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Jean Baptiste Oudry’ The Watchful Doe (‘Biche aux Augets’) is sold for $1,082,500

From the Lot Notes: This remarkable, life-sized portrait of a doe suddenly alerted to an unseen danger is among the early masterpieces of Jean-Baptiste Oudry, the greatest and most celebrated¬†animalier of the 18th century. Its reappearance in 1991 marked it as the most important addition to the artist’s oeuvre since the Second World War. […]

By | 2010-08-06T20:57:29+00:00 August 6th, 2010|Arts|0 Comments

Nude, Green Leaves and Bust by Picasso sold for $106,482,500

Yes, that’s right. Over $106 million. By an anonymous bidder. It’s over 100 times more than what we should write about here on this blog, but it is such a stunning auction event that we had to share it. So here it goes: Pablo Picasso’s painting: “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust” sold for $106,482,500 by Christie’s at the “Property from the Collection of Mrs. Sidney F. Brody” auction on May 4. There were other [...]

By | 2010-05-09T21:57:10+00:00 May 9th, 2010|Arts|0 Comments

Asian Art Auction Week is Coming to New York

Christie's will be holding an Asian Art Week event in New York from September 15 through 18. The following collections will go on the block: Masterpieces of Himalayan Bronzes Masterpieces from the Zimmerman Family Collection Indian and Southeast Asian Art Important Chinese Snuff Bottles from the J&J Collection - Part 5 Masterworks of Ancient and Imperial China Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Japanese and Korean Art Many items are expected to sell [...]

By | 2008-09-01T15:07:17+00:00 September 1st, 2008|Antiquities, Arts, Miscellaneous|0 Comments

More million-dollar paintings sell in London this week

As we wrote about it before, both Christie's and Sotheby's have large, multi-day modern art sale events this week in London. New results are in from the latest auctions and many masterpieces went for around a million dollars. Below is the selection of some of the recent sales: "Idylle" by Henri Martin - 541,250 GBP ($1,064,098) "Les deux fusils" by Fernand Léger - 481,250 GBP ($946,138) "La dame en rose" by Raoul Dufy - [...]

By | 2008-07-03T16:43:17+00:00 June 26th, 2008|Arts|4 Comments
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