Freeman’s presents The Lehman Collection - Part II on Artfact Live! Over 350 lots of fine art from The Lehman Collection will be auctioned by Freeman's on February 12, 2010. Bid online exclusively through Artfact Live! from anywhere in the world.
News-Antique.com - Jan 22,2010 - (Boston MA) Artfact is pleased to announce that Part II of The Lehman Collection auction at Freeman’s on February 12, 2010 is available for online bidding exclusively through Artfact Live! The auction offers over 350 fine art lots, predominantly works on paper, including: prints, mixed media, collages, oils, watercolors and gouaches. If you can’t join the live auction action in Philadelphia, PA, visit Artfact.com, or its sister site in the UK, Invaluable.com, to login or register free to bid live online at this exceptional auction. If you’re not ready to bid, simply watch the activity live from the auction floor using the Artfact Live! console.
Top lots from the sale:
Lot 25: A hand-colored lithograph entitled "Panorama of The Harbor of New York, Staten Island and The Narrows," published by Nagel & Weingartner in 1854, after a work by John Bornet. This piece opens at $1,200.
Lot 74: An untitled abstract composition, composed of blues and peaches, highlighted with yellow and orange, done in gouache on paper, by Perle Fine, signed and dated 'Perle Fine '41' lower left. Bidding begins at $1,200.
Lot 19: A color lithograph "The Great East River Suspension Bridge," published by Currier and Ives, New York, 1877. This piece presents a dramatic view of the suspension bridge spanning the river bustling with a variety of boats. Bidding opens at $1,000.
Lot 30: "The County Election," a hand-colored engraving by John Sartain, after George C. Bingham, published in New York, 1854. The work, which depicts a crowd of men lining up to cast their votes, opens at $750.
Part I of Freeman’s sale of the Lehman Brothers collection on November 1, 2009 vastly exceeded expectations in large part due to unprecedented online participation. 100% of the items in the Lehman Brothers collection were sold, many of them to online bidders— over 800 of which signed up to bid directly via Artfact Live! and Infinite Bidding™, Freeman’s own live bidding solution powered by Artfact. Online bidders from over thirty countries accounted for 28% of total sales and helped boost what are now considered modest pre-auction projections. Over 1,400 online bids worth $3.8 million were presented during the marathon sale, with the Lehman collection generating $1.35 million— double the presale estimate of $500,000 to $750,000 and accounting for more than half of the $2.5 million total.
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