Sotheby

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Jane Austen’s Ring Sells for Five Times Estimate in Sotheby’s English Literature Sale

[artdaily.org]  LONDON.- Yesterday, July 10, 2012, in Sotheby’s English Literature, History, Children’s Books & Illustrations sale, a previously unknown gold and gem set ring belonging to the great English author Jane Austen, sold for £152,450 (US$ 236,770) – more than five times its pre-sale high estimate of £20,000-30,000. Eight bidders battled for the turquoise ring, … Continue reading

Munch’s “The Scream” Sells for $119.9M at Sotheby’s, Setting A World Record. Watch the entire 12 minutes of bidding!

Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” sold at Sotheby’s in New York this evening for a hammer price of $107 million, or $119.9 million with commission, setting a record for the highest price ever paid for a work of art at auction.  It surpassed slightly the earlier record held by Picasso’s “Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust,” which sold … Continue reading

Late Billionaire Teddy Forstmann’s Entire Art Collection to be Sold at Sotheby’s in May

The auction house will present the entire collection of the late financier and philanthropist Theodore Forstmann — some 50 items estimated at $75 million — in a series of spring sales. The pieces include a Picasso portrait of Dora Maar valued between $20 and $30 million and a record-setting portrait by Chaïm Soutine (est. $10-15 million). Sotheby’s announced the sale in a press … Continue reading

Auction Prices for Old Art Reach the Stratosphere

In the New York Times Art section of March 16, 2012, Souren Melikian, longtime art editor of The International Herald Tribune, reports on recent auction sales of art by the old masters at prices many times their estimates. He points out that “[t]he factor underlying the phenomenon is the unprecedented popularization of art. As art supplies shrink, … Continue reading

Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” to Lead Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on May 2, 2012 in New York

Sotheby’s will offer one of the most famous masterpieces in the world at its Impressionist & Modern Art evening sale on May 2, 2012 in New York.  Sotheby’s estimates the painting will bring roughly  $80 million dollars, but experts believe the sky is the limit. Edvard Munch (1863-1944) “The Scream” Signed E Munch and dated … Continue reading

The “Beau Sancy” – A Diamond with a Royal History

Sotheby’s Geneva will auction the legendary Beau Sancy Diamond—a stone passed down through four royal families—during the Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels sale May 15. Previously owned by French, English, and Prussian royalty, the 34.98 ct. double rose-cut diamond has an estimated value of $2 million–$4 million. Although the diamond has previously been described as … Continue reading