Archive for May, 2008

1960 Jaguar E2A To Star In Bonhams & Butterfields Quail Lodge Sale

1960 Jaguar E2A To Star In Bonhams & Butterfields Quail Lodge Sale

. May 20, 2008

The legendary sports-racing prototype that shaped Jaguar’s future Bids in excess of $7-million expected The unique and celebrated prototype Jaguar ‘E2A’ as driven by no fewer than four of the world’s greatest racing drivers is to be offered for the first time at auction, headlining Bonhams & Butterfields’ annual Quail Lodge sale, in California, on […]

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Freud Masterpiece and Bacon Triptych Highlight Christie’s London Auction

Freud Masterpiece and Bacon Triptych Highlight Christie’s London Auction

. May 20, 2008

LONDON – Christie’s announce two exceptional highlights to be offered at the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 30 June 2008 in London; Naked Portrait with Reflection by Lucian Freud (b.1922), one of the most important works by the artist to be offered at auction (estimate: £10 million to £15 million) and Three Studies […]

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Bloomsbury Auctions sells Einstein’s Views on God and Religion for a World Record £207,600

Bloomsbury Auctions sells Einstein’s Views on God and Religion for a World Record £207,600

. May 19, 2008

The bidding was frenetic at Bloomsbury Auctions’ 25th Anniversary sale in London for Albert Einstein’s handwritten letter to his friend, in which he discusses his thoughts about God and religion. The saleroom was packed to capacity with 11 extra telephone lines; at around £50,000 there was an imperceptible lull in the bidding, it immediately sped […]

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SKINNER’S HOLDS ITS MOST SUCCESSFUL AMERICAN INDIAN & ETHNOGRAPHIC ART AUCTION TO DATE

SKINNER’S HOLDS ITS MOST SUCCESSFUL AMERICAN INDIAN & ETHNOGRAPHIC ART AUCTION TO DATE

. May 19, 2008

BOSTON, Mass. – May 19, 2008 – www.skinnerinc.com – Skinner, Inc., one of the nation’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art, recently hosted a sale of American Indian and Ethnographic Art that claims its place as the most successful for the department in the company’s history. 91% of 500 lots were sold, bringing […]

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RM Auctions second annual Ferrari Leggenda ePassione auction

RM Auctions second annual Ferrari Leggenda ePassione auction

. May 19, 2008

Maranello, Italy – Car enthusiasts and Ferrari collectors from across the globe descended on Maranello, Italy this past weekend for RM Auctions’ second annual “Ferrari Leggenda e Passione” auction event to witness a new auction record established for a 1961 Ferrari California Spyder formerlly owned by actor James Coburn. The rare car exceeeded all expectations […]

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