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Sotheby’s Week of Russian Art Sales Totals $31.9 Million

LONDON.- This afternoon, Sotheby’s Russian Art Sales Series concluded bringing a total of £19.3/$31.9 million – near the high estimate (£14,882,080-21,246,220) – and established a healthy sell-through-rate of 74% overall. Highlights of the sales series include: • ‘Romanov Heirlooms’ Sale realises £7 million, seven-times the high estimate of £900,000. The auction was 100% sold by value and with every lot finding a buyer the sale became the first Russian Art Auction at Sotheby’s to become

Classical Paintings Shine at Christie’s in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (REUTERS).- Sales of traditional Chinese paintings and old masters notched up firm results at Christie's autumn sales in Hong Kong, outshining Chinese contemporary art. Christie's, hit by anemic spring sales due to the financial crisis, had been banking on the current autumn sales in Hong Kong, now the firm's third biggest arts hub after New York and London, for a reversal of fortunes. In the fine Chinese modern paintings sale, 84 percent of lots were sold including a world auction record for Chinese artist Fu Baoshi, whose "Landscape inspired by Dufu Poetic Sentiment" was hammered off for HK$60 million ($7.7 million), a price market experts said was around four times higher than its 2006 price. "The market has been quite good," said Hangzhou based Chinese dealer and collector Tao Xiaomin, who was bidding at the sales. "In the first half of the year, (traditional) Chinese paintings have experienced a boom and records

Sotheby’s London Sale Of Rediscovered Fabergé Totals $11.6 Million

LONDON.- From a busy saleroom opened to capacity, with two banks of 60 telephone lines reserved to execute bids on behalf of potential buyers, clients enthusiastically competed to acquire a piece of Russian Imperial history in Sotheby’s Sale of ‘Romanov Heirlooms: The Lost Inheritance of the Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna’. The auction, which saw every lot contested by several bidders, exceeded all pre-sale expectations (estimate: £600,000-900,000) and brought the outstanding total of £7,073,300/$11,658,920. With every lot sold, the auction achieved the status of

Sotheby’s Sale to Feature Rare Group Of Medieval Gargoyles

LONDON.- Sotheby's sale of Old Master Sculpture and Works Of Art in London on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 will open with an unusual collection of stone architectural carvings brought together over a period of 17 years by collector and enthusiast Richard Wiseman. Depicting demons, men and fantastic beasts, these carvings – including a group of gargoyles – were made to adorn churches and civic buildings in the medieval period. Together they represent the largest

Max Ernst Museum Presents 150 Works of Art by US Filmmaker...

BRUEHL.- “A cult film director from Los Angeles presenting his fine art works for the first time in a German museum. You cannot miss that!”, emphasizes Dr. Achim Sommer, director of the museum and co-curator of the exhibition “David Lynch – Dark Splendor”. Until 21st March 2010 the Max Ernst Museum Bruehl of the LVR presents a selection of 150 art works of the American film maker David Lynch. Some of his works have especially been created for the exhibition. Fine art marked the beginning of David Lynch’s career and he continued in making fine art until today. Painting is an integral part of his artistic work. Themes, motives and the repertoire of shapes of his fine art works and his films mutually interwoven. Right at the beginning of the exhibition there is a installation which can be entered by the visitors. It is a drawing of the artist translated into a threedimensional installation, enabl

Art in Vogue – Contemporary Artists

www.mastersoftoday.com submit Art in Vogue‏ Art in Vogue - Contemporary Artists Collectible global art book ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-91-89685-13-0 Estimated Release Date: 2010 Hardcover 256 PAGES Edited and Published by MOT DIMENSIONS: 8.5X8.5...

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