Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening in November
Art And Culture

Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening in November

Sotheby’s has announced that it has secured one of the major estates to be auctioned in November during the New York evening sales: the Steven and Ann Ames Collection, which contains works by Gerhard Richter, Robert Ryman, Willem de Kooning, and Philip Guston.
The blockbusters from the collection—which is being hailed by Sotheby’s as "The Triumph of Painting: The Steven and Ann Ames Collection"—will be sold in a standalone sequence at the start of Sotheby’s contemporary art evening auction on November 17, with other works on offer during the day sale on November 18.
A Sotheby’s representative said the estimate for the entire collection will be “in excess of $100 million.” The auction house should hope it hits that mark: sources indicated that the Ames estate was also pursued by Christie’s, and in order to secure it, Sotheby’s had to guarantee the estate for $100 million.
“This outstanding collection is exactly what the market is currently looking for, and as such we are very comfortable with the level of our guarantee,” said Grégoire Billault, head of Sotheby's contemporary art, artnews.com reported.
Sotheby’s wouldn’t comment on beating out Christie’s for the sale, but Billault added that “we secured this collection as a result of our teamwork."
Indeed, the sale’s highlights include two works from Richter—A.B., Still (1986) and A.B., St. James (1988)—that both carry a low estimate of $20 million and a high estimate of $30 million. Other expected big sellers include George Baselitz’s  Ein Stück Malerei (1966), Willem de Kooning’s Untitled (1976–77), Philip Guston’s Untitled (Smoking) (1979), and Anselm Kiefer’s Dein Aschenes Haar Sulamith (1981). The estate contains approximately 100 works, a Sotheby’s representative said.


Short URL : http://goo.gl/zhk2Dw
  1. http://goo.gl/vf4ulX
  • http://goo.gl/z9VVO5
  • http://goo.gl/Am8B2L
  • http://goo.gl/0nYKCI
  • http://goo.gl/TE8KsT

You can also read ...

Maryam Pirband’s ‘Silence’ at Oregon Deaf Film Festival
A short action drama of American-based Iranian filmmaker...
Dragon Comedy at Molavi Theater
A satirical play about post-WW II Soviet Union written by...
Mausoleum of Poets in Tabriz
Traditional singer, santur and setar player Hesamoddin Seraj...
Panoramic View of Mountains
A photo exhibition by visual artist and photographer Amir...
Specialists will explain the best restoration methods with regard to the structures and present conditions of monuments.
International specialists will conduct a workshop on “...
A Social History of Dying
Qoqnoos Publishing Group in Tehran has released “A Social...
Exhibition of War Posters
Iranian Artists Forum opened on Sunday an exhibition of...
Winchester Mystery House
Selected cinemas are having limited screening of the 2018...