12 août 2013

Detroit Hires Christie's to Appraise Museum Collection

Henry Fuseli, The Nightmare, 1781. Oil on canvas, 101,6 × 127 cm. Detroit Institute of Arts. Christie’s Appraisals Inc. was asked and has entered into an agreement to appraise a portion of the City owned collection at the Detroit Institute of Art.  In addition Christie's will also assist and advise on how to realize value for the City while leaving the art in the City’s ownership. Appraisal of organizations and individual collections is a regular part of our normal business and Christie’s was asked to assist due to our... [Lire la suite]
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20 juillet 2010

Christie's to Sell Property from the Collection of Dennis Hopper

Andy Warhol, Dennis Hopper, 1971. Synthetic polymer and silkscreen ink on canvas, 40 x 40 inches. Estimate: $800,000 -1,200,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced the sale of artworks Property from the Collection of Dennis Hopper during its Post-War & Contemporary Evening and Day Sales in New York on November 10 and 11, 2010. The late Hopper, who fused film with fine art throughout his influential 60-year career, culled a comprehensive collection of contemporary art; including prized... [Lire la suite]

11 mai 2010

Christie’s poursuivi pour négligence dans la vente d’un tableau présumé de Léonard de Vinci

La Jeune fille de profil en robe de la Renaissance, Allemagne, XIXe siècle a été renommée depuis cette découverte La Bella Principessa (La belle Princesse) - 24 × 33 cm - Portrait présumé de Bianca Sforza attribué à Léonard de Vinci. NEW YORK (ETATS-UNIS) – L’ancienne propriétaire d’un tableau qui s’avère être de la main de Léonard de Vinci porte plainte contre la maison de vente aux enchères Christie’s pour négligence et réclame des indemnités. La propriétaire initiale – Jeanne Marchig, présidente d’une fondation... [Lire la suite]
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01 avril 2010

Chess Up Your Interior at Christie's Interiors: Style & Spirit Sale

A rare North European amber figural chess set. Estimate: £4,000-6,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 SOUTH KENSINGTON.- Christie’s South Kensington’s second Interiors: Style & Spirit sale of the year, to be held on 18 May 2010, includes a special section dedicated to the ancient game of chess. Twenty-five chess sets are on offer, sure to excite and intrigue chess players and aficionados, as well as those captivated by their character and workmanship. The selection on offer is of the utmost quality and condition. Made... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2010

Treasures from the Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III to be Sold at Christie's

Benjamin F. Edwards III. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 NEW YORK, NY.- On January 26, Christie’s New York will present The Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III, a prominent collector and former Chairman, CEO and President of A.G. Edwards & Sons in St. Louis. Following the enormous success of three annual sales of The Benjamin F. Edwards Collection of Chinese Export Porcelain from 2002 to 2004, this sale of over 400 lots will feature a superb selection of Silver, English Furniture, Delft, Chinese Export, and Rugs &... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2009

Christie's to Offer Historical Collection from Newton Hall in January

Jacob Huysmans, "Portrait of Sir William Widdrington, 2nd Baron Widdrington of Blankney" (d.1675), standing three-quarter-length, in a buff coat with white sleeves with red bows, his hand resting on a helmet and holding a baton, a young boy, possibly his son or page, at his side holding a breastplate, a view to a battle beyond. Estimate: £30,000-50,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2009. SOUTH KENSINGTON.- Christie’s announced the sale of a fine single owner collection; "The Country House Sale: Newton Hall,... [Lire la suite]
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10 octobre 2009

A Trove of Rare Treasures on Offer at Christie's in November

An Urbino Maiolica istoriato piatto, circa 1540, possibly from the workshop of Francesco Duranto. Estimate: £12,000-18,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2009 LONDON.- Christie’s announces the second Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes sale on November 17, 2009, presenting collectors and connoisseurs with an incredible opportunity to add to their collections with a wide-range of important, rare, and unique treasures with exceptional provenance. This follows the inaugural sale in... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2009

Souren Melikian, "The Chinese Gems I Would Have"

A stunning Shang Dynasty tripod, designed as a ritual food vessel, went for $86,500, well above the $30-50,000 estimate in March. Courtesy Christie's "... For those who want to collect masterpieces on a truly large scale, Chinese art is the most rewarding, not to say the only hunting ground. It may sound like a paradox, given the exponential rise in the number of collectors, both in mainland China and in the overseas communities. So far, however, the impact of their presence in the Western markets has chiefly made... [Lire la suite]


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