Monday, September 20, 2010

Zaidan Art Gallery Blog for Collectors

Welcome to our weekly art collector Blog/Newsletter!
On these pages we are only listing information about the artists whose works we own; listed on the left.
Upcoming Auctions & Estimated pricing for our artists Æ
Art for sale; on the web artists' prices & descriptions pages Æ
Auction Results: June, 2010 Æ, July, 2010 Æ, August, 2010 Æ, September Æ
Upcoming Exhibitions that include our artists Æ, Upcoming Expositions in Montreal, Toronto Æ
Art News, For the Week of September 20. 2010
SEATTLE, WA- FBI Tells "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day" Cartoonist, "Molly Norris", to "Go Ghost" After Threats. By Lucie Alig
NEW YORK, NY.- The Asia week series of auctions at Sotheby’s New York concluded today with the South Asian Art sale which made $7,547,250 to bring the overall total for the week to $27,649,251 well within the $ 21.9/31.2 million estimate. Ardaily
SEATTLE, WA.- The Betty Bowen Committee, chaired by Gary Glant, has announced Ellen Lesperance as winner of the 32nd annual Betty Bowen Award, which comes with an unrestricted cash prize of $15,000. A selection of Lesperance’s work will be on view at the Seattle Art Museum beginning October 21, 2010. Eli Hansen was awarded the PONCHO Special Recognition award in the amount of $2,500, and Barbara Sternberger was selected to receive the Kayla Skinner Special Recognition Award in the amount of $2,500. Five finalists chosen from a pool of 350 applicants from Washington, Oregon and Idaho, including Chris Engman and Emily Gherard, competed for the $20,000 in awards. Ardaily
NEW YORK, NY.- In a sign that fine art collectors are growing ever more comfortable with bidding online, Christie’s International reports that the top lot in Thursday’s sale of The Sze Yuan Tang Archaic Bronzes from the Anthony Hardy Collection sold for $3.3 million to an online bidder, setting a new house record for the most expensive item sold online. The sale price smashed the previous Christie’s online sales of $1.27 million, set in April 2008 for a Stradavari violin purchased online using Christie’s LIVE™, the company’s proprietary online bidding platform. Ardaily
Paris: The Supreme Court banned the exhibition of the “Bodies” Exhibition; in a ruling Thursday, September 16 , "Exposure of corpses for commercial purposes".
LONDON.- Major Miró exhibit set for London museum. Last retrospective of Spanish artist's work was in 1964. CBC News
LONDON.- A new record has been set for any single print sold at auction with the sale of Pablo Picasso’s La Minotauromachie for £1,273,250 / $1,987,416 at Sotheby’s in London . The print eclipsed the pre-sale high estimate of £600,000 (the estimate was £400,000-600,000). Ardaily
LONDON.- Bonhams will hold its first sale of Irish Art on 9th February 2011 in New Bond Street, marking the end of the company’s long-standing association with Adams Auctioneers in Dublin. Ardaily
LONDON: Four rare works by Picasso thought to be worth over £6m and an 1875 Cézanne oil on canvas will go on sale during Frieze week next month in an ambitious exhibition to be held at a London property. The show, entitled "The House of the Noble Man" (12-20 October). The exhibition, also includes works by Warhol, Hirst, Richter and Saatchi's "New Sensations" Gareth Harris Web only
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