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Smoking Cigars In First Ever Hockney Auction

Smoking Cigars In First Ever Hockney Auction

The
first auction ever to be entirely devoted to the works of David
Hockney features a highly topical photo-collage from the pro-smoking
artist. ‘Billy Wilder lighting his cigar,’ made in 1982, is set
to fetch up to £6,000 in Bonhams’ sale of David Hockney
Prints & Multiples on 31 October, which is collectively expected
to generate around half a million pounds.

World Record Price for Graham Greene Photograph Fetched at Auction

World Record Price for Graham Greene Photograph Fetched at Auction


A world
record price was achieved at a Bonhams auction on 3 October
2005 when a signed photograph of the novelist Graham Greene
(1904 – 1991) fetched an astonishing £20,400 – some
ten times its lower estimate of £2,000. It is the
most expensive signed photograph of Greene ever sold at
auction.

Glamour stars by the ‘Fellini of Photography’

Glamour stars by the ‘Fellini of Photography’


A wildly imaginative collection of images taken
by ‘the fellini of photography,’ David LaChapelle portraying
some of today’s most glamourous icons in the fashion, music
and sport world will be sold in a sale of Contemporary Art on
Friday 21 October at Bonhams in New Bond Street.

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art


Following the tremendous spring Asia Week in March 2005,
in which Sotheby’s sold 23 lots over $100,000 and achieved
the three highest auction prices for Asian art that week,
including a previously undiscovered 14th Century copper-red
bottle which brought $2 million, the September sales of
Chinese and Asian art will feature a number of treasures,
including a monumental pair of late Ming dynasty lacquer
cabinets with reignmarks of the Wanli emperor (1573-1619).

Russian Premier in New York

Russian Premier in New York

On
April 21, 2005 Sotheby’s will hold its first combined auction
of Russian Paintings and Works of Art in New York.

American Indian Art at Sotheby’s

American Indian Art at Sotheby’s


On May 13, 2005, Sotheby’s sale of American Indian Art will feature
a rare and important collection of early Woodlands Indian artifacts
from the Farquharson Collection, belonging to a family whose ancestral
roots lie in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

George Stubbs at Bonhams

George Stubbs at Bonhams

THE
ENGRAVED WORK OF GEORGE STUBBS (1724-1806), one of England’s greatest
painters, is the subject of a major exhibition curated by The
British Sporting Art Trust and hosted by Bonhams, London W1 from
Monday 25 July to Friday 12 August 2005, complementing the concurrent
exhibition of Stubbs and the Horse at London’s National Gallery.

Sotheby’s To Offer Fine And Decorative Arts From The New York Townhouse Of Gianni Versace

Sotheby’s To Offer Fine And Decorative Arts From The New York Townhouse Of Gianni Versace

Sotheby’s
is once again honored to offer Property from the Collection of
Gianni Versace, the late design genius whose name remains one
of the most influential in the world of fashion and design .

Female Impressions

Female Impressions

Sotheby’s
evening sale of Impressionist and Modern Art to be held on Tuesday,
February 8, 2005 features an array of works by artists for whom
the female form was a central theme.

Dogs in Art at Bonhams

Dogs in Art at Bonhams

Bonhams
has held these dedicated sales for over 20 years and once
again, collectors and pet-lovers will gather in our San
Francisco salerooms to bid on 120 lots.