ceramics from a Private Collection and a selection of pieces from Arthur M. Sackler Collections, many of which were published in the 1983 and 1985 catalogues illustrating his collections.
IMPORTANT AMERICAN INDIAN, AFRICAN, OCEANIC Exhibition opens: 8 May
AND OTHER WORKS OF ART FROM THE STUDIO OF ENRICO DONATI
14 May 2010
This spring, Sotheby’s will present Important American Indian, African, Oceanic and Other Works of Art from the Studio of Surrealist painter Enrico Donati, which will be sold as a single-owner collection. Comprising approximately forty lots of works from Donati’s New York studio housed in the landmark Gainsborough Building on Central Park South, the sale is led by An Important and Rare Eskimo Polychrome Wood Mask, Yup’ik or Anvik (est. $300/500,000). The sale will also comprises more than 15 Hopi kachina dolls, ranging in value from $4/6,000 to $25,000/35,000, and including some very rare examples, such as a superb Snake Priest kachina.
AMERICAN INDIAN ART Exhibition opens: 8 May
14 May 2010
5 June 2010
AMERICAN PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS & SCULPTURE Exhibition opens: 15 May
19 May 2010
IMPORTANT FRENCH FURNITURE Exhibition opens: 15 May
20 May 2010
LATIN AMERICAN PAINTINGS Exhibition opens: 22 May
27 & 28 May 2010
CARPETS Exhibition opens: 29 May
2 June 2010
OLD MASTER PAINTINGS Exhibition opens: 29 May
3 June 2010
OLD MASTER PAINTINGS & 19TH CENTURY PAINTINGS Exhibition opens: 29 May
3 June 2010
THE COLLECTION OF PATRICIA KLUGE Exhibition opens: 31 May
Auction to be held at Albemarle House, Charlottesville, Virginia
8 & 9 June 2010
Sotheby’s is delighted present an auction of fine and decorative arts from the contents of Albemarle House, the magnificent home of vintner and philanthropist, Patricia Kluge. The two-day auction, which will take place on June 8 and 9, will be held on the premises, located outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. Albemarle House, a 45-room English country manor, was conceived by Mrs. Kluge and renowned designer David Easton and is regarded as one of the most important residences created in America since the ‘Golden Age’. Among its neighbors are Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and James Monroe's Ash Lawn-
Highland. Mrs. Kluge’s collection of several hundred works of outstanding Georgian furniture, decorative objects and paintings is estimated in excess of $13.5 million.
ANTIQUITIES Exhibition opens: 5 June
11 June 2010
Among the highlights of the sale of Egyptian, Classical, and Western Asiatic Antiquities is a Fine Roman marble Head of the Goddess Aphrodite, circa late 1st Century A.D (est. $30/50,000). It belongs to a popular type inspired by the famous Capitoline Aphrodite, a Greek bronze statue (no longer extant) created in the Hellenistic period, and named in modern times after its best known marble version, now in the Capitoline Museum. The complete figure shows the goddess divested of her clothes as if to take a bath and, suddenly meeting the gaze of an unknown onlooker, covering herself as best she can in a charming but ineffectual gesture.
Other highlights of the sale include an impressive Egyptian granite