Auctions Around The World Winter 2015

1. LONDON.- Tonight’s evening auction realised £123,515,250 / $188,200,186/ €166,461,924 - the highest ever total for a Sotheby’s sale of Contemporary Art in Europe (est. £88.6–125.5m / $135191.2m / €119.4-169.1m). “The enormous global appetite for Contemporary masterpieces played out tonight as bidding shot up in leaps of £2 million for Richter’s landmark abstract. It is emblematic of the depth of the market that new benchmarks were set not only for rising star Jonas Wood, but also for the greats: Richter, Fontana, Bacon.
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2. BOULDER, CO.- Fascinating relics and treasures of the Ancient World will come to life on Friday, February 13th as Artemis Gallery presents 400+ pedigreed lots in its Antiquities, Pre-Columbian & Tribal Art Auction. The carefully authenticated selection contains antiquities, ancient and ethnographic art from the most
intriguing cultures of the past, including those of Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Near/Middle East, Asia and Pre-Columbian Americas.
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3. LOS ANGELES, CA.- Tell Me What You Want (What You Really, Really Want), a new auction taking place at Bonhams in Los Angeles on March 31, will
feature work by such pioneering artists as Richard Anuszkiewicz, Mathias Goeritz, Jim Dine and Claes Oldenburg. The auction will be introduced by a series of events, wine tastings and a preview party on March 28 with a performance by two professional players on the ping-pong table made by artist Ry Rocklen for his Trophy Modern series.
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4. LONDON.- The Evening Sales of Impressionist and Modern Art and The Art of the Surreal that took place at Christie’s London on 4 February realised a combined total of £147,031,000/$222,751,965/€194,080,920, selling 88% by lot and 94% by value. The auctions had a combined pre-sale estimate of £92.8 million to £133.8 million. The top price was achieved by Joan Miró’s Painting
(Women, Moon, Birds), which sold for £15,538,500/ $23,540,828/ €20,510,820 against an estimate of £4 million to £7 million. In total, 36 works of art sold for over £1 million / 45 for over $1 million.
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5. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Old
Masters Week in New York, which will take place from 27-29 January 2015. The sales begin on January 27 with The Abbott-Guggenheim Collection: A New York Kunstkammer, featuring a renowned collection of 120 lots of Renaissance and Baroque sculptures and clocks. On January 28, Old Master Paintings: Part I features the earliest known work by Caravaggio, Boy peeling a fruit, which leads a superb selection of Italian Baroque art. Also on January 28, the Renaissance sale features a rare portrait by Bronzino, which is the top lot of the week and heads an exceptional group of Renaissance portraiture. On 29 January, Old Master and British Drawings includes star lots by David and Rubens, and Old Master Paintings: Part II will round out the series of sales. The five sales in Old Masters Week will offer works with exceptional provenance and freshness, discoveries and new attributions and are expected to realize in excess of $ 60 million. More Information: http://artdaily.com/news/75244/Old-Masters-Week-at-Christie-s-New-York-features-rare-painting-by-Caravaggio#.VNUg453F9CY[/url]
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6. DALLAS, TX.- Heritage Auctions' Nov. 30 Weekly Internet Comics Auction set a new record for the highest-grossing auction of its kind after reaching $256,743 in total sales. The auction was
completely sold out as 874 lots of vintage comic books, original comic art, animation art, magazines and related memorabilia changed hands.
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7. BOULDER.- Each of Artemis Gallery's auctions reflects a deep respect for ancient cultures of all geographic regions. That's why the template for all of the company's sales is so intentionally multicultural. The 500+ lots in their December 5 Ancient Ethnographic Art Holiday Auction includes Classical Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities; as well as art and relics of Pre-Columbian, Native American and Oceanic peoples. Additionally, the auction includes Part II of the collection of William Norris Dale, an American diplomat who was stationed in Turkey in the early 1960s. Two selections from LiveAuctioneers online catalog are shown here: a circa 17th/18th century CE Spanish gold emerald pendant cross, est. $10,000-$14,000; and a circa 1st/2nd century CE Roman bronze of a satyr carrying a wineskin, est. $12,000-$15,000.
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8. MICHIGAN-The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House kept secret its 2013 sale of an oil painting by French post-impressionist Paul Cezanne to a private buyer for $100 million to help protect Detroit-owned artworks under threat due to the city's bankruptcy. More Information: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2014/12/19/us/ap-us-ford-house-cezanne.html?_r=0


9. HONG KONG.- Sotheby's Hong Kong Spring Sales 2015 will take place from 4 to 7 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Continuing its exploration the history of art within an academic context, Sotheby's Modern Asian Art category will offer approximately 150 meticulously-selected works by modern Chinese masters estimated at over HK$260 million / US$33 million* in the Modern and Contemporary Asian Art Evening Sale (4 April) and Modern Asian Art Day Sale (5 April).More Information: http://artdaily.com/news/76929/Sotheby-s-Hong-Kong-announces-Modern-Asian-Art-Spring-Sales-to-take-place-from-4-to-7-April-#.VP6E3oF4r5I Copyright © artdaily.org



10. DALLAS, TX.- A rare surviving broadside by Sam Houston appealing to the citizens of Texas for aid on the very day Texas declared her independence - only the second copy to ever surface - could sell for $15,000 in Heritage Auctions' March 14 Texana Grand Format Auction in Dallas. The auctions' 362 lots offer an insider's look at the Texas Revolution through unique documents and letters signed by the likes of James Bowie, Davy Crockett and Stephen F. Austin, among other notables. More Information: http://artdaily.com/news/76897/Sam-Houston-s-Texas-Revolution-Army-orders-open-for-bids-at-Heritage-Auctions-#.VP9IUIF4r5ICopyright © artdaily.org


11. LONDON.- One of the most significant collections of eastern antique weaponry in the world is to be auctioned at Bonhams Knightsbridge on 29 April. The collection, which was assembled by Rick Wagner over the course of his lifetime, includes edged weapons, antique firearms and armour in great variety. Wagner was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1935 and was raised in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. He later wrote that he inherited the "collecting gene" from his mother, Clare, a dedicated collector of antiques who encouraged her children to study and gather stamps, coins and, eventually, weapons. More Information: http://artdaily.com/index_iphone.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=76889#.VP9E8IF4r5I Copyright © artdaily.org


12. SYDNEY.- Several rare Mao-era snuff bottles will be auctioned by Bonhams in Sydney later this month, part of a private collection of more than 350 exquisitely decorated bottles. With items ranging from traditional 19th century inside-painted bottles to modern takes on historical motifs, the sizeable collection was built up by the Lumsden family of New South Wales over two decades and includes several rare and unusual pieces. Bonhams Asian Art specialist, Yvett Klein, said the most unique bottles were produced during the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and '70s and are adorned with propaganda images and slogans by Chairman Mao. More Information: http://artdaily.com/index_iphone.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=76890#.VP6ONYF4r5I Copyright © artdaily.org