07 septembre 2010

Sotheby's to Sell Group of Exceptional Paintings from the Collection of Supermodel Jerry Hall

Lucian Freud (b.1922), Eight Months Gone, oil on canvas, 10.2 by 15.2cm. 4 by 6in. Executed in 1997. Estimate: 300,000 GBP - 400,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby’s announced that it will offer for sale a group of 14 outstanding and revealing Contemporary artworks from the Collection of Jerry Hall, the world-famous American supermodel and actress, in its forthcoming October 2010 Contemporary Art sales, which coincide with London’s Frieze Art Fair. The artworks, together estimated to realise in excess of £1.5 million,... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2010

Frank Auerbach Painting of His Lover Makes 860,000 Pounds @ Bonhams

Frank Auerbach (German, born 1931) Head of E.O.W. III, 1961, oil on board, 31.7 x 30.5 cm..Sold for: £860,000, Photo: Bonhams LONDON.- An important painting by the British painter Frank Auerbach of his long-term lover, Estella Olive West, entitled Head of E.O.W. III, 1961, sold yesterday (30 June) for a remarkable £860,000 at Bonhams, New Bond Street, as part of its 20th Century British Art sale. The sale fetched an impressive £2.8 million in total. The painting, which has never appeared at auction before, had been expected to... [Lire la suite]
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29 juin 2010

Sotheby's Contemporary Art Auction Realises $62 Million-Within Pre-Sale Expectations

Yves Klein (1928 - 1962), RE 49, 122.5 by 98cm. Estimate 4,500,000—6,500,000 GBP Lot Sold 6,201,250 GBP . photo Sotheby's LONDON.- This evening, Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction realised the solid total of £41,091,800 ($61,806,176/€50,111,626) – within pre-sale expectations (est: £38,330,000- 52,830,000). This represents the third highest total for a Summer Sale of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s London and is a 60% increase on the equivalent sale last year. The sale established sell-through rates of 83% by lot and... [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]