The events listed below refer to high level auctions, essentially of paintings (or assimilated), for which the catalog is normally accessible on the auction house's website. A high level auction, in this context, includes lots likely to be auctioned off for tens of thousand euros (or equivalent) if not more. l

In many cases one can access the auction houses's website by clicking on its name!

Thu. Feb 16 2012

Contemporary Art

Phillips de Pury

London

Sat. March 3 2012

Old Masters Paintings

Jeschke Van Vliet

Berlin

Tue. March 6 2012

Contemporary Art

Im Kinsky

Vienna

Thu. March 8 2012

Contemporary Art

Phillips de Pury

New-York

Fri. March 9 2012

Various Art

Mallet

Tokyo

Sat.  March 10  2012        Old Masters, Modern and Contemporary Art      De Vuyst                  Belgium

Wed. March 14  2012        Modern and Contemporary Art                         Morton                Mexico City                  

Wed. March 21  2012         Ecole de Paris                                                Artcurial                     Paris

Thu.  March 22  2012          Impressionnist and Modern Art                         Artcurial                     Paris

Fri. March 23 - Sat. March 24 2012   Old masters & 19th / 20th century Paintings     Hampel              Munich

Tue.  March 27  2012          Sculptures and Modern Paintings                      Camard                      Paris

Thu. March 29  2012          Contemporary Art                                  Bonhams                  London

Sat. March 24 - Mon. March 26 2012         Chinese Painting and Calligraphy          Guardian      Beijing

Fri.    March  30  2012         Old masters Paintings                             Koller                        Zurich

Fri.    March  30  2012         Old paintings and from the 19th Century        Tajan                   Paris

Fri.   March 30  2012          Contemporary Art                                Piasa                 Paris

Sat.  March  31  2012         Large Private Collection                          Est-Ouest Auctions          Tokyo

Sun.  April 1  2012            Henri Martin Private Collection               Rennes Encheres            France

Tue. April 3rd  2012          Impressionnist and Modern Art                 Tajan                              Paris

Wed. April 4th 2012           Contemporary Art                                 Millon          Paris

Fri. April 13  2012             Paintings and Graphic Arts, Furniture, Art Objrects      Kohn           Paris

Tue. April 17th 2012          19th Century Paintings and Contemporary Art           Im Kinsky        Vienna

Tue. April 17  2012            Paintings from the 19th century               Dorotheum                      Vienna

[Tue. April 17  2012            European & Modern  / American Fine Art      John Moran        Pasadena, USA]

Wed. April 18  2012           Old Masters                                           Dorotheum                         Vienna

Thu. April 19  2012            Scottish Art                                           Bonhams                   Edinburgh

Fri.  April 20  2012              Modern and Contemporary Art                 Mallet                        Tokyo

Fri.  April 20  2012              Modern Art, Paris School                          Millon                        Paris

Sat. April 21  2012              Paintings and Sculptures of the 19th and 20th Century    Farsetti    Prado, Italy

Sat. April 21  2012              Art and Antiquities                         Stahl                         Hamburg      

Mon. April 23  2012             Old Masters, Modern and Contemporary Prints         Doyle    New-York

Tue. April 24  2012             After-War and Contemporary Art     Tajan                      Paris

Wed. 25  April  2012           Modern and Contemporary Art         Phillips de Pury      New-York

Wed. April 25 - Fri. April 27 2012   Huge Auction of Modern Art           Bukowskis      Stockholm

Thu. April 26  2012              Old and Modern Paintings               Artprecium             Paris

Thu. April 26  2012              Latino American, Russian & Oriental Art    Fine Arts Auctions Miami   Miami

Sat. April 28 - Sun. April 29  2012      Russian, European and American Art      Gene Shapiro            New-York

Wed. May 2  2012              Fine Art / Paintings Essentially          Leslie Auctioneers           Chicago

Fri. May 4  2012                  A couple of paintings only               Kohn                     Paris

Sun. May 6  2012               Modern Art and Design                   Los Angeles Modern Auctions     Los Angeles

Wed. May 9  2012               European Art                               Doyle                     New-York

Wed. May 9 - Sat. May 12 2012    Swiss and International Art     Dobiaschofsky        Bern

Thu. May 10 ( - Fri. May 11)  2012              Upscale Contemporary Art              Phillips de Pury      New-York

Sat. May 11  2012    Modern and Contemporary Art    Larasati     Hong Kong     larasati.com

Sat. May 12  2012    Paintings & Graphics Arts, Sculptures     De Vuyst     Lokeren, Belgium           devuyst.auction.fr

Sat. May 12  2012               Old Masters and 19th Century Paintings    Lempertz    Cologne     lempertz.com

Thu. May 17 2012

Canadian Art

Heffel

Vancouver

Tue. May 22 2012

Modern Art

Lempertz

Cologne

Wed. May 23 2012

Contemporary Art

Lempertz

Cologne

Wed. May 23 2012

Old Masters (among other objects)

Doyle

New-York

Outstanding lots: 42, 43, 44, 45

Thu. May 24 2012

Contemporary Art

Dorotheum

Vienna

Fri. 25 May 2012

Modern and Contemporary Art

Est-Ouest Auctions

Hong Kong

Wed. May 30 2012

19th Century Art

Grisebach

Berlin

Wed. May 30 2012

Important Irish Art

Adam's

Dublin

Wed. May 30 2012

Russian Art

MacDougall's

London

Wed. May 30 2012

Paintings and sculptures

Koller

Geneva

Sat. June 9 2012

Modern Art

Ketterer

Munich

Sat. June 9 2012

Post War / Contemporary Art

Ketterer

Munich

Mo. June 11 2012

Some Valuable Paintings

Boetto

Genoa

Several costly old masters among 1129 odd lots

Tue. June 12 2012

American and European Paintings

Keno

New-York

Tue. June 12 2012

Quality Auction

Uppsala Auktionskammare

Uppsala

Numerous paintings among over 1600 lots

Tue. June 12 - Fri. June 15    Huge Auction      Bukowskis            Stockholm           Hundreds of high level  paintings of various periods and origins

Thu. June 14 2012

Contemporary Art

Swann

New-York

Over 500 lots

Tue. June 19 2012

Modern and Contemporary

Matsart

New-York

Nearly all of the 213 lots are paintings, many high level (several Tobiasse, Ber Rydbook, David Burlek.....)

Tue. June 19 2012

Old Master  and 19th Century Paintings

Artcurial

Paris

98 lots of which many of high value

Tue. June 19 2012

Old Masters

Im Kinsky

Vienna

Close to 96 paintings, many high level

Wed. June 20 2012

Old Master Paintings

Tajan

Paris

98 lots of which many of high value

Wed. June 20 2012

19th Century and Modern Paintings

Aguttes

Paris

Over 180 lots including many of high level

Wed. June 20 2012

Paintings, Furniture and Fine Art Objects

Pierre Bergé

Paris

About 80 paintings (among 306 lots); half-a-dozen of high value

Mon. June 25 2012

20th Century Art

AuctionArt

Paris

Among well over 200 lots, several high level paintings are found (Natalia Sergeeva Gauchavera, Signac, Marquet, .......)

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Mon. Sept. 10 2012

Impressionnist and Modern Art

Tajan

Paris

Over 100 paintings (and a number of sculptures) from a great variety of artists, with estimated prices in the few hundreds to few thousands Euros range . Some works though by Moïse KISLING, Moses LEVY or Bernard BUFFET are estimated much higher.

Wed. Sept. 12 2012

Paintings and Watercolours of the 19th Century

Dorotheum

Vienna

240 works essentially by German or Austran artists, mostly  estimated several thousand Euros. Half-a-dozen go significantly higher (by Karl Wilhelm DIEFENBACH, Johann Matthias WURZER, Josef LAUER, Oscar MOLL, Edward Harrison COMPTON, Vincenco GIOVANNINI).

Thu. Sept. 13 2012

Modern and Contemporary Art         Auction labelled "Interors"

Matsart

Tel Aviv

32 paintings (and one 3-dimensional object). Estimated price ranges are in the 100 $ to 9000$ zone; except two works by Menashe KADISHMAN estimated 15 000 to 25 000 $.

Thu. Sept. 15 2012

Wide Variety of High Value Items

Kohn

Paris

Exclusive upscale auction of 264 extremely diverse lots, including though only some 20 paintings (or equivalent). Beyond a couple of chinese pieces on silk, there are remarkable works by old masters of the 16th and 17th century, next tp works by Serge POLIAKOFF, Andy WARHOL and AMAN. In addition there are a number of PICASSO's topped by a study of his "Demoiselles d'Avignon" and estimated 400 000 to 500 000 Euros.

Sat. Sept. 15 2012

Modern Art

Holz-Artles

Arles, France

This sales of over 250 lots (mostly paintings, but also lithos and a number of sculptures) does not a priori appear to be an upscale event: most lots are estimated several hundred to a couple of thousand Euros; we believe though that it is quite interesting. A dozen estimates go well beyond 5000 Euros. (Robert COMBAS, Hervé DI ROSA, Marcel DYF, José FUSARO, Michel JOUENNE, Peter KLASEN, Louis FOFFOLI, Alain Raya SORKINE, Claude VENARD......artists essentially born during the first half of the 19th century).

Thu. Sept 20 2012

16th to 18th Century Paintings

Hampel

Munich

Impressive high level auction of 227 lots, essentially oil paintings by Italian masters, all well documented. 63 of them estimated over 30 000 Euros (up to 360 000 Euros).

Thu. Sept. 20 2012

Modern Art

Hampel

Munich

Thu. Sept. 20 2012

19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings

Swann

New York

Over 680 prints, lithographs, etchings, aquatints mostly estimated several thousand dollars a piece though they are "one out of" 20, 50 or even 200. The estimate of some lots even reaches 20 000$. Many great names: CHAGALL, MIRO, GIACOMETTI, MOORE, DUBUFFET, LE CORBUSIER.....etc.

Fri. Sept 21 2012

Old Masters and 19th Century Paintings

Koller

Zurich

This sale is part of a full auction week (monday to saturday) at Koller during which silver, porcelain, faience, jewelry, watches, fine furniture, carpets, books and other graphic works will also be offered.

Sat. Sept. 22 2012

Huge Diversified Art Auction

Stahl

Hamburg

1126 lots to be auctioned, among which 242 paintings and assimilated (etchings, drypoints, offsets, lithographs, silkscreens, gouaches, pastels, watercolors and even photographs) essentially well documented. For most of them, the posted reserve price is rather modest, say a few hundred or a few thousand Euros. But there are a dozen of nuggets (in the tens of thousands Euros range) particularly by Adolph VON MENZEL, Karl SCHMIDT-ROLUF, Fritz WINTER, all three German.

Sat. Sept. 22 2012

Art Prague

Dorotheum

Prague

323 lots nearly all paintings (or assimilated), mostly of the 19th century. A dozen are estimated in the 400 000 to 2 000 000 Czech Crowns range (i.e. 16 000 to 80 000 Euros or 20 000 to 100 000 $'s).

Mo.-Tu. Sept. 24-25 2012

Antiques, Paintings of the 19th Century and Oriental Art

Boetto

Genoa

Not much in line with the title of this auction, we draw attention on some 15 paintings (among 1107 lots) of the 17th, 18th (and somewhat 19th) century estimated over 10 000 Euros. And particularly on a work of Giovanni Paolo Panini estimated 80 000 to 100 000 Euros. 

Tue. Sept. 25 2012

Palace Art Sale

Wannenes

Genoa

The 350 art objects to be auctioned off are from the Palazzo Pica Alfieri. 48 oil paintings from the 16th, 17th or 18th century - well documented though some not attributed - depict religious themes, battlefields, landscapes......Estimates rarely exceed 10 000 Euros. Pompero CESURA, Francesco LAVAGNA and more so Girolamo CENATIEMPO are well represented.

Tue. to Thu. Sept 25-27 2012

Great painters, Modern Art and More

Ansorena

Madrid

This mixed auction of 365 lots includes a large number of paintings by Spanish artists. Highly estimated are notably Bartoloméo BERMEJO, Maria BLANCHARD, Francisco BAYEU  and Carlos de HAES

Wed. Sept.  26 2012

Paintings of the 15th to the 19th Century

Lempertz

Cologne

154 paintings stretching over three centuries, from a great variety of European artists, some still non-identified. Estimates are mostly of the order of several thousand Euros.  Several however exceed 10 000 Euros.

Wed. Sept. 26 2012

Old Masters and miscellaneous

Europ Auction

Paris

277 lots of which 64 are paintings (or assimilated). The estimates of seven of them substantially exceed 10 000 Euros, with an oustanding Flemish oil on canvas executed in Pieter Brueghel's shop and estimated 180 000 to 200 000 Euros.

Mo. 24 - Thu. 27 Sept. 2012

Three Nuggets in a Huge Sale

Hotel des Ventes

Geneva

1700 lots sale includiing a few oils, among which three are considered upscale. (European painters Jean-Baptiste OUDRY, Louis BAUDIT and Francisco HAYEZ).

Wed. Sept.  26 2012

Paintings of the 15th to the 19th Century

Lempertz

Cologne

154 paintings stretching over three centuries, from a great variety of European artists, some still non-identified. Estimates are mostly of the order of several thousand Euros.  Several however exceed 10 000 Euros.

Wed. Sept. 26 2012

Old Masters and miscellaneous

Europ Auction

Paris

277 lots of which 64 are paintings (or assimilated). The estimates of seven of them substantially exceed 10 000 Euros, with an oustanding Flemish oil on canvas executed in Pieter Brueghel's shop and estimated 180 000 to 200 000 Euros.

Mo. 24 - Thu. 27 Sept. 2012

Three Nuggets in a Huge Sale

Hotel des Ventes

Geneva

1700 lots sale includiing a few oils, among which three are considered upscale. (European painters Jean-Baptiste OUDRY, Louis BAUDIT and Francisco HAYEZ).

Fri. Sept. 28

Modern and Contemporary Art

Mallet

Tokyo

Auction dominated by Japanese art. Whereas among over 262 lots only a limited fraction are oils on canvas, many other techniques are represented (oil on panel, woodcuts, etchings, screenprints, lithos, watercolours.......etc). Upscale estimates are in the one to three million Yens range (i.e. 10 000 to 30 000 Euros or - approximately - Dollars) and apply again mostly to Japanese artists like Tsuguharu FOUJITA, Jiro YOSHIHARA, Atsuko TANAKA, Kasuo SHIRAGA. But also some highly estmimated Western artists are represented (like Marc CHAGALL, Bernard BUFFET, Maurice de VLAMINCK, Antoni CLAVE, Andy WRHOL, Jasper JOHNS).

Sat. 29 Sept. 2012

Modern Paintings and Contemporary Art

Massol

Paris

The 156 lots, oil paintings to a large extent, are estimated a few hundred or several thousand Euros. There are though five works estimated around ten thousand Euros or much above. (Georges MATHIEU, Gerard SCHLOSSER, Serge MENDJERSKY, Fernandez ARMAN and Philippe PASQUA, using various techniques).

Tue. Oct. 2 2012

Contemporary Art

Im Kinsky

Vienna

A rich set of 271 lots, essentially paintings (or assimilated) by Austrian or German artists. Estimates are typically in the tens of thousands Euros range, with a few much beyond reaching up to 300 000 Euros. (Antoni TAPIES, Markus PRACHENSKY, Ernst FUCHS, Dieter BLUM, Victor VASARELY).

Sat. Oct. 6 2012

Huge Sale Including Fine and Contemporary Art

Est-Ouest Auctions

Tokyo

Among over 770 extremely varied lots (including an impressive series of glass objects by René LALIQUE) there are many paintings or assimilated using a variety of techniques (lot numbers between 505 to 614). They are both of Japanese or Western origin. Eighteen of them are of substantial value i.e. estimated about one or several million Yen: Kazuo SHIRAGA, Shiro KURAMATA, Shusaku ARAKAWA, Bernard BUFFET, Jean-Pierre CASSIGNEUL, Bernard CATHELIN, Keith HARING.......and even a Pierre-Auguste RENOIR. (By end of October 2012: 1000 JPY were worth 12.8 US$'s or 9.9 Euros).

Sun. Oct. 7 2012

20th Anniversary Auction

Lama

Los Angeles

Beyond a huge quantity of design furniture, a number of contemporary paintings (or assimilated) are to be found among the 534 lots. Outstanding works by Andy WARHOL, Roy LICHTENSTEIN, Sam FRANCIS, Richard PETTIBONE, Yayoi KUSAMA, Frederik HAMMERSLEY, Richard DIEBENKORN, Roland PETERSON, Keith HARING, De Wain VALENTINE.......with estimates up to 150 000 $'s.

Wed. Oct. 10 2012

Prestigious Auction Of Contemporary Art

Phillips De Pury

London

The catalog is extremely impressive in its modernity and diversity. The most famous names of our time are represented (by a maximum of two paintings or assimilated): Robert RAUSCHENBERG, Andy WARHOL, Jean-Michel BASQUIAT, Richard PRINCE, Damien HIRST, Gerhard RICHTER....Estimates for the 37 lots run from 30 000 to 3.5 million but are mostly in the several hundred thousand Pounds range.

Thu. Oct. 11 2012

Contemporary Art and Design

Bonhams

London

Out of the 128 lots, 18 paintings (or assimilated) are estimated above 10 000 Pounds (i.e. 16 000 $'s). Outstanding works by Antonio SAURA, CHU-TEH-CHUN, Enrico CASTILLARI, Victor VASARELY, Ed RUSCHA.

Thu. Oct. 11 2012

Jewish and Israeli Art

Matsart

Jerusalem

Over 150 paintings (and assimilated, even some  etchings) by British, French, German artists among others, of the 18th, 19th and 20th century, including some contemporary. Estimates cover a large gamut, some above or close to 100 000 $'s: Gustav BAUERNFEIND, Ludwig BLUM, Moritz Daniel OPPENHEIM, Marc CHAGAL, Alois Heinrich PRIECHENFRIED, Mane KATS.

Thu. Oct. 11 2012

Old Masters Paintings, Drawings and Prints

Freeman's

Philadelphia

Over 217 works of the 16th, 17th or 18th century: numerous oils on canvass (or on copper), as welll as engravings, chalks or inks on paper; a number by Albrecht DURER. Estimates are mostly in the tens of thousand $'s with some significantly higher: Domenico FETI (attributed to), Elias Gottlib HAUSSMANN, Peter van LINT, Jean-Baptiste GREUZE, Hubert ROBERT, Albrecht DURER, John CONSTABLE. 

Tue. Oct. 16 2012

19th Century Paintings

Dorotheum

Vienna

A very generous catalog of 221 paintings mainly by Italian, Austrian, German and Central European artists. Nearly half of them are estimated over 10 000 Euros. Highlights are by Emil Jacob SCHINDLER, Vasili Andreyovich GOLYNSKI, Carl SPITZWEG, with estimates reaching 350 000 Euros. Friedrich GAUERMANN, Giovanni BOLDINI, Eugen von BLAAS, Theodor von HÖRMANN, Ferdinand Georg WALDMULLER, among others, are represented by several outstanding works each.

Wed. Oct. 17 2012

Old Masters

Dorotheum

Vienna

An overwhelming catalog of over 350 paintings essentially by Flemish and Italian masters of the 16th, 17th and 18th century; many of them estimated well over 30 000 Euros. Some outstanding works are estimated up to 450 000 / 500 000 Euros: Melchior de HOUDECOETER, Joris van der HAAGEN, Giovanni Francesco BARBIERI (known as "il GUERCINO"), Jacopo Carucci PONTORMO."  

Thu. Oct 18 2012

Old Masters and 19th Century Paintings

Pandolfini

Florence

430 lots covering in fact a great variety of periods up to the present; mostly paintings (or assimilated) but also many sculptures essentially by Italian artists. The highest estimates - well over 50 000 Euros - go to half-a-dozen works of religious inspiration of the 14th to the 17th centuries. Lorenzo GIGLI (19th century) is more modestly represented by a number of oils.

Fri. Oct 19 2012

Works of an Italian Collector

Artemisia

Paris

Not a prestigious sale as such. The nearly 300 lots assembled by a Bologna collector will be auctioned off by this new Parisian house (or at least this new name). Only 62 of them are paintings  among which a dozen (of the 17th, 18th and 19th century) are estimated over 10 000 Euros: Emile Jean-Horace VERNET, Giovanni Battista MERANO, Giovanni Battista LAMPI, Clemente ALBERI, Johann Gottfried AUERBACH, Allan RAMSAY.....  

Sun. Oct. 21 2012

Indonesian Art: Traditional, Modern and Contemporary

Larasati

Bali

Paintings by 20th century artists from Bali, some quite recent though: mostly acrylic on canvass, but also pastel on paper, ink on paper or acrylic on paper. Not really an upscale auction in Western monetary terms, but this art is so different and - one dare say - so specific. Among the less than 60 lots, there are ten estimated above 5000 US$'s. Two outstanding names Sena, Ida Bagus PuTu and Sadia, I Wayan are represented by several works.

Sun. Oct 21 2012

Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art

Pillon

Versailles

At first sight, not so much an upscale auction though it takes place a stone-throw from the Chateau de Versailles. 331 lots, nearly all paintings (or assimilated), many of them by French artists of the 19th and 20th century, some still alive. A dozen works are estimated over 15 000 Euros. Significantly higher are those of Pierre MANGUIN, Moise KISLING, Maurice de Vlaminck, Andre HAMBOURG. There are 41 Yves ALIX but with much lower estimations.

Mon. Oct. 22 2012

Paris-Dubai Duplex Auction of Modern and Contemporary Art

Millon

Dubai / Paris

Prestigious collection of 140 lots of various origins: Europe (France essentially), Iran as well as India (significantly), and to a lessor extent Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, China. 30 lots are estimated above 50 000 $'s. For this Parisian auction house, some values appear staggering: multiple works by Pierre-Auguste RENOIR or Kees VAN DONGEN carry multi-million $'s  estimates and so do a Pablo PICASSO and a Raoul DUFY. A Maurice VLAMINCK and a Fernando BOTERO are over 100 000. Several contemporary Indian or Mid-Eastern pieces are within this range (thus reaching or exceeding Jean DUBUFFET's levels): Amish KAPOOR, Maqbool Fida HUSAIN, Sakti BURMAN, Farhad MOSHIRI (Iranian), Paul GUIRAGOSSIAN (Lebanese).    

Tue. Oct. 23 2012

Nordic Modernists

Bukowskis

Stockholm

101 basically Scandinavian works by mainly Swedish, but also Danish and Norwegian painters of the early 20th century, coming from the private Andersson Collection. Estimates are mostly in the range of a few hundred thousand Swedish Crowns (i.e. about tens of thousands Euros) with some works estimated close to or above one million Crowns: Otte SKÖLD, Axel TÖRNEMANN, Knut LUNDSTRÖM, Agnes CLEVE; the latter being represented by a number of works as is JON JON, a British tattoer. (End of September 2012 1000 Swedish Crowns are worth about 153 US$'s or 119 Euros).

Tue. Oct. 23 2012

Contemporary Art

Heritage Auctions

Dallas

Some 187 works - not only contemporary - mostly from American, Cuban or Japanese painters, a number of other countries being also represented. Many are estimated thousands or tens of thousand $'s. Twenty-four are estimatd above 20 000 $'s and much more: Roy LICHTENSTEIN, Richard DIEBENKORN, Amadeo MODIGLIANI, Richard PRINCE, Salvador DALI, Sam FRANCIS, Vik MUNIZ, Käthe KOLLWITZ, Chuck CLOSE.......the latter with several works. Notice: posted bid prices are usually the half only of the lower estimates.

Tue. Oct. 23 2012

Modern and Contemporary Art

Artcurial

Paris

Some 370 lots, essentially paintings (or assimilated) by artists of the 20th century, including a number born after WW2. The estimates of over 30 of them exceed 30 000 Euros, with some much higher going to Pierre SOULAGES, Jean-Paul ROPELLE, Antoni TAPIES, Niki de SAINT-PHALLE..........

Wed. Oct. 24 2012

American and European Fine Art

Shannon's

Milford, Connecticut

Auction largely dominated by a great variety of American painters of the (latter) 19th and (early) 20th century, even though several French works are to be found among the 200 lots: A couple of Jean DUFY's, of Marc CHAGALL's and Pablo PICASSO's, a Camille PISSARO, a Berthe MORISOT, a Marcel DYF, an Armand GUILLAUMIN. Rolph SCARLETT is represented by at least a dozen works. Nearly 70 lots are estimated over 10 000 $'s. The highest estimates - in the 100 000 to 300 000 $'s range - go to Mary Blood MELLEN and Edward W. REDFIELD as well as, strangely, to the Austrian Franz Richard UNTERBERGER.

Wed. / Thu. Oct. 24-25

           Scandinavian Modern Art

Stockholms Auktionsverk

Stockholm

The paintings (and less numerous sculptures) of this huge auction encompass some 984 lots dominated by Swedish artists of the 20th century. A number of works by the leading name - Ragnar SANDBERG - have estimates in the 175 000 - 1 200 000 Crowns range. Other important figures are Leander ENGSTRÖM and Erik OLSON. (On October 20th 2012, 1000 Swedish Crowns were worth about 152 US $'s or 117 Euros).

Wed. Oct. 24 2012

Modern Paintings and of the 19th Century

Aguttes

Paris

Art of the 19th and 20th century, primarily from Western Europe, but also from China, Russia and the Mid-East. Out of the 118 lots - practically all are paintings - 18 are estimated over 20 000 Euros. Top estimates (up to 300 000 Euros) are reached by works of Georges ROUAULT, Marc CHAGALL,  Frederic BAZILLE, CHU TEH CHUN, Jacques MAJORELLE.... 

Thu. Oct. 25 2012

Important Paintings and Sculptures

Fine Art Auctions Miami

Miami

118 lots, mostly paintings (or assimilated), with many by South or Central-American artists. Many estimates in the tens of thousand $'s; e.g. several Martha BOTTO's (Argentina). More modestly estimated are half-a-dozen Francisco TOLEDO (Mexico). Quite a number of lithos: Joan MIRO, Francis BACON.......and several by Marc CHAGALL.

Thu. Oct. 25 2012      Last day of current on-line auction

            Miscellaneous

Heffel

Canada

Over 60 lots, all  paintings or assimilated. Estimates are typically in the thousands of Canadian $'s (CAD's). Out of line are works by Maurice UTRILLO, Carlos CRUZ-DIEZ, Agnès MARTIN, Fernando BOTERO; the latter peaking with an estimate of 100 000  to 150 000 CAD's. (On Oct. 20 2012, 1000 Canadian $'s were worth 773 Euros or 1001 US $'s).

Fri. Oct. 26 2012

Old Master Paintings

Tajan

Paris

Some 200 paintings mostly estimated at modest values (several hundred or several thousand Euros). One outstanding work, attributed to Gilles GARCIN of the late 17th century is estimated 15 000 to 20 000 Euros. 

Sat. Oct. 27 2012

Ancient, Modern and Contemporary Art

De Vuyst

Lokeren, Belgium

More than 600 lots, in vast majority paintings (or assimilated); among those, over 50 works are estimated in excess of 20 000 Euros. This is definitely a rich auction, essentially of modern and contemporary art, even if at least one impressionist painting can be found. Among the great values there is a Raoul DUFY, a René MAGRITTE, an Andy WARHOL, several Léon De SMET, several Karel APPEL, several Fernando BOTERO  and works by a couple of Far Eastern artists.

Sat. Oct. 27 2012

Contemporary Paintings

Granville

Saint-Pair-Sur-Mer France

This otherwise modest sale is interesting because it includes a number of works by Francois BOUCHEIX, a French (still active) surrealist painter significantly appreciated around the world; they are either oils on canvass, or oils and acrylic on canvass, or just acrylic on canvass. These lots are estimated between 4 000 and 14 000 Euros, but are likely to reach much higher amounts. - For access to the catalog: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sat. Oct. 27 2012

Old Masters, Modern Paintings, Sculptures and Furniture

Leclere

Marseille

Over 100 lots among which some 70 paintings (or assimilated) often estimated several thousand Euros. Outstanding works by Hubert ROBERT, Loula Mathieu VERDILHAN, Jean-Michel ATLAN, Felix ZIEM and Christophe RUSKY are estimated tens of thousand Euros.

Mo. Oct. 29 2012

Evening Editions

Phillips de Pury

New-York

Quite a prestigious sale: over 70 lots of essentially contemporary, but also some modern art; most of them estimated tens of thousand $'s; half-a-dozen rather hundreds of thousand $'s. The top contemporary artists are well represented: Roy LICHTENSTEIN, Jaspar JONES, Cy TWOMBLY, Sam FRANCIS, Gerhard RICHTER, Sol LEWITT,  John BALDESSARI, Andy WARHOL; the latter with a dozen lots consisting mostly of several screenprints. Substantial estimates also go with works by less famous names like Dieter ROTH, Josef ALBERS, William KENTRIDGE or Martin KIPPENBERGER.

Tue. Oct 30 2012

Impressionist and Modern Art Including the Goldberg Collection

Bonhams

London

Over 60 West European paintings, many of which are of low (estimated) value. Outstanding are several Gustav KLIMT, a Fernand LEGER, a Max ERNST, one out of two Salvador DALI, all estimated in the tens of thousand Pounds. A couple of Fernand KNOPF and of George KROSZ are more modestly estimated.

Thu. Nov. 1 2012

Works by African American Artists

Leslie Hindman

Chicago

41 works (mostly paintings or assimilated) by Afro-American artists essentially of the last century, a number of them still alive though. The estimates are often a few hundred $'s only, but two artists stand out: Charles Henry ALSTON (with two works) and Henry Osawa TANNER, both with estimates up to 30 000 $'s.

Wed.-Sat. Nov. 7-10 2012

20th Century and Other Paintings

Dobiaschofsky

Bern

This sale is part of a huge four day auction which the house has split - as far as paintings are concerned - into three catalogues: "Swiss, General and International". What follows applies to the latter which contains over 290 lots of various periods (even some of the 14th century) but significantly of the 20th century. Some 20 of them are estimated over 20 000 CHF (Swiss Francs). The German painter Otto DIX  - whose oil on canvas landscape is estimated 460 000 CHF - is present with  two other valuable works. Also highly estimated are Barnaba AGOCHIARI, , Karl SCHMIDT-ROTLUFF,  Willem Van AELST, Nicolas POUSSIN, Giuseppe BAZZANI, Fernand LEGER. (End October 2012 1000 CHF are worth 828 Euros or 1074 $'s).

Wed.-Sat. Nov. 7-10 2012

Swiss Art

Dobiaschofsky

Bern

A catalog of close to 300 lots (nearly all paintings) impressive for such a small country. 20 of them are estimated above 20 000 CHF. Two names stand out: Albert ANKER and Cuno AMIET, both represented by several works, with estimates up to 85 000 CHF. Other key works are by Raphy DALLEVES, Maurice BARRAUD and Charles L'EPLANTIER. Mostly oils on canvas, some among the top lots are watercolors. All the named artists are born during the late 19th century, except Albert ANKER who is significantly older.

Tue. Nov. 13 2012

Paintings and Sculptures

Koller

Geneva

Over 150 lots, mostly paintings (or assimilated), many estimated around thousand or a couple of thousand CHF (Swiss Francs). A dozen lots exceed 5000 CHF with a few above 10 000 CHF: Theo TOBIASSE, Paul AIZPIRI, Ernest Samuel GEIGER, Auguste BACHELIN, Leonard TSUGUHARY, Charles L'EPLATTENIER. These artists were active during the 19th or 20th century. (End October 2012, 1000 CHF are worth 827 Euros or 1069 $'s.)

Tue. Nov. 13 2012

Aboriginal Art

Koller

Geneva

125 lots consisting of a large gamut of modern aboriginal art; often acrylic on canvass, but also more esoteric techniques (like acrylic on linen or on cotton, ocher on bark). The estimates are typically in the hundreds or thousands of CHF. Some works though by Clifford Possom TJAPALTJARRI or Ronnie TJAMPITJINPA are estimated up to 120 000 CHF.

Wed. Nov. 14 2012

Paintings, Jewelry, Furniture and other   Art Objects

Europ Auction

Paris

A catalog with nearly 300 lots but only 58 paintings (or assimilated). 16 of them are estimated over 5 000 Euros. Significantly higher - up to 25 000 Euros - are mainly the oils on canvass by Rudolf von VOIGTLANDER, Georges WASHINGTON, Max TILKE, Adam STYKA and Odette BRUNEAU; five artists born during the 19th century.

Thu. Nov. 15 2012

American Art

Swann

New-York

An impressive catalog of over 300 lots, nearly all paintings or assimilated (only a few sculptures), mostly estimated around one thousand or several thousand $'s. Close to 30 of them though are estimated over 10 000 $'s. The highest estimates - up to 100 000 $'s - go to "household" names: Andrew WYETH, Guy WIGGINS, Edward HOPPER, Josef ALBERS, Andy WARHOL, Roy LICHTENSTEIN, Jean-Michel BASQUIAT. Most of these artists are represented by a number of works.

Fri. Nov. 16 2012

"Important Modern Paintings"

Blanchet Associés

Paris

Half-a-dozen among the more than 80 paintings are estimated over 10 000 Euros, with an oil on canvass by Serge POLIAKOFF topping at 250 000 to 350 000. Behind are works by Henri Edmond CROSS, Jean FAUTRIER, Peter CLASEN Georges ROUAULT, Peter CLASEN and Louis RITMAN.

Sat. Nov 17 2012

Old Masters

Lempertz

Cologne

A very impressive and generous catalog of works primarily  by Flemish and Italian artists, all different, but who happen to be born in the latter part of the 16th century. A large number of them (oils on canvas or on panel, exceptionally pastels) are estimated above 20 000 Euros with peaks in the 100 000 to 200 000 range. There is even a painting by Jacob JORDAENS estimated between 500 000 and 600 000 Euros.

Sat. Nov. 17 2012

American and European Art

Rago Arts

Lambertville       New Jersey

The 148 lots consist mainly of paintings (or assimilated) - some rather modest - a number of them by Russian artists: Alexander EXTER, Yvan PUNI, Alexander YAKOVLEV, Alexander OSMERKIN, Alexander RODCHENKO are valued tens of thousand $'s up to 90 000. Estimates of American artists peak with oils on canvas by William KEITH or Fern Isabel COPPEDGE at 40 000 to 50 000 $'s.

Tue. Nov. 20 2012

Oriental Paintings and Other Oriental Art

Tajan

Paris

Quite a number of paintings among the 327 lots; those drawing attention are oils on canvass. They are mostly estimated several thousand Euros, but 16 of them are over ten  thousand. A handful are much above, up to 400 000 Euros: Marie-Aimé LUCAS-ROBIQUET (one of the rare female orientalist painters), Georges WASHINGTON, Herrmann David Solomon CORRODI, Francisque NOAILLY, Charles MASSENOT. Some significant works are not (clearly) attributed.

Wed. Nov. 21 2012

Modern Paintings / 20th Century Art

Collin du Bocage

Paris

The 176 lots are essentially paintings (or assimilated); in majority by French artists, though there are a number of other geographical origins, including China. 36 paintings are estimated over 5 000 Euros. At the high end, with estimates up to 120 000 Euros, there are works by Georges VALMIER, Lin FENGMIAN, Eugène Louis BOUDIN, Robert Antoine PINCHON, Vitaly TIKHOV, Leon Schulman GASPARD and Wang Yan CHENG
.

Wed. Nov. 21 2012

Modern and Contemporary Paintings

Ader

Paris

The 282 lots are essentially paintings (or assimilated), mostly estimated a few hundred or a few thousand Euros. Nine of them exceed 10 000 Euros including two estimated up to  80 000: Léon-Auguste LHERMITTE and Nikolaï BEKKER, followed by Marie VASSILIEFF and Eugène CARRERE. Two gouache by Raoul DUFY are also in that range.

Wed. Nov. 21 2012

Modern Art

Millon

Paris

Some 240 lots, virtually all paintings (or assimilated), generally carried out during the second half of the 19th or the first half of the 20th century. Twenty-four of them are estimated over 20 000 Euros, often much more: A RENOIR and a CHAGALL up to 200 000 Euros. Also highly estimated are Maurice UTRILLO, Henri MARTIN, Henri HAYDEN, Félix VALOTTON, Serge FERAT, Louis VALTAT; the latter is  represented by half-a-dozen works.

Tue. Nov. 20 2012

Oriental Paintings and Other Oriental Art

Tajan

Paris

Quite a number of paintings among the 327 lots; those drawing attention are oils on canvass. They are mostly estimated several thousand Euros, but 16 of them are over ten  thousand. A handful are much above, up to 400 000 Euros: Marie-Aimé LUCAS-ROBIQUET (one of the rare female orientalist painters), Georges WASHINGTON, Herrmann David Solomon CORRODI, Francisque NOAILLY, Charles MASSENOT. Some significant works are not (clearly) attributed.

Wed. Nov. 21 2012

Modern Paintings / 20th Century Art

Collin du Bocage

Paris

The 176 lots are essentially paintings (or assimilated); in majority by French artists, though there are a number of other geographical origins, including China. 36 paintings are estimated over 5 000 Euros. At the high end, with estimates up to 120 000 Euros, there are works by Georges VALMIER, Lin FENGMIAN, Eugène Louis BOUDIN, Robert Antoine PINCHON, Vitaly TIKHOV, Leon Schulman GASPARD and Wang Yan CHENG
.

Wed. Nov. 21 2012

Modern and Contemporary Paintings

Ader

Paris

The 282 lots are essentially paintings (or assimilated), mostly estimated a few hundred or a few thousand Euros. Nine of them exceed 10 000 Euros including two estimated up to  80 000: Léon-Auguste LHERMITTE and Nikolaï BEKKER, followed by Marie VASSILIEFF and Eugène CARRERE. Two gouache by Raoul DUFY are also in that range.

Wed. Nov. 21 2012

Modern Art

Millon

Paris

Some 240 lots, virtually all paintings (or assimilated), generally carried out during the second half of the 19th or the first half of the 20th century. Twenty-four of them are estimated over 20 000 Euros, often much more: A RENOIR and a CHAGALL up to 200 000 Euros. Also highly estimated are Maurice UTRILLO, Henri MARTIN, Henri HAYDEN, Félix VALOTTON, Serge FERAT, Louis VALTAT; the latter is  represented by half-a-dozen works.

Fri. Nov. 23 2012

Old Masters and Art of the 19th Century

Ketterer

Munich

Over 240 lots are listed, mostly of modest (estimated) value. About 20 paintings are estimated over 10 000 Euros. Outstanding works (oil on canvass) are by Franz von DEFREGGER, Carl Spitzweg, Herrman CORRODI, Eduard Léon CORTES among others, estimated in the lower tens of thousand Euros range.  There are a number of watercolors, engravings and lithos, particularly by Honoré DAUMIER and Eugène DELACROIX.

Fri. Nov. 23 2012

20th and 21st Century Paintings

Stuker

Bern

Nearly all 50 lots are Swiss paintings (or assimilated). They are typically estimated around one or several thousand CHF (Swiss Francs). Outstanding however are two oil paintings (on panal or canvass) by Cuno AMIET estimated up to 80 000 CHF and several works by Gérard PALEZIEUX estimated up to 12 000 CHF. (Early November 2012 1000 CHF are worth 828 Euros or 1079 $'s).

Fri. Nov. 23 2012

15th to 19th Century Paintings

Stuker

Bern

All 139 lots are paintings, mostly by Swiss or French but also by other European artists; some indeed born before 1500, but the 19th century dominates; many not precisely identified. (Oil on canvass is the rule, next to oil on wood or on panel). The estimates are most often in the thousand or several thousand CHF range. Much higher are works by Albert ANKER and Francois-Louis-David BOCION - both Swiss culminating at 25 000 CHF - as well as by Paris BORDONE, Gustave CASTAN, Andrea del SARTO, Jan Jozef HOREMANNS.

Sun. Nov. 25 2012

Paintings and many other works of art      or silverware

Mercier

Lille, France

There are nearly one hundred paintings among several hundred lots. Belgian and Dutch artists dominate, with many works attributed more or less specifically to some "Flemish School" of the 16th, 17th or 18th century. Sixteen of them are estimated over 10 000 Euros including a few much higher, up to 70 000 Euros. (Andries Van EERTVELT, Domenicus VAN TOL, Denys VAN AL SLOOT, Joost Cornelisz DROOCHSCOOT, Jacob BELLEVOIS....). A marine oil on panel by Eugène BOUDIN is also at that level.

Mon. Nov. 26 2012

20th Century Greek Art

Piasa

Paris

An unusual auction in France of more than 150 Greek contemporary paintings. The estimates of 38 of them are above (or around) 10 000 Euros, culminating at 65 000 Euros. The favorite artists are generally represented by several works: Vassilakis TAKIS, Alicos FASSIANOS, Yvan AÏNAZASSKY, Yannis TSAROUCHIS, Yannis SPIROPOULOS, Yannis GAÏTIS, Thanos TSINGOS, Alexis AKRITHARIS.