May, 2011

Heritage to Auction French Decorative Arts from the Estate of Ray & Clare Stern in Dallas

Heritage to Auction French Decorative Arts from the Estate of Ray & Clare Stern in Dallas

A selection of French decorative arts from the Estate of legendary Dallas power couple Ray and Clare Stern will form the centerpiece of Heritage Auctions’ June Signature® Decorative Arts Auction, being presented June 1 at Heritage’s Design District Annex, 1518 Slocum Street. Heritage Auctions will host a wine and cheese reception on Tuesday, May 31, […]

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Christie’s Announce Free Venice Art Biennale iPhone / iPad App

Christie’s Announce Free Venice Art Biennale iPhone / iPad App

Christie’s, have created the first ever, complete guide to the Venice Art Biennale and are now offering it for free to any art lover. Now available to download for free for iPhone and iPad, the app lists and geo-locates not only all of the official Venice Biennale exhibitions and artists, but also the fringe venues […]

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Bonhams Auctioneers Adjusts Buyers Premium

Bonhams Auctioneers Adjusts Buyers Premium

Bonhams announced today, (May 27th), that it will change its buyers premium rates with effect from September 1st 2011. Robert Brooks, Chairman of Bonhams, commenting on the change said: “We are now competing with Sotheby’s and Christie’s globally in all areas of art and antiques, so it is important that we maintain our competitiveness, which […]

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Sotheby’s Amsterdam Auction Offers 19th Century Dutch Romantic Paintings

Sotheby’s Amsterdam Auction Offers 19th Century Dutch Romantic Paintings

Sotheby’s Amsterdam auction of 19th Century European Painting on 7 June 2011 offers a broad range of high quality Dutch Romantic Paintings as well as works by artists from The Hague and Amsterdam School . The paintings will be on exhibition in Sotheby’s Amsterdam galleries beginning 3 June 2011. One of the highlights is Willem […]

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Napa Vintners Announce Online Charity Fundraising Auction

Napa Vintners Announce Online Charity Fundraising Auction

The annual community fundraiser known as Auction Napa Valley, hosted by the 400 member wineries of the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) non-profit trade association, has led the business of charity wine auctions since its inception in 1981. This year the group continues to raise the bar with innovative initiatives to encourage global participation in raising […]

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Sotheby’s Latin American Art Evening Sales Bring $21.7 Million

Sotheby’s Latin American Art Evening Sales Bring $21.7 Million

A Discerning Eye: Latin American Masterpieces from a Private Collection brought a number of strong prices for Rufino Tamayo, led by the $1,370,500 achieved by Madre Divirtiendo a Su Hijo from 1946 (est. $1/1.5 million). In addition, Mujer En Extasis from 1973 fetched $962,500 (est. $900,000/1.2 million), and Sandias from 1941 made $602,500 (est. $500/700,000). […]

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SPORTS MEMORABILIA, RARE BOOKS, AUTOGRAPHS, STAMPS, COINS, COMICS AND COMIC ART, ANIMATION, ROCK ‘N’ ROLL ITEMS, KITTINGER FURNITURE, PAINTINGS, BRONZES, PORCELAINS AND MORE TO BE AUCTIONED JUNE 9 & 11

SPORTS MEMORABILIA, RARE BOOKS, AUTOGRAPHS, STAMPS, COINS, COMICS AND COMIC ART, ANIMATION, ROCK ‘N’ ROLL ITEMS, KITTINGER FURNITURE, PAINTINGS, BRONZES, PORCELAINS AND MORE TO BE AUCTIONED JUNE 9 & 11

The two-day estate sale, slated for non-consecutive days, will be held by Philip Weiss Auctions. (OCEANSIDE, N.Y.) – A huge two-day multi-estate sale slated for non-consecutive days (June 9 and 11) will be held by Philip Weiss Auctions, in the firm’s spacious showroom facility located at #1 Neil Court in Oceanside. Well over 1,000 lots […]

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Villa Grisebach Berlin Modern and Contemporary Photography Auctions Begin May 26

Villa Grisebach Berlin Modern and Contemporary Photography Auctions Begin May 26

Villa Grisebach’s spring auctions in Berlin begin May 26, 2011 with the 190-lot auction of modern and contemporary photography. Two photo albums from a Swiss private collection will be auctioned that include, among other photographs, rare images of Bauhaus artist Oskar Schlemmer and his family, taken by Kurt Bryner. Contact prints and portraits (signed by […]

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Rago May 14 Fine Art Sale Brings $1.56 million

Rago May 14 Fine Art Sale Brings $1.56 million

Rago Arts and Auction Center’s Fine Art auctions on May 14 brought in a rousing $1.56 million, with spiriting bidding for top lots (reflects buyer’s premium of 24%). “If the top lots tell any story, it’s that Rago’s sells a wide variety of art and sells it all well,” said Meredith Hilferty, who directs Rago’s […]

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Nicholls Auction Marketing Group to Sell 70 Acres of Virginia U.S. Route 1 Acreage

Nicholls Auction Marketing Group to Sell 70 Acres of Virginia U.S. Route 1 Acreage

Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc., (www.nichollsauction.com) announces the auction of 70 acres of prime Spotsylvania County real estate on June 17, 2011, at 3pm in Woodford, Va., according to John Nicholls, president of the company. “This acreage is well located with road frontage on bustling U.S. Highway 1. It is convenient to Northern Virginia, Washington, […]

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Birger Sandzen Late Moon Rising brings $262,900 at Heritage Fine Art Auction

Birger Sandzen Late Moon Rising brings $262,900 at Heritage Fine Art Auction

Birger Sandzén’s Late Moon Rising (Wild Horse Creek), 1923, brought a stunning $262,900 as the top lot in Heritage Auction’s May 17 combined Signature® Fine American, European Art & Western Art sale, held May 17 at Heritage’s Design District Annex at 1518 Slocum Street. The auction realized $2,597,907 total, with a sell-through rate of 71.7% […]

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Helen Allingham Buckinghamshire Cottage Watercolour to be Auctioned at Bonhams

Helen Allingham Buckinghamshire Cottage Watercolour to be Auctioned at Bonhams

Artist illustrated Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd and was the first woman admitted as a full member of the Royal Watercolour Society A beautiful painting by the Victorian watercolourist Helen Allingham entitled Buckinghamshire house at Penstreet is estimated to sell for £10,000-15,000 in Bonhams 19th Century Pictures auction on 13th July 2011. The […]

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