Collectors are hunting for these works of art.
World contemporary art exhibition, literally filling the space of documenta in Athens, the Biennale in Venice, documenta in Kassel, has forced the auction house to revise the timetable for bidding.
For example, Christie’s this year declined from the June session of the auction of postwar and contemporary art. Collectors have no time to hang around in the halls, they sweat run along Venice and Kassel. The auction house wisely decided to limit the March (which was set seven world price records) and the October auction, where digested first impressions, collectors can better understand what else they need to get their meeting. So this summer, auction houses rely on the findings and discoveries of another Opera house: military artifacts, books, photographs, classic paintings and, of course, rare gems with a history.
Until 27 April. Christie’s. Online bidding “Revolt! The geopolitical frames of the XX century”
Online bidding “Revolt! The geopolitical frames of the XX century” devoted to the major events of world history: brochures, posters, billboards, cards since the revolution of 1917, the civil war in Spain, the independence of India, the report of Khrushchev at the XX Congress of the party, Thatcher’s era. Among the lots is an album of 96 photographs of a member of the “Northern expedition” the RAF supporting white troops in the North of Russia. In some pictures you can see the immediate scene of hostilities. Estimate — $3 000 – 5 000. Among the lots — a thematic exhibition dedicated to the industrialization of the Ukraine, a two-volume edition in the Polish language the secret report of Khrushchev “On the personality cult and its consequences” made at the XX Congress of the CPSU.
April 27. London. Bonhams. Jewelry Bulgari, Cartier and Van Cleef
141 lot put up for auction Bonhams. Some decorations are dated XVIII-XIX centuries, is the work of such famous artists as Andrew Grima, who worked for Queen Elizabeth, the designer of the watch company Omega, John Donald, a favorite jeweler of the British Princess Margaret and Stuart Devlin, jeweler of the court of Queen Elizabeth II. At the auction exhibited the Bulgari Serpenti bracelet of gold plates, covered with orange yellow and red enamel. In the mouth of the snake — not only sting, but the clock dial. Snake eyes — cut diamonds, “Marquis”. Estimated value— £50 000 – £60 000 ($62 700 — $75 300).
May 16. Geneva. Sotheby’s. Earrings with colored diamonds
In Geneva, Mandarin Oriental hotel, Sotheby’s will go under the hammer a pair of earrings “Apollo and Artemis” with colored diamonds. Each earring is sold as a separate lot. “Blue Apollo”, with a blue diamond with a starting price of $38-50 million, and “Artemis Rose” with pink diamond with an estimate of $12,5-18 million
May 17. Geneva. Christie’s. Necklace with diamond pendant 92.15 CT and Cartier jewelry Elizabeth Taylor
Behind the Sotheby’s jewelry auction in Geneva, Christie’s holds. In this auction a pearl necklace the Legend of a young Parisian jewelry house Boehmer et Bassenge pendant from the diamond heart-shaped cut diamond color category D weighing 92,15 carats. Estimate necklace with pendant — $14-20 million put up For auction Cartier jewelry with diamonds and rubies that belonged to Elizabeth Taylor. Collection of the Hollywood star was sold at Christie’s in 2011. This time will go under the hammer bracelet (estimate: $400 000 – 600 000) and earrings ($300 000 – 500 000 ), which was set, gifted to Elizabeth Taylor in August 1957 Michael Todd, her third husband, a Hollywood producer, who died in a plane crash.
June 5. London. Christie’s. Auction of Russian art: Bakst, Grigoriev, Faberge
In the auction collection — a collection of theatrical designs of Leon Bakst created for the repertory of Opera diva Maria Kuznetsova, the prima ballerina of the Mariinsky theatre, one of the favorite clients of Bakst. In the centre of the collection — the costume design for the vaudeville “Moscow”, richly decorated with furs, embroidered with gold and silver threads topped with gold Cockerel with a headdress and a printed shawl. Among the top lots- portrait of a boy painted by Boris Grigoriev. Written in the early 1930-ies, the work of all these years was kept in the family portrait and first appeared on the art market. According to tradition, on the Russian bid, exhibited a large collection of works by Faberge, Imperial and Soviet porcelain, and antique silver from private collections. From 26 to 28 April top lots Russian trading can be seen at the exhibition in Moscow, which will be held in the gallery of Christie’s office.
July 5. London. Sotheby’s. “A view of Ehrenbreitstein” by William Turner
At auction is one of the most striking works of William Turner, is still present in a private collection. Written in 1835 landscape “View of Ehrenbreitstein” refers to late, the best period of the artist. It is considered that the manner of Turner, “master of light”, had an enormous influence not only the emergence of impressionism, and later currents such as abstraction and expressionism. Claude Monet not just talking about the huge impact that it has had the work of Turner. Work Turner this level rarely appear at auction. The last time Turner’s painting “Rome. The view from the Aventine hill”, written in the same year that “Ehrenbreitstein” was sold at Sotheby’s in 2014 for £ 30.3 million ($ 47.4 million), setting an auction record for a work by the British artist. Olenochka value “Ehrenbreitstein” — £15-25 million($ 18,7-31.2 million).
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