Fine Art

Villa Grisebach Berlin Modern and Contemporary Photography Auctions Begin May 26

Villa Grisebach Berlin Modern and Contemporary Photography Auctions Begin May 26

Villa Grisebach’s spring auctions in Berlin begin May 26, 2011 with the 190-lot auction of modern and contemporary photography. Two photo albums from a Swiss private collection will be auctioned that include, among other photographs, rare images of Bauhaus artist Oskar Schlemmer and his family, taken by Kurt Bryner. Contact prints and portraits (signed by […]

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Birger Sandzen Late Moon Rising brings $262,900 at Heritage Fine Art Auction

Birger Sandzen Late Moon Rising brings $262,900 at Heritage Fine Art Auction

Birger Sandzén’s Late Moon Rising (Wild Horse Creek), 1923, brought a stunning $262,900 as the top lot in Heritage Auction’s May 17 combined Signature® Fine American, European Art & Western Art sale, held May 17 at Heritage’s Design District Annex at 1518 Slocum Street. The auction realized $2,597,907 total, with a sell-through rate of 71.7% […]

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Helen Allingham Buckinghamshire Cottage Watercolour to be Auctioned at Bonhams

Helen Allingham Buckinghamshire Cottage Watercolour to be Auctioned at Bonhams

Artist illustrated Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd and was the first woman admitted as a full member of the Royal Watercolour Society A beautiful painting by the Victorian watercolourist Helen Allingham entitled Buckinghamshire house at Penstreet is estimated to sell for £10,000-15,000 in Bonhams 19th Century Pictures auction on 13th July 2011. The […]

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Maud Earl Painting of Clumber Spaniels Offered at Bonhams

Maud Earl Painting of Clumber Spaniels Offered at Bonhams

A beautiful oil painting by the renowned canine artist Maud Earl (1864-1943) depicting two Clumber Spaniels, will feature in the 19th Century Paintings auction on 13th July 2011 at Bonhams New Bond Street. Entitled Surely, Surely, Slumber is more sweet than Toil, the work is estimated to sell for £3,000-5,000. The two spaniels are Champion […]

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Christie’s New York Old Masters Paintings Sale Features Works by French, Italian, Flemish and British Masters

Christie’s New York Old Masters Paintings Sale Features Works by French, Italian, Flemish and British Masters

Christie’s auction of Old Master Paintings on June 8, 2011 at 10 am, features a selection of works by the great French, Italian, Flemish and British masters of the 15th through the 19th century including Pieter Breughel II, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, and Sir Joshua Reynolds, among others. This dedicated sale of Old Master Paintings – the […]

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Sir John Everett Millais Pre-Raphaelite Painting Highlights Bonhams London Auction

Sir John Everett Millais Pre-Raphaelite Painting Highlights Bonhams London Auction

The Somnambulist by Pre-Raphaelite artist Sir John Everett Millais, PRA will be a highlight of the 19th Century Paintings auction on 13th July 2011 at Bonhams New Bond Street. It is estimated to sell for £70,000-100,000. “The Woman in White” by Wilkie Collins was published in 1860 and proved immensely popular – it is thought […]

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Sotheby’s to Auction Works of Art from the Collection of Marquis Nicola Santangelo

Sotheby’s to Auction Works of Art from the Collection of Marquis Nicola Santangelo

Sotheby’s Milan offers Works of Art from the Collection of Marquis Nicola Santangelo Old Master Paintings, 19th Century Paintings Furniture and works of art And a Library of Travel books on 14-15 June 2011. A section devoted to Old Master Paintings The Milanese June catalogue includes at the first lots a group of Haute Époque […]

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Christie’s to Auction Francis Bacon’s Study for a Portrait

Christie’s to Auction Francis Bacon’s Study for a Portrait

Christie’s is pleased to announce that Study for a Portrait, 1953, a seminal work by Francis Bacon (1909-1992) will be a leading highlight of Christie’s Post War and Contemporary Art Evening auction in London on 28 June 2011. An arresting and dark study in the degradation of power in Post War existentialist Europe, Study for […]

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artnet Auctions Announces Launch of New Design Department: Inaugural Design Sale Beginning May 19

artnet Auctions Announces Launch of New Design Department: Inaugural Design Sale Beginning May 19

New York / Berlin – artnet Auctions is pleased to announce the launch of a new 20th and 21st century design department headed by Brent Lewis, former Christie’s specialist and auctioneer and gallery director at Moss. New design lots will go live each week, providing a consistent and curated online auction marketplace accessible 24/7. The […]

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Modigliani Portrait Highlights Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art Auction

Modigliani Portrait Highlights Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art Auction

Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art auction on Tuesday 21st June will include an exciting selection of works by artists including Boudin, Modigliani, Chagall, Picasso, Renoir and Miro. The current highlight of the sale is Portrait de Femme by the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani which was painted circa 1917-1918. Modigliani is renowned for his portraits of […]

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Henry Scott Tuke Beautiful Boys Paintings to Sell at Bonhams

Henry Scott Tuke Beautiful Boys Paintings to Sell at Bonhams

Two beautiful pictures by the British maritime and figurative painter, Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929) are to be sold at Bonhams, New Bond Street, as part of the 19th Century Paintings auction on 13th July 2011. Both depict a young man seen from behind, with the sea in the background beyond. Beach Study has a pre-sale […]

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Christies and Chinese contemporary artist Zeng Fanzhi support the environment with charity auction

Christies and Chinese contemporary artist Zeng Fanzhi support the environment with charity auction

Christie’s will hold a special charity sale of an iconic work by renowned Chinese contemporary artist Zeng Fanzhi. The Leopard (image above, estimate: HK$6-8 million/US$769,200 – 1,025,600), will be offered at Christie’s Hong Kong Evening Sale of Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art on 28 May. With proceeds going to non-profit organisation The Nature Conservancy, […]

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