15 octobre 2019

Christie's to offer the collection of the late Oliver Hoare

Oliver Hoare (1945-2018). © Oliver Hoare Limited, 2019. LONDON.- On October 25th, Christie’s will present the collection of the late Oliver Hoare (1945-2018). A highly influential and much loved art dealer who specialised in Islamic art, Oliver inaugurated Islamic sales at Christie’s in 1975 when working for the auction house. Known for celebrating the remarkable stories of objects from across countless countries and eras, and the joy and intrigue that they could bring, Oliver assembled a collection of works of... [Lire la suite]

06 octobre 2019

Christie's announces Classic Week in New York, bringing together nine auctions

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Classic Week in New York, bringing together nine auctions featuring 19th-century European Art, Old Master paintings and sculpture, Antiquities, The Exceptional Sale, and Books and Manuscripts, which is joining the marquee sales week for the first time. Three distinguished private collections will be offered in dedicated sales: The Collection of Dr. Anton Pestalozzi of important Greek and Roman portraiture; The Collection of Lewis and Ali Sanders of superb French furniture and clocks; and a... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2019

A fine huanghuali armchair achieves top lot at Bonhams Asian Art Sales in New York

  Lot 890. A fine huanghuali ‘Southern Official's Hat’ armchair, nanguanmaoyi, 17th-18th century; 48 1/2in (123.3cm) high; the seat frame 25 x 19 1/2in (63.5 x 49.5cm). Estimate US$60,000-80,000 (€ 54,000 - 72,000). Price realized: $375,075. Courtesy Bonhams.   NEW YORK, NY.- On September 9 and 11, Bonhams New York held four auctions for Asian Art – Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles, Fine Chinese Works of Art and Paintings, Property from the Collection of Drs. Edmund and Julie Lewis, Part I, and Fine... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2019

Artcurial to offer the collection of renowned antiques dealer Joseph Altounian

PARIS - Altounian, ce nom était connu des plus grands antiquaires, musées, collectionneurs et artistes en France et à travers le monde depuis la première moitié du XXe siècle. Sa famille dévoile aujourd’hui au public une part importante du fonds qu’il avait constitué. Artcurial proposera les 17 et 18 septembre prochains la vente inédite de la Collection Joseph Altounian, l’antiquaire des musées, l’ami des artistes. Organisée pendant la Biennale de Paris, cet ensemble présente plus de 400 pièces (objets d’art, sculptures, mobilier)... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2019

Sotheby's to offer the Collection Countess Jacqueline de Ribes, the 'Last Queen of Paris'

  Jacqueline de Ribes. Photo: Roloff Beny. PARIS.- The name “de Ribes” internationally resonates with a timeless sense of style – the essence of French chic and elegance. Over the next year, Sotheby’s will present the collection of the Count and Countess de Ribes, tracing two centuries of French history and Parisian sophistication. Coming from the ancestral home of the de Ribes family – one of the last noble buildings in Paris, the offering is imbued with the presence of its current custodian, Jacqueline de... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2019

La collection Schickler-Pourtalès, le 16 mai prochain chez Sotheby's Paris

  Le château de Beaurepaire, propriété de la dynastie Schickler – Pourtalès.  Paris – Sotheby’s a le plaisir d’annoncer la vente de la collection Schickler-Pourtalès, le 16 mai prochain à Paris. Issu d’une puissante dynastie de banquiers berlinois installés en France, le baron Arthur de Schickler (1828-1919) acquiert en 1867 le château de Beaurepaire, situé près de Cherbourg dans l’ancienne seigneurie de Martinvast. Collectionneur érudit et passionné, il le décore richement et achète tapisseries, sculptures et objets d’art... [Lire la suite]

04 mai 2019

High prices and world records achieved at Old Masters auction

VIENNA.- Old Master Paintings sales can deliver remarkable results. This was confirmed at Dorotheum’s sale of Old Master paintings on the 30th April 2019, where three paintings were sold for world record prices. A record price of over €217,000 was achieved for a portrait of the Empress Maria Theresia by Martin van Meytens. Van Meytens was the leading court portraitist of the Austrian Empress and her family.  Lot 418. Martin van Meytens (Stockholm 1695–1770 Vienna), Portrait of the Empress Maria... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2019

Christie's Classic Week totals $79.5 million, Old Masters sales set 5 new world auction records

Jan Sanders van Hemessen (Hemessen c. 1504-1556 Antwerp), Double portrait of a husband and wife, half-length, seated at a table, playing tables. Oil on panel, 43 ¾ x 50 3/8 in. Estimate: $4,000,000 - $6,000,000. Price realized: $10,036,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. NEW YORK, NY.- The top lot Classic Week was Jan Sander van Hemessen’s ‘Double portrait of a husband and wife, half-length, seated at a table, playing tables’, which sold for $10,036,000, earning a new world auction record for the artist and a new record for an... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2019

Christie's announces the Asian Art Week auctions

  NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Asian Art Week, a series of auctions, viewings, and events, from March 14-26. This season presents nine auctions featuring over 1,000 objects from all epochs and categories of Asian art spanning Chinese archaic bronzes through Japanese and Korean art to contemporary Indian painting. The week is headlined by the landmark collection of Florence and Herbert Irving, the namesakes of the Asian Art Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and celebrated philanthropists of New York. The... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2019

Koller Zurich announces highlights from its March auctions

Lot 3209. Arnold Böcklin (Basel 1827 – 1901 San Domenico bei Fiesole), The battle on the bridge. 1889. Oil on panel. Signed and dated lower left: A. Böcklin pint 1889. 96 x 149.5 cm. Estimate CHF 250 000 / 350 000 (€ 219 300 / 307 020). Courtesy Koller Zurich  ZURICH.- An impressive work by Arnold Böcklin, “„Der Kampf auf der Brücke“ (“The Battle on the Bridge”), will be offered in the auction of 19th Century Paintings on 29 March at Koller Zurich. Inspired by Rubens’ “Battle of the Amazons”, this... [Lire la suite]