Archive for October, 2011

Sotheby’s London – English Literature, History, Children’s Books & Illustrations

October 4th, 2011 by

The sale will feature first editions, presentation copies, letters and manuscripts from the mid-sixteenth century to the present day.

This will include a series of presentation copies of the works of the Brontë sisters, given to their close friend Ellen Nussey, the second folio edition (1632) of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies, first and inscribed editions of the works of Thomas Hardy, Oscar Wilde and Graham Greene, a very rare item of early postal history and fine illustrations.

Sotheby’s New York – Important Contemporary Prints from an American Collection

October 4th, 2011 by

We are very pleased to present our first-ever evening sale of prints, Important Contemporary Prints from an American Collection, to be held on October 27th at 6 PM. The 37 lots include six complete Warhol portfolios purchased directly from the artist’s studio, including Campbell’s Soup I, Mao and Myths.  Other highlights comprise iconic images by Jasper Johns, such as False Start and the Seasons set, four examples from Roy Lichtenstein’s Reflections series and all five of Robert Rauschenberg’s Bellini prints from the late 1980s.

Phillips de Pury – The World of Muriel Brandolini

October 4th, 2011 by

New York– Phillips de Pury & Company announce ‘The World of Muriel Brandolini’, an interiors auction celebrating the life and work of decorator Muriel Brandolini. A blaze of color on the fall calendar, Brandolini’s sale will include works from her wide-ranging collection of decorative arts, contemporary design and fine art, as well as examples of her own signature line of furniture.