Sotheby’s New York Highlights Release September - December 2009 FINE CHINESE FURNITURE, WORKS OF ART AND CARPETS FROM THE ARTHUR M. SACKLER COLLECTIONS Exhibition opens: 11 September 16 September 2009 17
25 and 26 September 2009. The sale will offer collectors over 2,200 lots estimated at $2.3/3.3 million and will be highlighted by 923 lots from an Important Private Cellar estimated to bring a more than $1.4 million. The sale will also feature a large selection of wines from the talented Dominique Lafon, including wines from Héritiers du Comte Lafon and Domaine des Comtes Lafon. Once again, Sotheby’s will offer clients online bidding combined with a live audio and video feed, which debuted in June and was met with enthusiasm among collectors from around the world.
AMERICAN PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS & SCULPTURE Exhibition opens: 25 September 30 September 2009
The sale of American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture on 30 September features many fine examples of the prevailing artistic trends in American art during the 19th and 20th centuries. A charming oil on canvas from 1879 by Henry Bacon, entitled The Departure, (est. $25/35,000) is on offer as are a number of works by trompe l’oeil masters Nicholas Alden Brooks, Jacob Atkinson, Otis Kaye and Frank Califano. Notable 20th century works include a striking abstract composition in oil by Werner Drewes from 1947, Forward Reaction, (est. $25/35,000, pictured here); James Guy’s, vibrant Chautauqua Lake Yacht Club from 1935, (est. $8/12,000); Jacob Lawrence’s powerful Builders No. 14 (est. $25/35,000), a colorful drawing from his Builders series; and a fine sculpture by Gaston Lachaise, Nude in Chair (est. $25/35,000). Western Art features three landscapes by Birger Sandzen and sculptures by Frederic Remington, Harry Jackson and Charles Henry Humphriss. Also of note, The Art Institute of Chicago has consigned 14 works, including five ethereal paintings by Arthur Bowen Davies and five beautiful sculptures by various artists including Bessie Potter Vonnoh and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.
FINE EUROPEAN FURNITURE Exhibition opens: 26 September 2 October 2009
The fall sale of Fine European Furniture comprising Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish and Russian furniture, carpets, tapestries and ceramics will take place on 2 October. Among the highlights will be a Private Collection of approximately 80 lots led by a Pair of Large Italian Neoclassical Giltwood Console Tables with Marble Tops, one late 18th century, one of a later date (est. $40/60,000). Also included from the Private Collection will be an oil on panel Allegory of the Continent of Africa by Jacob de Wit (est. $25/35,000, pictured here) and a pair of Dutch School Still Lifes from the early 18th Century (est. $30/50,000). Other highlights of the sale include an Italian Neoclassical Giltwood Pier Mirror, Liguria, circa 1780 (est. $15/20,000) and a Pair of Italian Giltwood Console Tables with Alabaster Tops, Marche or Tuscany, Third Quarter 18th Century (est. $40/60,000).
IMPRESSIONIST & MODERN ART Exhibition opens: 3 October 8 October 2009
Highlights from the 6 October Impressionist sale include works by Louis Valtat, Henry Moret, David Burliuk, Leonardo Cremonini and Jean Cocteau. There is also a special offering from The Waintrob Project for the Visual Arts. Brothers Sidney and Abraham Waintrob specialized in photographing European and American artists as well as collectors