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    CHRISTIE’S SPECTACULAR NEW YORK ART LINE UP

    Monday, November 1st, 2010

    Christie’s expects to achieve more than $500 million in a series of sales in New York in the first fortnight of November.  A total of 850 works will be offered in Impressionist, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary art in a spectacular line up of sales that includes museum quality works from the greatest artists.

    Auctions get underway with the evening sale of 85 works of Impressionist and Modern Art on Wednesday, November 3.  The global art market has exhibited depth and resilience.  Huge competition is expected for important works from masters including Juan Gris, Henri Matisse, Fernand Léger, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol  and Gerhard Richter.

    CHRISTIE’S MUSEUM QUALITY ART TO BRING IN $240 million

    Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
    Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary art evening sale in New York on November 10 includes acclaimed masterpieces by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jeff Koons and Mark Rothko as well as one of the finest examples from Gerhard Richter’s revered Candle Paintings Series. Christie’s will sell  the major estates on offer this season —the collections of computing pioneer Max Palevsky, actor Dennis Hopper, gallerist and taste-maker Robert Shapazian and philanthropic art collector Nancy Epstein. This auction is estimated to realize upwards of $240 million.
    “This sale contains the high quality, rarity and provenance that creates fireworks at auction,”  Robert Manley of Christie’s New York remarked.
    “Collectors are vying for the best works by the major artists of the last sixty years and Christie’s evening sale is loaded with museum masterpieces.”

    SOTHEBY’S TO SELL MAJOR BACON ART WORK

    Monday, October 11th, 2010
    Sotheby’s will offer Francis Bacon’s Figure In Movement in New York in November.  This is the most significant Bacon painting to appear at auction in several seasons. The 1985 portrait of a man twisting and writhing, demonstrates the artist’s genius in painting the human figure in motion.  It was given by Bacon to his doctor in the year it was painted.
    Figure In Movement has been in the same collection ever since. It featured in the 2008 landmark exhibition Francis Bacon: A Centenary Retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art which began at Tate Britain. It was also shown at the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid. The painting has been on extended loan to Tate Britain for the past decade.  It comes up at Sotheby’s Evening Sale of Contemporary Art on November 9, 2010 in New York.  It is estimated to sell for $7/10 million.
    UPDATE:  It sold for $14,082,500 including buyer’s premium.