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World-leading auction house Sotheby’s has been sold for $3.7b to French-Israeli telecomms entrepreneur Patrick Drahi. Shares in the auction house had dropped by 40 percent in the past year, and Philip Hoffman, chief executive officer of the Fine Art Fund and former Christie’s CEO, said “It was ripe for Sotheby’s to go private. Christie’s has more advantages being run privately and not having public quarterly reporting that puts pressure on their ability to do deals.”...

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Following the success of the sale of a newly-found work by the revered English artist John Constable (1776-1837) in March of this year, Chiswick Auctions is offering three further rediscovered works in its upcoming sale of British & European Fine Art including Portrait Miniatures on June 19th, 2019. The artworks have emerged from two important private collections in the UK. Research by Chiswick Auctions art specialist Suzanne Zack and two external art experts, who consulted...

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Moving and installing valuable works of art is a job best left to the experts. We talk to Convelio about the delicate issues involved. Convelio, founded in September 2017 by art aficionados Edouard Gouin and Clément Quizille, is described as a “full stack digital freight forwarder” specialising in shipping high-end and luxury goods across the world. The duo began their careers in the tech sector before discovering their passion for interior design, and now promote...

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Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva on 15th May 2019 offered a superb selection of pieces, many of which, including a Russian Imperial Emerald, achieved well over their estimates. The Imperial Emerald of Grand Duchess Vladimir of Russia is a pear-shaped emerald of 75.61 carats, with pear, circular and marquise-cut diamonds on a necklace of platinum and gold. On an estimate of CHF 2,300,000 – CHF 3,500,000 (£1.8m-£2.7m) it realised CHF 4,335,000 (£3.4m). The second...

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Julien’s Auctions has announced the lineup for its Legends auction featuring Marilyn Monroe’s bathrobe, Marlon Brando’s motorbike, Daniel Craig’s James Bond suit and many more items of celebrity memorabilia. Taking place on Thursday, June 13th and Friday, June 14th, 2019 at The Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills and live online at www.juliensauctions.com, the Legends auction also includes items related to comic book creator Stan Lee, and movie epics Gone With the Wind, Superman and The...

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A painting by Claude Monet, one of the Meules (Haystacks) series, depicting rural life near his home in the Normandy region, has set world records by selling for $110.7m (£85.7m). Shortly after, a sculpture by US pop artist Jeff Koons sold for $91.1m (£71m), breaking the record price for a work by a living artist. The Monet painting from 1890 was the first Impressionist work to achieve over $100m. It was last auctioned in 1986,...

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A bespoke painted enamel panel created by American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein is coming up for sale with an estimate of $900k-$1.2m at the Contemporary Art Sale day at Sotheby’s New York. The work, Composition, was commissioned in 1969 by the late playboy art collector Gunter Sachs for his then wife, the French model and actress Brigitte Bardot. Previously exhibited in Hamburg, Munich and elsewhere, the piece in porcelain enamel on metal measures 24 by 771⁄2...

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Julien’s Auctions has announced property from the estate of Greg Lake as part of its Music Icons auction taking place on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The auction will feature guitars, memorabilia, stage wardrobe, personal items, tour ephemera and more owned and used by legendary singer, bassist, guitarist and producer Greg Lake of the English progressive rock supergroup, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, together with historical items by other music legends (to be announced), and will take...

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A special two-day auction event celebrating Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds will feature famous car, artwork, Western furniture, personal and professional wardrobe, awards, memorabilia from his alma mater Florida State University, and more. Julian’s of Los Angeles’ auction on Saturday June 15th and Sunday June 16th 2019 at The Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills and live online at www.juliensauctions.com offers some of the most iconic and personal items of Hollywood legend, Burt Reynolds, the Emmy and...

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A rare masterpiece by Jean-Léon Gérôme will lead Sotheby’s annual Orientalist Sale in London on 30 April 2019. Cinematic in scale and impact, Rider and His Steed in the Desert is a unique work in Gérôme’s oeuvre. The highly charged picture captures both the stoicism of the North African tribespeople and a heroic struggle between man and nature. Estimated at £1,000,000-1,500,000, the oil is one of five works by the artist in a sale comprising...

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