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MANET’S LE PRINTEMPS AND LEGER’S LES CONSTRUCTEURS

October 20th, 2014

Manet’s Le Printemps and Leger’s Les constructeurs aver arbre will highlight Christie’s evening sale of Impressionist and Modern Art in New York on November 5.  These pivotal works of the Impressionist and Modern movements are estimated respectively at $35-35 million and $16-22 million.  The 40 lots on offer in this sale reflect current collector demand for works of great rarity, strong provenance, and exceptional museum exhibition history.  A total of 90% are fresh to the market, having remained in private collections for a decade or more, while nearly 80% of the works have been featured in a museum exhibition.

“We have assembled a sale tailored to the refined tastes of our global collecting community, keeping exceptional quality and rarity as our guiding principles. The resulting sale is an exciting, sweeping representation of the Impressionist and Modern eras in European Art, embracing multiple mediums and movements and tracing the evolution of art from Impressionism through to Cubism, and on to Surrealism in each of the media instructive to these genres. Matisse’s Nu assis, fond bleu and a suite of cubist works by Picasso, Braque, Gris and Severini, are particularly thrilling to offer alongside the openings of the Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs and Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection exhibitions at MoMA and The Met,” noted Brooke Lampley, Head of Department, Impressionist & Modern Art.  Here are some highlights and a video in which Adrien Meyer, international director of Impressionist and Modern Art, discusses Le Printemps.

EDOUARD MANET, Le Printemps, oil on canvas, 1881, $25-35million. Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2014.

EDOUARD MANET, Le Printemps, oil on canvas, 1881, $25-35million. Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014.

 FERNAND LÉGER, Les constructeurs avec arbre, oil on canvas, 1949-1950, $16-22million.  Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2014

FERNAND LÉGER, Les constructeurs avec arbre, oil on canvas, 1949-1950, $16-22million. Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014

HENRI MATISSE, Nu assis, fond bleu, oil on canvas, 1936, $4-6million. Courtesy Christie's Images ltd., 2014

HENRI MATISSE, Nu assis, fond bleu, oil on canvas, 1936, $4-6million. Courtesy Christie’s Images ltd., 2014

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VIEWING UNDERWAY AT MEALY’S IN CASTLECOMER

October 20th, 2014
 A portrait of Edward Hodson attributed to Godrey Kneller.

A portrait of Edward Hodson attributed to Godrey Kneller.

VIEWING is now underway in Castlecomer for Mealy’s three day sale on October 21, 22 and 23. The catalogue cover lot is a fine portrait of Edward Hodson attributed to Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723).  Estimated at 5,000-7,000 it depicts the young man clad in a blue satin jacket with cape and a long wig.  Here are some samples from the sale.

A fine long case clock by James Paker (1701-1766), Dublin (8,000-12,000).

A fine long case clock by James Paker (1701-1766), Dublin (8,000-12,000).

A matched pair of card tables by James Hicks, Dublin  (2,000-3,000).

A matched pair of card tables by James Hicks, Dublin (2,000-3,000).

An early Continental school medieval portrait of a saint and its companion (2,500-3,500).

An early Continental school medieval portrait of a saint and its companion (2,500-3,500).

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ANTIQUE FURNITURE AT WOODWARDS, CORK

October 18th, 2014

A set of eight  inlaid antique Cork 11-bar chairs are a feature at the auction at Woodwards on October 22.  They are estimated at 3,500-5,000.  Other furniture on offer includes a Victorian walnut davenport (500-800), a circular table with birdcage movement (200-300), an Edwardian walnut bookcase I400-600), an Edwardian card table I800-1,200), a Regency sofa table (400-600), a Georgian mahogany chest on chest (750-1,000) and a Victorian chest of drawers (200-400).  There is art by John Behan, Norah McGuinness, Arthur Maderson and Kenneth Webb.  A catalogue preview is online.

John Behan - Don Quixote (I,500-2,500).

John Behan – Don Quixote (I,500-2,500).

A  Georgian occasional table at Woodwards  (200-250).

A Georgian occasional table at Woodwards (200-250).

Wild Cherry Tree by Norah McGuinness at Woodwards (3,000-4,000).

Wild Cherry Tree by Norah McGuinness at Woodwards (3,000-4,000).

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REPUBLICAN SILVER SALVER AT SOTHEBY’S, LONDON

October 18th, 2014
Republican Silver salver.

Republican Silver salver.

A Victorian tray by Richard West Smith for Smith and Gamble, Dublin 1844 is estimated at £7,000-10,000.

A Victorian tray by Richard West Smith for Smith and Gamble, Dublin 1844 is estimated at £7,000-10,000.

A Republican silver salver by William Egan, Cork, 1922 is at Sotheby’s Arts of Europe sale in London on November 6.  Such pieces are very rare.  At the height of the Civil War in Ireland the Cork silversmiths, Egans, continued to make pieces which they were unable to send to the Assay Office in Dublin.  Less than 100 pieces were stamped with a special stamp made in Cork.  Prized by collectors they are known as Republican Silver.  This one is estimated at £8,000-12,000.

The auction will include a Victorian two handled tray by Richard West Smith, Dublin 1844 estimated at £7,000-10,000.

High quality silver and objects of vert are sought after by an increasing number of collectors around the world.  Alice Bleuzen, specialist in silver and vertu at Sotheby’s in London will offer free appraisals in Dublin and countrywide on October 20-21. Sotheby’s Dublin office is located on Molesworth St..
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JEWELLERY AT O’REILLY’S AUCTION ON FRANCIS ST., DUBLIN

October 17th, 2014

In Francis St., centre of the Dublin antique trade, O’Reillys will offer a variety of mostly Art Deco, Edwardian, Georgian and Victorian jewellery with some  silver at auction at auction on October 22.  The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

A pink diamond and sapphire cluster pendant (12,000-14,000).

A pink diamond and sapphire cluster pendant (12,000-14,000).

A diamond and tanzanite cluster ring (4,000-5,000).

A diamond and tanzanite cluster ring (4,000-5,000).

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ONLINE AUCTION OF LALIQUE AT CHRISTIE’S THIS MONTH

October 17th, 2014

An autumn online auction dedicated to the master French glass-maker René Lalique is up and running at Christie’s from now until October 30.  The sale comprises 73 lots and offers an array of vases – in clear and frosted, opalescent, bold colours and subtle hues – alongside iconic lighting, table wares, perfume bottles and jewellery. Starting bids range from just £700 up to £12,000 and highlights include a vivid amber Archers Vase (starting at £6,000) and an electric blue Poissons Vase (starting at £6,000).

ARCHERS VASE, NO. 893 designed 1921, Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2014.

ARCHERS VASE, NO. 893
designed 1921, Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014.

POISSONS VASE, NO. 925 designed 1921, electric blue. Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2014

POISSONS VASE, NO. 925
designed 1921, electric blue. Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014

DANS LA NUIT, WORTH  designed 1924, clear and blue painted. Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2014

DANS LA NUIT, WORTH
designed 1924, clear and blue painted. Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014

SUZANNE STATUETT E, NO. 833 designed 1925, opalescent, with illuminating patinated bronze base. Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2014.

SUZANNE STATUETT E, NO. 833
designed 1925, opalescent, with illuminating patinated bronze base. Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014.

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IRISH TRIBAL ART AT MEALY’S IN CASTLECOMER

October 17th, 2014

Lots 191 to 199 at Mealy’s three day sale in Castlecomer on October 21, 22 and 23 comprise contemporary Irish Tribal Art by Patrick Coffey, gilder, woodcarver and artist. The Cork based artist uses native woods.  Having completed his apprenticeship in carving and gilding in London he worked predominantly for dealers in antiques and art around Bond St. and carved patterns for gold and silversmiths like Aspreys, Garrards and Mappin and Webb. He returned to Ireland in the 1990’s.  Estimates for the pieces at Mealy’s range from 150 to 2,500 and more pieces are available at Mealy’s private online art gallery.  Here are some examples:

The Wren Boy costume for Samhain (1,500-2,500).

The Wren Boy costume for Samhain (1,500-2,500).

St. Patrick (800-1,200).

St. Patrick (800-1,200).

A Cyclops mask used at Halloween to scare off evil spirits (150-250).

A Cyclops mask used at Halloween to scare off evil spirits (150-250).

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RICHTER’S ABSTRAKTES BILD (774-4) AT CHRISTIE’S

October 16th, 2014
Gerhard Richter (b. 1932) Abstraktes Bild (774-4) Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2014.

Gerhard Richter (b. 1932)
Abstraktes Bild (774-4) Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014.

Gerhard Richter’s beautiful and luminous Abstraktes Bild (774-4), a seminal example of his multi-layered style, comes up at Christie’s in New York on November 12. Painted in 1982 and first exhibited in Rome that year, this particular example explores the stunning effect of the vertical grid.  The masterpiece from the greatest abstract painter working today is estimated at $14-18 million.

Consigned by the Linda Pace Foundation of San Antonio, Texas funds from the sale will be used to establish a board designated fund to realise an art campus that will include a David Adjaye designed building in San Antonio to exhibit the foundation’s growing collection. Linda Pace (1945-2007) was driven by the idea that art is a vital social force. She established ArtPace San Antonio in her home town. It offers artists from all over the world an environment that fosters experimentation and growth and has awarded nearly $9 million in Foundation grants to artists and contemporary arts organisations around the world.

Christie’s anticipate that the demand for this masterpiece will be global.

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MAJOR BACON PAPAL SERIES WORK AT CHRISTIE’S IN NOVEMBER

October 16th, 2014
Francis Bacon (1909-1992) Seated Figure (Red Cardinal)

Francis Bacon (1909-1992)
Seated Figure (Red Cardinal) Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014.

A major work by Francis Bacon based on his obsession with the Velazquez Portrait of Pope Innocent X will highlight Christie’s  evening sale of Post War and Contemporary art in New York on November 12.  Seated Figure (Red Cardinal) is an exceptional example of Bacon’s painterly practice and a rare outing at auction for a major painting from his Papal Series. Painted in 1960 it is estimated at $40-60 million. All of Bacon’s pope figures stem from his obsession with the 1650 portrait of Pope Innocent X by Diego Velazquez.  He is quoted as saying that he was overwhelmed by the image and by reproductions of it.

In this work Bacon presents the pope  as a tragic hero brought low by the external forces around him.

In New York last November Christie’s sold Bacon’s Three Studies for Lucian Freud for $142,405,000, setting a new world record for any work of art ever sold at auction.

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LUXURY DESIGNER FURNITURE AT CHRISTIE’S IN LONDON

October 15th, 2014

A varied selection of luxury designer furniture from Italy, France, Brazil, Scandinavia as well as an important private collection of mid-century French design will come up at Christie’s London sales of 20/21 Design this year.  There will be an inaugural evening sale at King St. on November 4 and a day auction in South Kensington on October 28.

Jeremy Morrison, Senior Director, 20/21 Design, London comments: ‘Our two Design sales are targeted to reflect our global market leadership in 20th century decorative art & design auctions over the last 40 years. The King Street sale offers a selected group of Post War and Contemporary Design, complemented by Pre-War avant-garde works, by the main proponents of 20th and 21st Century Design which will appeal to international collectors and private clients. Our South Kensington sale has a wider remit, also covering earlier 20th Century Design periods, with prices from £1,000, and is therefore ideal for those new to our field or auctions more generally, as well as our established international base of collectors’.

Here are some examples:

HUMBERTO (B. 1953) & FERNARNDO (B. 1961) CAMPANA A UNIQUE 'PEIXE' BENCH, 1989  cut and welded steel (£80,000-120,000).  Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2014.

HUMBERTO (B. 1953) & FERNARNDO (B. 1961) CAMPANA
A UNIQUE ‘PEIXE’ BENCH, 1989
cut and welded steel (£80,000-120,000). Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014.

YOICHI OHIRA (B. 1946) A UNIQUE 'I QUATTRO NASTRI ROSSI' VASE, 2004 executed by Maestro Livio Serena and Maestro Giacomo Barbini, (£10,000-15,000).  Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2014.

YOICHI OHIRA (B. 1946)
A UNIQUE ‘I QUATTRO NASTRI ROSSI’ VASE, 2004
executed by Maestro Livio Serena and Maestro Giacomo Barbini, (£10,000-15,000). Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014.

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND (1903-1999) A ‘MEXIQUE’ CABINET, CIRCA 1953  designed for the Maison du Méxique, Cité Internationale Universitaire, Paris (£60,000-90,000). Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2014

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND (1903-1999)
A ‘MEXIQUE’ CABINET, CIRCA 1953
designed for the Maison du Méxique, Cité Internationale Universitaire, Paris (£60,000-90,000). Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014

ALESSANDRO MENDINI (B. 1931) AN EARLY 'POLTRONA DI PROUST' ARMCHAIR, DESIGNED 1978, THIS EXAMPLE EXECUTED EARLY 1980s  produced for Studio Alchimia, painted by Franco Migliaccio (£40,000-60,000) Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2014

ALESSANDRO MENDINI (B. 1931)
AN EARLY ‘POLTRONA DI PROUST’ ARMCHAIR, DESIGNED 1978, THIS EXAMPLE EXECUTED EARLY 1980s
produced for Studio Alchimia, painted by Franco Migliaccio (£40,000-60,000) Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014

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