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The Year of the Rabbit: From Dali to Marilyn Monroe, Playboy Sells Art at Christie’s

December 10, 2010 by  
Filed under Art Market

NEW YORK (AP).- A Dali watercolor of a reclining nude that hung in Hugh Hefner’s bedroom was among 125 artworks Playboy magazine offered at Christie’s on Wednesday. It was one of 11 works chosen for “The Playmate as Fine Art” pictorial for the magazine’s January 1967 Playmate review issue that asked artists to create Playmate-inspired art. The nude sold for $266,500, above its presale estimate of $100,000 to $150,000, to an anonymous buyer. This picture provided by Christie’s shows a [...]

Important 20th Century Decorative Art and Design Works Shine at Christie’s New York

December 10, 2010 by  
Filed under Artifacts & Decorative Arts

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announce the sales of Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design and Important Tiffany, both including Property from the Collection of Max Palevsky. The sales will take place on Wednesday December 15. The auctions immediately follow the highly anticipated Day Sale of DeLorenzo: 30 Years. With over 100 lots, the Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design sale is expected to generate upwards of $2.5 million, with works ranging from Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Art [...]

Christie’s Hong Kong Achieves Highest Ever Sale Total for Chinese Paintings

December 2, 2010 by  
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HONG KONG.- Christie’s Hong Kong completed its two sales of Classical and Modern Chinese Paintings on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010, tallying the highest total ever for the category with HK$669 million/ US$ 86 million. The morning session of Fine Chinese Classical Paintings kicked off with high sold ratios of 91% by lot and 87% by value and a total of HK$100 million/US$13 million. The momentum continued unabated with the afternoon session of the Modern Chinese Paintings sale which totalled HK$ [...]