1. Alle Posts mit dem Tag "christie's"

  2. Modern Art in Amsterdam

    Located in Amsterdam-Zuid, the cultural heart of the city, Christie’s dependance is housed in a building that exemplifies the Amsterdam style of the 1920s and has seen some of the most important art auctions in the Netherlands. 

    This June, Christie’s Amsterdam is presenting another such iconic sale, with highlights such as Piet Mondrian, Kees van Dongen, MC Escher, and Pablo Picasso.

    Take a sneak peek of Modern Art at Christie’s Amsterdam

    Pictured: Bond of Union, 1956 by MC Escher 

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  3. When it hits the auction block on May 13, will this work by Francis Bacon beat the $142.4 million record set for ‘Three Studies of Lucian Freud’ at Christie’s last year?

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  4. Rekord at Christie’s 

    Francis Bacon's triptych has become the most expensive work ever to be sold at auction, selling for $142.4 million at Christie’s last night -The lucky bidder was New York’s Acquavella Galleries, who purchased it on behalf of an unidentified client. 

    Until now "The Scream" by Edvard Munch held the top spot for most expensive work at auction when it was sold at Sotheby’s in 2012 for almost $120 million.    

    The astounding Post War and Contemporary sale totaled $691.6 million and set several records throughout the night. 

    A record for a living artist was set when Jeff Koons's famed “Balloon Dog (Orange)”, which was consigned by Peter Brant, garnered $58.4 million, with David Zwirner having been the underbidder. 

    The third most expensive lot last night was Andy Warhol's super sized Coca-Cola bottle, which sold for $57.3 million. 

    Christie’s total easily met the auction house’s own $500 million expectations and proves that when it comes to contemporary art, collectors and investors clearly know what they want.

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  5. Millions for Kate 

    A collection of mostly photographs and several artworks of British supermodel enfant terrible Kate Moss fetched $2.73 million at Christie’s in London yesterday. 

    The 58 pieces by renowned artists including Irving Penn, Mario Testino, Chuck Close, and Annie Leibovitz were sold by collector Gert Elfering, founder of Berlin’s Camerawork Gallery. 

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  6. Private Sales

    This season, Sotheby’s is opening a new London art gallery to boost their private sales. Catering to international billionaires, the Mayfair space is scheduled to open during Frieze Week with a show by German artist Josef Beuys.  

    “In response to the growing demand from our clients to transact continuously — not just in the traditional sales seasons — we plan to host five selling exhibitions per year,” Sotheby’s told Bloomberg. 

    Private sales at the auction house increased by 11% in 2012, accounting for $906.5 million of a $5.4 billion total — while rival auction house Christie’s increased their private sales by 26%. 

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  7. http://Cold-Blooded Ceramics

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  8. Tonight, At Christie’s

    Here is a sneak peek at Christie’s highly anticipated Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale, which is happening tonight in London. Estimated at US$18,850,141 to 25,133,521, carrying the highest estimate is Wassily Kandinsky’s Studie zu Improvisation 3 (pictured). Impressive works by Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, and Paul Signac are also starring in this multimillion sale. 

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  9. Latest from Christie’s

    Preview Christie’s beautiful spring Prints and Multiples sale, which takes place in New York today. The many highlights of the sale include a complete set of 10 fabulous Andy Warhol soup can screenprints from 1968, as well as sets by Chagall and Matisse! 

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  10. South Asian Art

    Mark your calendars for one of this spring’s highlights: the Christie’s auction of South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    This sale, which will take place on March 20, 2013, will present a rich collection of Modern and Contemporary works spanning the region. To highlight 50 years of Goa’s independence, Christie’s is also featuring a collection of early works by Francis Newton Souza

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  11. Warhol Foundation Cashes Out

    Is this the end of the Warhol market? 

    The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts said Wednesday that it has enlisted Christie’s to upend the Warhol market by auctioning off the rest of his estate, which includes more than 20,000 works. These items are expected to sell for a total of more than US$100 million! 

    “We’re converting art into money,” said Chairman Michael Straus. According to the Wall Street Journal, the foundation aims to use the proceeds to expand the scope of its art-related grant programs.

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  12. Prints & Multiples at Christie’s

    Flip through our album for a quick look at Christie’s Prints and Multiples sale happening today in New York! 

    Click to preview the entire auction

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  13. Constable’s The Lock At Christie’s

    Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza is selling John Constable’s The Lock, one of the prized exhibits in her collection, because of liquidity problems due to Spain’s economic crisis.

    Estimated to go for US$31,416,902–US$39,271,127, the piece is expected to become one of the most expensive British paintings ever sold when it goes under the hammer at Christie’s London on Tuesday, July 3, 2012.

    Browse the entire Old Master & British Paintings Evening Sale.  

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  14. Christie’s First Online-Only Auction

    For all the wine lovers out there: Christie’s is holding its first exclusively online auction, 6-20 August. 

    The Signature Cellars auction will offer 301 wine lots, including a case of 1982 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild estimated at US$35,000 to US$45,000.

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  15. Bargain Prices At Christie’s

    Contemporary art lovers can add to their collections at relatively low prices next month, when Christie’s holds its Open House auction on July 16, 2012.

    Works by artists such as Warhol, Longo, and Francis are set to hit the auction block with no reserve prices.

    Browse the entire Open House auction.

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  16. Picasso Ceramics At Christie’s

    Christie’s South Kensington is auctioning The Madoura Collection of Picasso Ceramics  today! 

    This is the last ever opportunity for collectors to purchase these works by Picasso directly from where they were made, at the Madoura Pottery in Vallauris, France! 

    Pictured are a few of the featured lots - preview the entire ceramics sale

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