Archive for October, 2011

Sotheby’s New York – Property from the Collection of Carl DeSantis

October 21st, 2011 by

The Collection of Carl DeSantis showcases beautiful objects in a variety of rich materials, such as carved ivory, mounted rock crystal, enameled gold, exquisitely painted porcelain, and Gorham’s Martelé silver; the luxurious combination evokes the great collections of the 19th century.

Phillips de Pury – Evening Editions

October 21st, 2011 by

New York- Following on from the success of the first Evening Editions sale in April 2011, Phillips de Pury & Company is pleased to announce its second Evening Editions sale to be held at 450 Park Avenue during the start of New York’s official Print Week 2011.

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

October 21st, 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

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.

Sotheby’s London – Finest and Rarest Wines

October 21st, 2011 by

This sale features a pristine case of Château Pétrus 1982 from the private collection of a Continental connoisseur that also includes some top Classed Growth Claret.  There is a fabulous array of Château Cheval Blanc and its ‘baby brother’, Le Petit Cheval, in young vintages and a variety of formats.  Great Sauternes, White and Red Burgundy, Rhône, California and historic German wines direct from members of the Prüm family vie for attention.  Extra ‘glitz’ can be found in a Methuselah of Louis Roederer Cristal 2000, 1990 vintage and a bottle of Cognac Hennessy Timeless in a Baccarat crystal decanter.

Sotheby’s Paris – Art Impressionniste & Moderne

October 21st, 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.

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers – The Estate of Dr. Paul J. Vignos Jr.

October 21st, 2011 by

Sunday, November 6 | 12:00 pm
Monday, November 7 | 12:00 pm
Tuesday, November 8 | 10:00 am


Wednesday, November 2 | 10am-5pm
Thursday, November 3 | 10am-5pm
Friday , November 4| 10am-5pm
Saturday, November 5 | 10am-3pm

Sotheby’s New York – Contemporary Art Auctions

October 21st, 2011 by

The November 9th auction of Contemporary Art in New York is highlighted by a rare and significant offering of four paintings by Clyfford Still, sold by the city of Denver to benefit the Clyfford Still Museum. The museum, which opens November 18, 2011, will permanently house the estate of the artist and his widow which encompass nearly 94% of the oeuvre of this founder of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Only 77 paintings by Clyfford Still are known to remain in private hands, so the four paintings to be offered through Sotheby’s (expected to realize over $50 million) are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire an icon of 20th century art. Spanning the years 1940-1976, the selection of paintings traces the arc of the artist’s career from his early Surrealist period to the majestic abstractions of 1947-1949 that presage the expansive canvases of the 1970s.

Sotheby’s Paris – Collection Fabius Frères

October 21st, 2011 by

Exhibition in Paris:

Fri, 21 Oct 11 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sat, 22 Oct 11 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sun, 23 Oct 11 | 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Mon, 24 Oct 11 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tue, 25 Oct 11 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sotheby’s – Your Art World Documentary Series

October 21st, 2011 by

“The House” – final installment of Sotheby’s new film series, available at

Discover what makes an auction so intense and irresistible when you enter The House. Watch as members of Sotheby’s staff reveal the unique moments in the life of a work of art and as collectors explore the dramatic and highly competitive environment when these works come up for sale.

Arbor Antiques – The Hitt Estate Sale

October 21st, 2011 by