May, 2011

artnet Auctions Announces Launch of New Design Department: Inaugural Design Sale Beginning May 19

artnet Auctions Announces Launch of New Design Department: Inaugural Design Sale Beginning May 19

New York / Berlin – artnet Auctions is pleased to announce the launch of a new 20th and 21st century design department headed by Brent Lewis, former Christie’s specialist and auctioneer and gallery director at Moss. New design lots will go live each week, providing a consistent and curated online auction marketplace accessible 24/7. The […]

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1795 Flowing Hair Dollar and Huge Gold Nugget lead Heritage Long Beach Coin Auction

1795 Flowing Hair Dollar and Huge Gold Nugget lead Heritage Long Beach Coin Auction

Silver dollars and golden treasures are among the most important highlights of Heritage Auctions’ Official Auction of the June 2011 Long Beach Expo, with floor sessions held June 2-3 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA. “For more than a decade, Heritage has been the Official Auctioneer of the Long Beach Expo,” […]

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ANTIQUE ESTATES AUCTION FEATURING THE ESTATE OF MRS. LAWRENCE “LAURIE” WALTHAL WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, JUNE 11, IN MEMPHIS, TENN.

ANTIQUE ESTATES AUCTION FEATURING THE ESTATE OF MRS. LAWRENCE “LAURIE” WALTHAL WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, JUNE 11, IN MEMPHIS, TENN.

The event will be conducted by Kennedy’s Auction Service at the Agricenter International. (MEMPHIS, Tenn.) – A major estate auction featuring the lifetime personal collection of Mrs. Lawrence “Laurie” Walthal will be held Saturday, June 11, at the Agricenter International, located at 7777 Walnut Grove Road in Memphis. The auction, beginning promptly at 10 a.m. […]

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Modigliani Portrait Highlights Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art Auction

Modigliani Portrait Highlights Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art Auction

Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art auction on Tuesday 21st June will include an exciting selection of works by artists including Boudin, Modigliani, Chagall, Picasso, Renoir and Miro. The current highlight of the sale is Portrait de Femme by the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani which was painted circa 1917-1918. Modigliani is renowned for his portraits of […]

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Sotheby’s London to Offer the Earliest Surviving Manuscript for a Novel by Jane Austen

Sotheby’s London to Offer the Earliest Surviving Manuscript for a Novel by Jane Austen

Sotheby’s London announces that it will offer, as part of the English Literature and History Sale on 14th July 2011, the historic autograph manuscript of Jane Austen’s novel ‘The Watsons’ – the only major Austen manuscript remaining in private hands and the most important Jane Austen item to come to the market in over 20 […]

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Henry Scott Tuke Beautiful Boys Paintings to Sell at Bonhams

Henry Scott Tuke Beautiful Boys Paintings to Sell at Bonhams

Two beautiful pictures by the British maritime and figurative painter, Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929) are to be sold at Bonhams, New Bond Street, as part of the 19th Century Paintings auction on 13th July 2011. Both depict a young man seen from behind, with the sea in the background beyond. Beach Study has a pre-sale […]

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Christies and Chinese contemporary artist Zeng Fanzhi support the environment with charity auction

Christies and Chinese contemporary artist Zeng Fanzhi support the environment with charity auction

Christie’s will hold a special charity sale of an iconic work by renowned Chinese contemporary artist Zeng Fanzhi. The Leopard (image above, estimate: HK$6-8 million/US$769,200 – 1,025,600), will be offered at Christie’s Hong Kong Evening Sale of Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art on 28 May. With proceeds going to non-profit organisation The Nature Conservancy, […]

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Bonhams 12 May Fine Japanese Art Sale Results

Bonhams 12 May Fine Japanese Art Sale Results

A rare and unique early 20th century cosmetic box by Asahi Gyokuzan was the star lot of the highlights of the Fine Japanese Art sale that took place on the 12th May at Bonhams, New Bond Street London. Asahi Gyokuzan was a designated Imperial Court Artist and one of the most famous and influential carvers […]

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Christie’s Spring Sales 2011 Totals Over $108million

Christie’s Spring Sales 2011 Totals Over $108million

Christie’s, the world’s leading auctioneers, announce that their spring auctions in Geneva achieved a combined total of US$ 108,783,133. Important Watches including A Connoisseur’s Vision Part IV 16 May 2011 Total: US$ 26,331,962 Reaffirming Christie’s absolute leadership in the international watch area, Geneva’s sale of Important Watches including A Connoisseur’s Vision Part IV achieved a […]

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THE PROPERTY OF LAMBUTH UNIVERSITY, A SMALL LIBERAL ARTS SCHOOL ABOUT TO CLOSE ITS DOORS, WILL BE SOLD AT AUCTION SATURDAY, MAY 28

THE PROPERTY OF LAMBUTH UNIVERSITY, A SMALL LIBERAL ARTS SCHOOL ABOUT TO CLOSE ITS DOORS, WILL BE SOLD AT AUCTION SATURDAY, MAY 28

The auction will be conducted in the Student Union Building by Stevens Auction Company. (JACKSON, Tenn.) – It isn’t often that an institution of higher learning sells off most of its holdings and closes its doors for good, but that’s exactly what is about to happen at Lambuth University, a small liberal arts school located […]

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Irving Penn Harlequin Dress Brings $131,450 as Top Lot in Heritage Photography Auction

Irving Penn Harlequin Dress Brings $131,450 as Top Lot in Heritage Photography Auction

The work of Irving Penn proved irresistible to a passionate collector on May 2 at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion as the famed photographer’s Harlequin Dress, Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, 1950, brought $131,450 to lead Heritage Auctions’ $697,000+ Signature® Vintage & Contemporary Photography Auction. All prices quoted include 19.5% Buyer’s Premium. “This image dates directly from the very peak […]

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Bonhams Modern & Contemporary Middle Eastern Art Auction in London 1 June

Bonhams Modern & Contemporary Middle Eastern Art Auction in London 1 June

Work by Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern and South Asian artists from eight countries – Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, India, Pakistan and Sri-Lanka – will be on sale at Bonhams on June 1st. Among the notable names are works by Sual al-Attar, Fadi Barrage, Ismael Fattah, M.F. Hussain, Sadanand K. Bakre, Raza, and George […]

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