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Sotheby’s launches evening sale dedicated to all things small

June auction will feature works of art that can be reproduced at actual size in the catalogue Small is beautiful, a mantra Sotheby’s is capitalising on with the launch of an evening sale in June dedicated to bijou works of art. The only criteria is that each lot must be reproducible at actual size in the sale catalogue–in other words smaller than 29.6cm x 22.8cm. The brainchild ...

Klimt helps Sotheby’s reach auction record in London

Quality works by household names bring a successful round of evening auctions to a close this week Last night, Sotheby’s confirmed what had been established at Christie’s on Tuesday—the art market looks and feels different from last year, and the number of top works on offer seems to be on the rise. When combining the results of the Impressionist and Modern and the ...

Sale of Klimt portrait to go ahead at Sotheby's

... Questions raised over the provenance of a small portrait by Gustav Klimt have now been resolved, according to a spokeswoman for the auction house. Girl in the Foliage (Mädchen im Grünen) is due to go under the hammer tomorrow, 1 March. Sotheby's estimates that the Austrian painter’s 1896 work Girl in the Foliage (Mädchen im Grünen) will sell for between £1.2m and £1.8m. It is listed as “lost after 1972” in the catalogue raisonné written by Alfred Weidinger, the chief curator at the ...

Sotheby’s catalogue mistakenly includes work forged by Wolfgang Beltracchi

Auction house removes image from online version after German journalist spots error The catalogue for the 2 March Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale in London mistakenly identifies a forgery by Wolfgang Beltracchi called Souvenir d’Anvers as a genuine collaboration by the Fauvist artist Achille-Émile Othon Friesz and Georges Braque. The work—which is not ...

On the block: love and sex at Sotheby's

Sotheby’s London are cutting out the romance this Valentine’s day and getting straight down to business with their auction Erotic: Passion and Desire (16 February). The sale includes over 100 works that look at representations of love and sex from antiquity ...

Louise Bourgeois and Yayoi Kusama united in Sotheby’s exhibition

Show at S|2 gallery in London is part of growing trend to revaluate and promote female artists Fittingly–following the week when more than one million people around the world marched for women’s rights–Sotheby’s is to host a joint exhibition of two ...

London's Old Master sales bolstered by private collections

Major surprise was last-minute withdrawal of Goya sketch at Christie's The final evening sales of the year in London yielded reassuring results for the Old Masters market. Sotheby’s put on a modest-sized but successful sale that was anchored by works from four private collections—those of the Marquess of Lothian,...

Auction houses avoid Chinese New Year clash

Growing Asian purchasing power precipitates alterations to sales calendars Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips have changed the dates of their February auctions in London—from the start of the month to its final week and the beginning of March. The new schedule avoids a clash with Chinese New Year, a one-week public holiday in China ...

All fired up: Attenborough’s Picasso ceramics sell out at Sotheby’s

... curve when it came to Picasso ceramics if the prices paid at an auction of such works held today (22 November) is anything to go by. Sixty-seven lots from the collection that he and his wife Sheila built over 50 years went under the hammer at Sotheby’s London with an estimated combined total “in the region of £1.5m”. All of the lots were sold in a “white glove” sale that fetched £3m in total ($3.8m; with buyer’s premium). The top lot, Grand vase aux femmes nues (1950), went for £728,750 ...

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