01 juillet 2010

Post-War and Contemporary Evening Auction at Christie's Realises $68.6 Million

LONDON.- The Post-War and Contemporary Evening Auction took place this evening at Christie’s and realised £45,640,200 /$68,642,861/ €56,091,806, selling 84% by lot and 85% by value. “We curated this sale very carefully, offering a diverse range of works that were exciting and fresh, had great energy, and were of excellent quality. As a result, the market responded with real enthusiasm” said Francis Outred, Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art, Christie’s Europe. “The signature work in the sale was arguably Mappa by Boetti; it... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2010

Rare Warhol Portrait of Liz Taylor to Lead Christie's Auction

Andy Warhol, Silver Liz, stamped with the artist's signature and further annotated by Frederick Hughes (on the overlap) synthetic polymer paint, silkscreen inks and spray paint on linen, 39.7/8 x 39.3/8in. (101.5 x 99.7cm.) Executed in 1963. Estimate: £6,000,000 - 8,000,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 LONDON.- Christie’s 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... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2009

Sotheby's 20th Century Italian Art Sale to Include Important Works

Giorgio de Chirico, Interno con frutta, oil on canvas, 1926-28. Estimate: £900,000-1,200,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Following the tremendous success of Sotheby’s 20th Century Italian Art Sale last October, which was 94.2% sold by value and achieved the second highest total* for a sale in this category at Sotheby’s, the forthcoming auction on Friday, October 16, 2009 is set to include 33 works in a variety of media by leading Modern and Contemporary Italian artists. The sale will include pieces by Giorgio de Chirico,... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2009

Christie's Auction of Post-War and Contemporary Art in London Realises $31.8 Million

Peter Doig's Night Playground achieved 2nd highest price for the artist at auction. Photo: Alberto Gonzalez/Christie's Images Ltd. 2009 LONDON.-Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction took place this evening and realised £19,063,350 / $31,778,604 / €22,513,816 selling 88% by lot and 86% by value. Francis Outred, International Director and Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art, Christie’s Europe: ‘We are delighted with the results of our sales tonight which continued the trend of strong sold rates seen in the... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2009

Phillips de Pury & Company Announce Highlights of the Forthcoming London Contemporary Art Sales

LONDON.- Phillips de Pury & Company is pleased to announce the highlights of the forthcoming Contemporary Art sales to take place in London on June 29 at the company’s Howick Place galleries. The Evening sale will offer 40 lots with a total pre-sale estimate between £5.4 – 7.8M and the day sale will offer 132 lots with a total pre-sale estimate between £1.9 – 2.8M. Highlights of the Evening sale include works by Richard Prince, Thomas Schütte, Robert Rauschenberg and Ed Ruscha as well as Mario Merz, Alighiero Boetti, Yue... [Lire la suite]