20 sept. 2008

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ANCIENT ART

In Amsterdam at Sotheby's on October 15, I considered two winter landscapes, by Koekkoek (300 K €) (UNSOLD) and Schelfhout (300 K €) (UNSOLD).

MODERN ART

Christie's begins to give details on their sales of November in New York. On November 6, the top works are signed Kandinsky ($ 15 million), (SOLD 17 M$ including fees), Gris ($ 12.5 million) (SOLD 21 M$ including fees) and Giacometti ($ 14 million). (SOLD 11.5 M$ including fees).

An oil on canvas by Anglada Camarasa is estimated € 1.5 million by Christie's in Madrid on October 2 (104 x 191 cm, lot 44). (UNSOLD).

Heffel present in Toronto on November 19 an oil on canvas made in 1951 by Riopelle (1 MCAN$, 127 x 164 cm). (SOLD 1.6 MCan$ including fees).

On October 20 in London, I noted in the sale of Italian art organized by Christie's an installation by Pino Pascali (£ 1.5 million) (UNSOLD) and an achrome by Piero Manzoni (£ 1.5 million). (SOLD 1.6 M£ including fees).

A blue abstract painting by Ad Reinhardt is estimated 1.75 million by Heritage. It will be in December in Dallas (December 12). (UNSOLD)

CURRENT ART

On November 12 at Christie's in New York, a fantastic sculpture by Murakami is expected at $ 5 million. (SOLD 3.4 M$ including fees)

Christie's sells in Zurich on December 1 an installation of Fischli and Weiss in two showcases of 145 x 145 x 57 cm (900 KCHF). The Swiss believe that this lot is a major work of their contemporary art. (SOLD 1 MCHF including fees)

Kate Moss as an artist is unexpected, and it is at Lyon and Turnbull in London on September 27, with a lipstick and blood on canvas (122 x 91 cm, £ 30 K, lot 160) (SOLD 28 K£ before fees).

FURNITURE

Néret-Minet and Tessier, who operate in Paris, had the good idea to form a catalog of the highlights of their fall sales. It shows for November 21 a bureau de pente Louis XV with complications. It is attributed to Landrin and stamped by Migeon (300 K €). (UNSOLD)

By Coutau-Bégarie in Paris on October 15, a secrétaire de pente attributed to BVRB and stamped by Migeon is estimated 350 K€, lot 179. (UNSOLD)

ASIA

An article appeared in my networks, just before the Christie's sale on September 17 devoted to bottles of Chinese tobacco. (SOLD 420 K$ including fees a miniature gourde).

RUSSIA

An order of St Andrew in gold, silver and diamonds 10 x 7 cm is estimated 230 K € by San Giorgio in Genoa on October 18 (sale 005-I, lot 417). (SOLD 800 K€, probably before fees)

ARCHEOLOGY

The headless Roman marble statue that Christie's sells in London on October 13 is about 2,000 years old (700 K£, Lot 189, 140 cm). (UNSOLD).

WEAPONS

Bonhams and Butterfields expects 300 K$ on a Colt revolver by Texas Paterson in San Francisco on November 17. (SOLD 375 K$ before fees)

MOTORCYCLES

At Stafford on 19 October for 400 K$ (220 K£), Bonhams sells a racing motorcycle of Vincent brand. (SOLD 200 K£ before fees)

JEWELS

Christie's sells two diamonds carved out of one gem, on October 15 in New York. They weigh 102 carats (SOLD 4.1 M$ including fees) and 70 carats (SOLD 2.1 M$ including fees).

PRINTS

I had just reminded in an article of the Vampires by Munch, and one of them is coming, at Sotheby's in London on October 2! (300 K£, lot 81). (SOLD 325 K£ inluding fees).

PHOTO

We have more information on the sale of Sotheby's in New York on 14 and 15 October. There is a nude of Tina Modotti by Edward Weston (250 K$), (SOLD 300 K$ including fees), a detail of a flower by Imogen Cunningham (150 K$), (UNSOLD), a moonrise by Ansel Adams ( 200 K$), (SOLD 360 K$ including fees), Mudmen by Irving Penn (250 K$), (UNSOLD), and also a Stills by Cindy Sherman (300 K $).(UNSOLD)