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Sotheby's Europe Season Highlights EUR Sep-Oct 2011

Sotheby's Europe Season Highlights EUR Sep-Oct 2011

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Sotheby's Europe Season Highlights September to October 2011
Sotheby's Europe Season Highlights September to October 2011

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For Immediate ReleasePress Release London
London
| +44 (0)20 7293 6000 | Matthew Floris |matthew.floris@sothebys.com 
Paris
| +33 (0)1 53 05 53 66 | Sophie Dufresne |sophie.dufresne@sothebys.com 
Geneva
| +41 22 908 4814 | Marie-Beatrice Morin |marie.beatrice.morin@sothebys.com 
 Amsterdam
| +31 20 550 2206 | Eva van Geldorp |eva.vangeldorp@sothebys.com 
Milan
| + 39 (02) 29 500 202
 
| Wanda Rotelli |wanda.rotelli@sothebys.com 
Frankfurt
| + 49 69 740 780
 
| Selei Serafin |selei.serafin@sothebys.com 
Spain
| + 34 913 193 710
 
| Andrew Montgomery |sothebys@andrewmontgomery.net 
SOTHEBY’S EUROPE SEASON HIGHLIGHTSSOTHEBY’S EUROPE SEASON HIGHLIGHTSSOTHEBY’S EUROPE SEASON HIGHLIGHTSSOTHEBY’S EUROPE SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
SeptemberSeptemberSeptemberSeptember totototo OctoberOctoberOctoberOctober 2012012012011111
CHATSWORTH, DERBYSHIRECHATSWORTH, DERBYSHIRECHATSWORTH, DERBYSHIRECHATSWORTH, DERBYSHIREBEBEBEBEYYYYOND LIMITSOND LIMITSOND LIMITSOND LIMITSA SELLING EXHIBITIONA SELLING EXHIBITIONA SELLING EXHIBITIONA SELLING EXHIBITIONFriday,Friday,Friday,Friday, 16 September16 September16 September16 September –– Sunday,Sunday,Sunday,Sunday, 30 October 201130 October 201130 October 201130 October 2011On Friday, 16 September 2011, Sotheby’s unveils to the public the mostdiverse and exciting international line-up to date for
Beyond LimitsBeyond LimitsBeyond LimitsBeyond Limits
, its annualselling exhibition of monumental sculpture at Chatsworth. The show willfeature dramatic new works by Damien Hirst, Marc Quinn and Yayoi Kusama.
Beyond LimitsBeyond LimitsBeyond LimitsBeyond Limits
will be staged within the historic grounds of the ancestral homeof the Dukes of Devonshire from 16th September to 30th October 2011. Thismagnificent location provides a unique opportunity for the presentation andsale of monumental sculpture. The juxtaposition of works by artists as diverseas René Magritte and Takashi Murakami makes this year’s show an excitingdestination exhibition for collectors and visitors alike. In addition to works byLynn Chadwick, Barry Flanagan and William Turnbull,
Beyond LimitsBeyond LimitsBeyond LimitsBeyond Limits
willshowcase a series of sculptures created specifically for exhibition atChatsworth by a range of contemporary artists.SOTHEBY’S PARISSOTHEBY’S PARISSOTHEBY’S PARISSOTHEBY’S PARISTURKOPHILIA REVEALEDTURKOPHILIA REVEALEDTURKOPHILIA REVEALEDTURKOPHILIA REVEALEDMonday,Monday,Monday,Monday, 19191919 – ThursThursThursThursday,day,day,day, 22222222 September 2011September 2011September 2011September 2011Sotheby’s will present TURKOPHILIA REVEALEDTURKOPHILIA REVEALEDTURKOPHILIA REVEALEDTURKOPHILIA REVEALED, an exhibition of Ottoman artin private collections, at Sotheby’s Paris, from 19th
 
– 22nd September 2011. Theexhibition, which will be held during the 14
th
International Congress on Turkish Art,will comprise important examples of silverware, ceramics, textiles, calligraphy and
Turqueries
. Edward Gibbs, Sotheby’s Senior Director and Head of Department,Middle East and Islamic Art said:
“Sotheby’s is delighted to be hostingTURKOPHILIA REVEALEDTURKOPHILIA REVEALEDTURKOPHILIA REVEALEDTURKOPHILIA REVEALED. This thought-provoking exhibition offers a rareopportunity to view some of the finest examples of arts produced during the Ottomanera. The diversity of Turkey’s decorative arts and Europe’s Orientalist fascination withthe Ottoman world are examined in a range of treasures spanning four centuries.” 
 
 
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SOTHEBY’S LONDONSOTHEBY’S LONDONSOTHEBY’S LONDONSOTHEBY’S LONDONFINE FURNITURE, TAPESTRIES AND CARPETSFINE FURNITURE, TAPESTRIES AND CARPETSFINE FURNITURE, TAPESTRIES AND CARPETSFINE FURNITURE, TAPESTRIES AND CARPETSTuesday,Tuesday,Tuesday,Tuesday, 20 September20 September20 September20 September 2011201120112011On view from 16 SeptemberOn view from 16 SeptemberOn view from 16 SeptemberOn view from 16 SeptemberSotheby’s London will offer Sir Henry “Chips” Channon’s 25 feetlong, mirrored dining table and three sets of double doors from hiscelebrated rococo dining room at 5 Belgrave Square. Thespectacular table (estimated at £5,000-£7,000*) and doors (est.£3,000-£5,000) will be offered as part of the Fine Furniture Sale on20 September 2011. Channon, the self-proclaimed “Lord of Hosts”and his heiress wife, Honor Guinness, were renowned for theflamboyance of their entertaining and the glamour of their guest-lists. The opulent dining room was commissioned to entertain KingEdward the VIII and Mrs Simpson, who duly came to dinner on 11
th
June 1936. If this extraordinary mirrored tablecould talk, one can only imagine the stories it would tell of the gilded society which gathered around it.SOTHEBY’S LONDONSOTHEBY’S LONDONSOTHEBY’S LONDONSOTHEBY’S LONDONTHE PHILATELIC COLLECTION OF LORD STEINBERGTHE PHILATELIC COLLECTION OF LORD STEINBERGTHE PHILATELIC COLLECTION OF LORD STEINBERGTHE PHILATELIC COLLECTION OF LORD STEINBERG –– GREAT BRITAIN MINT MULTIPLESGREAT BRITAIN MINT MULTIPLESGREAT BRITAIN MINT MULTIPLESGREAT BRITAIN MINT MULTIPLESWednesday, 21 September 2011Wednesday, 21 September 2011Wednesday, 21 September 2011Wednesday, 21 September 2011On view from 15 SeptemberOn view from 15 SeptemberOn view from 15 SeptemberOn view from 15 SeptemberThe second tranche of The Philatelic Collection of Lord Steinberg is to be offeredat Sotheby’s in London on Wednesday, 21 September 2011, following the firstthree-day sale which comprised British Empire Mint Multiples. The auction willfeature Great Britain Mint Multiples exclusively. The unique characteristic of thecollection is that it contains only mint blocks of four or larger multiples. LordSteinberg’s family have decided to donate proceeds from the sale to a number of causes and charities with which Lord Steinberg had been associated in his lifetime,including the fund he started with the aim of helping to rebuild Old Trafford,home of his beloved Lancashire County Cricket Club. Highlights of the collectioninclude an impressive mint block of nine of the world’s first postage stamp (lot 3),an 1840 1d. black Plate 41840 1d. black Plate 41840 1d. black Plate 41840 1d. black Plate 4, estimated at £150,000-200,000. The penny black wasthe world’s first adhesive postage stamp of a public postal system. It was issued bythe United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on 1 May 1840, for use from 6 May of that year. One of the finestmint multiples of the penny black in existence is lot 11, an 1840 1d. black Plate 71840 1d. black Plate 71840 1d. black Plate 71840 1d. black Plate 7 block of 6. This remarkable block,estimated at £130,000-150,000, was discovered in 1972. A lot containing a block of 12 two-penny blues (lot 22) is oneof the largest unused plate two multiples known, with a flawless provenance. The 1840 2d. deep blue Plate 21840 2d. deep blue Plate 21840 2d. deep blue Plate 21840 2d. deep blue Plate 2 wasoriginally in the Royal Philatelic Collection and is estimated at £80,000-120,000.SOTHEBY’S LONDONSOTHEBY’S LONDONSOTHEBY’S LONDONSOTHEBY’S LONDONOLD MASTER, MODERN & CONTEMPORARY POLD MASTER, MODERN & CONTEMPORARY POLD MASTER, MODERN & CONTEMPORARY POLD MASTER, MODERN & CONTEMPORARY PRINTSRINTSRINTSRINTSTuesday, 27 September 2011Tuesday, 27 September 2011Tuesday, 27 September 2011Tuesday, 27 September 2011On view from 23 SeptemberOn view from 23 SeptemberOn view from 23 SeptemberOn view from 23 SeptemberOn Tuesday, 27 September 2011 Sotheby’s London will present its biannual auction of Old Master, Modern andContemporary Prints. The sale will present an exciting opportunity to acquire important and rare-to-market works in avariety of categories by a range of artists. Works by DürerDürerDürerDürer, including two of the most important engravings he made,and some outstanding RembrandtsRembrandtsRembrandtsRembrandts will highlight the Old Masters section. Desirable Modern and Contemporaryworks by MiróMiróMiróMiró, DegasDegasDegasDegas, PicassoPicassoPicassoPicasso and WarholWarholWarholWarhol, among others, which will also be featured, demonstrate the lasting andinnovative use of print by artists for over 500 years. The auction contains 181 lots and is estimated to reach between£1,500,000 – 2,300,000. Dürer is represented in the sale by two of his ‘master engravings’ from the years 1513-1514,
 
 
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his most fruitful period for the medium:
St Jerome in his Study 
,estimated £70,000-90,000 and
Melencolia,
estimated £50,000-80,000. Rembrandt is represented by a very fine and atmosphericimpression of the first state of 
Faust,
estimated £50,000-70,000
.
 The modern section of the sale includes ten of Picasso’s 15
Saltimbanque Suite
etchings. These are to be highlighted by
LeRepas frugal 
, estimated £50,000-70,000. A number of artist’s proofsby Joan Miró illustrate his collaboration with the famous Frenchprintmaker Fernand Mourlot. Acquired directly from Mourlot by thepresent owner, this stunning group, estimated £15,000-20,000, isfresh to the market. The Contemporary section includes some of Andy Warhol’s most famous works, such as
Marilyn, Cow,
and a number from the
Campbell’s Soup
series. Produced in1972,
Mao
, estimated £20,000-30,000,
 
is widely considered to be one of the most iconic works in Warhol’s printedoeuvre.SOTHEBY’SSOTHEBY’SSOTHEBY’SSOTHEBY’S PARISPARISPARISPARISIMPORTANT FURNITURE, SCULPTURE & WORKS OF ARTIMPORTANT FURNITURE, SCULPTURE & WORKS OF ARTIMPORTANT FURNITURE, SCULPTURE & WORKS OF ARTIMPORTANT FURNITURE, SCULPTURE & WORKS OF ARTFriFriFriFriday,day,day,day, 30 September30 September30 September30 September 2011201120112011On view fromOn view fromOn view fromOn view from 26262626 SeptemberSeptemberSeptemberSeptemberThe autumn sale of Important Furniture, Sculptures and Works of Art atSotheby’s in Paris will consist of approximately 200 lots including rare carpetsand textiles. A mid-18
th
century “à la façon de la Savonnerie” carpet, probablyAubusson, Louis XV, with “Mamluk” patterns is a rare example of craftsmanship made before French décor became fashionable (est. €300,000-500,000. A Louis XIV needlepoint table cloth,
circa
1660-1680 (est. €50,000-80,000) and two Régence needlepoint panels,
circa
1720, adorned with theFrench coat-of-arms are remarkable examples of the European technique and“savoir-faire”, which were widely applied in Europe in the eighteenth century.In the furniture section of the sale is a rare and fine gilt bronze mounted browntortoiseshell, brass inlaid and ebony cartel clock, Louis XIV,
circa
1700,attributed to André-Charles Boulle (est. €100,000-150,000), and a pair of carved beechwood folding stools, Louis XV,
circa
1740, delivered for theprince-évêque de Rohan-Soubise (est. €200,000-300,000). Among thesculpture is a French terracotta bust by Augustin Pajou depicting Claude-Edme Labille,
circa
1784 (est. €150,000-200,000) and a French, Parisian, late 14
th
century ivory figure of the Virgin and Child (est. €60,000-90,000).SOTHEBY’S LONDONSOTHEBY’S LONDONSOTHEBY’S LONDONSOTHEBY’S LONDONCONTEMPORARY ART / ARAB & IRANIANCONTEMPORARY ART / ARAB & IRANIANCONTEMPORARY ART / ARAB & IRANIANCONTEMPORARY ART / ARAB & IRANIANTuesday, 4 October 2011Tuesday, 4 October 2011Tuesday, 4 October 2011Tuesday, 4 October 2011On view from 30 SeptemberOn view from 30 SeptemberOn view from 30 SeptemberOn view from 30 SeptemberSotheby’s London sale of Modern and Contemporary Arab and Iranian Art will takeplace on Tuesday, 4 October 2011. Comprised of 123 lots, the sale will include majorworks by leading Modern masters such as Louay Kayyali, Fateh Moudarres and Aref elRayess, as well as key pieces by some of the foremost Contemporary artists, amongthem Farhad Moshiri, Ziad Antar and Yousef Nabil. The sale will also be highlighted byseven Iraqi works, including a work by Jawad Salim. The auction will also include asection of 10 Contemporary Iranian works donated by artists which will be sold to benefitchildren’s charity Kids Company. The sale is expected to realise in excess of £2.5 million.

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