2 nov. 2008

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ANCIENT ART

Note for Nov. 20 at Dallas by Heritage a Vision of St. Bruno by Sebastiano Ricci (600 K $, lot 63,005). (UNSOLD)

MODERN ART

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Emily Carr shows a totem, Lot 184 in Heffel on Nov. 19 in Toronto (900 KCdn$). (SOLD 1.05 MCdn$ including fees).

At Joyner in Toronto in association with Waddington, a very colorful painting of Tom Thomson is estimated 600 KCdn$, Lot 050 on November 25. (UNSOLD)

At Ritchies and Sotheby's on November 24, also in Toronto, a surprising lake landscape by Lawren Harris is estimated 1 MCdn$ Lot 96. (SOLD 1,06 MCdn$ fees included ; SOLD by the same artist a Greenland landscape 2,07 MCdn$ including fees)

Lot 8 of the sale of Sotheby's in London on November 24 is a painting of Aivazovsky (£ 2.5 million). (UNSOLD)

On 28 November in Berlin, Villa Grisebach devotes a separate catalog to Lovis Corinth on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the artist. Two landscapes and a portrait are estimated 400 K€ each (lots 26 (UNSOLD), 29 (SOLD 540 K€ including fees) and 24 (UNSOLD at hammer))

On 12 November in London, Christie's sale is devoted to Cecil Aldin. The maximum of low estimates is £ 15 K (Lot 116). (SOLD 13 K£ including fees)

Lovers of Richard Diebenkorn have a choice between
An abstract painting at $ 6 million at Sotheby's in New York on November 11, lot 28 (SOLD 5.2 M$ including fees)
and
A landscape at $ 3 million at Christie's in New York on November 13, lot 183. (SOLD 2.5 M$ including fees)

Spotted by Corinne in the sale of Christie's in New York on November 6: A statue of Degas cast by Hébrard ($ 500 K, lot 25) (SOLD 540 K$ including fees) and a painting by Cezanne of Pontoise ($ 7 million, lot 27). (SOLD 7.9 M$ including fees)

CURRENT ART

A work in steel and plexiglass of 1977 by Donald Judd is the star of the sale of Phillips de Pury in New York on November 13 ($ 4 million, lot 15). (SOLD 3.2 M$ including fees)

John Currin is to be seen twice in the coming days:
At Phillips de Pury (same sale as above) at $ 500 K, lot 24 (UNSOLD)
and
At Sotheby's in New York on 11 November ($ 3.5 million, lot 4). (SOLD 5.5 M$ including fees)

A "Mountain", no less! This sculpture by Anish Kapoor (2.55 x 5 x 2.81 m) comes at Bonhams in Dubai on November 24 ($ 1.8 million, lot 51). (UNSOLD)

ASIA

A gilded bronze of Avalokitesvara from the Xuande period could reach £ 2.5 million at Sotheby's in London on November 5, lot 231. (WITHDRAWN)

The Ruyi scepter of the Qianlong era that Bonhams offers for 200 K £ at lot 217 of the sale of 6 November is made of jadeite. (UNSOLD)

RUSSIAN ART

The Russian art is often exceeding its estimates, so we follow with curiosity a badge of the White Eagle monogramed by Keibel, Lot 167 of the sale of Lombrail-Teucquam in Paris on November 13. It expects 50 K €. (SOLD 57 K€ before fees)

FURNITURE

Red raspberry, this is the color of lot 47 of Sotheby's in Paris on November 26. It is a salon Ours polaire by Royère, and it's in velvet (350 K €). (UNSOLD)

COMICS

Two original drawings in ink and gouache of Druillet in tribute to Böcklin split in the sale of Millon in Paris on November 15, lots 184 and 185 estimated € 40 K each. (SOLD together 165 K€ before fees). An original page for Asterix by Uderzo expects 60 K € at lot 537. (SOLD 250 K€ before fees).

JEWELS

On 20 November, Christie's in Geneva presents a necklace with emeralds whose traceability goes back to the British aristocracy in the eighteenth century (1.8 MCHF, lot 269) (UNSOLD) and a Kashmir sapphire weighing 42 carats (3.4 MCHF, lot 279). (SOLD 4.2 MCHF including fees)

For Hong Kong on December 2, Christie's has found a beautiful jadeite hoop (MHK $ 6.8) (SOLD 6.7 MHK$ including fees) and a red diamond of 1.7 carats. (UNSOLD)

BOOKS

A breviary from the early fourteenth century is a rarity that you can buy from Thierry de Maigret in Paris on November 18. La Gazette de l'Hotel Drouot showed its price: 200 K €. (SOLD 1.47 M€ before fees)

Also in Paris (Drouot) but by Tajan on December 4, here is a first edition of Paradise Lost by Milton (100 K €). (SOLD 25 K€ including fees, from an estimate that has been lowered down to 40 K€)

MUSIC

Lot 3 from the sale of Delorme et Collin du Bocage in Paris on November 15 is an autograph letter by Beethoven, not musical (150 K €). (SOLD 145 K€ before fees)

PHOTO

Cindy Sherman expects $ 300 K by lighting her cigarette. It is the lot 341 of the 2050 sale of Christie's in New York on November 13. (UNSOLD)

SCIENCE

Done in Augsburg in 1570, an astronomical compendium is to be sold by ERA in Villefranche on November 29. (UNSOLD) We find in the same sale an eight tube English telescope of the end of the seventeenth century. (SOLD 30 K€ before fees)

WINES

Château Mouton Rothschild is featured at Christie's in Geneva on November 18, with a case of twelve bottles of the prestigious 1945 vintage (55 KCHF) (SOLD 75 KCHF including fees) and a group of 68 bottles distributed in 66 vintages from 1940 to 2005 (55 KCHF). (SOLD 86 KCHF including fees).