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Eye Candy for Today: Willem Claeszoon Heda still life

Still Life of Oysters, a Nautilus Cup, a Roemer, Lemon and Other Objects, Willem Claeszoon Heda On Sotheby’s (zoomable). Direct link to image file here. Interesting to compare to this somewhat more elaborate still life by Heda’s contemporary, Pieter Claesz, also featuring a nautilus cup.

2014 a year in art: Top ten highest prices at Sotheby's auctions in 2014 announced

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

2014 saw a notably intensified focus on the emergence of female power players in the art market. There was a surge in appreciation for and reappraisal of works by female artists. Landmark prices were achieved for works by female masters...Show More Summary

Sotheby's announces a unique ex-Château evening wine auction to welcome the New Lunar Year of the Ram

last weekArts : Artdaily

Ahead of the New Lunar Year of the Ram, the most important festival in Chinese culture, Sotheby?s will present a unique ex-Château evening wine sale ? Château Mouton Rothschild: Direct from the Property on Friday, 30 January 2015 at Sotheby?s Hong Kong Gallery. Show More Summary

Sotheby's December Auctions of 20th Century Design & Tiffany total $21.3 million in New York

last weekArts : Artdaily

Works emerging from exceptional private collections propelled Sotheby?s December auctions of 20th Century Design to an outstanding total of $21.3 million, surpassing the three auctions? combined high estimate of $17.7 million. More than...Show More Summary

Boundless: Contemporary Art to take place at Sotheby's Hong Kong Gallery in January

last weekArts : Artdaily

Sotheby?s Hong Kong will present Boundless: Contemporary Art, the opening auction of 2015, on 20 January at Sotheby?s Hong Kong Gallery. Focusing on postwar creation at large, the sale will bring together an eclectic offering of modern and contemporary Western and Asian art, as well as 20thcentury design furniture. Show More Summary

Churchill Record

Yesterday Sir Winston Churchill's The Goldfish Pool at Chartwell (1932) fetched a record-breaking price at Sotheby's auction in London. It had been estimated at £400,000 to £600,000, but in the event it sold for almost £1.8 million. Undoubtedly one of his best paintings, it was accepted for the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition in 1948. Show More Summary

Fifteen paintings by Winston Churchill sold off in rare auction at Sotheby's London

last weekArts : Artdaily

A collection of paintings by Britain's wartime leader Winston Churchill was auctioned off on Wednesday in the biggest ever sale of artwork by the statesman and accomplished painter. The 15 paintings included views from his holidays in...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/12/14

Looting Matters: Robin Symes, the Egyptian Priest and Sotheby's http://t.co/UGFXkj9hwR — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 12, 2014 #clsblgs Bestiaria Latina Blog: Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 12 http://t.co/WYaFvTigtM — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 12, 2014 New classics program launched at Washington U. Show More Summary

A rare London view by Canaletto to feature in Sotheby's New York Old Master Week

last weekArts : Artdaily

Sotheby?s January 2015 Old Master Week in New York will feature a select group of highly important paintings assembled by noted collector J.E. Safra. The choice offering of 17 paintings presents a wide range of styles and genres of the period including the Dutch Golden Age, as well as 18th century Italian and French. Show More Summary

175 Masterworks to Celebrate 175 Years of Photography Sale totals $21.3 million

last weekArts : Artdaily

On 11 and 12 December 2014, the single-owner sale 175 Masterworks To Celebrate 175 Years of Photography: Property from Joy of Giving Something Foundation at Sotheby?s New York brought the outstanding total of $21,325,063, comfortably exceeding the pre-sale estimate of $13/20 million, with 90% of lots sold. Show More Summary

Oh My Gaudy: $100M Moscow Villa Owns Up to Its Appalling Gaudiness

All photo via Sotheby's Now on the market for a mind-boggling $100M, this 25,316-square-foot residence just outside of Moscow, Russia seems very comfortable with its own awfully gaudy skin—which, according to the listing,...

Art world abuzz over leadership shake-ups at Christie's, Sotheby's

Multimillion-dollar bidding wars are suspenseful, sure, but the real drama at Christie's and Sotheby's lately has been behind the scenes: The top executive at each of the fierce rivals — the biggest auction houses in the world — is stepping down.

Important 20th Century Design Sale to be led by a private collection of French Modern Design

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Sotheby?s Important 20th Century Design sale on 17 December 2014 will offer a selection of American and European masterworks spanning the last 100 years, led by a private collection of iconic French Art Deco and Postwar Design from an interior created by internationally-acclaimed architect Alan Wanzenberg. Show More Summary

Exceptional design and photography collection to be presented by Sotheby's

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Sotheby?s announced the 16 December 2014 sale of The Jon Stryker Collection: Masterworks of European Modernism, featuring extraordinary pieces of European and Scandinavian 20th Century Design and Photography. The collection assembled...Show More Summary

Mut Statue Fails to Find New Home or Grounding at Sotheby's

Cultural Heritage Lawyer Rick St Hilaire has posted a brief summary of the Sotheby's Egyptian, Classical, and Western Asiatic Antiquities auction held today in New York ('Controversial Egyptian Statue Fails to Sell at Sotheby's Auction'). Show More Summary

Selling Antiquities in New York

© David Gill, 2014 The two big sales of antiquities at Christie's and Sotheby's have taken place in New York this week. It is time to review the year.First it is clear that there has been a steady decrease each year from 2010 ($133.8 million) to the present $26.8 million. Show More Summary

Symes Statue Unsold at Sotheby's

Egyptian statue from Schinoussa ArchiveSource: ARCA / Tsirogiannis It seems that the Egyptian statue that had appeared to pass through the hands of Robin Symes has been left unsold at Sotheby's today.

Robin Symes, the Egyptian Priest and Sotheby's

Egyptian priest from Schinoussa ArchiveSource: ARCA / Tsirogiannis Later today Sotheby's will be auctioning "AN EGYPTIAN DIORITE FIGURE OF A PRIEST OF THE TEMPLE OF MUT, LATE 25TH/EARLY 26TH DYNASTY, CIRCA 670-610 B.C." (lot 6). The collecting history is provided: private collection (Christie's, London, April 27th, 1976, no. Show More Summary

Sotheby’s to offer one of the Most Important Collections of Tiffany Lamps to be Auctioned in Over a Decade

Sotheby’s will offer one of the most important private collections of Tiffany lamps to appear at auction in more than a decade. The highlights are two successively numbered Wisteria lamps estimated at US$700,000 – US$1 million each. Read the rest of the story at: Sotheby’s to offer one of the Most Important Collections of Tiffany Lamps to be Auctioned in Over a Decade

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