Sale of treasures at international auctions in 2017
World exhibitions of contemporary art, a flooded all European space - the documenta in Athens, the Venice Biennale, the documenta in Kassel - was forced to revise the auction houses trading schedule.
For example, Christie's this year abandoned the June session of the auction of postwar and contemporary art. Collectors once hang around in the halls, they sweat running around Venice and Kassel. Auction house wisely decided to limit March and October auction, where first impressions are digested, collectors will better understand what else they need to get to their meeting (where seven world price records were set). Therefore, this summer, the auction houses are betting on the discovery and opening of another thing: military artifacts, books, photographs, paintings and classical, of course, rare gems from the history.
until 27 April. Christie's. Online auction "Revolt! Geopolitical footage of the XX century "
Online auction "Revolt! Geopolitical footage of the XX century "devoted to the most important events in world history: brochures, posters, flyers, maps of the 1917 revolution of the seasons, the Spanish Civil War, the independence of India, the report of Khrushchev at the XX Party Congress, the Thatcher era. Among the lots - the album of 96 photos party "Northern Expedition" UK Royal Air Force, supporting the White troops in the north of Russia. On some pictures you can see the immediate scene of hostilities. Estimate - $ 3000 - 5 000. Among the lots - materials thematic exhibition dedicated to the industrialization of the Ukraine, a two-volume edition in Polish Khrushchev's secret speech "On the Personality Cult and its consequences", made at the XX Congress of the CPSU.
on 27 April. London. Bonhams. Jewelry Bulgari, Cartier and Van Cleef
141 lot put up for auction Bonhams. Some ornaments are dated XVIII-XIX centuries, there are works by such famous artists as Andrew Grima, who worked for Queen Elizabeth, designer watch companies Omega, John Donald's favorite jeweler of the British Princess Margaret and Stuart Delvina, the court jeweler of Queen Elizabeth II. At the auction exhibited bracelet Bulgari Serpenti of gold plates, covered with orange-yellow and red enamel. In the Mouth of the snake - not only sting, but the clock dial. Snake Eyes - cut diamonds "Marquis". Estimated cost - £ 50,000 - £ 60,000 ($ 62,700 - $ 75,300).
May 16. Geneva. Sotheby's. Earrings with colored diamonds
The Geneva Hotel Mandarin Oriental Sotheby's auctioned a pair of earrings will leave "Apollo and Artemis" with colored diamonds. Each earring is sold as a single lot. "Apollo Blue" with a blue diamond with a starting price of $ 38-50 million, and "Pink Artemis" with a pink diamond with an estimate of $ 12, 5-18 mln.
May 17. Geneva. Christie's. Necklace with diamond pendant in 92 carat and 15 Cartier jewelry Elizabeth Taylor
Following Sotheby's jewelry auction in Geneva holds Christie's. At the auction - a pearl necklace "Legend" young Parisian jewelry house Boehmer et Bassenge with pendant heart-cut diamond of D color category weighing 92, 15 carats. Estimate necklace with pendant -. $ 14-20 million for trading Cartier jewelry set with diamonds and rubies, owned by Elizabeth Taylor. Collection Hollywood star sold at Christie's in 2011. This time, under the hammer leave bracelet (estimate: $ 400,000 - 600,000) and earrings ($ 300 000 - 500 000), were part of the set, given to Elizabeth Taylor in August 1957 by Michael Todd, her third husband, Hollywood producer, who died in a plane crash .
June 5. London. Christie's. Auction of Russian art: Bakst, Grigoriev, Faberge
The auction collection - a collection of theatrical sketches by Leon Bakst, created for the repertory of opera diva Maria Kuznetsova, prima of the Mariinsky Theater, one of the favorite clients Bakst. At the heart of the collection - vaudeville costume sketch for "Moskva", ornate furs, embroidered with gold and silver threads, topped with a golden cockerel with innovative and printed shawl. Among the top lots - a portrait of a boy Boris Grigoriev brush. Written in the early 1930s, the work of all these years kept in the family portrayed and first appeared on the art market. Traditionally, the Russian bid exhibited a large collection of works by Faberge imperial and Soviet porcelain and antique silver from private collections. From 26 to 28 April, the top lots Russian trading can be seen at the exhibition in Moscow, which will take place at Christie's office gallery.
5 July. London. Sotheby's. "View on the Ehrenbreitstein" William Turner
At the auction - one of the most striking works by William Turner, are still in a private collection. Written in 1835, the landscape "on Ehrenbreitstein type" refers to a later period of the artist better. It is believed that the manner of Turner, "master of light" had a huge impact not only the emergence of Impressionism, and later flows, such as abstraction and expressionism. Claude Monet used to say about the huge impact that it has had work Turner. Turner's work of this level rarely appear at auction. Last picture of Turner's "Rome. View from Aventine Hill "written in the same year as the" Ehrenbreitstein "was sold at Sotheby's in 2014 for £ 30, 3 million. ($ 47, 4 million.), Setting an auction record for a work by British artist. Otsenochku value "Ehrenbreitstein" - £ 15-25 million ($ 18, 7-31, 2 million)..