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Sotheby's to offer masterpiece by Norwegian artist Harald Sohlberg

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

This December, Sotheby?s will offer one of the most evocative landscapes by Norwegian artist Harald Sohlberg ever to come to auction. In excellent condition and never seen on the market before, From Værvågen, The Fisherman?s CottageShow More Summary

Sotheby's to offer one of the most valuable English books to appear at auction

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Bute Hours, one of the most extraordinary Medieval English Book of Hours in existence, is to be auctioned at Sotheby?s London on 6 December 2016, with an estimate of £1.5 to 2.5 million, making it one of the most valuable English books to appear at auction. Show More Summary

No-reserve Duemila Route auction: Top 50 motorcycle sales

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

This article is an adjunct to our main report on RM Sotheby's Duemila Route Auction and contains just the highlights of the motorcycle section... Continue Reading No-reserve Duemila Route auction: Top 50 motorcycle sales Category: Motorcycles Tags: Kawasaki Aprilia Laverda AJS BMW Harley...Show More Summary

This Year's Story On How Third-Place Auction House Phillips Is Moving Up On Sotheby's, Christie's

The Phillips specialists acknowledge that their November sale was only an opening move; the larger effort to disrupt the duopoly has just begun. “We’re still in this phase when we get the sympathy vote. I don’t think it’s a giant leap. It’s just a good step to take.”

hadrian6: Sculpture Gallery in a Ruined Arcade. attributed to...

3 days agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

hadrian6: Sculpture Gallery in a Ruined Arcade. attributed to Giovanni Paolo Panini. Italian. 1691-1765. watercolor over black chalk. Sotheby’s July 2008.

Mahler symphony score sells for record £4.5 mn

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

The complete score of Gustav Mahler's Second Symphony was sold in London for £4.5 million on Tuesday, a record for a musical manuscript, Sotheby's auction house said. The handwritten 232-page score includes the composer's deletions, alterations and annotations, many of them done in a vivid blue crayon. Show More Summary

Sotheby's Russian Art Sales soar over estimate to £13.8m / $17.2m

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Alexander Rodchenko?s Construction No.95, was the star lot of today?s Russian Art sales at Sotheby?s, soaring to a record £3,646,250 / $4,523,173 (est. £2.5-3.5m). Dating from 1919, when Russia led the world in terms of artistic innovation, this is undoubtedly the most important work by the artist to appear at auction in thirty years. Show More Summary

New world auction record for Félix Vallotton

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

This evening in Zurich, Sotheby?s set a new world auction record for Félix Vallotton, when the Nabi masterpiece, Au Marché sold for CHF 3,492,500 following intense bidding in the room and on the telephone. This result confirms Sotheby?s unrivalled track record, eclipsing the previous record of CHF 2,937,500, set in December 2000. Show More Summary

RM Sotheby's partners with Ferrari for exclusive charity auction of a one-of-a-kind LaFerrari

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Fresh on the heels of its record-breaking Milan sale, RM Sotheby?s announced that it will partner with Ferrari this coming weekend (December 3) for the charity auction of a unique LaFerrari. The exclusive sale will take place during the Ferrari Finali Mondiali weekend at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Show More Summary

Sotheby’s and IfOnly Auction off Memories of a Lifetime

Sotheby’s IfOnly Presents: the Experiences Auction From culinary adventures to a heli-tour in the Himalayas, each lot is an enticing once-in-a-life experience… Viju Mathew

Sotheby's And IfOnly To Auction Experiences Instead of Things

Sotheby’s auction house is partnering with IfOnly, an online marketplace for experiences, to launch their first-ever online Experiences Auction from November 28 through December 9. Together, they are trying to expand their audience to millennials who spend more on experiences than things.

So A Man Goes Into An Auction And Buys A Painting. He Turns Around And Sells It At Huge Profit. Now The Seller Is Mad At The Auction House

The auction house is Sotheby's and the sellers have big questions. "The traders asked Sotheby’s, according to court papers, whether it had been aware that there was a much higher price to be had for the painting. Hadn’t Sotheby’s taken the painting, presale, to an apartment where the Russian billionaire had viewed it? Were the […]

Third Place? In Auction World, Phillips Is Making Strides

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The house that once trailed behind Sotheby’s and Christie’s is now primed to compete with them, hiring away their experts and offering more guarantees at sales.

Beethoven Manuscript Fails To Sell At Sotheby's After On-Air Argument Over Its Authenticity

The handwritten score, of an Allegretto in B minor for String Quartet that has no opus number, was expected to fetch £200,000 at auction on Tuesday morning. But an argument the previous evening on BBC Radio 4 between Sotheby's director of books and manuscripts and a Beethoven scholar at Manchester University threw a big old […]

And What's At The Heart Of The Argument Over Whether Beethoven Penned This Manuscript? Natural Signs

Did Beethoven write his natural signs in this rather odd way? Yes, says Sotheby's, which wants to sell the score; not in any of his other scores, so this one's a copy, says a Beethoven scholar, who got into it with a Sotheby's specialist on the radio and scared off all the buyers. Classic FM […]

Sotheby’s attack ‘irresponsible’ musicologist

The auction house has issued a statement after a Beethoven manuscript failed to sell this morning, following a row on the BBC today programme over its authenticity. Sotheby’s statement regarding Beethoven’s Allegretto in B minor: ‘We believe it was irresponsible for a third party to raise doubts about Beethoven’s “Allegretto” in B Minor manuscript when […]

Mahler symphony score sells for record £4.5m

The complete score of Austrian composer Gustav Mahler's Second Symphony was sold in London for £4.5 million (€5.3 million, $5.6 million) on Tuesday, a record for a musical manuscript, Sotheby's auction house said.

Mahler racks up record score

The composer’s finished manuscript of the second symphony sold this morning at Sotheby’s for £3.9 million ($4.5), to which the buyer will have to add a premium of around 15%. The total paid was £4,546,250. This is by far the highest sum ever paid for a music manuscript. The previous record was held by a Schumann […]

Breaking BBC row stops Beethoven sale

An 1817 score by Beethoven failed to sell at Sotheby’s this morning after a Manchester musicologist cast doubt on the handwriting. Professor Barry Cooper had gone public with his ‘hunch’ that the score was the work of a copyist. On Radio 4’s Today programme Dr Simon Maguire of Sotheby’s fiercely defended the manuscript’s authenticity, accusing […]

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