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Still lifes triumph at Bonhams June 9 Russian art auction
LONDON – Still life with Apples and an Orange Tree by Nikolai Efimovich Kuznetsov (Russian, 1876-1970) achieved a new world record for a work by the artist at Bonhams Russian Sale at New Bond Street on June 9. The work sold for £212,750 against an estimate of £150,000-£200,000. The sale made a total of £1,143,451.
Vintage travel posters power Potter & Potter to $405K result May 15
CHICAGO – Potter & Potter‘s May 15 Vintage Posters, Prints & Works on Paper event was the image of success from start to finish, busting through the sale’s preauction high estimate to realize more than $405,000. After a day of spirited bidding, 56 lots realized $1,000-$2,000; 13 lots made $2,001-$9,999; and two lots broke the […]
Gallery Report: Saint-Gaudens statue tops Keno sale at $506K
ATLANTA – At the start of each month, ACN columnist Ken Hall gathers top auction highlights from around the United States and beyond. Here’s what made headlines since last month’s Gallery Report. All prices include the buyer’s premium. Saint-Gaudens statue, $506,000, Keno Auctions A bronze sculpture of Diana by Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907), 18 feet tall […]
Julien’s finds heated market for Cold War spy gadgets
LOS ANGELES – Julien’s Auctions held its Cold War Relics Auction Featuring the KGB Espionage Museum Collection on Feb. 13. The event offered nearly 500 of the rarest and most important artifacts from the U.S., Soviet Union and Cuba during the Cold War-era ever to be assembled and offered at auction. Absentee and Internet live […]