Fine Art

Sotheby’s to Auction Part III of The Collection of Allan Stone

Sotheby’s to Auction Part III of The Collection of Allan Stone

Sotheby’s New York has announced it will auction The Collection of Allan Stone Volume III, on 23 September 2011. The sale of property from the renowned New York dealer follows two exceptionally successful auctions in May 2011. Just as in those sales, this offering is made up of outstanding examples by the key artists represented […]

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Freeman’s Asian Art Auction Realizes $8.1 million

Freeman’s Asian Art Auction Realizes $8.1 million

Freeman’s auctioneers have achieved another extraordinary success when a ‘double dragon’ white jade seal realized over $3.5 million, making it the highest selling lot in the biannual Fine & Decorative Asian Arts auction. The Qing Dynasty seal was sold to a bidder in the room by auctioneer and head of Asian Arts department Robert Waterhouse. […]

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Early Photographs of Burma by Photo Pioneer Linnaeus Tripe for Auction at Bonhams

Early Photographs of Burma by Photo Pioneer Linnaeus Tripe for Auction at Bonhams

A set of the very earliest photographs of Burma taken by the British Victorian photographer, Linnaeus Tripe, are for sale at the India and Beyond: Travel and Photography sale at Bonhams in London on 4 October. This very scarce volume is estimated at £70,000 – 90,000. Linnaeus Tripe was a British army officer who spent […]

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Ketterer Kunst Announces Auction of German Avant-Garde Paintings

Ketterer Kunst Announces Auction of German Avant-Garde Paintings

Ketterer Kunst in Munich has announced the sale of German Avant-Garde paintings on 28 October. Max Schwimmer (1895 Leipzig – 1960 Leipzig), Herbstlandschaft, 1920. Watercolor and charcoal drawing This year’s offering focuses on works made from around 1900 up into the late 1930s. It will be lead by Hans Michaelson’s oil painting “Blumenvase”, carrying an […]

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Sotheby’s to Auction Lucian Freud’s Boy’s Head

Sotheby’s to Auction Lucian Freud’s Boy’s Head

Sotheby’s London announce that its Contemporary Art Evening Auction on Thursday, October 13, 2011, will be headlined by Boy’s Head of 1952 by Lucian Freud (1922-2011) depicting Charlie Lumley, one of Freud’s most immediately- recognisable subjects from this seminal early period in his oeuvre. This oil on canvas transmits a remarkable psychological intensity that is […]

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Phillips de Pury & Co. to auction photographic works by leading artists to help save Venice

Phillips de Pury & Co. to auction photographic works by leading artists to help save Venice

Fourteen leading international artists have donated major photographic works of Venice to be sold at auction in aid of Venice in Peril on 3 November 2011 at Phillips de Pury & Company, London. The artists were invited to photograph Venice to create a collection of new images of the city as part of the Real […]

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Sotheby’s Announces First Sale of Fine Classical Chinese Paintings in New York

Sotheby’s Announces First Sale of Fine Classical Chinese Paintings in New York

Sotheby’s will host Fine Classical Chinese Paintings, the first dedicated New York auction in this category for over a decade, on Tuesday 13 September 2011. The sale is made up of 80 diverse works from the Ming and Qing dynasties, as well as a small selection of modern and contemporary works that were executed clearly […]

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Bonhams Offers Two Paintings by Russian Painter Vasili Polenov

Bonhams Offers Two Paintings by Russian Painter Vasili Polenov

Two rare works by the celebrated Russian artist Vasili Polenov are amongst the highlights of the Russian sale taking place on the 30th November at Bonhams, New Bond Street. Considered masterpieces of the golden age of 19th century Russian painting, the two works entitled “He that is Without Sin” (est. £1.2 – 1.8million) and “He […]

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Sotheby’s London to Auction Portraits by Johann Zoffany of Actor David Garrick

Sotheby’s London to Auction Portraits by Johann Zoffany of Actor David Garrick

Sotheby’s has announced the sale of the two most important works by Johann Zoffany to appear on the market in recent years. Both commissioned by David Garrick, Britain’s greatest actor, they depict him with his family and friends in the garden of his house on the banks of the river Thames at Hampton. Painted in […]

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