Fine Art

Sotheby’s to Auction 18th Century Landscape Transparencies

Sotheby’s to Auction 18th Century Landscape Transparencies

Sotheby’s sale of Old Master and British Drawings on July 7th and 8th 2011 in London will present for sale a range of important drawings from the 16th to the 19th centuries. In addition to works by artists Hans Bol, Jacopo Ligozzi, Joseph Mallord William Turner and John Constable, a remarkable highlight of the sale […]

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Ed Ruscha ‘Hollywood’ Screen Print for Bonhams Auction

Ed Ruscha ‘Hollywood’ Screen Print for Bonhams Auction

‘Hollywood’, a rare screen print by the celebrated American artist, Ed Ruscha, whose 50 year career was the subject of an acclaimed 2009 retrospective exhibition at London’s Hayward Gallery, is one of the leading items at the Bonhams Print sale in London on 12 July. The print, a representation of one of Ruscha’s signature images, […]

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Sotheby’s London Contemporary Art Evening Sale Takes Over £100million

Sotheby’s London Contemporary Art Evening Sale Takes Over £100million

Sotheby’s London Contemporary Art Evening Sale brought £108,803,550 / $174,129,201 /€120,923,897 – in excess of pre-sale expectations (estimate: £74-105 million) and establishing the highest total ever achieved for any sale of Contemporary Art in London. Buyers from 14 countries participated in the auction, which achieved remarkable sell-through rates of 89.8% by lot and 93.9% by […]

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Sotheby’s Paris Old Master & 19th Century Paintings and Drawings Sale Sets Record

Sotheby’s Paris Old Master & 19th Century Paintings and Drawings Sale Sets Record

Sotheby’s Paris, sale devoted to Old Master & 19th Century Paintings & Drawings, yielded €7.6m – the highest total for a sale of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings & Drawings by Sotheby’s France to date, including three world records. The sale’s highest price of €1,241,252/$1,773,492 was paid by a French buyer for an exceptional […]

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Francesco Guardi Venetian Painting to Lead Sotheby’s Sale

Francesco Guardi Venetian Painting to Lead Sotheby’s Sale

Sotheby’s London Old Master and British Paintings Evening Sale, on 6th July 2011, will offer a selection of newly discovered and important works of exceptional quality and rarity, many of which have remained in private collections for decades. Estimated to reach a total in excess of £31 million, the auction of 73 paintings, led by […]

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Christie’s to Auction Group of Lucian Freud Drawings

Christie’s to Auction Group of Lucian Freud Drawings

Christie’s fine art auctioneers will offer a selection of works from the collection of Kay Saatchi at the Post-War and Contemporary art auctions in London on 28 June, 2011. The collection features an outstanding and rare group of early works on paper by Lucian Freud, executed in the 1940s, Ron Mueck’s Big Baby, the first […]

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Francisco de Goya y Lucientes Drawing for Christie’s Auction

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes Drawing for Christie’s Auction

Christie’s will auction a drawing made by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes at its Old Master & Early British Drawings & Watercolours sale on July 5. This enchanting drawing was numbered by Goya himself as sheet 37 of an unbound series of pages, commonly called Album E or the Black Border Album owing to the […]

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Wu Guangzhong Paintings Lead Ewbank Clarke Gammon Wellers Auction

Wu Guangzhong Paintings Lead Ewbank Clarke Gammon Wellers Auction

Paintings by Wu Guangzhong, one of China’s most important contemporary artists, headline the biggest and most valuable sale to date at Surrey’s premier auctioneers Ewbank Clarke Gammon Wellers. The three-day Summer auction is on June 29, 30 and July 1. Leading the sale are six works on paper by Wu Guanzhong (1919-2010) from the private […]

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Sotheby’s to Auction Oil Study by Sir Anthony Van Dyck

Sotheby’s to Auction Oil Study by Sir Anthony Van Dyck

Sotheby’s is to auction the oil study A Bearded Man with Hands Raised by Sir Anthony Van Dyck (estimated at £200,000-300,000) in its 6th July 2011 sale of Old Master and British Paintings. The work, depicting a bearded man with his torso uncovered, was painted when the great 17th Century Flemish artist was working in […]

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Joan Miro Works to Feature in Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art Auction on June 21

Joan Miro Works to Feature in Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art Auction on June 21

Three works by Joan Miró one of the greatest Surrealist painters are to be auctioned at Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art sale on Tuesday 21st June, New Bond Street, London. The three works all display the signature striking style of the artist, and have attracted pre-sale estimates to tempt a range of buyers. The most […]

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Sotheby’s Auction of The Hascoe Family Collection of Important Czech Art Brings $18,032,738

Sotheby’s Auction of The Hascoe Family Collection of Important Czech Art Brings $18,032,738

Sotheby’s suction of The Hascoe Family Collection of Important Czech Art on June 13 brought a Grand Total of 11,103,903 GBP (18,032,738 USD) (303,326,131 CZK), beating the pre?sale estimates. Commenting on the sale results, Tessa Kostrzewa, Deputy Director of European Paintings at Sotheby’s London, and Filip Marco, Head of Sotheby’s Prague Office, said: “Today’s sale […]

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Self Portrait by L.S Lowry for Bonhams 20th Century British Art Auction

Self Portrait by L.S Lowry for Bonhams 20th Century British Art Auction

On the 29th June, Bonhams will include a hidden self portrait by L.S Lowry in the 20th Century British Art sale in New Bond Street Group of People with the Artist is estimated to sell for £100,000 -150,000 and was executed in the same year as Lowry staged his seventh one-man show in London. By […]

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