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    HIGHLIGHTS FROM UPCOMING LONDON ART SALES AT SOTHEBY’S, HONG KONG

    Friday, January 13th, 2017

    An exhibition of highlights from Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art, Surrealist Art and Contemporary Art evening sales in London on March 1 and 8 will run on Hong Kong for the next three days.  It will include paintings by some of the most sought-after artists from Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse to Gerhard Richter and Yves Klein, Wassily Kandinsky, Francis Picabia and a small model of Rodin’s Penseur from the collection of Lord and Lady Attenborough estimated at £800,000-1 million.  Here is a sample:

    YVES KLEIN – UNTITLED MONOGOLD (MG 47) (£700,000-900,000)

    MARC CHAGALL – GRAND COQ BLANC (£1-1.5 MILLION).

     

    PETER DOIG LEADS CHRISTIE’S POST WAR AND CONTEMPORARY SALE

    Thursday, February 11th, 2016

    Peter Doig’s The Architect’s Home in the Ravine, painted in 1991, was the top lot at Christie’s Post War and Contemporary auction in London tonight.  It made £11,282,500 in a sale which brought in £58,099,000.  Registered bidders from 42 countries across four continents took part in an auction where 51% of works sold above estimate and 38% were within estimate.

    Works that were hotly contested included David Hockney’s Beach Umbrella (1971), which made £3,106,500. Three works by Alexander Calder from the Arthur and Anita Kahn Collection realised a total of £3,439,500 led by Crag with Yellow Boomerang and Red Eggplant (1974), which sold for £1,874,500. Zeitpunkt: Das Massaker von Muenchen (Point of time: The Massacre of Munich) by Joseph Beuys sold for £854,500 and Untitled (1973) by Robert Mangold, made £746,500. Each set a new world record for the artist.  The Yves Klein illustrated below, estimated at £8-14 million, failed to sell.  Francis Bacon’s Two Figures (1975) sold for £5.4 million. A self portrait conjoined with the figure of George Dyer it was painted in Paris shortly after Dyer’s suicide. It was from the collection of Michael Peppiatt, a leading biographer and curator of Bacon.

    Peter Doig - The architect's home in the ravine.

    Peter Doig – The architect’s home in the ravine.

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