05 avril 2011

Sotheby's To Offer Another Masterpiece by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

The Meeting of Antony and Cleopatra, 41 B.C. (detail) will lead Sotheby's sale of 19th Century European Art in New York on May 5. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, N.Y.- Following the record-shattering price of $35,922,500 achieved at Sotheby’s New York in November 2010 by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s The Finding of Moses (est. $3/5 million), Sotheby’s announces that the 5 May 2011 sale of 19th Century European Art in New York will be led by another masterpiece by the artist. In The Meeting of Antony and Cleopatra, 41 B.C. Alma-Tadema... [Lire la suite]
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24 juillet 2010

Sotheby’s To Offer Signature Jewels from The Jewels of the Duchess of Windsor

© Courtesy of the Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby’s LONDON. Twenty‐three years after the legendary auction of the “Jewels of the Duchess of Windsor” – still the most valuable single‐owner jewellery collection ever sold* – Sotheby’s will offer twenty pieces for sale in London on 30 November 2010, including some renowned examples illustrating both the exquisite taste of the famous couple and memorialising key events in their historic relationship. Together the pieces are estimated to fetch in the region of £3... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2010

Nuit blanche sous le signe de la préhistoire chez Sotheby’s, samedi 2 octobre jusqu’à minuit

Rare squelette complet, long de 10,12 mètres, de dinosaure carnivore Allosaure provenant du Wyoming, Etats-Unis. photo Sotheby's Sotheby’s organisera pour la première fois à Paris le 5 octobre 2010 une vente entièrement consacrée à l’histoire naturelle soit 86 lots provenant de collections privées en Europe et aux Etats-Unis, sélectionnés pour leur qualité et leur rareté. Sotheby’s fut l’une des premières maisons de ventes à se consacrer à ce domaine obtenant, en 1997, le record inégalé de 8.4M$ pour Sue, un Tyrannosaurus... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2010

Gerhard Richter (B.1932) Abstraktes Bild

Gerhard Richter (B.1932) Abstraktes Bild. photo Sotheby's 100 by 90cm. Estimate 1,000,000—1,500,000 GBP Lot Sold 1,161,250 GBP PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTOR Sotheby's. Contemporary Art Evening Auction. 28 Jun 10. London www.sothebys.com
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08 juin 2010

Lehman Brothers envisage de vendre sa collection d’art moderne

John Currin's "Shakespeare Actress" is among the works from the Lehman Brothers collection to be auctioned on Sept. 25. photo Sotheby's NEW YORK (ETATS-UNIS) [07.06.10] – Lehman Brothers, la banque d’investissement qui a fait faillite en septembre 2008 envisage de vendre une majeure partie de sa collection d’art moderne chez Sotheby’s en septembre 2010. Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., la banque d’investissement en faillite depuis 2008 et la société Neuberger Bernam, qui l’a racheté depuis, ont demandé à un juge de... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2010

Old Master Paintings from a Private Collection to Be Offered at Sotheby's

"A View of the Grand Canal Looking North-East with the Churches of Santa Lucia and the Scalzi) by Apollinion Domenichini (detail). Estimate: £80,000-£100,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- The word Venice is, to many, evocative of grand canals and sleepy backwaters, lined with the facades of beautiful palazzi. What lies behind those facades, however, often remains a mystery. 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... [Lire la suite]
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25 mai 2010

Sotheby's to Sell One of the Most Iconic Works of Art by Bharti Kher

The Skin Speaks a Language not its Own" by Bharti Kher. Estimate: £700,000-1,000,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Sotheby's announced that it will offer for sale Bharti Kher’s celebrated sculpture The Skin Speaks a Language not its Own, one of the most iconic and most talked-about works of art by a contemporary Indian artist and the masterpiece of the leading female artist of her generation. Awe-inspiring in its scale, detail and beauty, this life-sized female Indian elephant, will be offered in Sotheby’s Contemporary Art... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2010

Masterwork by Yves Klein to Be Sold at Sotheby's in London

Yves Klein, "RE 49, Relief Eponge Bleu", 1962. Estimate: £4.5-6.5 million. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby’s London Contemporary Art Evening Sale on Monday, 28 June, 2010 will be spearheaded by a remarkable Yves Klein work, "RE 49, Relief Eponge Bleu", which comes to auction from the collection HypoVereinsbank. This work is one of exceptionally few large-scale blue "Relief Eponge" works remaining in private hands and was created at the climax of Klein’s artistic career. The painting will be... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2010

Sotheby's to Sell Emperor Yongsheng's Ceremonial Pearl Necklace

A ceremonial court pearl necklace from the Qing dynasty is displayed in front of a portrait of the Yongzheng Emperor at a Sotheby's preview in Hong Kong. The item is expected to fetch $1-1.5 million at an auction on April 8, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s announced that the Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art 2010 Spring Sale will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 8 April 2010. Comprising over 330 lots with an estimated total value of approximately HK$430 million, one of the outstanding... [Lire la suite]
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11 février 2010

Contemporary Art at Sotheby's Totals $84.8 Million, Well in Excess of Pre-Sale Expectations

The top-selling work of this exceptional collection was Yves Klein’s 1961 fire, body and water imprints on paper laid down on wood F88. Photo: Sotheby´s LONDON.- This evening, Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale brought the exceptionally strong total of £54,074,450 / $84,761,700 / €61,461,160 – well in excess of pre-sale expectations (Estimate: £32,157,000-44,986,000), establishing the second highest total for a February Sale of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s. The auction achieved remarkable sell-through rates: 97.9% by lot... [Lire la suite]