May, 2011

Christie’s to Auction Francis Bacon’s Study for a Portrait

Christie’s to Auction Francis Bacon’s Study for a Portrait

Christie’s is pleased to announce that Study for a Portrait, 1953, a seminal work by Francis Bacon (1909-1992) will be a leading highlight of Christie’s Post War and Contemporary Art Evening auction in London on 28 June 2011. An arresting and dark study in the degradation of power in Post War existentialist Europe, Study for […]

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Christie’s Presents French Classicism: Selections from the Private Collection of Michael Simon

Christie’s Presents French Classicism: Selections from the Private Collection of Michael Simon

On June 7, Christie’s New York will present French Classicism: Selections from the Private Collection of Michael Simon, a variety of over thirty superb examples of French furniture and decorative arts of the Ancien Régime, all owned by one of the most respected connoisseurs in the field. The pieces selected are characterized by all the […]

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ONLY KNOWN PERFECT EXAMPLE OF A JULIUS GOLDMAN BACK BAR BOTTLE  GAVELS FOR $25,200 IN SALE ENDED MAY 14 BY AMERICAN BOTTLE AUCTIONS

ONLY KNOWN PERFECT EXAMPLE OF A JULIUS GOLDMAN BACK BAR BOTTLE GAVELS FOR $25,200 IN SALE ENDED MAY 14 BY AMERICAN BOTTLE AUCTIONS

The bottle sailed past its high estimate of $20,000, making it easily the top lot in the auction. (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) – A mint condition spin mold fifth bottle for Jule’s Bourbon, probably made around 1900 and most likely the only known perfect example of a Julius Goldman back bar bottle, soared to $25,200 to claim […]

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Cowan’s Spring Fine and Decorative Art Auction Results

Cowan’s Spring Fine and Decorative Art Auction Results

Cowan’s May 21 Spring Fine and Decorative Art Auction was hailed a success as a grouping of 80 lots of Chinese decorative arts in the auction sold for significantly higher than their pre-auction estimates. Sales of these Chinese decorative arts, totaling just over $378,500, accounted for over a third of the auction’s $820,000 gross. Overall, […]

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