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]
02 mai 2010

Leading Works Light Up Christie's Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, will celebrate the leading lights of modern and contemporary art offering 49 seminal works in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale taking place on the evening of May 11. Led by extraordinary works by Yves Klein and Andy Warhol, the auction will offer collectors highly important examples by Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama, Roy Lichtenstein, Chris Ofili and Christopher Wool. The sale will directly follow the evening auction of Works from the Collection of... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2009

Major Works to Highlight Sotheby's October Contemporary Art Sale

Fuego Flores in acrylic and oilstick on canvas by Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988). Estimate £800,000-1,200,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- On Friday, October 16, 2009, Sotheby’s London will present its October Contemporary Art Auction, which will include for the first time a section of Arab and Iranian Art. The 177 lot sale will comprise works, in a range of media, by leading Post-War and Contemporary artists, such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Anish Kapoor, Andy Warhol, Chris Ofili, Damien Hirst, Gerhard Richter, Frank Auerbach,... [Lire la suite]