Last week, UK Arts Minister Helen Whately announced a temporary export ban on “The Myrowr of Recluses,” an illuminated Middle English manuscript meant to guide those who were retreating from society and devoting their lives to prayer, often referred to as anchorites. The leather-
Last July, Christie’s Paris held the first major sale of art books from the estate of renowned bibliophile Paul Destribats (1927-2017), realizing approximately $9 million (€8,116,813) for over six hundred lots focusing on Surrealism
New York – Christie’s is delighted to announce the auction of William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies, often referred to as the “First Folio,” as part of the Exceptional Sale during Classic Week at Christie’s New York on 24 April 2020 (estimate $4,000,000-6,000,000). The First Folio, bringing together for the first time the collected
A very busy week coming up in the salerooms; here are a few of the auctions I'll be watching.
Things kick off with six sales on Tuesday, December 10:
- Illustration Art at Swann Galleries, in 280 lots; these include several illustrations by Ludwig Bemelmans and Edward Gorey.
London – After the resounding success of 2018’s Quentin Blake: A Retrospective, Christie’s is delighted to offer another collection of works from the artist’s studio, sold to benefit two charities close to Sir Quentin Blake’s heart: Greenpeace and Survival International. Quentin Blake: Not in Books –
Paris — The "Bibliothèque de Martine de Béhague et des comtes de Ganay" hosted by Christie’s on 26 November attracted international collectors from 14 countries and achieved €1,640,250, selling 93% by value and 77% by lot.
Adrien Legendre, Head of Christie’s Paris Books and Manuscripts Department: “It has been a great pleasure to work on such fantastic books coming from Martine de
After some very busy weeks in the auction rooms, a bit of a respite for the end of the month.
On Tuesday, November 26, Morton Subastas holds a sale of Libros y Documentos del Porfiriato y la Revolución Mexicana, in 424 lots. An
New York – Christie’s is pleased to announce Ansel Adams And The American West: Photographs From The Center For Creative Photography, a sale of 150 Ansel Adams photographs to benefit The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, which begins with a live auction on 10 December at Christie’s New York and will follow with additional
Another busy week coming up:
On Tuesday, University Archives holds an auction of Manuscripts, Rare Books & Apollo Related Items, in 264 lots. A typically eclectic selection of material in this sale: among the top-estimated lots are a Stone engraving of the
New York — On Friday, 25 October Christie’s New York Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts sale realized $3,367,250. This sale marked the first time the category was presented during Christie’s Classic Week , which runs until 29 October.
The top lots of the sale were the 1994 Nobel