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Sotheby’s first Modern and contemporary African art sale set to be a record-breaker

London auction includes 60 artists from 14 countries across the continent, with several making their debut With a low estimate of £2.8m for total sales, Sotheby’s first auction of Modern and contemporary African art on 16 May is due to smash the £1.6m hammer record, set by Bonhams a year ago. The London auction is jam-packed with well-known names from across the continent and across generations, from Meschac ...

Life at the high end: what it is like to work at an auction house

Memoirs by Charles Hindlip and Simon de Pury, and a history of Christie’s, shed light from above These books tell the tale of two of the outstanding personalities of the art market over the last 40 years, Charles Hindlip of Christie’s and Simon de Pury of Sotheby’s, and later Phillips de Pury. When the history of auctions ...

Sotheby’s drums up German interest for Turner painting of Rhine

The Bright Stone of Honour and the Tomb of Marceau will go on show in Cologne this week A painting by Joseph Mallord William Turner described as one of his most important Rhine landscapes will go on display at the premises of Sotheby’s in Cologne to spark interest among potential German bidders before it leads the 5 July evening sale of Old Masters and British paintings in London. The 1835 painting, The Bright Stone of Honour and the Tomb of Marceau, from Byron’s Childe Harolde,...

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 ...

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