The modern and contemporary auction season in New York in November dominates the sales floor, but there’s also a notable Old Masters sale on the horizon. Sotheby’s latest consignment is his group of 10 works from the baroque art collection of divorced couple Mark Fish and Rachel Davidson, available January 2023. St. John the Baptist” (c1609), estimated at $25-35 million. Orazio Gentileschi and his Guercino work also make an appearance, with grosses up from his $40 million to his $60 million.
Separately, in London in December, a version of “Venus and Adonis” painted by Titian and his workshop around 1555-1557 was put up for auction at an auction house estimated at between £8 million and £12 million. It is According to Sotheby’s, the racy piece didn’t sell at auction in 1998, but earlier concerns about its wartime provenance were allayed, and subsequent technical investigation found “clear evidence of the artist’s hand.”
French gallerist Emmanuel Perrotin is about to open its first permanent space in the Middle East at the Dubai International Financial Centre.The gallery, which marks Perrotin’s sixth city outside the Paris headquarters, is only 100 square meters, but Christie’s and [restaurant] Cipriani,” says Perrotin. “It’s a small space, but I hope it gets sexy.” The gallery kicked off with a group show, and Perrotin joined forces with nearby swanky ICD Brookfield Place to present artists Jason Boyd Kinsella and Takashi Murakami (November 2023). May 25th – January 28th) held a temporary solo exhibition.
Perrotin describes Dubai as “a true hub and just [maximum] Half the world’s population is a six-hour flight away. He says activity will turn to the Middle East next month with events beyond the art world, including the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the football World Cup in Qatar. was completed before the Russian invasion and is therefore irrelevant to his plans to open there. Perrotin’s Dubai Gallery Director is art collector and advisor Massine Benouki.
William Kentridge Job Market Critically acclaimed retrospective at London’s Royal Academy According to a September report by ArtTactic, they are relatively low-key compared to other artists at the moment. Reports question whether the RA show and another sweep at LA’s The Broad Museum, which opens on November 12, will be a “tipping point” for South African artists.
Kentridge’s top five auction prices were in New York and London, led by his 25-part sculpture Procession (1999-2000), which sold for $1.3 million in 2013. Led by the Strauss & Co auction house, since 2016, 76% of his lots and 54% of his prices have been made in South Africa. Next month, Strauss in Johannesburg will showcase Kentridge’s major works. Among them is the 2m x 2m woodcut “Mantegna” (2017, estimated R800,000-R1.2mn, or $44,000-$66,000, Nov. 7).
Kentridge’s multimedia practice may explain his more modest auction results. However, his South African and London representatives, The Goodman Gallery, are set to purchase all three editions of his latest major film, Channel 5’s Oh To Believe in Another World (2022). has been confirmed, confirming a nearly sold-out show in London. at $600,000 each.
This year’s Two x Two benefit gala in Dallas raised $9.4 million, including an auction of nearly 130 pieces of contemporary art in support of AMFAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research and the Dallas Museum of Art. The bulk of the art is being sold through his silent auction with a live sale of six of her works held at her formal dinner held at the home of collecting couple Cindy and Howard Rachowski on October 22nd. I was.
London gallerist Josh Lilly was among those who donated to the auction, along with his artists, including “Untitled” (2022) by Spencer Lewis. Lily was also in town to open his artist’s show at the five-star Jules Hotel, joining forces with the hotel’s owner, oil tycoon, film investor and art collector Tim Headington. “The quality of people here is amazing in terms of intellectual and financial investment,” Lilly says. His exhibition at The Joule runs until January 2023 and features work by seven of his artists, including Martine Gutierrez, Nicholas Hatfull and Rebecca Manson. Prices for 14 works range from his $8,000 to $80,000.
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