Archive for May, 2008

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Auctioning Items From 6 Historic Sites

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Auctioning Items From 6 Historic Sites

. May 22, 2008

HARRISBURG, Pa – The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission will auction more than 300 items no longer needed as part of the collections at six museums and state historical sites. “These are items that have no special significance to the history of Pennsylvania, or they duplicate what is already in the commission’s possession,” said Barbara […]

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Christie’s New York Spring American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture Auction Total’s $72.6 million

Christie’s New York Spring American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture Auction Total’s $72.6 million

. May 22, 2008

NEW YORK – Christie’s Spring 2008 Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture sale totaled $72.6 million, set new records and established major new benchmarks across the category. The highest total for an American Art sale at Christie’s, the auction also saw new records set for 19th Century American art, American Modernism – and included the […]

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Sotheby’s London to Offer Exceptionally Rare Study for Head of George Dyer by Francis Bacon

Sotheby’s London to Offer Exceptionally Rare Study for Head of George Dyer by Francis Bacon

. May 22, 2008

LONDON – Sotheby’s announced that it will offer Study for Head of George Dyer, 1967 by Francis Bacon (1909-92) in its Evening Sale of Contemporary Art on Tuesday, July 1st, 2008. Francis Bacon is widely regarded as one of the greatest painters of the 20th century and this work is not only an exceptionally rare, […]

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Bonhams 12th Greek Sale Breaks 12 World Records

Bonhams 12th Greek Sale Breaks 12 World Records

. May 21, 2008

Bonhams twelfth sale of Greek pictures realised a total of £4,623,580. which was £2million over the pre sale low estimate, making 12 new world records for Greek pictures. Bidders crowded in to the New Bond Street rooms to attend the sale in which nearly 80% of the lots on offer were sold. A very busy […]

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TWO-DAY SALE AT PHILIP WEISS AUCTIONS REALIZES A RECORD $5.2 MILLION AS RARE STAMPS, PEANUTS COMIC STRIPS AND MORE BRING DIZZYING PRICES

TWO-DAY SALE AT PHILIP WEISS AUCTIONS REALIZES A RECORD $5.2 MILLION AS RARE STAMPS, PEANUTS COMIC STRIPS AND MORE BRING DIZZYING PRICES

. May 21, 2008

The top lot was an exceptionally rare vertical coil pair of 1908 2-cent stamps that brought $644,100 (Oceanside, N.Y.) – Rare stamps, original “Peanuts” comic strips, rare books, autographs and more combined for a dizzying $5.2 million gross at a two-day sale held May 17-18 by Philip Weiss Auctions. It was a record take for […]

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