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  • In Perspective

    EXHIBITIONS

    An Angle on Arbus: Diane Arbus: Christ in a Lobby and Other Unknown or Almost Known Works opens at the Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco on Jan. 7 and continues through March 6. Sculptor Robert Gober selected the 48 photographs for the show.

    UPCOMING AUCTIONS

    Raise a Paddle, Raise a Glass: A wine-themed oil-on-panel by Lucas Cranach the Elder will tempt bidders at Christie’s Important Old Master Paintings & 19th-century Art auction in New York on Jan. 27. Bacchus at the Wine Vat, which is signed and dated to 1530, is expected to garner $2.5–3.5 million.

    Two Good: Van Dyck’s Two Studies of a Bearded Man could fetch $5–7 million at Sotheby’s Important Old Master Paintings, Including European Works of Art sale on Jan. 28 in New York.

    NOTABLE SALES

    That’s a Lot of One-Dollar Bills: 200 One Dollar Bills, an early silkscreen by Andy Warhol that once belonged to collector Robert Scull, commanded $43.7 million at Sotheby’s evening contemporary art sale in New York on Nov. 11. Five collectors battled for the painting.

    Seal Appeal: A white jade Chinese double-dragon seal that belonged to the Guangxu Emperor sold at Bonhams’ Fine Chinese Art auction in London on Nov. 5. The seal fetched £322,400 ($540,000) on an estimate of £100,000–150,000.

    NEWS

    Artist Jeanne-Claude died on Nov. 20 in New York at age 74. As the wife and collaborative partner of the environmental artist Christo, she wrapped the Reichstag in white fabric and festooned Central Park with thousands of saffron-colored gates.

    Changes at Knoedler: After 15 years as president and director of the Knoedler & Co. gallery in New York, Ann Freedman resigned on Oct. 27 and was succeeded by Frank Del Deo. Prior to joining Knoedler in 1999, he was director of Hirschl & Adler Modern.

    Full Metal Horseman: In October, the Philadelphia Museum of Art acquired a full set of 16th-century horse armor, as well as man armor, from British dealer Peter Finer for an undisclosed sum. The horse armor, created in 1507, was the only such set to appear on the market in 45 years. The man armor was fashioned circa 1505, and the two sets have historically been displayed together as an equestrian figure.

    Author: admin | Publish Date: January 2010

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