Sir Joseph Hotung's Personal Collection totals double-estimate £103 million

Auction scene. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- Following an auction series that began with sales in Hong Kong this October, today, the final hammer came down on the extraordinary personal collection of Sir Joseph Hotung. Sir Joseph’s home brought together remarkable Asian works – from jewel-like jades and classical Chinese huanghuali furniture to works by titans of Western painting and rarities of French silver and superlative examples of 18th-century English craftsmanship. Over the course of four live sales and an online... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2022

The collection of Lord and Lady Weinstock to be offered at Christie's

  Important diamond Rivière necklace featuring a pear-shaped diamond of 10.33 carats, from the Collection of Lord and Lady Weinstock. Estimate: CHF550,000-750,000. © Christie’s Images LONDON.- Christie's is delighted to present The Collection of Lord & Lady Weinstock, comprising Old Master Paintings, English and European furniture and works of art, silver, gold boxes and porcelain, as well as important pieces from Lady Weinstock's extraordinary jewellery collection. This landmark collection will be... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2022

Christie’s Announces Highlights from Visionary: The Paul G. Allen Collection

 Georges Seurat (1859-1891), Les Poseuses, Ensemble (Petite version). oil on canvas, 15.1/2 x 19.3/4 in.(39.3 x 50 cm.) Painted in 1888. Estimate on request, in excess of $100,000,000. © Christie's Images Limited 2022 NEW YORK – Christie’s and the estate of the philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft, Paul G. Allen, are honored to unveil highlights from Visionary: The Paul G. Allen Collection, featuring 500 years of groundbreaking art. The highlights will be part of an... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2022

Christie's results: Classic Week Evening Sales total $56,732,047

LONDON.- Christie’s Classic Week evening sales – The Exceptional Sale and the Old Masters Evening Sale - realised a combined total of £47,514,277 / $56,732,047 / €55,591,704, achieving sell-through rates of 72% by value and 77% by lot. The top lots of the evening were Lucas Cranach the Elder’s The Nymph of the Spring, which sold for £9,449,500 / $11,282,703 / €11,055,915 and achieved a world auction record for the artist, and an Egyptian Limestone Group Statue for Mehernefer and his Son, which realised £6,014,500 /... [Lire la suite]

26 mai 2022

Bonhams to offer The Robert & Jean-Pierre Rousset Collection of Asian Art

 An Important and Exceptionally Rare Large Wood Figure of a Bodhisattva, Jin Dynasty (1115 – 1234 AD). Estimate €1,000,000 - 1,500,000. Photo: Fabrice Gousset. PARIS.- Bonhams Paris and Cornette de Saint Cyr, in collaboration with Jean-Luc Estournel et Marie-Catherine Daffos, are proud to announce the auction of the outstanding Rousset Family private collection in Paris this autumn. The sale of The Robert & Jean-Pierre Rousset Collection of Asian Art: A Century of Collecting will take place in Paris at... [Lire la suite]
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14 février 2022

Sotheby's unveils towering example of Monet's Waterlilies & Picasso portrait of his rival lovers

A stunning example of Claude Monet’s Nymphéas series from a distinguished Japanese private collection, this depiction of the waterlilies at Giverny was painted between 1914 and 1917. Courtesy Sotheby's. LONDON.- Works by two of the most internationally acclaimed artists were unveiled at Sotheby’s Hong Kong this past week, ahead of Sotheby’s Modern & Contemporary Evening Auction in London on 2 March.A stunning example of Claude Monet’s Nymphéas series, this depiction of the waterlilies at Giverny was painted... [Lire la suite]
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17 janvier 2022

Sotheby's Masters Week spans millennia of art history with $40 million Botticelli masterpiece

Property from a Family Collection. Lot 14. Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi, called Sandro Botticelli (Florence 1444/5 - 1510), The Man of Sorrows, inscribed along the neckline of Christ's robe: [CHR]ISTO/ JESVNAZAR/ ENOR[...], tempera and oil on panel; panel: 27 1/8 by 20 1/4 in.; 69 by 51.4 cm; framed: 45 3/4 by 39 1/4 in.; 116.2 by 100 cm. Estimate Upon Request. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- This January, Sotheby’s will offer a rich... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2022

Christie's New York to offer the Collection of Pierre Durand

    © Christie's Images Ltd 2022. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s will present The Collection of Pierre Durand on January 27, a live sale featuring the fine and decorative arts of the late philanthropist and collector who co-founded The Chinese Porcelain Company. The auction is comprised of 243 lots from the contents of Pierre Durand’s New York apartment on Fifth Avenue, which artistically combined walls of gallery-hung Old Master Drawings with contemporary glass by Yoichi Ohira, and... [Lire la suite]