has a strong sampling of genre scenes, from intimate
domestic dramas to grandiose communal celebrations by Western as well as Eastern European artists. There are also selections of Barbizon, Orientalist, Symbolist and Belle Epoque works, including a newly discovered painting by Edwin Lord Weeks and several paintings and drawing from the Estate of Mary Warburg. Sporting and Marine paintings are also well represented in this diverse sale. Montague Dawson’s The Ark and the Dove off the Scillies, With Lord Baltimore Aboard (est. $25/35,000) is a good example of Dawson’s mastery of the subject matter and his use of impasto to impart the turbulence of open waters. Dawson is also noted for the exacting detail of his historic ships. From sailing and tall ships to horse racing and foxhunting, the Sporting and marine section is rich in traditional images of the sea and turf.
IMPORTANT JEWELS Exhibition opens: 30 January 3 February 2010
Among the diamonds featured in the February sale of Important Jewels is a 10.05 Carat Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Ring, Christopher Designs (est. $400/500,000), a 9.58 Carat Diamond Ring, circa 1930 (est. $100,150,000), and a 6.45 Carat Emerald-Cut Diamond Ring, G color, VS2 clarity (est. $125/175,000). A selection of period jewels includes a Diamond and Sapphire Bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1920 (est. $12/15,000); a Diamond Bracelet, circa 1935 (est. $30/40,000); a Platinum and Diamond Bracelet, circa 1925 (est. $25/35,000); and a Diamond and Emerald Bracelet, Gattle, circa 1925 (est. $10/15,000). The sale will also feature Property from the Collection of Danielle Steel, including a Citrine and Diamond ‘Bird on a Rock’ brooch, Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. (est. $15/20,000) and a Gold, Diamond and Coral Strawberry Brooch and Earclips (est. $12/15,000). Also among the highlights is an 18 Karat Gold, Platinum, Enamel, Colored Stone and Diamond Fish Bangle-Bracelet, David Webb (est. $25/35,000) and an 18 Karat Gold, Platinum, Colored Stone and Diamond Bird Brooch and Earclips, Sterlé (est. $7,500/10,000).
AMERICAN PAINTINGS Exhibition opens: 27 February 3 March 2010 CONTEMPORARY ART Exhibition opens: 5 March 9 March 2010
Sotheby’s March 9th Contemporary Art Sale offers a panoramic selection of art, including approximately 50 works from the Collection of Mary Schiller Myers and Louis S. Myers. Major works from this prestigious estate sold in the Contemporary sales this past fall and collectors will again be able to explore the Myers’ wide ranging taste and fine eye for quality. The group in the March sale includes work by Helen Frankenthaler, Hans Hofmann, Nancy Graves and Cindy Sherman; several fine pastels by Lucas Samaras and works by seasoned realist Rackstraw Downes and emerging talent Douglas Safranek. The sale will also feature art sold to benefit the Children’s Cancer and Blood Foundation. A selective blend of works from private collections is highlighted by a 1969 canvas by Robert Motherwell, Open # 94 (est. $100,000-$150,000) and a 1985 untitled sculpture by John Chamberlain (est. $70,000-$90,000).
Vik Muniz’s White Rose (from the Monad Series) (est. $35,000-$45,000) forms part of the photography section of