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    FIRESTONE COLLECTION ONLINE AT SOTHEBY’S

    Monday, September 7th, 2020

    Leading in the mares and foals at Gilltown Stud, Ireland is among the lots on offer at Sotheby’s online auction of the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Firestone in New York until September 9. The work, by Peter Williams, is estimated at $4,000-6,000. Mr. Firestone celebrated his first great victory in May 1971 when King’s Company landed the Irish 2000 Guineas at the Curragh before taking the Cork and Orrery Stakes at Royal Ascot in 1972. In 1980, following their purchase of Catoctin Stud, in Waterford, Virginia, Genuine Risk became the second filly in 65 years to win the Kentucky Derby and the only filly to place in all three races of the Triple Crown.  The Firestones operated the 1200-acre Gilltown Stud in Kilcullen, County Kildare. Important wins included BlueWind’s 1981 win at the Epsom Oaks and Flash of Steel’s win at the 1986 Irish 2000 Guineas. They also campaigned April Run, the champion three-year-old filly in France in 1981. Gilltown Stud, located close to Curragh Racecourse, was purchased by the Aga Khan in 1989 and continues to operate today under his auspices. The Firestones also won the second running of The Japan Cup with their horse Half-Iced. In addition, they were the breeders of Vintage Crop, the 1983 winner of the historic Melbourne Cup in Australia.

    Peter Williams – Leading in the mares and foals at Gilltown Stud. UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR $4,410

    AN AUCTION CELEBRATING THE IMPACT OF HIP HOP

    Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

    AN auction celebrating the cultural impact of Hip Hop, or rap music, will. be held by Sotheby’s in New York on September 15. The first dedicated Hip Hop sale for an international audience reflects the impact of the music developed in the US by inner-city African Americans and Latino Americans in the Bronx borough of New York in the 1970s. With over 120 lots the auction is comprised of unique artifacts, contemporary art, one of a kind experiences, photography, vintage and modern fashion, historic and newly designed jewelry and luxury items, rare ephemera including flyers and posters, important publications. Highlights include the crown worn and signed by Notorious B.I.G. from the Iconic 1997 King of New York and an archive of High School love letters written by Tupac Shakur. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Queens Public Library Foundation.

    Barron Claiborne, ‘Notorious B.I.G. as the K.O.N.Y (King of New York). UPDATE: THE CROWN SOLD FOR $594,750 

    REMBRANDT TO RICHTER AT SOTHEBY’S

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

    FROM Rembrandt to Richter Sotheby’s announced the second headline work of its major cross-category summer evening auction in London on 28 July. Gerhard Richter’s Wolken (fenster) (Clouds (window)) is an immersive skyscape with an estimate of £9-12 million. Richter’s skyscape reinvents the sublime landscapes of predecessors like Constable, Turner and Caspar David Friedrich, channelling their works into a new contemporary vision, in an effort establish a legitimate place for painting in the post-photo age. The resulting abstract, almost minimalist work, is painted not from life but from a photograph.

    From Rembrandt, ‘the first modern painter’, to Richter, who has earned his position as one of today’s great contemporary artists by drawing upon the inheritance of the past, this auction will span over 500 years of art history, drawing the Old Masters together with 19th century, Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary artists.

    Gerhard Richter, Wolken (fenster) (Clouds (window)), 1970
    Oil on canvas, in four parts (£9,000,000-12,000,000). UPDATE: THIS MADE £10,449,000 MILLION
    Rembrandt Van Rijn, Self-portrait, wearing a ruff and black hat (£12-16 million). UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £12,600,000 AT HAMMER A NEW AUCTION RECORD FOR A SELF PORTRAIT BY REMBRANDT – WITH FEES £14,549,400

    CONTEMPORARY ART AT SOTHEBY’S NEW YORK AND EVERYWHERE ELSE TOO

    Sunday, June 28th, 2020

    Led by Francis Bacon’s majestic Triptych Inspired by the Oresteia of Aeschylus from 1981, Sotheby’s Contemporary Art evening sale in New York on June 29 is comprised of works by many of the most celebrated Post-War and Contemporary artists. Anchored by a spectacular group of abstract masterpieces from the Collection of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson, including exceptional paintings by Clyfford Still, Richard Diebenkorn and Mark Rothko, the sale also boasts a definitive Roy Lichtenstein Brushstroke painting from 1965 and a Jean-Michel Basquiat ‘Head’ from 1982.

    The sale takes place at 7 pm New York time and there will be a live stream of the event. Absentee, telephone and online bidding only is available. There will be no bidding in the room. Registrations for bidding may be submitted via the website, app or by contacting bids.newyork@sothebys.com.

    Clyfford Still – PH – 144 (1947-Y-NO.1). UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR$28.7 million