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Bonhams to auction Newly discovered painting by Lucas Cranach

Bonhams to auction Newly discovered painting by Lucas Cranach

A painting by the German 16th century master Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553), not seen in public for over 100 years, is to be sold at Bonhams Old Master Paintings sale at 101 New Bond Street London on Wednesday 4 December. It is estimated at £1,500,000-2,000,000. Painted in oil on panel in 1537, Venus with […]

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Calder Mobile Leads Bonhams Contemporary Art Auction In New York

Calder Mobile Leads Bonhams Contemporary Art Auction In New York

Alexander Calder’s 1960 sculpture Maripose realized $1,805,000 in Bonhams November 12 Contemporary Art sale. Exemplifying the artist’s striking sense of balance and momentum, this stunning large scale mobile had been in private hands for nearly 40 years. Works by Calder performed well overall, with his untitled exuberant 1931 circus drawing soaring past its estimate to […]

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Portrait of Jacobite heroine Flora MacDonald for auction at Bonhams

Portrait of Jacobite heroine Flora MacDonald for auction at Bonhams

A portrait of Flora MacDonald, a heroine of the Jacobite risings, who helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape after the Battle of Culloden is to be sold at Bonhams Scottish pictures sale in Edinburgh on Thursday 5 December. It is estimated at £7,000-10,000. Following his defeat at Culloden on 16 April 1746, Charles Edward Stuart – […]

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Norman Rockwell’s The Song Of Bernadette Brings $605,000 At Heritage Auction

Norman Rockwell’s The Song Of Bernadette Brings $605,000 At Heritage Auction

Norman Rockwell’s full-length portrait The Song of Bernadette realized $605,000 to lead Heritage Auctions’ $3.7+ million Illustration Art Auction event. Records were set for scores of artists across Classic and Golden Age Art, Science Fiction, and Pulp genres, as sell through rates reached 98 percent by value and 92 percent by lot. Treasures from the […]

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Pissarro and Van Gogh paintings for Bonhams Impressionist and Modern Art Auction in New York

Pissarro and Van Gogh paintings for Bonhams Impressionist and Modern Art Auction in New York

Le jardin de Maubuisson, Pontoise, la mère Bellette by Camille Pissarro led Bonhams November 5 sale of Impressionist and Modern Art, selling for $1,805,000. A masterclass of Impressionist innovation from the movement’s most important years, the picture was formerly in the collections of noted connoisseur Alfred Bergaud and French Prime Minister Fernand Bouisson. “La mère […]

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Andy Warhol’s ‘Lenin’ Leads Bonhams Prints Auction on November 19

Andy Warhol’s ‘Lenin’ Leads Bonhams Prints Auction on November 19

A portrait of former Soviet Union leader and father of the 1917 Bolshevik revolution, Vladimir Lenin, by American pop artist Andy Warhol, will be a highlight at Bonhams Prints sale on November 19 in London’s New Bond Street. ‘Lenin’ (1987), a screen print in colors on Arches 88, signed and inscribed ‘PP 1/6’ in pencil, […]

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Asian Art in London – Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions join the Asian Celebration

Asian Art in London – Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions join the Asian Celebration

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions will be taking part in Asian Art London for the first time this year and have marked this prestigious occasion with a sale of some of the finest Chinese Ceramics and Asian Works of Art. The sale will be the final auction of the event and will take place on Monday […]

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Frank Stella’s Eskimo Curlew (3X) for Heritage Auction

Frank Stella’s Eskimo Curlew (3X) for Heritage Auction

Eskimo Curlew (3X) by Frank Stella could bring $200,000+ to lead Heritage Auctions’ Modern & Contemporary Art Signature® Auction. More than 200 works of painting, sculpture and prints from important private collections nationwide make up the sale, which will be held Nov. 2 in Dallas. Highlights include Maria Helena Vieira da Silva’s untitled composition oil […]

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GIACOMETTI MASTERPIECE TO HEADLINE CHRISTIE’S IMPRESSIONIST & MODERN ART AUCTION

GIACOMETTI MASTERPIECE TO HEADLINE CHRISTIE’S IMPRESSIONIST & MODERN ART AUCTION

Alberto Giacometti’s (1901-1966) Diego en chemise écossaise, estimated at $30—50 million, will lead Christie’s November 5 Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art in New York. This painting is among the most compelling renderings Alberto ever produced of his brother Diego, his most frequent and by now signature subject. Diego en chemise écossaise showcases the […]

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KENO AUCTIONS TO SELL THE LAST PAINTING,  BY WILLEM DE KOONING, CONSIGNED BY GRACE TAFE, THE ARTIST’S CAREGIVER  OCTOBER 30, 127 EAST 69TH STREET

KENO AUCTIONS TO SELL THE LAST PAINTING, BY WILLEM DE KOONING, CONSIGNED BY GRACE TAFE, THE ARTIST’S CAREGIVER OCTOBER 30, 127 EAST 69TH STREET

New York: Keno Auctions is pleased to announce that the last work painted by Willem de Kooning will be sold at its October 30 auction, 127 East 69th Street. Hidden for 25 years, the oil –on- canvas is conservatively estimated at $80,000- 120,000 and has been consigned by Grace Tafe, the artist’s beloved caregiver who […]

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Christie’s announce the sale of 20th Century Decorative Art + Design on 30 October

Christie’s announce the sale of 20th Century Decorative Art + Design on 30 October

Christie’s London announce the sale of 20th Century Decorative Art + Design, to take place on 30 October 2013. The auction will offer discerning collectors the opportunity to acquire furniture from the home of two of Britain’s most significant Post-War designers, Robin and Lucienne Day, together with avant-garde furniture designed by Gerrit Rietveld from the […]

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Christie’s auctioneers announce the rediscovery of an important Japanese hanging scroll-painting

Christie’s auctioneers announce the rediscovery of an important Japanese hanging scroll-painting

Christie’s is proud to announce the rediscovery of an important Japanese hanging scroll-painting, Jigoku dayu [Hell Courtesan] by the eccentric yet brilliant artist Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-89) (estimate: £300,000-500,000). Believed lost for over half a century and known only from two black and white images taken in 1911 and 1942, the painting has been found in […]

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