6 sept. 2008

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CURRENT ART

Flower Matango, a monumental sculpture by Murakami (4 x 3 x 2.5 m), hopes 24 MHK $ at Sotheby's in Hong Kong on October 4. (UNSOLD). Equally monumental, an oil on canvas by Gupta showing a taxi at airport (2 x 4.2 m) is estimated 12 MHK$. (UNSOLD).

COMICS

It is fun for 28 K € at Artcurial in Paris on September 27 at lot 7: an album Tintin au Pays des Soviets signed "Tintin" (by Hergé) and "Milou" (Snowy)(by his wife). (SOLD 48 K€ before fees).

JEWELS

Sotheby's prepares an important sale in Hong Kong on October 7: A necklace centred with a fancy vivid yellow diamond of 102 carats (58 MHK$), (UNSOLD), a butterfly brooch signed Carvin French (30 MHK $), (UNSOLD), a cushion shaped diamond of 34 carats (47 MHK $), (SOLD 45 MHK$ including fees), a pair of earrings with rubies and diamonds by Givenchy for Taffin (30 MHK $). (UNSOLD or withdrawn).

An ancient pearl necklace by Cartier expects 500 K$ at Bonhams in New York on December 16. (SOLD 500 K$ before fees)

CERAMIC

On September 10 at Bonhams in London, a carp dish in Minton porcelain 1875 waits for 20 K£. (UNSOLD).

CARS

On October 29 in London, RM Auctions (in cooperation with Sotheby's) presents eleven miniature cars, works of Andy Saunders. (SOLD all lots ; maximum 99 K£ including fees ; erratum : actual cars and not models).

PHOTO

It is a little old photographic gem: a daguerreotype of flowers by Southworth and Hawes, circa 1852, hand tinted, for sale at Christie's in New York on October 14 (100 K$). (SOLD 110 K$ including fees).

In Paris on November 15 at Sotheby's are coming a trichrome of Cros (150 K €) (UNSOLD) and several daguerreotypes of travel by Girault de Prangey (maximum 70 K €). (top SOLD lot 95 K€ including fees).

WINES

For sale by the dozen on 19 and 20 September by Hart Davis Hart in Chicago: a lot of Romanée-Conti 1990 (100 K$) (SOLD 150 K$ before fees) and several cases of Château Lafite-Rothschild 1982 (20 K$). (top SOLD 46 K$ before fees).