May, 2011

Christie’s to Auction Memorabilia of Rock and Pop Musical Legends in June

Christie’s to Auction Memorabilia of Rock and Pop Musical Legends in June

Christie’s Rock and Pop sale in June features clothing, awards, original concert posters, signed photographs and other music memorabilia, from all the biggest names in rock and roll, punk, and pop including The Beatles, David Bowie, The Who, Status Quo and The Spice Girls, among others. Over 200 items will be on offer, with estimates […]

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Batman Drawing Sets World Record at Heritage Comic Auction

Batman Drawing Sets World Record at Heritage Comic Auction

The original art from Page 10, issue #3 of Frank Miller and Klaus Janson’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (DC, 1986) became the single most valuable piece of American comic art to ever sell when it brought $448,125 as part of Heritage Auctions’ May 5 Vintage Comics and Comic Art Auction. Final price includes 19.5% […]

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Sotheby’s to Offer Francis Bacon, Crouching Nude at Contemporary Art Evening Auction

Sotheby’s to Offer Francis Bacon, Crouching Nude at Contemporary Art Evening Auction

Sotheby’s have announced that its forthcoming summer Contemporary Art Evening Auction in London will be led by Crouching Nude, an important masterwork by the renowned British artist Francis Bacon (est. £7-9 million / $10-15 million)* which has never before been offered at auction. The 1961 oil on canvas, which is one of Bacon’s large-scale paintings, […]

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HWPH Scripophily Auctioneers Offers Antique Stocks and Bonds in Upcoming Auction Sales

HWPH Scripophily Auctioneers Offers Antique Stocks and Bonds in Upcoming Auction Sales

HWPH, one of the biggest German scripophily auctioneers, offers more than 2,000 antique stocks and bonds within its two upcoming auction sales. The first sale (21st auction, May 7) will be a public auction located in Wiesbaden, Germany, the second sale (22nd auction, May 9 and 10) will be a pure online auction. Both sales […]

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Verdi Music Fragment for Auction at Bonhams

Verdi Music Fragment for Auction at Bonhams

A two bar musical quotation in C Major written and signed by Giuseppe Verdi, is to be auctioned at Bonhams Printed Books and Manuscripts sale in London on 7 June. It is estimated at between £2,000-3,000. It is dated June 1862 and bears a resemblance to the theme of the chorus’s line from the famous […]

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Bonhams Sale Includes Work By Palestinian and Israeli Artists

Bonhams Sale Includes Work By Palestinian and Israeli Artists

On the 24th May 2011, Bonhams and Montefiore Auction Houses launch their inaugural sale of Israeli art in London. Bonhams has teamed up with Montefiore Auction House, Tel Aviv, to offer a selection of works that covers nine decades. This auction is set to be the most comprehensive sale of Israeli art in Europe, offering […]

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Tempe Auction House, Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers Inc., to Host Phoenix Marathon Auction

Tempe Auction House, Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers Inc., to Host Phoenix Marathon Auction

Tempe auction house, Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers, Inc., will host a Phoenix marathon auction featuring bank forced liquidations, fiduciary trusts, jewelry, school district equipment and supplies, surplus including commercial restaurant equipment and much more. Items of interest for this Phoenix marathon auction include: Louis Vuitton and Dooney & Bourke purses, autographed John Elway memorabilia, […]

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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Painting Makes $29.2 Million at Sotheby’s New York

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Painting Makes $29.2 Million at Sotheby’s New York

A masterpiece by Victorian artist Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema set another incredible price at Sotheby’s New York today in the sale of 19th Century European Art. Two determined phone bidders held a steady competition for The Meeting of Antony and Cleopatra: 41 BC for over eight minutes, driving the final price to a remarkable $29,202,500–nearly six […]

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Clarke Auction Uncovers Two Jasper Cropsey Hudson River Oils

Clarke Auction Uncovers Two Jasper Cropsey Hudson River Oils

On March 5th, 2011, auctioneer/owner Ronan Clarke of Clarke Auction had provided his company’s premises, and along with other local appraisers, volunteered his expertise for an antiques appraisal day to benefit the Larchmont Historical Society. While over a hundred people over four hours paid up to forty dollars apiece to have their treasures or mysteries […]

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BRIDE’S BASKET BOASTING A STRONG CRANBERRY GLASS BOWL SET ATOP A SIMPSON HALL & MILLER FIGURAL STAND MAKES $16,000 AT WOODY AUCTION

BRIDE’S BASKET BOASTING A STRONG CRANBERRY GLASS BOWL SET ATOP A SIMPSON HALL & MILLER FIGURAL STAND MAKES $16,000 AT WOODY AUCTION

The piece was the top lot in a sale of the collection of Bill and Sue Frick of Missouri, April 30. (ST. CHARLES, Mo.) – A beautiful bride’s basket boasting a strong cranberry glass bowl with dentil style edge, set atop a fabulous Simpson Hall & Miller figural stand with a Kate Greenway-style cherub holding […]

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Sotheby’s London to Auction Important Work by Egon Schiele

Sotheby’s London to Auction Important Work by Egon Schiele

Sotheby’s will auction one of the most important oils by Austrian artist Egon Schiele ever to come to the market, on 22 June in London. The painting – Häuser mit bunter Wäsche,“Vorstadt” II of 1914 – ranks among just a small number of significant cityscapes by Schiele remaining in private hands. Having been acquired – […]

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Maurice de Vlaminck Painting Sets Record at Christies Auction

Maurice de Vlaminck Painting Sets Record at Christies Auction

A new world auction record has been set for the French artist Maurice de Vlaminck (1876-1958), at Christie’s New York The vividly-hued 1905 landscape, a fitting tribute to springtime in New York, sold for $22,482,500 (£13,489,500/€15,063,275). The magnificent Fauvist landscape – a highlight of the pre-sale exhibition – was fought over by multiple bidders before […]

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