14 janvier 2017

Market leader Bonhams announces Asia Week 2017 sales

A Stone Plaque with Scenes from the Life of Buddha, Northeastern India, Pala Period, circa 12th century, 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm) high. Estimate: US$100,000-150,000. Photo: Bonhams NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams partners with Asia Week New York for the ninth annual celebration and affirmation of Asian art with a tightly curated selection of auctions from its three distinguished Asian art departments. Representing visual cultures across the continent, March 13-15 sales include Chinese Works of Art, Portraits of the Master: 108 Bronze... [Lire la suite]

10 janvier 2017

Masters Week at Sotheby's: 550+ works of art from 14th-19th centuries

NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s annual Masters Week auctions in New York will be held from 25 – 27 January 2017. The auction series features rare and newly-discovered European paintings, drawings and sculpture spanning from the 14th through the 19th centuries. The Masters Week exhibitions will open to the public on 20 January in Sotheby’s York Avenue galleries with extended hours until 8:00pm on opening day.  MASTER PAINTINGS EVENING SALE 25 January 2017 Following the record-breaking sale of Orazio Gentileschi’s... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2016

Freeman's ends 2016 on high note with The Forbes and Brewster collections

Courtesy of Freeman's. PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Two private collections with impeccable provenance and formidable names helped Freeman's see 2016 out on a high note. The two days of private collections resulted in $1.5 million in sales. Both the December 14 auction of The Forbes Collections and December 15 sale of The Brewster Collection brought competitive bidding from across the globe for a wide range of works, cementing the auction house's reputation as the go-to for successfully produced sales of private... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2016

Great provenance & broad spectrum of buyers drive Old Masters Sale

Lot 12. Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556), Portrait of an architect, possibly Giovanni Dal Coro, oil on canvas, 86 x 120 cm. Est. £200,000-300,000 / €224,000-336,000 / $246,000-369,000. Sold for £416,750 ($526,980) (€489,763) to a UK Private. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- “Key to tonight’s success was the extraordinary provenance of a large proportion of the sale, with many of the works coming to the market for the first time, not just in decades but in centuries. The hunger of the market for such... [Lire la suite]
30 novembre 2016

The wonders of China: Fine watches and jewellery bring a sparkle to Piguet Auction House's Christmas sale

GENEVA.- This year Piguet Auction House will hold its Christmas sale from 12 to 15 December, offering a selection of 3100 lots with a global estimate of CHF 3.5-4.5 million. This winter, the focus is on Chinese art with an exceptionally rare collection of Ming/Qing (17th century) dynasty huanghuali wood furniture from a private Swiss collection, an unseen painting from the internationally renowned Chu The-Chun (1920-2014) and original bound lithographs signed Zao Wou-ki (1921-2013).  The Fine Jewellery and Watches... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2016

Sotheby's London to offer Italian Renaissance and Dutch & Flemish Golden Age masterworks

Titian, and workshop, Pieve di Cadore circa 1485/90 - 1576 Venice, Portrait of Two Boys, Said to be Members of the Pesaro Family. oil on canvas, 91.5 x 77 cm. Est. £1-1.5 million / € 1,120,000-1,680,000 / US$ 1,230,000-1,850,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Early Italian paintings and Flemish masterworks have become two of the most desirable areas in the Old Masters market, often finding their way into wide-ranging collections, often alongside Contemporary Art. Sotheby’s Old Masters Evening sale in London on 7... [Lire la suite]

13 novembre 2016

The best of the art & luxury markets offered at Koller

GENEVA.- The November – December auction series at Koller features a large sculpture by Chinese conceptual artist and dissident Ai Weiwei; important works by Gabriele Münter, one of the founders of the Blaue Reiter movement; an oil on canvas by Keith Haring from his European travels in the mid-80s, and a large painting by Swiss artist Albert Anker estimated at approximately $1 million. Koller’s first stand-alone Photographs auction in almost a decade features portraits of personalities such as Muhammed Ali, Desmond Tutu... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2016

La collection du prince Félix Youssoupoff (1887-1967) et de son épouse, la princesse Irina de Russie à Drouot

Le prince Félix Youssoupoff (1887-1967) et son épouse la princesse Irina de Russie (1895-1970), petite-fille du tsar Alexandre III et unique nièce du tsar Nicolas II.  Photo Couteau Begarie. PARIS.- Le 4 novembre prochain sera dispersée à l’hôtel des ventes de Drouot à Paris, une précieuse et émouvante collection, comprenant plus de 120 objets et souvenirs historiques, ayant appartenu au prince et à la princesse Félix Youssoupoff. Cet ensemble fut conservé avec respect et nostalgie durant 60... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2016

A set of rare late Renaissance allegories of the months of the year surpasses the high estimate at Koller

Lot 3033A. Abel Grimmer, (ca. 1570 Antwerp 1620), Allegory of February. Oil on wood. Diameter 25 cm. Inscribed lower center, signed and dated: MARC 1.1. ABEL GRIMMER FECIT 1609 and inscribed: ABEL GRIMMER 1609 and with a red wax seal. Estimate CHF 90 000/140 000 (€ 83,330 / 129,630). Sold for CHF 126 000. Photo Koller Lot 3033B. Abel Grimmer, (ca. 1570 Antwerp 1620), Allegory of March. Oil on wood. Diameter 25 cm. Lower center called:... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2016

Sotheby’s Presents Age of Elegance during Its Autumn 2016 Sale Series

Louis Sauvageau, Nymph holding a bird's nest (details), white marble, 110 cm. Photo: Sotheby's. Hong Kong - This autumn, Sotheby’s is delighted to announce its fifth annual Age of Elegance – European Paintings, Sculpture, Silver and Fabergé in Hong Kong. This year’s edition of the unique selling exhibition brings together paintings spanning the 17th- through to the mid-20th centuries, exquisite sculptures, and exceptional objects in silver. The highly curated exhibition will also include, for the first time, an important group of... [Lire la suite]