Archive for December, 2011

Sotheby’s New York – Old Master Drawings

December 2nd, 2011 by

In what is one of the richest and most varied Old Master Drawings sales for years, perhaps the most remarkable single sheet is the exceptional, large-scale portrait head of a young man, executed in the late 1460s or early 1470s, and attributed to Piero del Pollaiolo.  An exceptionally well preserved masterpiece of Florentine Early Renaissance draughtsmanship, nothing like this drawing has appeared on the market in recent years.

Representing a totally different artistic world are the 38 lots from a Distinguished European collection, a wonderful group of drawings, most but not all of them 18th-century French, which encapsulate both the milieu in which they were created and the very personal and refined taste of the collector.  The leading lights of this great moment in French art – Watteau, Fragonard, Boucher, Robert, Natoire – are all represented by very appealing works of the highest quality, but there are also extremely good drawings by less familiar artists, as well as three fine Tiepolos to add an international flavour.

Sotheby’s New York – Property from the Collection of Dodie Rosekrans

December 2nd, 2011 by

Additional property from the Collection of Dodie Rosekrans will be offered in the following sales:
Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale
Contemporary Art Evening Sale
Contemporary Art Day Sale
Old Master Paintings
Old Master Drawings
Egyptian, Classical, and Western Asiatic Antiquities

This December Sotheby’s will offer Property from the Collection of Dodie Rosekrans. A celebrated philanthropist, style icon and patron of both fine and decorative arts, Dodie Rosekrans was known internationally both for her sense of adventure and unfailingly generous spirit. A trailblazer and trendsetter in fashion, the arts and society, she made a name for herself in each of the cities in which she lived with her late husband John Rosekrans: San Francisco – where she was born to Michael Naify, founder of the movie chain that became United Artists – Paris and Venice. Mr and Mrs Rosekrans’s charitable contributions were numerous, highlighted by their efforts to support the museums of San Francisco and Paris, the latter of which earned Mrs Rosekrans France’s Légion d’Honneur.

Fellows – Auction of Christmas Gifts & Novelties

December 2nd, 2011 by

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Dan Ripley’s Antique Helper – Native American Inspiration: An Exhibition by James Wille Faust

December 2nd, 2011 by

On November 28th, Wille Faust’s painting at the Indianapolis airport was removed to be replaced with an LED screen. Antique Helper is lucky to debut a brand new collection of Wille Faust’s work amidst the controversy.

Leslie Hindman – Fine Jewelry and Timepieces Auction

December 1st, 2011 by


Sotheby’s – Art Contemporain

December 1st, 2011 by

A stellar cast of Post-war artists headlines this evening sale in Paris which includes works by Jean Dubuffet, Antonio Saura and Vieira da Silva. Having smashed the record for a Soulages painting in May 2011, the sale will offer three strong artworks of different periods, from the historic 1950s to the Outrenoir series. In addition, Sotheby’s Paris is honored to present three works coming from the Art Institute of Chicago: a rare Atlan painting, the iconic Ogre by Germaine Richier and an Hourloupe Mask by Jean Dubuffet.

Beside a group of beautiful works by Chu The Chun and a Zao Wou Ki painting, Walking Up Language by Huang Young Ping will bring a sculpture of the artist for the first time at auction in France.  Having broken the record in France for a work by Martial Raysse last May, the sale will also features L’Astronaute, 1963 which shows the artist’s passion for Modernity and new technologies transferred into new techniques of creation.  Paris is also the place for international artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose MP large painting can be seen as a self-portrait.

This panoramic journey through the Postwar and Contemporary schools is followed by a day sale, containing significant artworks by Nicolas de Staël, Geer Van Velde, Hartung, Arman, César, but also Mitchell, Murakami, Valdes, Yan Pei Ming and Barcelo.


Rago Arts and Auction Center – Great Estates Auction

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Sotheby’s – Art Impressionniste & Moderne

December 1st, 2011 by

The sale of Impressionist and Modern Art in Paris on December 8th will present a host of exceptional Surrealist works, beginning with three major paintings by Max Ernst (in particular La Carmagnole painted circa 1927), a masterpiece by Roberto Matta from 1942 (Le Pendu) and a remarkable composition by Wifredo Lam (L’arbre aux miroirs, 1945) as well as impressive works by André Masson, Victor Brauner and Salvador Dalí. Other highlights include important works of modern art by artists such as Picasso, Metzinger, Picabia and Miró, who is represented by a rare sculpture from the 1960s.