Sotheby's Old Master Paintings Totals $110.9 Million
Date: 31 Jan 2007 | Views: 8332
NEW YORK - Sotheby's two-day sale of Old Master Paintings in New York brought an unprecedented total of $110,993,240 (est. $58.2/100.5 million*), the highest total ever for a sale in this category worldwide1. The top selling lot was a rare, late work by Rembrandt, Saint James the Greater, from 1661, which sold for $25,800,000 to an anonymous buyer. More...
Record for Hans Baldung Grien Set to $3.7M
Date: 28 Jan 2007 | Views: 4771
NEW YORK.- Christie’s N.Y. held the Old Master and 19th Century Drawings auction sale with a total of $7,884,040 in sales. The top lot was the work by Hans Baldung Grien’s Head of a man, in three-quarter-profile to the left, black chalk, on light brown paper and sold for $3,712,000. This is a world auction record for the artist. More...
Artists ponder future of digital Mona Lisas
Date: 24 Jan 2007 | Views: 4063
BERKELEY, California - The world's great art has long been chiseled into stone, painted onto canvas and set in architectural gems meant to last across the generations. More...
New Record for Edward Hicks at $6,176,000
Date: 24 Jan 2007 | Views: 4237
NEW YORK. - Christie’s sale of Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Prints & Decoys today totaled $19,963,560 and was 74% sold by lot, 93% sold by value. The sale was led by Edward Hicks’s last Peaceable Kingdom, which realized $6,176,000 More...
Stan Douglas Receives $25,000 Hnatyshyn Foundation Award
Date: 21 Jan 2007 | Views: 4052
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA. - The recipient of the inaugural Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award is Vancouver artist Stan Douglas. The $25,000 prize for excellence in Canadian visual arts will be presented to Douglas today by Gerda Hnatyshyn, C.C., President and Chair of the Board of The Hnatyshyn Foundation, at a reception at the Vancouver Art Gallery. More...
Traditional January Sales at Bonhams
Date: 21 Jan 2007 | Views: 4402
LONDON, ENGLAND.- On Tuesday 23 January, Bonhams Knightsbridge will offer an enticing alternative to the traditional January sales, with the potential for plenty of bargains. The entire auction of over 550 pictures and frames will be offered without estimates or reserves and with the instruction 'to sell'. More...
Evidence on Mona Lisa Model Found
Date: 21 Jan 2007 | Views: 138569
FLORENCE, ITALY.- Giuseppe Pallanti, An Italian historian, said he found the last resting place of the woman portrayed in Leonardo da Vinci's famous Mona Lisa. According to Pallanti, the woman died at age 63 in July 1542. More...
Casting Blame for Looting in Trial of Getty Ex-Curator
Date: 18 Jan 2007 | Views: 4110
ROME. — In a move that seemed to gratify prosecutors, lawyers for a former curator of antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles who is on trial here asked on Wednesday that the court admit as evidence a letter in which the curator railed against her former employer. More...
Christie's Appoints Francis Wahlgren
Date: 18 Jan 2007 | Views: 7258
NEW YORK. - Building on the strong business results of the International Books and Manuscripts Department, Christie's is pleased to announce the appointment of Francis Wahlgren as International Specialist Head of the Books and Manuscripts department, effective January 2007. More...
Early American Silver: 1670-1820 at Christie's
Date: 18 Jan 2007 | Views: 6911
NEW YORK. - This January Christie’s presents Early American Silver: 1670-1820 -January 18. The sale of Early American Silver which opens the Americana sales at Christie’s on January 18 is exemplary in that is the first such dedicated sale to be staged at Christie’s in nearly fifteen years. More...
Surrealist Art To Be Featured at Sotheby's in February
Date: 18 Jan 2007 | Views: 16505
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sotheby’s sale of Surrealist Art on the evening of Monday, February 5, 2007 will include 21 works that are together estimated to realise more than £9 million, making this one of the biggest such sales ever staged. More...
Can Museums Play In Today's Art Market?
Date: 18 Jan 2007 | Views: 5172
IN 1961, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York rallied its supporters and snapped up an important Rembrandt painting at auction for $2.3 million. Los Angeles industrialist Norton Simon, then a fledgling collector, also planned to buy "Aristotle With a Bust of Homer," but he didn't have a chance. He was prepared to spend up to $1 million. Bidding opened at $1.5 million. More...
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