20TH CENTRURY ART AT SOTHEBYS WITH FOCUS ON EASTERN EUROPE

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EMIL FILLA BREAKS RECORD AT 729,000 POUNDS

 

WE LIKED THE FILLA WORK AND THOUGHT IT WOULD MAKE SOME GOOD MONEY. IN THE END IT MADE  GREAT MONEY AT 729,000 POUNDS.

IN THE SAME SALE WERE TWO GEMS OF GREEK ART REPRESENTING GHIKA AND PAPALOUKAS. THEY WERE BOTH VERY GOOD QUALITY PAINTINGS SELLING RESPECTIVELY AT 273,000 AND 141,000.

 

GHIKA CUBIST WORK

 

NOT A SURPRISE BUT A RESULT THAT GIVES HOPE TO ALL THOSE INVESTORS IN EASTERN EUROPEAN ART AND GREEK ART.

 

PETER COSNATNT

 

THE SLEEPER THAT BECAME 400 MILLION DOLLARS!!

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THE WORLD WOKE UP TO THE HALF A BILLION SALE OF LEONARDO'S

PORTRAIT!!!

 

THE SLEEPER LEONARDO da VINCI

 

MY BLOG HAS BEEN WRITING ON THE ISSUE FOR MANY YEARS AND I BELIEVE I DID THAT A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO WHEN I SAID

"BUY WHAT YOU LIKE, EVEN IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHO THE ARTIST IS AND WHAT ITS REAL VALUE MIGHT BE."

APPARENTLY THE LEONARDO PAINTING WAS PURCHASED AS A SCHOOL OF, A FOLLOWER OF LEONARDO FOR A FRACTION OF THE ITS REAL VALUE SOME YEARS AGO. THE SALE AND THE RECORD BREAKING EVENT WAS EXPECTED AS THE PAINTING SPEAK SO MUCH OF LEONARDO BUT ONLY THE MUSEUMS AND EXPERTS PLUS SCIENCE COULD VERIFY SUCH A PRIMARY PAINTING AND THEN THE EXTRAORDINARY SUM PAID TO ACQUIRE IT.

 

HAVE I GOT ANYTHING LIKE THAT MYSELF?

I WISH I HAD BUT SMALL SLEEPERS HERE AND THERE CAME MY WAY MANY A TIMES. I AM JUST REMINDING YOU IN MY BLOG THE STORY OF ONE SUCH CASE!! 

PETER CONSTANT

 

LATIN AMERICAN ART TO ADMIRE AT CHRISTIE'S NEW YORK

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TOP NAMES, TOP ART, TOP ESTIMATES

 

THE SALE ON 21-22ND  NOVEMBER INCLUDES PAINTINGS OF THE BEST MASTERS OF LATIN AMERICA LIKE BOTERO, TORRES-GARCIA, TAMAYO, BRAVO AND MANY OTHERS,

WE SELECT ONE PAINTING FOR REFERENCE HERE BY RUFINO TAMAYO. I LIKE THE COLOURS AND THE FREEDOM TO THINK OVER THE WORK!!

 

PETER CONSTANT

LEONARDO SELLS FOR 450 MILLION DOLLARS!!

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LEONARDO DA VINCI - SALVADOR MUNDI

 

HAIL OLD MASTER MASTER OF MASTERS. THE PAINTING OF PAINTINGS RAISES THE ROOF AT CHRISTIES NEW YORK BY SELLING IN A PACKED ROOM AND A WORLD WATCHING FOR 

 

450 MILLION DOLLARS!!

 

BRAVO LEONARDO!!

BRAVO CHRISTIES!!

THE WORLD OF ART CELEBRATES!!

 

PETER CONSTANT

GREEK SALE IN LONDON , OK???

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ANY SALE OF 55% SUCCESS IS JUST ABOUT OK BUT WITH BIG

QUESTIONS ASKED

BONHAMS HAD SOME 90 LOTS IN THE SALE AND AND HALF OF THEM FOUND BUYERS. IT WAS NOT A DISASTER BUT IT WAS NOT A SUCCESS EITHER!

THE BIG MODERN NAMES OF GREEK ART WERE THERE AND PRICES VARIED FROM GOOD TO BAD, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT WHAT WAS ON OFFER. GREEK ART MARKET STILL STRUGGLES TO FIND ITS PACE AND OLD SELF BUT FOR THE NEW INVESTORS IN GREEK ART, THIS IS THE TIME TO PICK REALLY EXCELLENT ART AT BARGAIN PRICES!!

WERE THERE ANY BARGAINS OR NOT??

WE SELECT ONE EXAMPLE TO MAKE THE POINT

 

LOT 31 NICOS ENGONOPOULOS, SOLD FOR 118,750 POUNDS

 

THE PAINTING IS ONE OF THE PIECES OF ENGONOPOULOS THAT RARELY APPEAR ON THE MARKET. AT 120 X 100 CM SIZE, THIS PAINTING OF ENGONOPOULOS IS WORTH OVER 300,000 ON BETTER DAYS. WELL DONE TO THE INVESTOR BECAUSE THIS IS NOT ONLY A GREAT PAINTING BY THE ARTIST TO ENJOY BUT ALSO MONEY IN THE BANK!!

 

PETER CONSTANT