May, 2011

THE LIVING ESTATE OF JAMES COMMANDER, COLLECTOR OF PRIMITIVES AND PERIOD FURNITURE, WILL BE SOLD JUNE 11 BY THE SPECIALISTS OF THE SOUTH

THE LIVING ESTATE OF JAMES COMMANDER, COLLECTOR OF PRIMITIVES AND PERIOD FURNITURE, WILL BE SOLD JUNE 11 BY THE SPECIALISTS OF THE SOUTH

It will be an on-site auction, at the Commander residence, 443 North Star Ave. in Panama City. (PANAMA CITY, Fla.) – The living estate of James Commander, a collector of vintage primitives and period American Victorian furniture, will be sold on Saturday, June 11, at 9 a.m. (CDT), by The Specialists of the South, Inc., […]

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Sotheby’s Paris Impressionist & Modern Art Sale June 1

Sotheby’s Paris Impressionist & Modern Art Sale June 1

Sotheby’s will present a highly selective sale of Impressionist & Modern Art in Paris on 1 June 2011. This prestigious sale pays homage to the most notable artistic trends of the 20th century, Surrealism and Cubism, and offers major works by such great modern artists as Joan Miró, André Masson and Alberto Giacometti. André Masson, […]

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Karel Appel Highlights Grogan’s May Auction

Karel Appel Highlights Grogan’s May Auction

Dedham, MA – Grogan and Company Fine Art Auctioneers and Appraisers are gearing up for a fabulous two-day auction, May 21st and 22nd. Comprised of two sessions over two days, Session One will include the Jacob B. Noble Collection of Fine 20th century Art Glass and Modern Paintings and American and European Paintings, Prints, Drawings […]

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Scottish Colourist Sale in Scotland at Bonhams in August

Scottish Colourist Sale in Scotland at Bonhams in August

Bonhams is pleased to announce that as part of its Annual Scottish Sale in August it will be offering an outstanding collection of paintings by the Scottish Colourists. Works by all the major artists of the Colourist movement are featured, including ‘Peony Roses’,an important picture by S J Peploe, estimated at between £300,000 and 500,000. […]

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Bonhams to Auction James Ferguson Portrait of Dublin Actress Peg Woffington

Bonhams to Auction James Ferguson Portrait of Dublin Actress Peg Woffington

A portrait miniature of the 18th century actress Margaret “Peg” Woffington by the artist James Ferguson, is one of the highlights of the Fine Portrait Miniatures sale on the 25th May at Bonhams, Knightsbridge and is estimated to sell for £1,500- 2,500. Peg Woffington was born in Dublin and began her career as a street […]

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Sir Ian Botham Ashes Winning Cricket Bat for Bonhams Auction

Sir Ian Botham Ashes Winning Cricket Bat for Bonhams Auction

The cricket bat used by the former England Test cricketer, Sir Ian Botham, to drive England to victory on the fourth day of The Ashes in July 1981 is to be sold by Bonhams as part of its sale of of Sporting Memorabilia in Chester on 1 June 2011. It has attracted a pre-sale estimate […]

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Bonhams to Auction Edward Lear Painting of Bethlehem

Bonhams to Auction Edward Lear Painting of Bethlehem

As well as being a well known poet, Edward Lear (1812-1888) was also a prolific artist. The next 19th Century Paintings auction at Bonhams New Bond Street features a beautiful topographical scene of Bethlehem which Lear completed from sketches he made whilst travelling in the Middle East. It is estimated to sell for £50,000-80,000 at […]

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Collection of Allan Stone Auctions for $54.8 Million at Sotheby’s New York

Collection of Allan Stone Auctions for $54.8 Million at Sotheby’s New York

Sotheby’s two-part sale of The Collection of Allan Stone, brought a total of $54,805,500, well above the pre-sale high estimate of $46.8 million, and was 93% sold by lot. The auction was held 50 years after the founding of The Allan Stone Gallery and celebrated the artists represented and collected by this renowned New York […]

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Sotheby’s London Sale of 19th Century European Paintings 18 May

Sotheby’s London Sale of 19th Century European Paintings 18 May

Sotheby’s London Sale of 19th Century European Paintings on Wednesday, 18 May, 2011 will bring together some 163 works by artists from no fewer than 15 countries: among them Spain, Germany, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Italy, France, Switzerland, Britain, Israel, the Netherlands, Belgium, Russia, and South America. Among the distinct categories of pictures to be offered […]

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Pink Diamond Ring Brings $358,500 at Heritage Auction

Pink Diamond Ring Brings $358,500 at Heritage Auction

A superlative Fancy Light Brownish-Pink Diamond, Diamond, Platinum Ring was the subject of intense bidding and great admiration on its way to a final price of $358,500 on Monday, May 2, to top the offerings in Heritage Auctions’ $4.957+ million New York Signature® Fine Jewelry Auction at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion. All prices include 19.5% Buyer’s […]

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Sotheby’s Amsterdam Modern & Contemporary Art Auction 17 May

Sotheby’s Amsterdam Modern & Contemporary Art Auction 17 May

Sotheby’s Amsterdam will offer at auction on Tuesday 17 May 2011 Marie-Antoinette (1986) by the German artist Anselm Kiefer (1945). Kiefer’s Marie-Antoinette was a gift to designer and interior decorator Benno Premsela from the famous Dutch furniture designer Martin Visser . Premsela received the present work for his help with the negotiations of the bequest […]

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Rare Clarets Highlight Bonhams London Wine Sale

Rare Clarets Highlight Bonhams London Wine Sale

On the 19th May, Bonhams will hold its third London sale of 2011 at New Bond Street, which will feature an eclectic selection of fine and rare wines, both ancient and modern. The top lot of the sale is eleven bottles of La Tache 1978, Domaine de la Romanee Conti (estimate £18,000-22,000), from a private […]

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