June, 2009

STUNNING 5-PIECE ROSEWOOD VICTORIAN BEDROOM SUITE, SIGNED MITCHELL & RAMMELSBERG (CIRCA 1860), BRINGS $51,700 AT KATHERINE CREAMER ESTATE SALE

STUNNING 5-PIECE ROSEWOOD VICTORIAN BEDROOM SUITE, SIGNED MITCHELL & RAMMELSBERG (CIRCA 1860), BRINGS $51,700 AT KATHERINE CREAMER ESTATE SALE

(ABERDEEN, Miss.) – A stunning 5-piece rosewood Victorian bedroom suite, signed Mitchell & Rammelsberg (circa 1860), soared to $51,700 at the living estate sale of Katherine Creamer, a discerning collector from Mobile, Ala., whose stately mansion was built to contain her vast collections. The sale was held June 13 by Stevens Auction Company at the […]

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Project Art Minerva to Raise Funds for Restoring Abruzzo Church with Auction

Project Art Minerva to Raise Funds for Restoring Abruzzo Church with Auction

Project Art Minerva, organised by respected artists Magdalena Rutkowska and Blandine Martin will run an exhibition of contemporary artwork by Abruzzo & international artists, many of whom are well-established including the award winning photographer Christofer Dierdoff and the renowned artists in the world of fashion, Duilio Pilloni and Karin Askham. There will also be a […]

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Sotheby’s Wine Department Reports Exceptional Results

Sotheby’s Wine Department Reports Exceptional Results

Sotheby’s Wine department has finished the first half of 2009 with exceptional results from every sale held in its salerooms in the major markets of New York, London, and Hong Kong – where the company’s debut sale in Asia was held in April. Every one of the nine sales held during the first half of […]

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Picasso Plates, Francis Bacon Self Portraits, and Images of Lucian Freud at Bonhams

Picasso Plates, Francis Bacon Self Portraits, and Images of Lucian Freud at Bonhams

Bonhams sale of Prints on July 14 in New Bond Street highlights a single owner collection of 12 ceramic plates and jugs by Picasso in muted colours ranging in price from £1,000 to £6,000. Alongside Picasso’s ceramics there are also 11 pictures by the artist which range in price from £500 to £10,000. A portrait […]

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Heritage Auction Galleries Announces New Monthly World Coin Internet Auctions

Heritage Auction Galleries Announces New Monthly World Coin Internet Auctions

Heritage Auction Galleries, the world’s leading numismatic auctioneer, has created a new online auction venue for World Coin buyers with its new Monthly Internet-only World Coin Auctions. The first installment of this new venture is currently online at www.HA.com/WorldCoins, closing on July 12. The next auction will start the same day, July 12, immediately following […]

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Bloomsbury London Books, Manuscripts, Prints & Original Artwork

Bloomsbury London Books, Manuscripts, Prints & Original Artwork

Bloomsbury’s summer sale of Books, Manuscripts, Prints & Original Artwork on 9th July, caters for all interests and all pockets. Amongst the English manuscripts are fascinating letters as well travelogues; lot 59 for example is a charming manuscript of 1849 with ‘naive’ pen and ink sketches of a husband and wife’s journey around the English […]

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Furniture  Collection of Tom Dixon For Sale At Bonhams

Furniture Collection of Tom Dixon For Sale At Bonhams

Bonhams are delighted to announce the sale of a private collection of furniture by one of the UK’s leading design talents, Tom Dixon. The collection includes some of Dixon’s most iconic works as well as a series of fixtures and fittings privately commissioned for a London house. The collection will be offered in Bonhams’ Vision […]

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Ketterer Kunst  House for Art Inaugurated

Ketterer Kunst House for Art Inaugurated

The new Ketterer Kunst headquarters next to Messe Munich are certainly impressive. The House for Art deploys 3500 m2 of surface area, which includes a spacious auction room, light-filled exhibition rooms and a library with some 1000 m of shelf space. A highlight is what is probably the world’s largest art show window measuring eight […]

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Sotheby’s London Contemporary Art Evening Auction Raises $41.9 Million

Sotheby’s London Contemporary Art Evening Auction Raises $41.9 Million

Sotheby’s london Contemporary Art Evening Auction realised the strong total of £25,549,540 ($41,911,318/€29,823,964), near the top pre-sale expectations for the sale (Estimate: £19,755,000-27,435,000). More than 380 clients registered to bid and 37 of the 40 lots offered found buyers, with 92.5% sold by lot – establishing one of the highest sell-through rates ever achieved for […]

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