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The George Michael Collection

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 19 marzo 2019

London he George Michael Collection has realised a combined total of £11,328,125 / $15,035,490 / €13,259,045 across the spirited Evening Auction and accessible online platform. Proceeds from the sale will be used to continue George Michael’s philanthropic work. The art collection of the British singer and songwriter, and icon of the imaginative spirit of the 1980s and 1990s, captivated audiences globally and saw international bidding for works in both the Evening and Online Auctions.
One of the most influential and best-selling recording artists of all time, George Michael’s private art collection represented a dialogue with his own British contemporaries, artists such as Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas, Michael Craig-Martin, and Marc Quinn, who rose to prominence by challenging the status quo of the time, together creating the Young British Art movement. Through visits to galleries and artists’ studios, he developed friendships with many of the YBA artists whose work he deeply admired.

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Annabel’s Auction Realised £4,099,250 / $5,259,338 / €4,587,061

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 22 novembre 2018

London The much-anticipated landmark sale celebrating Annabel’s, 44 Berkeley Square ·1963–2018· on 20 November 2018 realised £4,099,250 / $5,259,338 / €4,587,061, selling 100% by lot and 100% by value. Having attracted over 2,000 visitors to the in-situ pre-sale exhibition at the old Annabel’s, the auction welcomed registered bidders from 40 countries across 5 continents. The proceeds from two of the lots, by Christian Voigt and Richard Young which sold for a combined total of £33,125/ $42,503/ €37,067, will go to The Children’s Charity for The Good of All Children. Comprising 264 lots, the auction drew international interest, sparking competitive bidding in the saleroom, on the telephones and online, with over 50% of the lots sold on or directly underbid via Christie’s LiveTM. Seven artist records were set for Glyn Warren Philpot, R.A., Henry Mayo Bateman, Richard Young, Andreas Farcas, A. Duncan Carse, John Stanton Ward, R.A., and John Thomas Young Gilroy.Orlando Rock, Christie’s UK Chairman: “This sale has captured the hearts and imaginations of many across generations. The stellar result of the auction is a testament to Annabel’s global reputation as one of the most elegant and glamorous Clubs in the world – as well as to the enduring influence of the eye of founder Mark Birley. We saw competitive bidding across the whole sale, with particularly notable prices realised for one of Glyn Warren Philpot’s final portraits of Henry Thomas which sold for £368,750/ $473,106/ €412,631, becoming the top lot of the sale, and Sir Alfred James Munnings’s Study of a grey horse which fetched £242,750/ $311,448/ €271,637, selling for more than 16 times the low estimate. Having welcomed over 2,000 people to the pre-sale in-situ view at 44 Berkeley Square, it is wonderful that so many people engaged with this landmark sale, with some securing highly sought after keepsakes that they will treasure, ensuring that the legacy of the old Annabel’s lives on as the works of art and objects move in to the next chapters of their stories.”

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Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 16 settembre 2018

London – Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction will present work by some of the great artists of the 20th Century alongside those currently at the forefront of their artistic practice. The season will be led by Francis Bacon’s Figure in Movement (1972, estimate: £15,000,000-20,000,000), a seminal work which creates a vivid sense of the transition from life to death, and Gerhard Richter’s Schädel (Skull) (1983, estimate on request), unveiled for the first time in 30 years. Alongside these are masterpieces by American Contemporary artists Jeff Koons and Mark Grotjahn, as well as the finest examples of European Post-War Abstraction with works by Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni, Yves Klein, Jean Dubuffet and Pierre Soulages, and German artists such as Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer, Martin Kippenberger, Albert Oehlen and Sigmar Polke. Three works from the personal collection of Paul Maenz and 12 works by Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud will be offered, the largest and most diverse selection of works ever offered at auction by the artists. The Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction will be held on 4 October 2018 and is followed by the Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction on 5 October 2018. All works will be exhibited at King Street from 28 September 2018.

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Post-War and Contemporary Evening Auction and Italian Sale in Frieze Week

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 7 ottobre 2016

christiesLondon – On October 6, Christie’s Frieze week evening auctions in London continued with the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction and Italian Sale, which realised a combined total of £52,946,250 / $67,241,738 / €599,988,101, bringing a running total for the week to £81,231,775 / $103,334,068 / €92,261,885. The top price of the evening was the masterpiece, Adrian Ghenie’s record-breaking Nickelodeon (2008) (£7,109,000 / $9,028,430 / €8,054,497). Following the stand out performance of the Collection of Leslie Waddington on Tuesday night, which saw sell-through rates of 100% by lot and value, there was extraordinarily high energy in the room where five artist records were realized in the first seven lots with a fantastic depth of bidding that demonstrated the global demand for quality works of contemporary art. The Post-War and Contemporary Evening Auction achieved exceptional sell through rates of 96% by value and 90% by lot, with almost 70% of works selling over estimate. In total, 13 artist records were set on the night across both the Post-War and Contemporary Evening Auction and the Italian sale. The Italian Sale saw world records set for work fresh to the market, with an emphasis on Arte Povera artists including the top lot Pino Pascali (£2,629,000/ $3,338,830 / €2,978,657) and Gilberto Zorio and (£281,000 / $356,870 / €318,737). Registered bidders from 44 countries across 6 continents demonstrated the continued strength of the global contemporary art market.

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Christie’s NY Evening Auction Led By Manet, Acquired by the Getty

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 7 novembre 2014

manetNew York – Christie’s is delighted to confirm that the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles is the new owner of Edouard Manet’s Le Printemps (Springtime), sold at Christie’s New York Wednesday night for $65,125,000 (£41,028,750 / €52,100,000) after an epic bidding battle between private and institutional clients from the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The price set a new auction record for any work by Manet, nearly doubling the artist’s previous auction record of US$33.3 million, set in 2010.
Of the 30 paintings that Manet exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1882 over the course of his lifetime, Le Printemps was the last remaining in private hands. Proceeds from its sale will benefit a private American foundation supporting environmental, public health and other charitable causes.
“This is a true masterpiece with an exceptional history, from its first viewing at the Paris Salon to Washington D.C.’s National Gallery of Art, where it has been on loan for the past two decades,” noted Brooke Lampley, Head of Impressionist and Modern Art for Christie’s Americas. “It is fitting that one of our finest American museums would now acquire it for their permanent collection, where it can continue to be enjoyed by the public within the context of the museum’s rich Impressionist holdings. We couldn’t be more pleased to officially announce this exciting news with the Getty today.”
Manet’s Le Printemps was the star lot of Christie’s Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art on Wednesday, which achieved an overall sale total of $165,635,000 (£104,350,050/ € 132,508,000), and was 90% sold by lot and 87% by value. Of the 39 works offered, 1 lot sold for over $50 million, 6 sold for over $5 million, and 31 sold for over $1 million. 38% of lots sold above the high estimate, and 23% of lots sold within the pre-sale estimate range. Three additional sales, Works on Paper, the Day Sale, and an online-only auction of Picasso Ceramics will complete this week’s sales series.
While the record price for Manet drove the evening’s headlines, the sale was also notable for consistently high sell-through rates at the middle market level, between $500,000 and $5 million. For example, works priced in the $1-2 million range were 92% sold by lot. Similarly, works priced in the $2-5 million range were 93% sold by lot. Together, these impressive rates are an indication that collectors are seeking high-quality Impressionist and Modern art across a broad spectrum of prices.
“Christie’s is committed to presenting our clients with opportunities at every price level of the market,” noted Lampley. “The overall results and sell-through rates of our New York Evening Sale show that our strategy of building a closely-edited sale of high-quality artworks matched to current collecting tastes is a winning one, and we look forward to our next major sale series in this category in London in February.”Impressionist and Cubist works proved particularly appealing to clients this season, with 100% of the sale’s Impressionist and Cubist offerings sold — an indication of heightened interest in this movement as well as the great rarity of the works offered. The Cubist selection was led by a collection of three works from the Melamed Family Collection, which totaled $10,151,000, including:
o PABLO PICASSO, Figure, paper collage, pen and black ink and pencil on paper, 1913, price realized: $4,309,000
o GINO SEVERINI, Etude pour Autoportrait au canotier, charcoal, pastel and white and blue chalk on buff paper, 1912-1913, price realized: $4,757,000 – a new auction record for a work by the artist in this medium.
Additional Cubist Highlights
o Juan Gris, Verre et carafe sur une table, price realized: $1,085,000
o Pablo Picasso, Guitare, price realized: $5,317,000
o Georges Braque, Guitare et rhum, price realized: $4,645,000
Further works from the Melamed Collection are featured in Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Day and Works on Paper sales, which continue Thursday.(manet)

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The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor at Christie’s

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 20 dicembre 2011

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New York – The landmark auctions of The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor at Christie’s New York from December 3-17 realized a combined total of $156,756,576 (£100,324,209/ €120,702,563) with every single item sold. The sale drew unprecedented interest from bidders throughout the world, who gathered in Christie’s flagship Rockefeller Center saleroom to compete in person, on the phone, on-line and by absentee bid to win one of the Collection’s 1,778 lots of jewelry, fashion, decorative arts and film memorabilia. The total far exceeded Christie’s pre-sale expectations for the sale as a whole and for individual items, which were frequently hammered down for five, ten, or even 50 times their estimate in some cases.As one of the most highly-anticipated sales in auction history, the Collection generated intense interest from bidders throughout the world, with 36 different countries represented during the four days of live auctions. This historic sale set a world record for the most valuable sale of jewelry in auction history, and set a new bar for the most valuable collection of fashion ever offered at auction. It also marked the company’s first-ever Online-Only sale, which ran in parallel to the live auctions at Christie’s New York and generated over 57,000 bids and $9.5 million in additional sales. In total, 26 items sold for over the $1 million mark, and numerous new world auction records were achieved – a testament to Miss Taylor’s expert eye for craftsmanship, rarity, and quality in all of the items she chose for her personal collection. Of the sales, Chris Wilding, son of Elizabeth Taylor and member of the Elizabeth Taylor Trust said, “My mother always acknowledged that she was merely the temporary custodian of the incredible things she owned. Today, I think she would be happy to know that her collections will continue to enrich the lives of those who have acquired pieces. My family is proud that our mother’s legacy as a celebrated actress, tireless AIDS activist, and accomplished businesswoman touched so many people’s lives that they wanted to have a part of it for themselves. We could not have carried out her wishes this week without the outstanding help of Christie’s. We are most grateful to the incredibly creative and capable team led by Marc Porter, Chairman of Christie’s Americas, Heather Barnhart, Regional Managing Director, and Stephen Lash, Chairman Emeritus.”
All sales proceeds will be directed to the Elizabeth Taylor Trust. A portion of the profits generated by sales of exhibition tickets, event sponsorships and the ongoing sales of select publications will be donated to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF). An estimated 58,000 visitors have viewed highlights from the Collection since September, when Christie’s launched an eight-city global exhibition and tour that reached Moscow, London, Los Angeles, Dubai, Paris, Geneva and Hong Kong. The grand finale of the tour was a spectacular 10-day museum-quality public display of the complete Collection that drew thousands of collectors and fans to the company’s flagship galleries in Rockefeller Center and became the ‘can’t-miss’ event of the holiday season.

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19th Century Art Evening Sale

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 17 giugno 2010

London – Christie’s Old Masters and 19th Century Art Evening Sale will take place on 6 July 2010 and will offer a rich array of 68 paintings, drawings and watercolours spanning 600 years of European art history.   Leading the sale is A Commander being armed for Battle, a highly important portrait by Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) which is offered from the Spencer Collections and sold by order of the Trustees (estimate: £8 million to £12 million).   From the same collection is King David by Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, Il Guercino (1591-1666) (estimate: £5 million to £8 million).   The auction is expected to realise a total of £32,970,000 to £50,210,000. The full catalogue for the auction is available to view online at http://www.christies.com (van dyck)

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