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.
The Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park Toronto
Bloor Street Entrance
The November 28th auction offers for sale historical and post-war works of art. Included in this auction are paintings by Group of Seven members J.E.H. MacDonald, A.Y. Jackson, and Arthur Lismer. In addition, two fine and recently-uncovered canvases by J.W. Morrice are a highlight, as are David Milne’s superb still life from 1928, three early watercolours, one from his New York period and two from Boston Corners, and two of his much-sought-after colour drypoints. An outstanding Marc-Aurèle Fortin is expected to draw attention, as is a stunning canvas by Jean-Paul Lemieux that has not been exhibited in Canada.
The post-war section of the sale is strong with major works by the Painters Eleven, represented by a powerful Jack Bush, and works by Harold Town, William Ronald, Jock Macdonald, Kazuo Nakamura and Tom Hodgson. The Automatistes of Quebec are represented by Jean-Paul Riopelle, Marcelle Ferron, Jean McEwen, Claude Tousignant, and other Montreal painters such as Yves Gaucher, Jean Dallaire, and Jacques Hurtubise. More contemporary works, from one end of the country to the other, include important work by Alex Coville, Ed Burtynsky, Takao Tanabe, Christopher Pratt, Dennis Burton, Gershon Iskowitz, Jack Shadbolt, and Tony Scherman.
Sotheby’s American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture Sale on Thursday December 1st will present exceptional 19th Century, Impressionist, Modern and Western works for collectors seeking the best examples by American artists.
We are delighted to offer four extraordinary works by George Catlin from the Benjamin O’Fallon Collection, including two portraits of the prominent Indian Chiefs Black Hawk and One Horn, as well as Interior of a Mandan Lodge and Buffalo Chase, A Surround by the Hidatsa. Originally commissioned by Benjamin O’Fallon, nephew of William Clark and the United States Indian Agent for the Missouri Tribes, the works have been in the collection of the Field Museum since 1894.
Also on offer will be paintings and works on paper from the Estate of Helen Marx. A successful publisher and philanthropist in New York, Mrs. Marx assembled a highly personal collection of works by several of the most notable American artists of the 19th century, including Winslow Homer, Martin Johnson Heade, and Severin Roesen.
Other 19th century highlights include Winslow Homer’s Reverie,1872 one of only four in a series of highly important works by the artist featuring a beautiful young woman gazing out a window, as well as works by American Impressionists such as Childe Hassam, Willard Metcalf, Frederick Frieseke, Edmund Tarbell and Frank Benson, among others.
The work of American modern artists is represented by Milton Avery’s Crucifixon and Edward Hopper’s Construction in Mexico, both compositions which were inspired by the artists’ independent travels through Mexico during the spring of 1946. Marsden Hartley’s Untitled (Still-Life), 1919, was painted during the artist’s transformative two-year sojourn in New Mexico, and is one of only four known “window still-lifes” featuring the New Mexico landscape in the background.
Among the Western American works being presented are paintings by Albert Bierstadt, Ernest Hennings and Maynard Dixon, as well as sculpture by Frederic Remington and Charles Schreyvogel, among others.