Sotheby’s is pleased to present our annual auction of Israeli & International Art on December 14th. This year we are honored to present Property from the Estate of Lillian Cottin, New York, a collection that notably includes three large, rare synagogue interiors by Marc Chagall from 1931 and 1935, which have been in the collection since 1945. Other highlights include important works by Mordecai Ardon, Reuven Rubin and Nahum Gutman.
Sotheby’s Paris is pleased to announce this next Regards sur l’Orient sale on November 16th.
This sale will offer a group of ten distinguished paintings by Jacques Majorelle: several market scenes, a testimony of the artist journeys in Africa, revealing a taste for acid shades contrasting with dark skin tones. Nudes show the artist’s fascination for African beauties and spectacular crowd scenes in Marrakech complete this nice group.
A brilliant example of Belgian Africanist painting, Fernand Allard-Olivier’s Le fou du chef shows a traditional scene observed in Belgian Congo. A rare and charming Oriental woman, by Frederic Arthur Bridgman with her captivating look and her elegant oufit makes her one of the highlights of this sale. The painting cession also includes major works by Jose Cruz Herrera and Roubtzoff and lovely landscapes by Henri Pontoy, Eugène Deshayes and Delahogue.
The sale will also include a group of modern turkish paintings from French Private collections acquired directly from the artists in the 60′s and 70′s. Amongst this group, we are offering Important works by Orhan Peker, Bedri Rahmi Eyuboglu and Fikret Moualla. the last section will be dedicated to ottoman works of art.
The forthcoming Important Russian Art sale on the evening of November 28th offers an extremely impressive group of high quality works from private collections, much of which has not appeared on the market in recent memory. At its core is an exciting group of ten works from the estate of a Latvian lawyer, Arthur Ferdinand Hamann, rediscovered after 50 years in storage.
Highlights from the 19th century include an large moonlit view of St Petersburg by Alexei Bogoliubov at £400,000-600,000, a charming view of haystacks by Shishkin from a Danish private collection at £250,000-350,000 and one of the finest boyarina portraits by Konstantin Makovsky to be sold in recent years valued at £150,000 – 250,000. The early 20th century is represented by a rare 1914 work by Nikolai Roerich at £400,000-600,000, and a 1916 still life of Tatar artefacts by Petr Konchalovsky formerly in the collection of the art historian Waldemar George estimated at £500,000-700,000. We are delighted also to be offering high-calibre paintings by Nikolai Tarkhoff, Sergei Vinogradov, Konstantin Gorbatov, Dmitry Stelletsky and Mstislav Dobuzhinsky among others.
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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.
– Records Set for Gustave Caillebotte, Tamara de Lempicka
and a Late Work by Pablo Picasso –
2 November 2011 – Sotheby’s New York, the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale achieved a
strong $199,804,500, well within the overall pre-sale estimate of $167.6/229.9 million and eclipsing the total
for the same sale in May 2011. The auction was 81.4% sold by lot, and saw a total of 39 works sell for over $1
million. Gustav Klimt’s Litzlberg am Attersee (Litzlberg on the Attersee) was the top lot of the sale,
achieving $40,402,500 after a prolonged bidding battle (est. in excess of $25 million*), and auction records
were set for Gustave Caillebotte, Tamara de Lempicka and Maxime Maufra.´”I have rarely felt a room as
energetic as tonight” said Tobias Meyer, auctioneer of the evening sale.