July, 2013

Bonhams California and Western Art auction August 6

Bonhams California and Western Art auction August 6

This summer’s auction of California and Western Paintings and Sculpture at Bonhams will take place August 6 in Los Angeles, simulcast in San Francisco. Particularly notable in the sale will be the largest work by Selden Connor Gile to be offered at public auction since 2006, an oil on canvas painting, “Wagon team and barn,” […]

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Aleksei Remizov tops Russian Literature auction at Bonhams New York

Aleksei Remizov tops Russian Literature auction at Bonhams New York

Aleksei Mikhailovich Remizov’s “U Lisy Bal,” (“At the Fox’s Ball”) from 1939 sold for $62,500 at Bonhams June 26 auction of Russian Literature and Works on Paper. The exquisite calligraphic poem, written in Russian, French and German, was accompanied by four eccentric ink drawings. An avant-garde take on the fables of Reynard the Fox, “U […]

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ST. DRAKE’S PLANTATION X BITTERS BOTTLE (CA. 1862-1872), IN THE RARE BLUE-GREEN COLOR, GAVELS FOR $37,950 AT AMERICAN BOTTLE AUCTIONS’ SALE #58

ST. DRAKE’S PLANTATION X BITTERS BOTTLE (CA. 1862-1872), IN THE RARE BLUE-GREEN COLOR, GAVELS FOR $37,950 AT AMERICAN BOTTLE AUCTIONS’ SALE #58

It was the top lot in a successful sale that saw 165 bottles change hands and grossed $290,000. (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) – A St. Drake’s Plantation 1860 X bitters bottle, made circa 1862-1872 and one of only a few known in the blue-green color, soared to $37,950 at American Bottle Auctions’ Internet and catalog sale #58, […]

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Frank Gehry fish lamp with chair base for auction at Bonhams Los Angeles

Frank Gehry fish lamp with chair base for auction at Bonhams Los Angeles

Throughout celebrated Venice Beach, Calif., based architect Frank O. Gehry’s career, the fish has been an important archetype that appears in both his architecture and design projects. Bonhams is proud to offer an example of a 1984 ‘Fish Lamp’ estimated at $70,000-90,000 in the October 7 auction of 20th Century Decorative Arts in Los Angeles. […]

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