Archive for November, 2009

Works by Giacometti, Hodler and Vallotton to Highlight Sotheby’s Swiss Art Auction

Works by Giacometti, Hodler and Vallotton to Highlight Sotheby’s Swiss Art Auction

. November 28, 2009

Sotheby’s auction of Swiss Art will be held in Zurich, on Monday, 7th December 2009, at 6pm. Urs Lanter and Stéphanie Schleining Deschanel, Specialists of Swiss Art at Sotheby’s, will offer 123 lots spanning more than 250 years of Swiss artistic history. The sale highlights classical artists such as Amiet, Anker, Biéler, Bocion, Buchet, Calame, […]

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Masterworks from Band Estate Auctioned at Heffel

Masterworks from Band Estate Auctioned at Heffel

. November 28, 2009

Fifteen masterworks from the collection of Helen E. Band estate brought in a combined $10,494,024, and with the other 84 lots in Heffel’s second session of Fine Canadian Art, totaled $17.5-million. The first session featuring Canadian Post-War and Contemporary Art that occurred between 4 p.m. and 6:05 p.m. brought in $3.3-million. The two sessions combined […]

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Sotheby’s to Auction Unique Jeff Koons Work

Sotheby’s to Auction Unique Jeff Koons Work

. November 28, 2009

One of the major events at Sotheby’s this Autumn promises to be the sale in Paris on December 8 of a unique work by Jeff Koons: “Elephant” (Purple), donated by the artist to the Foundation Claude Pompidou in 2009. This masterpiece from 1999 (estimate €300,000-400,000) will be sold to help finance the Foundation’s most recent […]

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Contemporary Artists Books for New York Auction

Contemporary Artists Books for New York Auction

. November 27, 2009

Bonhams New York is pleased to present the Arnold Smoller Collection of Contemporary Livres d’Artiste. A wonderfully astute and varied assemblage of nearly 200 volumes, the collection spans several decades of American and international art. It includes experimental works made of such surprising materials as lead, hair, plastics, and rubber. The works range in date […]

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Heritage Auctions sets record for Political & Presidential memorabilia

Heritage Auctions sets record for Political & Presidential memorabilia

. November 27, 2009

An exceptional and singular 1860 John C. Breckenridge portrait banner, perhaps the most important American political textile to appear at auction, lived up to its top billing as it soared to a record final price of $95,600 to lead the day at Heritage Auctions on Nov. 17. Auction totals have surpassed the $800,000 mark (all […]

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