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Tag: Sotheby’s

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    Prints & Multiples

    American painter and printmaker Jasper Johns is known for his Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art. Leo Castelli, an art dealer, describes the moment he discovered Jasper Johns’ art as “... an incredible sight... Something one could not imagine, new and out of the blue.” This visit by Castelli helped Johns…

    URSULA FOOKES - MOUNTAIN ROAD
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    Fine Jewels

    Dating back to the Edwardian era, bombé rings have a distinct dome shape. The name originates from the French word for 'bomb' and aptly describes the rounded style of the ring. It gained popularity in the mid-20th century as a coveted engagement band. A diamond bombé ring by Graff is…

    AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND RING, SCHLUMBERGER FOR TIFFANY & CO.
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    Photographs

    László Moholy-Nagy is known for his innovations in photography. Moholy-Nagy developed residual images by placing various objects on photo-sensitive paper and exposing them to light. The Hungarian artist's works, associated with painting, printmaking, and design, capture his experiments with time, space, and light. The upcoming spring Photographs auction, offered by…

    Photographs
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    Jewels Online

    Self-taught American jeweler David Webb is known for his bold statement pieces, including his dragon bracelets, animal motifs, and Maltese cross brooches. When Cartier’s creative director Jeanne Toussaint and designer Peter Lemarchand collaborated to create statement jewelry with animal motifs, Webb felt the impacts of the new trend. As Webb…

    Jewels Online
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    Original Film Posters Online

    Italian artist Renato Casaro was inspired by Raphael’s The School of Athens painting when creating his modern parody. Cesaro’s 100 Years of Film, which will be featured in the upcoming Original Film Posters Online auction, places Hollywood and pop culture stars in the same positions as the original philosophers and…

    A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) INTERNATIONAL ROADSHOW POSTER, ITALIAN
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    Handbags & Accessories Online

    The “Kelly bag,” created by Hermès, was redesigned several times before being popularized by American actress and Princess of Monaco Grace Kelly. Named after her, the bag soon became a high-fashion status symbol. A Hermès rouge de coeur mini Kelly picnic bag is among the leading lots of the upcoming Handbags…

    Hermès Ombre Birkin 25cm of Varanus Salvator Lizard with Palladium Hardware
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    Banksy | Online

    Bansky is an anonymous street artist first recognized for his satirical art in the 1990s. His identity is still unknown to the public, earning him international attention. Banksy’s union of dark humor and political satire has defined his work for decades. Flying Copper is one of the highlighted lots in…

    BANKSY- GIRL WITH BALLOON
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    Prints & Multiples Online

    After the success of his 1960s Campbell’s Soup series, Andy Warhol began creating screenprints of celebrities to honor stars after their deaths. Among the subjects captured by the Pop artist is a portrait of American movie star and Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly. Completed in 1984, two years after her death, the…

    Prints & Multiples Online
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    Watches Online

    The 1970s quartz crisis—caused by cheap quartz watches produced by some Asian companies— particularly affected the Swiss watchmaking industry. At that time, Audemars Piguet challenged the market. The brand put its trust in Gerald Genta, an independent designer, to create a new style. Genta designed a steel sports watch with…

    Watches Online
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    Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe, Juan Hamilton: Passage

    Georgia O'Keeffe's relationship with sculptor Juan Hamilton began in 1973, when O'Keeffe was 85 years old and Hamilton was 27. Hamilton recalls his first meeting with O'Keeffe: “Right behind her, there was this large, broken Indian pot with a skull inside, a human skull,” said Hamilton. “I remember thinking, Gosh,…

    GEORGIA O'KEEFFE - UNTITLED (ALLIGATOR PEAR IN RED DISH)
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    Marc Jacobs: A Life of Design

    When fashion designer Marc Jacobs began collecting art in 2000, his only background knowledge in the field was an art history class he took in high school. Now, the Marc Jacobs: A Life of Design event, presented by Sotheby's, brings to auction over 50 pieces from Jacobs' estate. Highlights include…

    Marc Jacobs: A Life of Design
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    Magnificent Jewels

    As the holiday season kicks in, Sotheby’s will present signed jewels, gemstones, and antique jewelry in the upcoming ‘Magnificent Jewels’ auction. The event is headlined by pieces from the collections of Nenetta Burton Carter, Charlotte Ford, and Mary Duncan Sanford. Also available is jewelry by Van Cleef & Arpels, Harry Winston, Cartier,…

    Magnificent Jewels
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    Modern Masters: Chefs-d’œuvre d’une Collection Privée

    The upcoming Modern Masters: Chefs-d’œuvre d’une Collection Privée auction by Sotheby’s will present art and design by European artists such as Marcel Coard, Alberto Giacometti, Jean-Michel Frank, Gustav Miklos, Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Jean Dunand, and more. Highlighted in the sale is the Chaise Longue ‘aux Skis’ by Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann. Designed in…

    Modern Masters: Chefs-d’œuvre d’une Collection Privée
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    Important Watches

    Based on the reference 5020, which was also known as the ‘TV’ screen due to its particular cushion-shaped case design, Patek Philippe produced a variant, the reference 5021. These watches were made with pavé-set diamond bezel and lugs, chaton-set diamond marker, and black lacquer dials. So far, only two examples…

    Important Watches
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    Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

    In March 2015, renowned philanthropists Florence and Herbert Irving donated their vast collection of Asian works of art to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. In the years since, the museum has carefully sorted and chosen 300 lots from their prized Irving collection to sell, with the…

    A SILVERED BRONZE 'BEAST' INSCRIBED MIRROR EASTERN HAN DYNASTY, DATED TO THE THIRD YEAR OF ZHONGPING, CORRESPONDING TO 186 AD
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    Fine Jewels

    A selection of luxury jewelry will be available in the Fine Jewels Auction presented by Sotheby’s. The use of precious colored stones for jewelry design is the signature style of Oscar Heyman & Brothers. A ruby, sapphire, emerald, and diamond bracelet by this jewelry house is a highlight of the auction.…

    Fine Jewels
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    Israeli and International Art

    From depictions of daily life to stories from Romania’s rich Biblical past, the paintings created by Nachum Gutman incorporate vibrant colors and expressive brushstrokes. Gutman’s works reflect his fascination with the land of Israel, often depicting the Arab community and people. One of his paintings, painted in 1950, will be…

    LUDWIG BLUM | AKKO (ACRE)
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    Sacred Splendor: Judaica from the Arthur and Gitel Marx Collection

    The upcoming Sacred Splendor auction, offered by Sotheby’s, is a collection of Jewish books and manuscripts, paintings, and metalwork from the Arthur and Gitel Marx Collection. An early English translation of the Siddur, a daily prayer book according to the Sephardic rite, will be featured. This version of the Siddur…

    ISIDOR KAUFMANN | THE SON OF THE MIRACLE-WORKING RABBI OF BELZ
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    Contemporary Art Evening Auction

    Mark Rothko was an American painter known for his deep explorations of color. His Blue Over Red oil painting is a notable example of Rothko’s style. The canvas work is among the featured lots of the upcoming Contemporary Art Evening Auction offered by Sotheby’s.  Another key item in the collection…

    Willem De Kooning
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    The Sleep of Reason Part II | A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online

    When most people think of Surrealism, they think of Salvador Dali. But like any major art movement, Surrealism was built and influenced by countless artists around the world. The second part of the Sleep of Reason auction, offered by Sotheby's, represents work from these Surrealist artists, particularly women who influenced…

    LEONOR FINISHED | WOMAN WITH SPHINX