Fine Art

Ferdinand Hodler Masterpiece Femme Joyeus Auctions for CHF2,882,50 at Sotheby’s in Zurich

Ferdinand Hodler Masterpiece Femme Joyeus Auctions for CHF2,882,50 at Sotheby’s in Zurich

Sotheby’s Swiss Art sale in Zurich realised CHF 9,453,500 (€7,730,599) under the hammer of Dr. Claudia Steinfels, Director of Sotheby’s Zurich. The auction was led by Femme joyeuse (Joyful Woman) which sold for CHF 2,882,500 (€2,357,164), against a pre-sale estimate of CHF 2.5-3 million (€ 1,890,000-2,260,000). Lot 72 was the first in a series of […]

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Single Owner Collection of Paintings for Auction at Bonhams on 21 June

Single Owner Collection of Paintings for Auction at Bonhams on 21 June

On 21st June nearly 100 paintings from a remarkable single owner collection will be on offer at Bonhams Knightsbridge saleroom. With a whole range of subjects, works by 18th, 19th and 20th century artists and estimates ranging from £300-40,000 there really is something to tempt every collector. Highlights include a beautiful marine oil painting by […]

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Boris Kustodiev Portrait Leads MacDougall’s Russian Art Sales

Boris Kustodiev Portrait Leads MacDougall’s Russian Art Sales

An exceptional portrait by Boris Kustodiev will be among the highlights of London’s June 2011 Russian week. Painted in 1911 while Kustodiev was undergoing treatment in the Swiss resort town of Leysin, this intimate portrait of his daughter Irina was included in the 1912?1913 World of Art exhibition in St Petersburg, Moscow and Kiev, as […]

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Michelangelo Buonarroti Drawing Highlights Christie’s Old Masters and British Paintings Evening Sale on 5 July

Michelangelo Buonarroti Drawing Highlights Christie’s Old Masters and British Paintings Evening Sale on 5 July

Christie’s will offer an exceptional and rarely seen drawing by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) at the Old Masters and British Paintings Evening Sale on Tuesday 5 July 2011 in London. Drawn at a pivotal point of the artist’s career, this preparatory study is one of only 24 sheets related to his seminal, prestigious and lost commission […]

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Christies 29 May Southeast Asian Modern and Contemporary Art Sale Results

Christies 29 May Southeast Asian Modern and Contemporary Art Sale Results

Ruoh-Ling Keong, Head of Christie’s Southeast Asian Modern and Contemporary Art, commented, “The success of this auction exemplifies the exceptional breadth and diversity of the Southeast Asia category. The highly positive reception of the sale shows it struck a solid balance between the two pillars of modern and contemporary art, with significant cross-buying from the […]

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Mei Yun Tang Collection of Paintings by Chang Dai-Chien Auction for $87.3 Million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong

Mei Yun Tang Collection of Paintings by Chang Dai-Chien Auction for $87.3 Million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong

Sotheby’s Hong Kong concluded the sale of The Mei Yun Tang Collection of Paintings by Chang Dai-chien with a triumphant total of HK$680 million / US$87.3 million, against a pre-sale estimate of HK$130 million / US$16.7 million. All the 25 masterpieces on offer were sold in just over an hour, and the top lot of […]

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Zeng Fanzhi’s The Leopard Auctioned to Benfit The Nature Conservancy

Zeng Fanzhi’s The Leopard Auctioned to Benfit The Nature Conservancy

The Leopard by renowned Chinese contemporary artist Zeng Fanzhi (born 1964), sold for HK$36 million/US$4.63 million at Christie’s Evening Sale of Asian Contemporary Art on 28 May 2011, with proceeds going to support The Nature Conservancy, a non-profit environmental organization. The buyer, Chinese entrepreneur Zhao Zhijun will display The Leopard at his private museum at […]

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Christie’s New York Latin American Art Sale Sets Fourteen New World Auction Records

Christie’s New York Latin American Art Sale Sets Fourteen New World Auction Records

Christie’s Latin American Art Sale in new York achieved a strong total of $22,571,450 (£13,763,079/ €15,895,387). Held in two sessions on May 26 and 27, the sale was sold 75% by lot, 79% by value and established an impressive 14 new world auction records. Miguel Covarrubias’ Offering of Fruits for the Temple, 1932 (detail), for […]

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Sotheby’s Announces Summer Sales of Russian Art in London June 6-8

Sotheby’s Announces Summer Sales of Russian Art in London June 6-8

Sotheby’s London Summer Sales of Russian Art, will present for sale Russian Paintings, Works of Art, Fabergé, Icons and Contemporary Art. The Evening auction of Important Russian Paintings will take place on Monday, June 6, 2011, the Russian Paintings Day Sale will be staged on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 and Russian Works of Art, Fabergé […]

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Christie’s Announce Free Venice Art Biennale iPhone / iPad App

Christie’s Announce Free Venice Art Biennale iPhone / iPad App

Christie’s, have created the first ever, complete guide to the Venice Art Biennale and are now offering it for free to any art lover. Now available to download for free for iPhone and iPad, the app lists and geo-locates not only all of the official Venice Biennale exhibitions and artists, but also the fringe venues […]

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Sotheby’s Amsterdam Auction Offers 19th Century Dutch Romantic Paintings

Sotheby’s Amsterdam Auction Offers 19th Century Dutch Romantic Paintings

Sotheby’s Amsterdam auction of 19th Century European Painting on 7 June 2011 offers a broad range of high quality Dutch Romantic Paintings as well as works by artists from The Hague and Amsterdam School . The paintings will be on exhibition in Sotheby’s Amsterdam galleries beginning 3 June 2011. One of the highlights is Willem […]

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Sotheby’s Latin American Art Evening Sales Bring $21.7 Million

Sotheby’s Latin American Art Evening Sales Bring $21.7 Million

A Discerning Eye: Latin American Masterpieces from a Private Collection brought a number of strong prices for Rufino Tamayo, led by the $1,370,500 achieved by Madre Divirtiendo a Su Hijo from 1946 (est. $1/1.5 million). In addition, Mujer En Extasis from 1973 fetched $962,500 (est. $900,000/1.2 million), and Sandias from 1941 made $602,500 (est. $500/700,000). […]

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