Upcoming sales and fairs
  Resource:FT   2012-11-26 09:02:44  

Prints Sale, November 27, Bonham’s London

Ethel Spowers’ modernist print “Gust of Wind” (1930), breaking the record for the most expensive Grosvenor print sold at auction for £94,000 this April, is the stellar lot in this diverse 234-print sale. Other highlights include a selection of Albrecht Dürer woodcuts, David Hockney etchings, and a Picasso lino-cut expected to fetch up to £30,000.

Impressionist and Modernist Art Sale, November 28, Christie’s Paris

Ninety-seven lots will be under the hammer in this sale of 19th- and 20th-century pieces. Renoir’s “La Liseuse”, an intimate portrait of a woman in repose, has an estimate of €1,200,000-€1,800,000, and Giacometti’s patinated “Table Grecque”, bearing a signature on each of its four struts, is valued at around €150,000. Jean Hélion’s “Composition”, the thickly-lined frontispiece image of the sale’s catalogue, is also expected to attract considerable interest.

Art Contemporain Sale, December 4-5, Sotheby’s Paris

Art Contemporain boasts 155 master works from the second École de Paris. Among them are Martial Raysse’s acidic pop portrait “La France Orange”, François Morellet’s multilinear neon panels, and Gavin Turk’s khaki “Elvis”, estimated at around €40,000.

Old Master and British Paintings Evening Sale, December 5, Sotheby’s London

This evening sale is led by three works from the Devonshire collection at Chatsworth House, the finest being Raphael’s preparatory cartoons for the “Transfiguration” of 1520, and four tableaux from Niccolò di Pietro Gerini’s “Passion of Christ”. Joshua Reynolds’ coquettish “Portrait of Elizabeth Falconer”, dated 1792, is estimated at £350,000.

Design Masters Sale, December 11, Philips de Pury New York

Sharp lines, metallic surfaces and heavy furnishings are the unifying themes in Philips de Pury’s meticulously curated winter design sale; its 57 lots are already fast diminishing in advance sales. A “Cargo” of variously glazed cylindrical pots by Edmund de Waal is sure to stir excitement, as will Line Vautrin’s much-imitated “Solaire” mirror and a chrome recliner by Le Corbusier.

Art Basel, Miami Beach, December 6-9

Art Basel brings 260 leading international galleries to Miami Beach for its 11th edition. Alongside a group of 100 established exhibitors, an Art Nova space for emerging galleries will showcase the best pieces from one or two handpicked young artists, multimedia projects will be screened as part of Art Video in Miami’s 7,000 sq ft ‘New World’ centre, and Art Kabinett will offer a range of specially curated exhibitions. Over 20 satellite fairs will run concurrently.

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