Sotheby’s forthcoming auction of Russian Art in New York will feature paintings and works of art with exceptional provenance and art historical importance. The paintings on offer will be led by works from iconic Russian artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, including 19th-century masters Ivan Aivazovsky, Isaac Levitan and Henryk Siemiradzki. Petr Petrovich Vereshchagin’s View of St. Petersburg, one of the most magnificent cityscapes by the artist ever to appear at auction, will be sold by Mikhail Baryshnikov to benefit the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Several other significant works come to auction directly from private collections, including Nicholas Roerich’s extremely rare design for The Novgorod Market from Sadko, 1920, as well as Boris Grigoriev’s extraordinarily dramatic Still Life with Candle and Pot from the mid-1920s. A series of four superb works by Socialist Realist painter Yuri Pimenov will also be offered, led by The Pianist, a highly dynamic work from the earliest and most revolutionary period of the artist’s career, as well as Worker’s Brigade, a composition closely related in style and subject matter to the artist’s monumental First of May Celebration, 1950, which achieved the record-setting price of $1,538,500 at Sotheby’s New York last November.
Archive for March, 2011
Preview begins Saturday April 2nd, 2011
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Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ Fine Books and Manuscripts department conducts regularly scheduled auctions of collections large and small consigned by individuals, estates and institutions. Our auctions feature a variety of rare and antiquarian books and manuscripts, with areas of interest including Natural History, Science, Exploration, Americana, Fine Bindings and Leather Bound Sets, Continental Books, Fine Printings, Artist’s Books, Literary First Editions, and significant Literary or Historical Autographs and Archives. The Fine Books and Manuscripts department also handles consignments of Illuminated Manuscripts, Maps, Atlases and Historical, Botanical and Ornithological Prints.
Click here to view the entire catalogue for the Modern Smalls in Rago’s No Reserve Discovery Auction
Among the highlights of the spring Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale is a selection of Imperial porcelain vases. A rare pair of gold enameled archaistic vases imitating bronze hu vessels, produced for the Qianlong Emperor (r. 1736-95) epitomizes the opulence of his reign. The pair of vases appears to be unique and no other examples are recorded.
As always, the Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale in Hong Kong this spring will bring only the finest and rarest objects to the market. Through the many pieces of historical treasures offered in this sale, collector can trace the splendors of the archaic Chinese art.
Browse the entire catalogue of Contemporary Art and Fine Art in Rago’s No Reserve Discovery Auction. The auction will be held on April 8th at 9:00 am.
Click here to view the entire catalogue for Rago’s Estates Auction, including an extraordinary array of Silver pieces. The auction will be held on April 9th at 11:00 am.