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1865 Civil War Painting Our Flag is There at Auction

1865 Civil War Painting Our Flag is There at Auction

The signature is indecipherable however the Gray’s Auctioneers appraisal team has discovered a sketch by Thomas Nast which was featured on the cover of Harper’s Weekly, February 13, 1864. The sketch is an exact study for the painting.

Archibald Thorburn’s Peacock and Peacock Butterfly sets Record

Archibald Thorburn’s Peacock and Peacock Butterfly sets Record

The magnificent Peacock and Peacock Butterfly by Archibald Thorburn broke the previous record for the artists’s work at Bonham’s sale on July 13.

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes Drawing

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes Drawing

Christie’s will auction a drawing made by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes at its Old Master & Early British Drawings & Watercolours sale on July 5.

Sotheby’s to Auction Oil Study by Sir Anthony Van Dyck

Sotheby’s to Auction Oil Study by Sir Anthony Van Dyck

Sotheby’s is to auction the oil study A Bearded Man with Hands Raised by Sir Anthony Van Dyck (estimated at £200,000-300,000) in its 6th July 2011 sale of Old Master and British Paintings.

Joan Miro Surrealist Paintings

Joan Miro Surrealist Paintings

Three works by Joan Miró one of the greatest Surrealist painters are to be auctioned at Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art sale on Tuesday 21st June, New Bond Street, London.

L.S Lowry Hidden Self Portrait

L.S Lowry Hidden Self Portrait

A L.S Lowry painting featuring a hidden self portrait of the artist highlights the 29th June, New Bond Street, Bonhams sale of 20th Century British Art sale.

Josef Albers Study for Homage to the Square Makes

Josef Albers Study for Homage to the Square Makes

A work by Bauhaus master Josef Albers, Study for Homage to the Square: Stucco Setting, 1958, brought $262,900 as the top lot in Heritage Auctions’ $1,552,954 Signature® Modern & Contemporary Art Auction, providing the principal fireworks in an auction that saw strong prices realized across the board for a wide array of 20th century masters.

Early Maritime Oil Painting of Montreal for Auction at Bonhams

Early Maritime Oil Painting of Montreal for Auction at Bonhams

An oil painting entitled ‘The three-masted English merchantman Integrity in two positions in the Saint Lawrence River arriving at Montreal’ will feature in the Old Master Paintings auction on 6th July at Bonhams, New Bond Street, London.

Debbie Harry Portrait by Andy Warhol

Debbie Harry Portrait by Andy Warhol

A portrait of Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry by Andy Warhol is to highlight Sotheby’s forthcoming Contemporary Art Auction this June. The artist’s 1980 acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas of Debbie Harry, the renowned lead singer of the new wave and punk rock band Blondie, is estimated at £3.5-5.5 million and will be offered for sale on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, coinciding with the release of Blondie’s new album Panic of Girls. This iconic work comes from a private European collection.

The Victoria & Albert Museum Exhibition – The Cult of Beauty

The Victoria & Albert Museum Exhibition – The Cult of Beauty

This exhibition, to be held 2 April -17 July 2011, will be arranged in four main chronological sections, charting the development of the Aesthetic Movement in art and design through the decades from the 1860s to the 1890s. As well as paintings, prints and drawings, the show will include examples […]