May, 2011

American Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture Bring $27.1 Million at Sotheby’s New York

American Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture Bring $27.1 Million at Sotheby’s New York

Today’s auction of American Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture at Sotheby’s New York achieved $27,124,125 in total, above a pre-sale low estimate of $25.3 million*. Six of the paintings on offer brought prices over $1 million, and new artist records were set for Ernest Leonard Blumenschein, William J. McCloskey and William Aiken Walker. The sale featured […]

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Bonhams to Auction Contents of the St Lucia Home of Lord Glenconner

Bonhams to Auction Contents of the St Lucia Home of Lord Glenconner

Bonhams announce the sale of the contents of the late Lord Glenconner’s property, ‘Beau House’, St Lucia, on behalf of the Glenconner Trustees and Estate on Wednesday 28 September 2011 at 2pm in New Bond Street, London. The 3rd Lord Glenconner, formerly Colin Tennant, was best known for transforming the barren Caribbean island of Mustique […]

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Richard Winterton Presents Fine Art & Collectors Auction on 2 June

Richard Winterton Presents Fine Art & Collectors Auction on 2 June

Lichfield will become the centre of attention of the international fine art market on 2nd June when the quarterly prestigious Fine Art & Collectors’ Sale is held at Richard Winterton’s Lichfield Auction Centre. The sale showcases the cream of the crop of over five hundred specially selected items of jewellery, silver, coins/medals, glass, ceramics, works […]

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Bonhams Hong Kong 2011 Spring Auctions Present The Q Soapstone Collection

Bonhams Hong Kong 2011 Spring Auctions Present The Q Soapstone Collection

Bonhams Hong Kong 2011 Spring Auctions will offer The Q Soapstone Collection, on 25 May at 11:30am. The Q Collection is arguably the greatest collection of soapstone figures ever to be offered at auction. The 78 figures represent the personal journey of the collector, who showed remarkable vision in collecting these figures, starting in the […]

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Leslie Hindman Chicago Auction of Contemporary, Modern, American and European Art Sets Records

Leslie Hindman Chicago Auction of Contemporary, Modern, American and European Art Sets Records

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ Spring auction of Contemporary, Modern, American and European Art set records, realizing over $2.7 million, as a crowded salesroom, busy phone lines and aggressive internet bidding contributed to strong prices. Several highlights of the Modern and Contemporary session were from the collection of Milwaukee’s Bradley Family Foundation. Sir Terry Frost’s Orange and […]

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Indian Art with War Shirt Auctions for $2,658,500 at Sotheby’s new York

Indian Art with War Shirt Auctions for $2,658,500 at Sotheby’s new York

War Shirt That Once Belonged To Chief Black Bird Sells For $2.7 million Sotheby’s New York set a new record for a piece of American Indian Art at auction when an Oglala Sioux Beaded and Fringed Hide War Shirt which once belonged to the famous and celebrated Sioux Chief, Black Bird sold to an anonymous […]

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Sotheby’s London Auction of 19th Century European Paintings Raises £5,403,625

Sotheby’s London Auction of 19th Century European Paintings Raises £5,403,625

Sotheby’s sale of 19th Century European Paintings in London brought a total of £5,403,625 ($6,190,388). German, Austrian and Central European Paintings: Notable highlights of this section of the sale were Polish artist Henryk Siemiradski’s By the Fountain (lot 29), which sold for £301,250 ($345,112) against an estimate of £250,000-350,000, and Carl Christian Vogel von Vogelstein’s […]

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Bonhams Appoints Mark Fraser as Chairman of Australian Operation

Bonhams Appoints Mark Fraser as Chairman of Australian Operation

Bonhams Chairman, Robert Brooks said: “I am delighted to welcome Mark to Bonhams. His academic track record and high standing in the art world make this a very important appointment for us. I have no doubt that he will help us build on the promising start we have made in Australia.” Mark Fraser commented: “I’m […]

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Gray’s Art & Furniture Auction to Benefit Cleveland Play House

Gray’s Art & Furniture Auction to Benefit Cleveland Play House

Gray’s Auctioneers’ sale on Wednesday, May 25, will feature fine works of art, decorative arts and furniture – and many of the lots have been donated to benefit the Cleveland Play House, America’s first regional theater, founded in 1915. Highlights of the 341-lot auction include a magnificent Tree of Life Persian rug, a Clement Meadmore […]

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Artfact Live! April Auction Results Roundup

Artfact Live! April Auction Results Roundup

As gas prices continue to rise, online bidding has become an increasingly attractive option for collectors and dealers. Thanks to exceptional sales from its auction house members, online bidding at Artfact was stronger than ever this April. Highlights include Eldred’s Spring Asian auction with over 1,200 bids from more than 17 countries; Dargate Auction Galleries’ […]

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Adriaen de Vries Mannerist Sculpture for Christie’s Decorative Arts Auction

Adriaen de Vries Mannerist Sculpture for Christie’s Decorative Arts Auction

Christie’s announce the recent discovery of a previously unrecorded 17th masterpiece by the Dutch master of Mannerist sculpture Adriaen de Vries (1550-1626): a bronze Mythological Figure Supporting the Globe, which is estimated to realise between £5 million and £8 million when it is sold in The Exceptional Sale of Decorative Arts on 7 July 2011. […]

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Sir Paul McCartney Lamborghini for Auction at Bonhams Goodwood sale

Sir Paul McCartney Lamborghini for Auction at Bonhams Goodwood sale

Bonhams announce it will be selling a 1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 once owned by Sir Paul McCartney at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed on 1 July 2011. The right hand drive car, which has attracted a pre-sale estimate of £100,000 – 120,000, joins an impressive line-up for the annual sale of Collectors’ Motor Cars […]

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