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Banksy work to be auctioned in Beverly Hills

Several rare pieces of Banksy art will be auctioned on Thursday December 5 in a Street Art Auction held by entertainment and music memorabilia auction house Julien’s Auctions The auction, held at the Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills gallery, will include an original mural titled Flower Girl, which formerly occupied a …

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13th Century Madonna and child resurfaces

A 13th Century statuette of the Virgin & Child hidden in a private collection since the middle of the 20th century will resurface at a Sotheby’s European Sculpture and Works of Art auction in London on December 4. The discovery has led to the uncovering of the statuette’s long and …

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Major works for sale in Russian Art Week

This week London’s premier auction houses and arts venues are taking part in the third Russian Art Week in London. Auctions of rare and valuable Russian paintings, icons, Fabergé and works of art are being held at all the major auction houses, alongside a series of exhibitions of work by …

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Two Russian masterworks sell privately at Sotheby’s

Two works both painted in 1917 – Robert Falk’s Man in a Bowler Hat (Portrait of Yakov Kagan-Shabshai) and Petr Konchalovsky’s monumental Family Portrait in the Artist’s Studio – have sold privately to an important private Russian collector ahead of Sotheby’s Russian auctions next week. Falk’s masterpiece, an arresting portrait …

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Works from major private collections in Milan auction

An oil and collage by Marino Marini dated 1960 and estimated at between €50,000 and €70,000 will be the first lot in Sotheby’s Modern and Contemporary Art Auction in Milan, which will take place on November 27 & 27. The piece, titled Cavallo e Cavaliere, is one of two pieces …

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Sotheby’s holds ambitious Beijing art week

Chinese and Western art worth more than $212 million will go on show in Beijing from November 28 to December 1 as part of Sotheby’s Beijing Art Week. The first international art business operating in China, Sotheby’s has brought together an ambitious four day series of arts events encompasses fine …

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Iconic Sanyu painting features in new Asian auction

Sanyu’s iconic painting Seated Nude, estimated to fetch HK$25-35 million, is set to be the star lot at Bonhams’ first Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art auction on 23 November in Hong Kong. The sale comprises three sections and over 150 lots. The first section focuses on 20th Century Chinese …

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Works from major private collections in Milan auction

An oil and collage by Marino Marini dated 1960 and estimated at between €50,000 and €70,000 will be the first lot in Sotheby’s Modern and Contemporary Art Auction in Milan, which will take place on November 27 & 27. The piece, titled Cavallo e Cavaliere, is one of two pieces …

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Major collection of Aboriginal work to be auctioned

On November 24, Bonhams’ Sydney auction house will be selling the largest group of bark paintings ever offered at auction as a single collection. The Evatt Collection of Aboriginal Bark Paintings and Sculpture was amassed over 40 years by renowned barrister, collector and art dealer, Clive Evatt QC. In 1972, …

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Stanley Spencer painting expected to fetch £3-5m

Christie’s is offering a highly important work by Sir Stanley Spencer (1891-1959) in the Modern British & Irish Art Evening Sale which will take place on 20 November 2013. Christ Preaching at Cookham Regatta: Conversation Between Punts is part of Spencer’s celebrated series painted in the 1950s, which explores the idea of Christ’s …

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