Fine Art

World Auction Record for Any Modern Indian Work of Art at Christie’s

World Auction Record for Any Modern Indian Work of Art at Christie’s

Christie’s London two day sale of South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art Including Property From The Estate of Francis Newton Souza realised a total of £12,462,425/$18,092,364/€15,056,174 and was 98% sold by value and 91% sold by lot. The top lot was Syed Haider Raza (b. 1922), Saurashtra, 1983 which fetched £2,393,250/ $3,486,965/ €2,893,439, setting a […]

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School of London Paintings for Sotheby’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Auction

School of London Paintings for Sotheby’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Auction

Sotheby’s London announced that its Contemporary Art Evening Auction on Monday, June 28, 2010 will present collectors with a one-off opportunity to acquire some of the best Post-War and Contemporary artworks by the venerated and highly sought-after School of London artists Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff and Frank Auerbach, as well as Paula Rego and Patrick […]

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Bouguereau Painting Auctioned at Christie’s in $11,749,750 Sale

Bouguereau Painting Auctioned at Christie’s in $11,749,750 Sale

Christie’s New York sale of Old Masters & 19th Century Art featuring Select Works from the Salander-O’Reilly Galleries on June 9 achieved $11,749,750/£8,103,276/€9,791,458 with sell-through rates of 60% by lot, 78% by value. The top lot of the sale was William Bouguereau’s Pietà, painted in 1876, which sold for $2,770,500/£1,910,690/€2,308,750 – the second highest price […]

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Andy Warhol Portrait of Liz Taylor to Lead Christie’s Auction

Andy Warhol Portrait of Liz Taylor to Lead Christie’s Auction

Christie’s London announced that they will offer an icon of Pop Art – Silver Liz by Andy Warhol (1928-1987) – at the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on 30 June 2010. Unseen in public for over 20 years, the work was executed in 1963 and is one of only 2 paintings to depict the […]

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Sotheby’s Important Russian Art Auction Takes $15 Million

Sotheby’s Important Russian Art Auction Takes $15 Million

Sotheby’s London Important Russian Art auction, the first of our Summer sales of Russian Art this week, tonight realised a total of £10,448,450 ($15,079,203) almost reaching the pre-sale top estimate (est. £7,730,000-11,320,000). The auction, which was well-attended, established two new artist records and achieved an extremely healthy sell-through rate by value of 81.4%. Jo Vickery, […]

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Christie’s Auctioneers Announces Mobile Web

Christie’s Auctioneers Announces Mobile Web

Christie’s International, the world’s leading art business, is pleased to announce the global launch of Christie’s Mobile Web, an optimized mobile experience that is free to all users of web-enabled cell phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs), regardless of the device’s operating platform. The move builds on the July 2009 launch of Christie’s free app […]

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Painting by Millais Brother for Bonhams Auction

Painting by Millais Brother for Bonhams Auction

The painting entitled ‘James Wyatt and his Granddaughter Mary Wyatt’ by William Henry Millais, who was assisted in its production by his brother, the better-known Pre-Raphaelite artist Sir John Everett Millais, is expected to fetch £20,000-30,000 at Bonhams 19th Century Paintings auction on 29th September 2010. The stunning work for auction at Bonhams is a […]

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Sotheby’s Paris Evening Auction of Contemporary Art Totals $11.7 Million

Sotheby’s Paris Evening Auction of Contemporary Art Totals $11.7 Million

Sotheby’s Paris Summer Evening Sale of Contemporary Art achieved a successful total of €9,517,050 / $11,679,324 / £7,932,168, a figure well above the pre-sale expectations of €5.1-7.0 million / $6.3-8.6 million / £4.2-5.8 million. The sale achieved exemplary sell through rates of 93% by lot and almost 100% by value and these rank as some […]

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David Bomberg Painting for Bonhams London Auction

David Bomberg Painting for Bonhams London Auction

A wartime oil painting, Bomb Store No.3, depicting the underground bomb store at RAF Fauld in Tutbury near Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire by British artist David Bomberg (1890-1957) is to be sold at Bonhams, New Bond Street, as part of its 20th Century British Art sale on 30 June 2010. It is expected to fetch £150,000 – […]

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GROGAN & COMPANY TO OFFER GILBERT STUART PAINTING

GROGAN & COMPANY TO OFFER GILBERT STUART PAINTING

Grogan & Company Fine Art Auctioneers and Appraisers will be conducting their June auction on Sunday, June 6th at 12:00 p.m. The auction, comprised of Fine Art, 18th and 19th century Furniture and Decorations, Silver, Jewelry and Oriental Rugs from a variety of estates and collections, will be held at their Dedham Gallery. Fine art […]

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Christies Auction of Southeast Asian Modern and Contemporary Art Realizes HK$44.5 Million

Christies Auction of Southeast Asian Modern and Contemporary Art Realizes HK$44.5 Million

Christie’s Hong Kong Spring 2010 sale of Southeast Asian Modern and Contemporary Art marks a 33% increase over the Fall 09 sale total. More than 10 records were set for both established and emerging artists from both the modern and contemporary sections, including the top lot, Italian painter-traveler Romualdo Locatelli’s Bali picture, “Young Balinese Girl […]

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Sotheby’s to Auction Old Master Paintings from a Private Collection

Sotheby’s to Auction Old Master Paintings from a Private Collection

Sotheby’s sale, the Splendour of Venice, to be held in London on Tuesday July 6, 2010, allows a glimpse into the dazzlingly beautiful world that existed inside some of Venice’s most splendid palazzi during some of the most prosperous and charmed years of the Venetian Republic. The sale will consist of some 64 fine examples […]

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