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Upcoming Auctions: June 15 - 21

  • Bonhams New York
  • Bonhams London
June 14, 2015

Hello, art collectors and auction fans, more auctions are ahead of us next week, and we will focus on five of them. First, on Monday, June 15, at 2 PM, the Design – Street Art – Art Contemporain auction will take place at F.L. Auction in Drouot Paris. On the same day, at the same time, and almost at the same place, Estampes et Multiples auction will occur at Cornette de Saint Cyr auction house in Paris. The day after that, on Tuesday, June 16, Bonhams New York will be organizing a very interesting auction named Voices of the 20th Century. On Wednesday, June 17, also in Bonhams, but in London, there will be a British Master Prints auction, and on Saturday, June 20, Beurret & Bailly Auktionen from Basel, Switzerland, will put Modern and Contemporary art on sale.

Total of 1234 lots will be put on sale, and their estimated value is between $7,793,343 and $10,925,360. Now, please scroll down to find out more on these lots and these auctions.

Auction HouseAuction (Event Name)DateTotal LotsLow Estimate Total [$]High Estimate Total [$]Estimated Average Lot Value [$]
F.L. AuctionDesign - Street Art - Art Contemporain15.6.2015205280,482360,0301,385
Cornette de Saint CyrPrints and Multiples15.6.2015431481,336662,3771,177
BonhamsVoices of 20th Century16.6.20151591,039,1001,539,4008,108
BonhamsBritish Master Prints17.6.20151021,058,5181,548,8118,217
Beurett & BaillyModern and Contemporary Art20.6.20153374,933,9076,814,74217,431
  • Cornette de Saint Cyr

Cornette de Saint Cyr - Prints and Multiples

The Prints and Multiples auction (Estampes et Multiples) at Cornette de Saint Cyr will start at 2 PM at Hôtel Des Ventes Cornette De Saint Cyr (6, Avenue Hoche, Paris VIIIÈme). It will feature prints from 20th and 21st Century, and there will also be some works by urban artists – JonOne, Shepard Fairey, Katre, Speedy Graphito… Total of 431 lots will be auctioned, and their value is estimated at $481,336 – $662,377.

Auction HouseAuction (Event Name)DateTotal LotsLow Estimate Total [$]High Estimate Total [$]Estimated Average Lot Value [$]
Cornette de Saint CyrPrints and Multiples15.6.2015431481,336662,3771,177
Cornette de Saint Cyr
Roy Lichtenstein – Brushtroke, 1965 (Lot 239). Estimated at $6,766 – $13,532.
Cornette de Saint Cyr
Zao Wou Ki – Sans Titre, 1969 (Lot 167). Estimated at $3,383 – $4,511.
Cornette de Saint Cyr
Francis Bacon – Ensemble De Deux Oeuvres – In Memory Of George Dyer, 1976 (Lot 173). Estimated at $5,638 – $7,894.
Cornette de Saint Cyr
Tom Wesselmann – Monica Reclining On Back, Knees Up, 1990 (Lot 237). Estimated at $1,692 – $2,255.
Cornette de Saint Cyr
Jim Dine – Dutch Hearts, 1970 (Lot 242). Estimated at $1,917 – $2,255.
Cornette de Saint Cyr
Andy Warhol – Mao, 1972 (Lot 252). Estimated at $33,831 – $45,108.
  • F.L. Auction

F.L. Auction - Design - Street Art - Art Contemporain

Street art lovers and collectors will be thrilled with this auction! Design – Street Art – Art Contemporain auction will take place at Drouot Paris, the oldest auction house in the world, on Monday, June 15 at 2 PM. A selection urban art will be put on sale, with many works by Spanish and Latin American artists. The names of Cope2, Shepard Fairey, Okuda or Jaz are guaranteeing an exciting sale, that will be conducted by F.L. Auction. This sale is an opportunity to purchase an artwork for a reasonable price, as the average lot value is $1,385.

Auction HouseAuction (Event Name)DateTotal LotsLow Estimate Total [$]High Estimate Total [$]Estimated Average Lot Value [$]
F.L. AuctionDesign - Street Art - Art Contemporain15.6.2015205280,482360,0301,385
F.L. Auction
Cope 2 – Sans Titre, 2012 (Lot 28). Estimated at $3,383 – $3,947.
F.L. Auction
Shepard Fairey dit Obey Giant – Obey Giant Face, Triptyque, 2014 (Lot 75). Estimated at $902 – $1,128.
F.L. Auction
Left: Takashi Murakami – Magical Princess, 2009 (Lot 11). Estimated at $564 – $789. / Right: Levalet – La Visite, 2014 (Lot 81). Estimated at $1,128 – $1,353.
F.L. Auction
Jaz – Arcabuseros 2 (Lot 57). Estimated at $2,030 – $2,255.
F.L. Auction
Okuda – I Am Humanly Dependent (Lot 60). Estimated at $3,158 – $3,609.
F.L. Auction
Miss Van – Twin Rainbow Hair 5, 2013 (Lot 56). Estimated at $5,075 – $6,202.
  • Bonhams New York

Bonhams - Voices of 20th Century

A very interesting auction will take place at Bonhams New York on Tuesday, June 16, at 1 PM, when Voices of 20th Century sale is set. It will feature a lot of documents, photographs, books and letters, that contain pieces of history of the 20th Century – Eichmann trial in Israel, a photo album of Queen Elisabeth II, Martin Luther King’s letters, the book of quotations from Mao Zedong, Russian propaganda posters… Total of 159 lots are estimated at $1,039,100 – $1,539,400.

Auction HouseAuction (Event Name)DateTotal LotsLow Estimate Total [$]High Estimate Total [$]Estimated Average Lot Value [$]
BonhamsVoices of 20th Century16.6.20151591,039,1001,539,4008,108
Bonhams New York
Elizabeth II, Queen Of England (Lot 8). Estimated at $1,500 – $2,000. Album containing 43 color and black-and-white White House Press photographs of the Arrival Ceremony for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at The White House, July 7, 1976, each 8 x 10 inches, [Washington: the White House Photo Laboratory], laid down to album leaves, bound in gilt-stamped black leatherette, some soiling and scuffs. Among the more important Bicentennial Celebrations of 1976 was the official state visit of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip to attend a State Dinner at The White House. The album records the President and Mrs. Ford welcoming the royal couple on the White House Lawn before being given a lunch and a tour of the interior of the home. The dinner is a gala affair with speeches, toasts, dancing and a performance by the singing duo Captain and Tennille. The next day the Queen and her husband attend National Cathedral and later a ceremony at the Smithsonian Institute accompanied by Vice President Nelson Rockefeller. Also tipped in are a White House press release, a program and two tickets to the event. Only two copies of this album were prepared, one for President Ford and this one (as a back-up should anything happen to the first).
Bonhams New York
Warhol, Andy, Sam Francis, Et Al, Illustrators. Ting, Wallase – One Cent Life. Bern: E.W. Kornfeld, 1964. Folio (407 x 289 mm). Edited by Sam Francis. 68 lithographs including those by Andy Warhol, Sam Francis, James Rosenquist, Pierre Alechinsky, Robert Indiana, Karel Appel, Tom Wesselmann, Joan Mitchell, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Jim Dine, Mel Ramos, etc. Limited Edition, No 209 of 2000, this copy specially signed by several contributors including: Andy Warhol, Mel Ramos (2x), Pierre Alechinsky (4x, 1 with a drawing), Wallase Ting (4x), K.R.H. Sonderborg.Sam Francis, as editor, helped to procure the participation of a number of the top Pop artists and contributed 6 lithographs of his own. Manet to Hockney 135; Castleman A Century of Artist Books pp 208-9.
Bonhams New York
Left: Mao Zedong (1893-1976) – Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung. Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1966. Estimated at $20,000 – $30,000. / Right: Russian Propaganda Posters. Sovetskii Politicheskii Plakat 1917-1967 Gg [the Soviet Political Poster 1917-1967]. Leningrad: Lenizdat, 1967. (Lot 29). Estimated at $800 – $1,200.
Bonhams New York
Left: Pettibon, Raymond (Raymond Ginn) – O.D a Hippie / Legalize Heroin. Ban Hippies. (and New Yorkers). [Lawndale, Ca: Sst Records, 1982] (Lot 77). Estimated at $1,200 – $1,800. / Right: Gandhi, Mohandas K. 1869-1948 (Lot 9). Estimated at $3,000 – $5,000. Candid portrait of Mahatma Gandhi gazing downwards (possibly weaving?) and taken by his grand-nephew, Kanu Gandhi (1917-1986). Kanu’s family lived on Gandhi’s ashram and Kanu was given his first camera in 1936. He was allowed to photograph Gandhi on condition that “Kanu was not to use flash, the ashram would not finance it, and Gandhi would never pose” (GandhiServe Foundation).
  • Bonhams London

Bonhams - British Master Prints

On Wednesday, June 17, at 2 PM at Bonhams London (New Bond Street, London), art collectors will be able to buy some “Made in Britain” prints at the British Master Prints auction. On sale will be works by British artists from 19th, 20th and 21st century, starting with Samuel Palmer (1805-1881), and ending with Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Julian Opie, and Banksy. Total of 102 works are estimated at $1,058,518 – $1,548,811.

Auction HouseAuction (Event Name)DateTotal LotsLow Estimate Total [$]High Estimate Total [$]Estimated Average Lot Value [$]
BonhamsBritish Master Prints17.6.20151021,058,5181,548,8118,217
Bonhams London
Julian Opie – Winter 34, 2012 (Lot 95). Estimated at $4.666 – $7,777.
Bonhams London
Banksy – Weston-Super-Mare, 2003 (Lot 98). Estimated at $7,777 – $10,888.
Bonhams London
Left: Francis Bacon – Right Hand Panel, From Second Version Of Triptych 1944 (Lot 69). Estimated at $9,333 – $12,444. / Right: David Hockney – Pool Made With Paper And Blue Ink For Book, 1980 (Lot62). Estimated at $7,777 – $10,888.
Bonhams London
Lucian Freud – Head Of A Naked Girl, 2000 (Lot 76). Estimated at $23,332 – $31,110.
Bonhams London
Banksy – Kate Moss (Original Colourway), 2005 (Lot 101). Estimated at $54,442 – $85,552.
  • Beurett & Bailey Auktionen

Beurett & Bailly - Modern and Contemporary Art

Although the auction at Beurett & Bailly Auktionen in Basel, Switzerland, is named Modern and Contemporary Art, it will contain some works made way, way before the Modern era. As for the Contemporary part of the auction, that is set on Saturday, June 20, there will be several Andy Warhol’s works, as well as pieces by Chu Teh-Chun, Robert Rauschenberg, Hans Hartung, Günther Förg, Lucio Fontana, Antoni Tàpies and Turi Simeti, among others. This will also be the priciest auction of the week (of those we’ll follow), as the estimated value of 337 lots is set at $4,933,907 – $6,814,742.

Auction HouseAuction (Event Name)DateTotal LotsLow Estimate Total [$]High Estimate Total [$]Estimated Average Lot Value [$]
Beurett & BaillyModern and Contemporary Art20.6.20153374,933,9076,814,74217,431

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Beurett & Bailly Auktionen
Antoni Tàpies – Cossos, 1997 (Lot 324). Estimated at $161,866 – $215,822.
Beurett & Bailly Auktionen
Hans Hartung – T1973-R25, 1973 (Lot 265). Estimated at $32,373 – $43,164.
Beurett & Bailly Auktionen
Chu Teh-Chun – Composition N° 208, 1964 (Lot 243). Estimated at $64,747 – $86,329.
Beurett & Bailly Auktionen
Left: Tom Wesselmann – Study For Two Nipples, 1963 (Lot 249). Estimated at $75,538 – $97,120. / Right: Lucio Fontana – Concetto Spaziale, 1965 (Lot 300). Estimated at $5,396 – $7,554.
Beurett & Bailly Auktionen
Turi Simeti – Un ovale bianco, 1968 (Lot 304). Estimated at $64,747 – $86,329.